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Wick Academy V Inverurie Locos 2 - 1

13th February 2011

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Wick Academy...2 Inverurie Locos...1 - (ht: 1-0)
Saturday 12th February 2011 at Harmsworth Park, Wick
Reporter - Noel Donaldson

STEVIE CUNNINGHAM and Richard Macadie were the guys who did the business on the goals front but the other hero of the 90 minutes, was keeper James More who pulled off a string of superb saves. He was tested in both halves and literally rose to all the challenges. Had he not been on top form the fans might not have headed out of a dreich Harmsworth Park with a spring in their steps.

There was end-to-end pressure in the early stages but Academy looked the most incisive team and found the net in the 17th minute. Good co-operation between Mackay, Allan and Macadie led to a knock-down to Stevie Cunningham who left the keeper face down in the mud and the ball in the net.

The Scorries contained anticipated Inverurie pressure and the visitors, who had come back into the game, would have turned things around, had keeper More not denied them, two net-bound attempts just before the break.

Academy again took the initiative in the second period, and nearly had a second goal, with their fast flowing play causing the Inverurie defence problems. It was no surprise when David Allan sold keeper Reid a dummy and cut the ball across the box to give Macadie an open goal gift in the 83rd minute.

Craig Ross pulled one back, for the visitors, with a long distance drive in the 85th minute and the Academy withstood late pressure to deny the visitors an equaliser.

If it repeats its Saturday performance, Academy, with two or three games in hand, plus remaining fixtures, is well placed to hoist themselves into a more respectable, end-of-season table position.

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