Wick Academy V Inverurie Locos 2 - 1
13th February 2011
Keeper More drives Inverurie loco
More of the same, please, James
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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Wick Academy 2 Formartine United 2 ACADEMY shook off their recent poor form to grab a well-earned share of the points on home turf against one of the Highland League's strongest sides, in the final of the season at Harmsworth Park, on Saturday. Quick- moving United monopolised the early play and were rewarded with a lucky Scott Ferries strike in the 10th minute which crept over the line after a deflection.
Wick Academy 1 Rothes 1 Reporter Noel Donaldson. James Pickles saved Academy's blushes after a game that they will want to forget.
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Wick Academy 0 Turriff United 1 Reporter Noel Donaldson. IT was one of those days....no matter how hard you try, you don't get the breaks.
Wick Academy 2 Forres Mechanics 2 Reporter Noel Donaldson THIS was a day more suited to those with webbed feet rather than footballers but both sides defied the elements and gave their fans their money's-worth. The Scorries, building on their return to form, but without key personnel, Alan Farquhar and Davie Allan, drew first blood early in the uncompromising wind and rain...
Wick Academy 1 Nairn County 5 Reporter Noel Donaldson. WICK Academy's rich vein of success ran out on Saturday but few fans would have anticipated the result being a rout.
Wick Academy 3 Clach 1 Reporter Noel Donaldson BOTH sides were clearly up for it in the first half but neither team was able to beat their respective defences and keepers who were very much on their game. While it made for an entertaining first half, supporters could have been forgiven for starting to fear things might play out for a goal-less draw..
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.
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