Thursday 1st December in Wick..
Reporter Noel Donaldson Wick Academy 3 Keith 1 A SECOND, consecutive match hat-trick from Sam Mackay secured all three points for the Scorries and was a further step forward in recovering their home form. Keith were no pushovers, however, and stuck to their task right to the final whistle.
Wick Academy 0 Fraserburgh 1 Reporter Noel Donaldson ACADEMY supporters' hopes were doubtless high that the miracle mid-week comeback by their team against Forres Mechanics, would be the catalyst to getting to grips with their home results jinx. In the event, the encounter with a well-marshalled Broch outfit was something of an anti-climax, Academy unable to replicate anything close to that scintillating 5-3 performance - underlining their inherent lack of consistency and failing to secure a draw even, in a game that was no classic.
Reporter Noel Donaldson Wick Academy 2 Deveronvale 2 A LATE goal, ruled offside, prevented Academy taking all three points and hopefully sparking some home wins. Given the effort put in by the two sides, though, a draw was probably a fair result.
A spokesperson for The Highland Council said: "The Councils £2million refurbishment programme to the Thurso Leisure Centre is being slightly extended to allow additional works to be carried out to the building. “During a regular project management meeting this week , those present including The Highland Council and the operator High Life Highland were informed by the main contractor O'Brien Construction Limited that the proposed handover date would be extended by four weeks as a result of additional improvement works being undertaken in the pool hall with the project completion date now being targeted for the 23rd December.
Wick Academy l Inverurie Locos 1 Reporter Noel Donaldson THIS certainly fell far short of Academy's best performance and Locos, on the other hand, will have rightfully felt cheated at not taking all three points, given the efforts they put in. Failure to capitalise on their equaliser during repeated onslaughts on the Scorries defence and some sharp keeping by Sean McCarthy denied the visitors the spoils.
Wick Academy 2 Turriff United 0 Reporter Noel Donaldson A FIRST-HALF brace gave Academy the perfect start to their title challenge. Stephen Anderson stunned the visitors in opening minutes with a well-placed header but despite pressing for their second, it didn't come until the dying seconds of the first period.
Early-bird tickets are now available for the Scottish Mountain Bike Conference - Innovation Edition to be held in Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park on 17th - 19th November 2016. The conference will be themed around innovation in the VisitScotland Year of Innovation, Architecture, and Design and the conference will be supported through the VisitScotland National Conference Bid Fund and the European Regional Development Fund.
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The 2nd round of the Scottish Tarmac Championship was held at Ingleston Highland Showground on 2nd April 2016. With the entries full within 15 minutes of opening and a reserve of 20 cars it was a capacity entry.
Wick Academy 2 Brora Rangers 2 Reporter Noel Donaldson THE Scorries reversed a two-goal deficit, to grab a share of the spoils in a gutsy second half comeback. Apart from displaying a never-say-die commitment, the draw demonstrated that Academy are closing the gap on their derby rivals, no small achievement when you consider Dudgeon Parks quality and expensive outfit.
A momentous day for Caithness as the Caithness Ladies football team has drawn Dunfermline in a home tie in the Scottish Cup. The game will be played on their home ground at Naver Park, Thurso.
Wick Academy 0 Formartine United 1 Reporter Noel Donaldson WICK will doubtless feel a draw would have been a fairer result given the work they put in to the 90 minutes. United on the other hand needed all three points to stay in contention with the title challengers and will have been relieved to have shaded it.
Wick Triathlon Club have their annual Easter 10K run on Sunday 27th March. The run will start from Staxigoe Hall at 11am.
Wick Academy 4 Inverurie Locos 2 Reporter Noel Donaldson TIME was when Academy would have viewed an encounter with Locos with some trepidation...not any more. The Scorries had Inverurie on the run, but while the visitors were down at times, they demonstrated they were not out of the game and kept coming back in an entertaining ninety minutes for the fans.
Match Date 27th February 2016. Macadie makes the difference in late kick-off tussle.
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