Wick Academy 4-0 Lossiemouth – SHFL – 25th October 2014

Two goals in the opening minutes gave Wick Academy a lead they never looked like letting slip, and another first half strike was followed by a final minute fourth as the Scorries continued their pursuit of the title.

Lossie travelled with a patched up squad and were missing Scott Wilson after he went off injured against Forres in midweek, while the bench featured an up and coming trialist named Steven Dixon. Wick were without Michael Steven and Sam Mackay due to injury and work commitments respectively.

Wick started like a train and were ahead after only two minutes. Gary WEIR rounded Hall and left footed the ball into an empty net to get the hosts off and running.

One became two only minutes later when Richard MACADIE thundered home a second from inside the area.

Lossie were defensively all over the place and Wicks failed to add to their tally was the result of some complacent finishing. Willie Mathers headed an effort off the line, while Hall saved at least three goalbound efforts

Wick ended the game as a contest midway through the half when James PICKLES volleyed home from a dozen yards.

Half time – Wick Academy 3-0 Lossiemouth

Lossie spent the second half playing down the Harmsworth slope but the strong wind blowing in the faces of the visitors rendered useless the geographical advantage.

Lossie almost made it through the second half unscathed but the final two minutes saw things go from bad to worse. Grant Mitchell picked up his second booking of the day and was ordered off.

Wick finally managed a second half goal, with Steven ANDERSON putting the ball away to improve slightly the hosts goal difference.

The result leaves Wick one point behind Brora in the race for the title, while Lossie remain in thirteenth place ahead of a home game against a struggling Fraserburgh this Wednesday evening.

Full time – Wick Academy 4-0 Lossiemouth

Lossiemouth – Connor Hall, Tony Ross (Jordan McBain, 50), Scott Gordon (Ryan Green, 65), Chris Ross, Grant Mitchell, Finlay Stables, Scott Miller, Darren Bailey, Shawn Scott, Scott Dunn, Willie Mathers; Unused subs – Steven Dixon (Trialist), Ryan Farquhar; Sent off – Grant Mitchell (83, second yellow)

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