Wick Academy defeat the Broch in 5-goal thriller

Fraserburgh manager Kris Hunter.
Fraserburgh manager Kris Hunter.

Wick and Fraserburgh produced a 5-goal thriller at Harmsworth Park, with the home side’s victory ending The Broch’s unbeaten start to the season and knocking them off the top of the table.

In total there were three penalties in the game with fans on both sides debating long and hard as to whether any of them should have been awarded.

John Chalmers converted the first penalty for the visitors on 20 minutes, but Academy roared back into the game scoring two goals in as many minutes through Richard Macadie and Davie Allan to put the Scorries in at the half-time break with a 2-1 advantage.

Another penalty converted by Chalmers drew the scores level just before the hour mark and set up a grandstand finish.

In the last minute of the game Davie Allan was fouled right on the edge of the Fraserburgh box.

Referee Graham Elder initially awarded Academy a free-kick, but he was drawn over to the near-side assistant who had his flag out, and after a brief conversation changed his decision to a penalty kick. Fraserburgh keeper Scott Cowe got a hand to Macadie’s spot-kick but he couldn’t keep it out.

In the final few seconds Fraserburgh Manager Kris Hunter was sent from the technical area and the game ended in an excellent 3-2 win for the home side.

Full-time: Wick Academy 3 Fraserburgh 2