AWAY GAME vWICK ACADEMY FC
BREEDON HIGHLAND LEAGUE
HARMSWORTH PARK, WICK, KW1 5NH
SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2024 – KO 3pm
After a devastating night in Rothes on Wednesday the boys, management and committee have to pick themselves up, jump on the bus and head all the way up the A9 to Harmsworth Park in Wick in our first meeting of the 23/24 season against Wick Academy.
The Scorries sit in fifteenth place in the league on thirteen points in what has been an up and down season for them with their last point won in their home encounter with Rothes at the start of the year, so both teams on Saturday will be on the hunt for points.
Manager Robert said this week in The Strathy that we were entering a crucial part of the season and we will have to take points from our games over the next month or so, when we will be playing teams who are positioned around us in the league so for our future prospects and aspirations we have to win games, plain and simple!
As ever we wish the team and Robert and his management amigos all the best in their quest for three points.
MATCH v ROTHES ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT
It’s funny how we all see the game differently…..a game of two halves x 100!
I was unable to visit Rothes on Wednesday so was reliant on our excellent WhatsApp communications team ….
Jack Davison, who is becoming most prolific in front of goal this season, scored the first of his two goals for the Jags after ten minutes, but we conceded our first penalty on twenty-five. Four minutes later we were 2-1 up, a nice wee glancing header by Jack for his second.All was well until right on half time when Rothes equalised.
Then armageddon…….from a “superb through ball” as reported in one of the papers ex-Jags man Jake Thompson, who had a very good game, ran on to the pass and scored…however most of the spectators viewing from the stand were absolutely convinced the offside flag would be raised but no…the goal stood. That was then followed by Rothes being awarded two penalties in the space of two minutes. So suddenly we were 5-2 down and with a further three goals scored in the last five minutes, not a good night was had by the Jags contingent – we had also five players booked and manager Rob was sent to the stand.
Perhaps the ref wanted to send Rob a card in celebration of his first full year in charge.
So …….it’s off to Wick we go, hi-ho.
SPUD THE PIPER
We spent some time at Seafield Park today with the legendary internationally known local lad Spud the Piper. We were doing pics for some future promotional ideas.
As ever we conclude this week’s meanderings offering you a jackpot win of £4400 on our online fundraising lottery – click here if you want to play…and as I said a few weeks ago when this game is completed and the jackpot won, we are going to have a couple of changes but we will let everyone know asap.