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Boss hails his Wick Academy side after win over Strathspey Thistle

By Matt Leslie

SCORRIES boss Tom McKenna admits last week’s 2-1 win against Strathspey Thistle was one the Wick Academy of old would have thrown away.

Goals from Sam Mackay and Gordy MacNab cancelled out Scott Lisle’s first half strike that gave the visitors the lead.

Davie Allan congratulates Sam Mackay on his equaliser for Wick.
Davie Allan congratulates Sam Mackay on his equaliser for Wick.

The four seasons in one day style weather did not help either side in terms of playing their respective natural games and medals should be in the post to the fans who showed up to bear the wind, sun, rain, cloud and hail.

McKenna said: “A win’s a win and while you want to do it with a good display, there will be days where you have to dig deep to get one.

“We struggled with this one and we didn’t play to our usual standard.

“We had a wee chat at half time. I felt we were sitting in too deep and letting Strathspey come at us. I told the boys that we needed to play higher up the park and press Strathspey back.

“We got the win and credit to the boys because earlier in the season, we would have dropped points in a game like that.

“You saw it against Deveronvale and Clach but against a Strathspey side that’s come a long way and turned a corner this season we managed to find something within ourselves to get through this and win.

McKenna also praised the vital contribution made by goalscorers Mackay and MacNab – especially the latter. He added: “I had a good feeling about Gordy when I first saw him. He’s come on in leaps and bounds since coming from the summer leagues. He’s a big influence on games.”

* A supporter’s bus will be laid on to take Scorries fans to Cove for Saturday’s Highland League Cup semi-final. Leaving from outside The Norseman at 7am Saturday, the price will be no more than £30.

Contact Colin Stewart on 07733474677 for details.

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