Wick Academy 5
Nairn County 1
Scottish Cup (2nd Round Replay)

Wick Academy 

5 - 1

Nairn County

Scottish Cup (2nd Round Replay)
Saturday, October 31st, 2015
Harmsworth Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Davie Allan (13)
Richard MacAdie (pen.) (16)
Gary Weir (36)
Davie Allan (78)
Sam Mackay (90)
Conor Gethins (34)

Team Managers
Gordon Connelly Les Fridge

Starting Eleven
Sean McCarthy
Alan Farquhar
Danny Mackay
Grant Steven
Grant Campbell
Davie Allan
Richard MacAdie
James Pickles
Sam Mackay
Steven Anderson
Gary Weir
Calum Antell
Paul Macleod
Seán Webb
Glenn Main
Adam Naismith
Gregg Main
Alan Pollock
Wayne Mackintosh
Sam Urquhart
Robbie Duncanson
Conor Gethins

Michael Steven
Gary Manson
Marc MacGregor
Ross Allan
Alan Hughes
Danny McCarthy
Dylan Maclean
Callum Maclean
Andrew Skinner
Bradley Halsman
Kenny McKenzie
Ross Naismith
Tony Wallace

Michael Steven for Richard MacAdie (75)
Gary Manson for Davie Allan (82)
Marc MacGregor for Gary Weir (85)
Tony Wallace for Glenn Main (46)
Callum Maclean for Wayne Mackintosh (48)
Andrew Skinner for Seán Webb (72)

None. Paul Macleod (63)
Sam Urquhart (65)
Gregg Main (77)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Watt (Referee)

Match Report

THE Scottish Cup dream ended for another year for Nairn County as Wick Academy progressed to face Linlithgow Rose in the third round of this season’s competition after this round two replay at Harmsworth Park.

The visitors’ starting eleven was unchanged from last weekend’s original tie with only John Cameron dropping out from the squad. He saw his place on the bench taken by the returning Bradley Halsman.

Gary Weir’s through ball on three minutes put Richard MacAdie in on Calum Antell’s goal. The advancing goalkeeper forced the Wick man wide and from a tight angle, his shot was cleared off the goal line by the covering Adam Naismith.

The home side opened the scoring with their next attack 10 minutes later. Gary Weir got his head to a long ball forward to flick it into the path of David Allan before the striker went around Antell and stroked into the net.

And Wick doubled their lead on 16 minutes leaving County with a mountain to climb. Sean Webb’s rash tackle in the penalty area saw David Watt point to the penalty spot and Richard MacAdie stepped up to send Antell the wrong way from 12 yards.

County halved the deficit with 11 minutes to go until half time though. Robbie Duncanson nicked the ball off left back Danny Mackay before jinking inside and pulling the ball back for Conor Gethins, who crashed the ball into the roof of the net with a first time shot from 15 yards out at the front post.

Wick took just two minutes to restore their two-goal advantage. Gary Weir was afforded the space to net a towering header as the striker rose to meet Sam Mackay’s deep, in-swinging cross from the left.

County were first to threaten after the break on 53 minutes. Sam Urquhart fashioned half a yard on the edge of the box to let fly but his powerful effort was tipped over by a diving save from Sean McCarthy in the Wick goal.

Substitute Tony Wallace made a big impact from the bench and very nearly hauled Nairn back into it on 72 minutes. He rolled his marker 30 yards out in the right channel and advanced in on goal but saw his curling, left-footed shot tipped around the far post by McCarthy.

Wick made sure of their progress to the third round on 78 minutes. Weir fed David Allan off a free kick forward to the right channel and the striker composed himself before tucking the ball inside Antell’s left-hand post.

The hosts rounded off the scoring with the pick of the bunch three minutes into injury time. Gary Manson broke forward on the right after Gregg Main’s misplaced pass had conceded possession and fed the ball over to the left to Sam Mackay. He clipped a curling, right-footed shot from the left edge of the box into the top corner of the net to round off the scoring.

Match report written by Graeme Macleod

Squad Statistics (as at October 31st, 2015)

2015-16 All Time
Calum Antell (GK)23 16 - 45 -
Paul Macleod26 11 - 1273
Glenn Main30 19 - 29012
Seán Webb32 14313912
Wayne Mackintosh28 10130016
Gregg Main29 15 - 26021
Alan Pollock25 1766711
Adam Naismith26 16 - 997
Robbie Duncanson31 18225478
Sam Urquhart24 1765525
Conor Gethins31 1816166158
Callum Maclean (sub)24 6 - 6 -
Andrew Skinner (sub)21 12 - 12 -
Tony Wallace (sub)24 6262

League Table (as at October 31st, 2015)

No league table has been added for this season.