Davie Allan’s late leveller earned Wick a draw at Forres.
Academy assistant manager Richard Hughes was happy with the point and said: “We came back twice and it was always going to be a tough game. I’m happy enough, it was probably a fair result as both teams had chances to win.”
The home side started the brightest, scoring the opening goal in the fourth minute through Dachi Khutsishvili.
The visitors did not take long to restore parity, however, equalising in the 21st minute in fortuitous fashion when Sam Mackay let fly from 19 yards out and his dipping shot proved too hot to handle for Forres goalkeeper Stuart Knight as it squirmed over the line.
The hosts regained the advantage just after the hour mark, when Liam Baxter had his initial effort blocked, only to toe poke home the rebound.
But the home side was denied victory when, with six minutes remaining, Wick midfielder Allan shot across Knight from an acute angle.
Forres manager Charlie Rowley was happy with an improved performance from his side and said: “I’m really pleased with how we played, considering how poor we were last week against Inverurie.”