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FDS 2001
Huntly YFC
Summers 29
Paul 65


ADJFA League 'A'
29 September 2013
Author: Scott McPherson

FDS 2001 moved up to fourth place in the 13s SoccerWorld League A after securing their first three points of the season with a hard fought 2-0 win over Huntly FC.
FDS went into the match looking for their first league points of the season after what manager Simon Robertson described as a “really tough start to the season”. Their first three league matches saw them come up against Lewis United Youth A, Albion BC and Donside Juvenile FC who all boast a one hundred per cent in the league so far.
Huntly also went into the match looking to get off the mark but they had only played one league game previous, a 6-2 defeat to Glentanar BC.
The match itself was a very even contest but FDS looked by far the more potent in attack and they were rewarded with a goal in each half by Alfie Summers and Robbie Paul. FDS deserved their win but credit to Huntly for staying in the game and giving themselves a chance to get something from it. Quite often when a team concedes a second goal they collapse but that never happened to the visitors.
The home side started the match in the ascendancy and nearly opened the scoring after three minutes. A great cross from Summers was plucked out the air by Brodie Stewart but his goal bound shot was deflected wide for a corner.
The theme of the opening 10 minutes was FDS corners as they had a succession of them but couldn’t turn any of them into a goal.
FDS striker Stuart Marshall was a constant threat early on and his pace saw him run in behind the Huntly defence on a number of occasions to create chances for his team.
On 12 minutes Huntly goalkeeper Tom Mcgowan had to be alert to keep out FDS winger Summers. Summers twisted and turned in and out of a couple of defenders before firing at goal but Mcgowan was equal to it.
Four minutes later Huntly nearly took the lead against the run of play. Lee Scott’s 20-yard free kick went marginally wide of goal with FDS ‘keeper Fraser Scott scrambling across.
Huntly were buoyed by that near miss and came even closer soon after. Gregor Whyte’s left foot crosses were a danger all game and on this occasion he found teammate Marc Winchester with one of them but Winchester couldn’t steer his shot into the goal.
FDS responded to that close shave by hitting the woodwork. Marc Mowat’s cross/shot clattered off the upright and bounced away from danger.
An opening goal seemed imminent and it finally came after 29 minutes. More selfless running from FDS’ Marshall resulted in him crossing for Summers who snuck in at the back post and side footed the ball into an empty net. 

Half Time: FDS 2001 1-0 Huntly YFC 
Huntly swapped their goalkeepers at half time with Brogan Fraser protecting their goal for the second period and he was forced into a couple of great saves immediately. 
He firstly saved brilliantly from Mowat’s smashed shot from point blank range. He then denied Summers as the winger ran through on goal.
FDS thought they had beaten Fraser and put the game beyond doubt after 61 minutes but Stewart’s goal was rightly chopped off for offside.
They did double their lead five minutes before the final whistle. A free kick was only cleared as far as Paul who took his time before rolling the ball into the vacated net.
On chances created, FDS certainly deserved their victory but there wasn’t much between the sides. The difference on the day was Huntly’s high defensive line. FDS were able to exploit it almost every time with Marshall’s pace latching on to through balls. Huntly also frequently tried to play through balls but the difference was FDS’ backline was 10 yards deeper preventing the Huntly attackers from getting in behind them.
Despite the defeat, a lot of positives for Huntly manager Mark Scott to take from what was only their second 11 a-side match. 
Full Time: FDS 2001 2-0 Huntly YFC


FDS 2001 Huntly YFC

1. Fraser Scott
2. Ryan Lawrence
3. Cameron Yeoman
4. Kieran Hinchcliffe
5. Robbie Paul
7. Matthew Owen
8. Stewart Gerrie
9. Lewis Robertson
10. Stuart Marshall
11. Alfie Summers
12. Will Storey
14. Marc Mowat
15. Douglas Rorrison
16. Cameron Pirie
17. Brodie Stewart


1. Tom Mcgowan
3. Cameron Rae
4. Ryan Donald
5. Jack Craib
6. Gavin Cameron
7. Marcus Finlay Murray
8. Lee Scott
9. Gregor Whyte
10. Jay Ross Morrison
12. Marc Winchester
14. Aaron Anderson
15. Kane Cooper

18. David Kaniewski 

21. Brogan Fraser


Alfie Summers was thoroughly entertaining to watch as a neutral. He had the skills to beat a man but also the final ball to match, which is a rarity.
Goalkeeper Brogan Fraser made a number of good saves in the second half to keep his team in the match.
Simon Robertson, manager of FDS 2001, said: "I thought we played really well. 
"That's our first win of the season so hopefully we'll kick on from that. 
"We showed a lot of passion and commitment today and everyone played their part. I thought we were superb."
Mark Scott, manager of Huntly YFC, said: "I just think FDS had a little bit more desire to win the game. They were first to the ball a lot of the time.
"FDS were on top first period and we came into it second period.
"All in all a well contested game.
"FDS deserved the victory."


Formartine Youth
Ellon Meadows
16s SoccerWorld League B
21 September 2013
Formartine Youth Under 16’s came out on top against Ellon Meadows at Newburgh on Saturday. Formartine showed they meant business right from the start with good attacking football and within thirty minutes, Matthew Tewnion had scored a hat-trick!
Game over? Ellon Meadows had other ideas and pulled one back with 10 minutes of the half remaining. Ellon kept the pressure on and with a couple of minutes left a clearance from the Ellon half was misjudged by the Formartine keeper and ended up in the back of the net. 3-2 and game on.
Half Time: Ellon Meadows 2-3 Formartine Youth
The second half was a more even contest with both teams playing good football and
creating chances. Formartine went 4-2 up after 60 minutes direct from a corner which was deflected past the Keeper off one of the Ellon defenders. Both teams continued to create chances in what was an entertaining derby game with Formartine finishing the stronger of the two teams.
Full Time: Ellon Meadows 2-4 Formartine Youth
Formartine: McNaught Wilkinson Davies Reid Bremner Benzies Tewnion Grant Neal Buchan Anderson. Subs: Dowds Simpson Dawson McDonald
Ellon Meadows: Laing Buchan Blakey Noble Thorn Argo Bruce Dempster Moffatt Gray Gill. Subs: Brown Mutch Auld Cochrane Malcolmson
Sunday, 22 September 2013 18:40

Honours even in Sheddocksley thriller

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North Star Phoenix
Kemnay FC
Morrison 21, 36, 45
Clark 14
Sheridan 42
Sangster 65


14s SoccerWorld League C
22 September 2013
Author: Daniel McKay
Summer made a return to the north-east this morning as North Star Phoenix hosted Kemnay FC in the 14s SoccerWorld League C.  After some confusion over which pitch the game was to be played on, the game eventually kicked off with the famous Sheddocksley slope bathed in sunshine.  Both sides had started their seasons well with two wins and a defeat each, so a close encounter was expected.
North Star Phoenix threatened first in the 4th minute when Jordan Baillie went close with a looping effort before David Vaughan’s close range drive brought a good save from Finn Ross.  Two minutes later Nathan Sangster rounded the keeper for Kemnay but found the angle was too tight so had to bring the ball back inside.  By this time the keeper was back in position and pulled off a fine save.
Kemnay broke the deadlock 14 minutes.  Liam Clark beat the offside trap and had all the time in the world to coolly slot home past the keeper.  The home side responded well and Baillie was unlucky to see his shot saved at the near post after getting away from a couple of defenders in the box.
The equaliser did come in the 21st minute though, and it was Cole Morrison with an assured finish from inside the box.  Just as Phoenix responded well to Kemnay’s goal, so Kemnay reacted to the equaliser.  Liam Clark’s low drive from just outside the area forced Brandon Rosendale into a decent stop.
The game was raging from end to end and Vaughan saw his powerful shot on the turn tipped over the bar by Ross on 25 minutes.  The same player went close again a couple of minutes later with a central free kick on the edge of the box, but once again he was denied by the goalkeeper.
In the final action of the half Finn Ross pulled off yet another great save from a free kick, this time from Baillie, before Vaughan fired the rebound wide.
Half Time: North Star Phoenix 1-1 Kemnay FC 
North Star Phoenix absolutely flew out of the traps at the start of the second half.  They caught their opponents sleeping and took the lead just 30 seconds after the restart!  Cole Morrison got the goal, his second of the morning, after racing away down the left and executing a terrific finish into the bottom corner from a tight angle.
On 38 minutes Jack Leadbetter had a go at doubling Phoenix’s lead, but he couldn’t beat Ross from the ‘D’.  Kemnay then went on the attack with Sangster charging away down the right and breaking into the box.  Just as he was about to pull the trigger though Lewis Willox intervened with a fantastic last ditch challenge.
Kemnay kept coming though and did manage to level things just two minutes later.  Kevin Low went on a good run down the left and found Aiden Sheridan in the middle.  Sheridan took a touch to control before feigning to shoot one way and, as the keeper dived, rolling the ball the other way into the net.
The scores were not level for long though as the home side retook the lead within three minutes.  Cole Morrison completed his hat trick with some textbook striking play, lurking in the box, waiting for his chance and when it came, smashing the ball home, leaving the keeper with no chance.
North Star were playing some really classy football and a great one-touch passing move in the 50th minute sliced through the Kemnay defence and almost led to a goal.   Vaughan’s powerful strike was expertly saved by the impressive Finn Ross.
On 56 minutes Sangster broke through the Phoenix defence and into the box, he hit his shot with real venom but Rosendale managed to tip it over the crossbar.  David Vaughan was doing everything he could to get on the score sheet but his shot on the turn from 25 yards was saved once again by Ross.
North Star Phoenix had been defending magnificently but Kemnay were not going to give up.  Five minutes from time the visitors got their reward.  A really dangerous ball across the face of goal was met Nathan Sangster whose effort looped up over the keeper and then dipped underneath the cross bar to level things up at 3-3.
Neither team were content to sit back and settle for a draw, but neither were able to create any real chances to win it in the final few minutes.  All in all a draw was probably the fair result although Kemnay will be happier than Phoenix with their point due to the late equaliser.  It was a really entertaining, end-to-end game with good quality football being played.  
Full Time: North Star Phoenix 3-3 Kemnay FC


North Star Phoenix Kemnay FC
1. Brandon Rosendale
2. Kallum Murray
3. Lewis Willox
5. Craig Frost
17. Jack Leadbetter
16. Cole Morrison
11. Scott Kerr
6. Dylan Henderson
10. Copland Wood
7. David Vaughan
9. Jordan Baillie
8. Ellis Masson
15. Nicky Donaldson
20. Khalifa Alkali
1. Finn Ross
4. Cammy Muirhead
14. Lewis McDonald
6. Stevie MacAulay
5. Matthew Cassidy
16. Nathan Sangster
9. George Benzie
21. Kevin Low
17. Duncan Mutch
10. Craig Benson
2. Nathan Smith
11. Matthew Dailey
18. Aiden Sheridan
22. Sam Hunter
3. Liam Clark
Cole Morrison deserves to be Man of the Match for his sublime hat trick.  He caused no end of problems for Kemnay and was a real threat from midfield.
Finn Ross pulled off some absolutely superb saves to keep his side in the game and commanded his penalty box really well.
Barry Henderson, Manager of North Star Phoenix for the day, said: "It was a close game, we had a lot of opportunities, I think we should’ve took more but it’s probably a deserved draw.  Absolutely gutted about the late equaliser, I’m only filling in today so I was hoping for a win!"
Asked about Morrison's hat trick he said:  "Aye he played brilliant.  Didn’t expect it from left midfield but he did really well."
Ally Campbell, Manager of Kemnay FC, said: "Very close match.  I think North Star Phoenix and Kemnay are well matched teams.  Basically both teams worked very hard so I think it was a fair result at the end of the day with the draw.  I’m happy to get that late equaliser.  It’s nice to win but we’ll settle for a draw today.  So well pleased for the boys, they really worked very, very hard there, as I say, well matched teams, so, happy!"
Sunday, 22 September 2013 15:52

Cove overcome Newmachar hurdle to reach Round 2

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Cove BC

Newmachar United
Davidson 1
Somers 7, 32
Whiffin 57, 58
Garnham 3
Durrand 77


U13 Scottish Youth FA Cup - R1
Portlethen Academy
22 September 2013

Author: Scott McPherson

Cove BC enjoyed 18 degree heat at Portlethen Academy on Sunday as they beat Newmachar United 5-2 to progress to the second round of the Scottish Youth FA Cup where they will meet Albion BC. 
The opening 20 minutes of the match were very even with both teams scoring early on. Cove's Sean Davidson scored within a minute but that was quickly cancelled out by Newmachar's Sam Garnham. From then on Cove took control and that was emphasised with four goals as Mark Somers and Adam Whiffin both scored twice either side of half time. Despite Cove's superiorty, Newmachar never gave up and they got their reward just before full time through Alex Durrand's cool penalty.
Cove BC and Newmachar United had met several times before in seven-a-side matches but this was their first meeting playing with 11 players each. 
Cove were quickest off the mark and took the lead after a minute. Striker Davidson lacthed on to a loose ball and shrugged off a couple of challenges before prodding the ball into the net from 10 yards.
Newmachar's players reacted brilliantly to that early setback and equalised only two minutes later. Danny Milnes' dangerous free kick evaded everyone apart from his teammate Garnham who nudged the ball home from a couple of yards.
The wait for the next goal of the game wasn't a long one with Cove retaking the lead after seven minutes. A throw-in on the right wing saw Davidson lay the ball off for Somers whose cross/shot flew into the far left top corner of the goal. 
As the game started to settle down Cove were the team in the ascendancy. The majority of the game was being played in Newmachar's half with they away side relying on their pacy strikers to cause problems on the counter attack. 
Cove then hit the crossbar after 16 minutes when Jordan Kidney's volley was punched on to the woodwork by Newmachar goalkeeper Jack Ross. 
Newmachar's defender Craig Hume then had to produce a great piece of defending to keep the score at 2-1. Cove's Somers went past the goalkeeper and looked destined to score until Hume intervened to thwart him.
After some Cove pressure Newmachar had stabilized and began to get their foot on the ball and think about attacking themselves. That was until the 32nd minute when Cove did score their third. Kieran Stewart's initial shot was blocked by the feet of goalkeeper Ross but the ball looped up for Somers who headed past Ross from six yards. 
Just before half time Somers nearly completed his hat trick. Stewart's sweeping cross found Somers but his shot went marginally wide of goal.

Half Time: Cove BC 3-1 Newmachar United

Newmachar came close to halving the deficit shortly after the interval. Ryan Ritchie was rewarded for chasing what looked like a lost cause but his shot was well saved by goalkeeper Daniel Green. 
Cove then put the game out of sight with two quickfire, and very similar, goals. Stewart's superb corner was nodded into an empty net by defender Whiffin after 57 minutes.
A minute later the same combination made it 5-1 to the hosts. Stewart's corner from the same side again found an unmarked Whiffin who this time headed home from the penalty spot. 
By this point Cove were fully in control but Newmachar were still looking dangerous on the counter attack. They nearly scored from one of those counters when Shae Gallachar fed Milnes who cut inside a defender and shot from within the penalty area but it was well held by Green in goal.
Newmachar did score again a few minutes before the final whistle. A great run from Shaun Sangster on the left wing was completed with an equally great cross which found Garnham in the box who was bundled over by Cove 'keeper Green. A penalty was awarded and Durrand side-footed the ball to the left of the 'keeper and into the net. 
There was just enough time for one more Cove chance but Davidson's close range shot just missed the bottom corner and went harmlessly wide for a goal kick.
Cove manager Craig Philip had said before the match that he expected a very close game. Football wise, both teams were quite evenly matched. What swung it in Cove's favour was the power they had in their team and they probably just wanted it that little bit more on the day. 
Full Time: Cove BC 5-2 Newmachar United


Cove BC Newmachar United
1. Daniel Green
3. Aidan Fulton
5. Kieran Stewart
6. Gareth Rooney
8. Jordan Kidney
10. Mark Taylor 
11. Mark Somers
14. Damian Kalinowski
15. Kieran Dowbekin
16. Dylan Mitchell
17. Muhamed Shafik
19. Adam Whiffin
20. Ben Forrest
21. Sean Davidson
1. Jack Ross
2. Andrew Downie
3. Shae Gallachar
4. Adam Blake 
5.Euan Whylie
6. Ryan Cumming
7. Danny Milnes
8. Dylan Mackie
9. Sam Garnham
10. Alex Durrand
11. Ross McGregor
12. Ryan Ritchie
14. Craig Hume
15. Shaun Sangster
16. Cammy Reid
17. Keir Fenwick
Cove's striker Sean Davidson started the match brilliantly but he was forced off after 13 minutes holding his hamstring. He did reappaer for the second half but didn't have the same impact. So it would have to be Kieran Stewart. Stewart went about his business quietly but was influential in the final third. The midfielder was directly involved in three of his team's goals and looked comfortable on both feet.
Newmachar's captain Euan Wylie was their outstanding performer. Despite Cove having a number of bigger players, Wylie wasn't afraid to throw his body at any tackle or any block and he made a number of timely tackles and interceptions. He also tried to organise his team throughout the match. These qualities would have been the reason he is their captain. 
Craig Philip, manager of Cove, said: "We controlled the midfield, our defence was hardly troubled until later on when the boys started to tire. Overall, I think it was a very good, solid performance."
Greg Milnes, manager of Newmachar, said: "I thought we played some good football in the first half. I think we struggled in the second half. The score kind of flattered Cove, I would say, but they did deserve to win in the end."
Sunday, 22 September 2013 08:56

Locos and Rangers share the spoils

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Colony Locos
Cove Rangers


U19 ADJFA A League
21 September 2013
Author: David Reid
The first league game of the season at under 19s started at a cloudy looking Inverurie and it was a really competitive game for the curtain raiser however both sides had to gain a point out of the game in a contest which included Colony having a penalty saved in the 28th minute. 
Locos had the 1st opportunity of the game after a great ball was sprung into the box by Kieran Lawrence which was met by Dean Henderson however Hendersons 15 yard drive just went inches wide of the left hand post.
In what was a quiet start to the game which contained very limited chances, Locos got a penalty after 26 minutes after Kieran Lawrence was brought down in the box by Louis Smith, Alex Duguid took the penalty who slammed it down the middle however Stuart Miller was active to the spot-kick to turn it away.
This seemed to kick on Cove a little bit and they had a couple of chances to get the breakthrough, 1st through AJ Baker after a great ball was sent in from Callum Bayfield then a 15 yard drive from Sean Duthie was turned over the bar from Cammy Garden after a free kick came in from Louis Smith. After that Garden did well to hold onto an Aaron Cox effort from 15 yards.
If you exclude the penalty out of the proceedings then the golden chance of the half fell to Colonys Dean Henderson who tried a spectacular 40 yard drive towards goal which crashed off the crossbar with some debate going on as to wether the goal should have been given or not.
Half Time: Colony Locos 0-0 Cove Rangers
Alex Duguid tried to make up for his penalty miss at the start of the 2nd half after he met a decent ball in from the left hand flank by Kieran Lawrence and Duguid had a 10 yard effort towards goal gathered up by Miller in the Cove goal.
Colony piled on the pressure to the Cove backline and they were away to deal with another dangerous ball coming into the box after Lukas Kennedy went on a storming run and his ball from the right hand flank found Grant Dawson whos header just sailed over the bar.
Cove were then to take control of the game after the 65th minute and it saw them have an effort from Callum Porteous saved by Cammy Garden after some great work in the lead up to the effort by Rangers.
Callum Bayfield was then to have an attempt to try and get past the Colony defence and get the opener after he recieved the ball from Callum Shinnie and then broke past a Colony defender before having his effort saved by Garden. 
As both teams were in the search for a winner, it got a bit too much for one player in particular, as a long ball didn't reach any of the Cove forwards and was gathered up by Garden in the Locos goal, Cove forward Aaron Cox aimed a kick at Phillip Woodgreaves and Cox could count himself very lucky that he only got a yellow card.
Full Time: Colony Locos 0-0 Cove Rangers


Colony Locos Cove Rangers
1. Cammy Garden
2. Lukas Kennedy
3. Scott Abel
4. Euan Abel
5. Phillip Woodgreaves
6. Grant Dawson
7. Joe Burr
8. Daniel Crisp
9. Greg Wood
10. Alex Duguid
12. Dean Henderson
14. Matt Battensby
17. Kieran Lawrence
19. Craig Turriff
20. Mitchell Reid
22. Jordan Garrow
1. Stuart Miller
2. Ross Gibson
3. Louis Smith
4. Jace Oort
5. Sean Duthie
6. Anthony Harkin
7. Callum Shinnie
8. AJ Baker
9. Aaron Cox
10. Alex Wright
11. Callum Bayfield
12. Callum Thomson
14. Callum Porteous
15. Josh Milne
16. Russell Young
21. Marcus Pacitti
If Dean Henderson's shot had went in it would have been a contender for goal of the season. He stormed up the wings and set up chances..
It was difficult to pick the award for Cove however Callum Bayfield just gets it from the rest of them, Callum had chances himself and set up for others..
Alan Calder, Colony Park coach said "I think later on the game you could say a draw was a fair result, the 1st half was definitely our half, obviously if you don't score a penalty you come away disappointed and it really was two teams who didn't want to lose the game."
"Dean Henderson then had a great chance to give us the lead with his effort smacking off the crossbar and I wish there was goal line technology because it did look in". I don't think there was a lot of clear cut chances in the game and there was a few scrambles and also their keeper done well."
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 21:43

Aberdeenshire League review - 16th Sept 2013

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The Aberdeenshire League campaign got underway last night, and Youth Football Scotland will this season be bringing back a full round-up of the U20s action every week.
Inverurie Locos got their season off to a great start with a fine 6-0 win over Huntly, with three goals in each half. Andy Hunter opened after nine minutes. Winger Mitchell Reid scored two fine goals before the break and it could have been more but for some goal line clearances by the visitors.
As the night grew even colder, Reid completed his hat trick with another right foot strike. Late on up popped Ryan Broadhurst to first time volley home a corner then an absolute peach of a dipping drive from fellow sub Jordan Bisset in the final minute.
Formartine United and Fraserburgh shared a 3-3 draw. Callum Dunbar scored twice for the home side, along with Alex Duguid. Meanwhile the Broch scorers were Mark Cowie, Adam Clark and Zander Davidson.
Cove Rangers drew by the same scoreline at Allan Park. Jordan Leyden, Anthony Harkin and Michael Gunn scored for the hosts, with Graeme Watt (penalty), Paul Sutherland and an own goal from Felipe Da Silva's ball ensuring a 3-3 draw.
Keith's drew 1-1 against Buckie Thistle, with Josh Cruickshank scoring for the Maroons and Calum Wilson for the Jags.
Meanwhile, Banks O'Dee were 3-2 winners over Turriff United, with James Chalmers on target twice for United. Chris Liversedge, Liam McCall and Lukasz Jarosiewick netted for the hosts. 
There is a break from league action next week, due to the second round of the SFA Youth Cup taking place on Sunday. There are three ties involving Highland League sides, with all-SHFL ties at Allan Park and Grant Park, while SPFL side Ross County host Clachnacuddin. Formartine United have a bye into round three.
Aberdeenshire League Results – Monday 16th September 2013
Banks O Dee 3-2 Turriff United
Cove Rangers 3-3 Deveronvale
Formartine United 3-3 Fraserburgh
Inverurie Loco Works 6-0 Huntly
Keith 1-1 Buckie Thistle
  Played Won Lost Drawn For Against Points
Inverurie Loco's 1 1 0 0 6 0 3
Banks O Dee 1 1 0 0 3 2 3
Buckie Thistle 1 0 0 1 1 1 1
Keith 1 0 0 1 1 1 1
Cove Rangers 1 0 0 1 3 3 1
Fraserburgh 1 0 0 1 3 3 1
Deveronvale 1 0 0 1 3 3 1
Formartine United 1 0 0 1 3 3 1
Aberdeen University 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turriff United 1 0 1 0 2 3 0
Huntly 1 0 1 0 0 6 0

SFA Youth Cup Second Round Fixtures - Sunday 22nd September 2013 (Kick-offs 2pm)
Cove Rangers v Keith
Lossiemouth v Fraserburgh
Ross County v Clachnacuddin

Bye - Formartine United

Sunday, 15 September 2013 18:42

Park seal second round place with solid win

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Colony Park
Westdyke BC
Watt 10
Craigen 62, 71
Dawson 78
Black 39


U15 Scottish Youth FA Cup - R1
Garioch Sports Centre
15 September 2013

David Reid
By David Reid
YFS North Region Reporter

At Garioch Sports Centre, a windy morning had an added ingredient as by the time half time arrived it was quite dreich as well and it was to be quite heavy from the time Westdyke scored their goal until the 50th minute in what was a twenty minute spell. 
It didn't affect the football on the 3G surface and after scores were level at half time, Colony managed to get three late goals to ensure their place in the next round of the competition where they will play last seasons Scottish Cup finalists Albion BC after they saw off Banchory 11-1. 
Colony had the 1st chance of the game after Cameron Watt played a short pass into Jordan Cooper who then tried a 18 yard drive towards goal which was saved by Scott Brooks in the Westdyke goal. Park started the first opening of the game well and took their lead well in the 10th minute after Finlay Watson sent a good acute ball into the feet of Watt who tapped the ball into an empty with the away defence exposed. 
This could possibly be described as a wake up call for Westdyke and started to get forward after the restart and a great through ball from Jamie Black went through the home defence and found its way into Ross Peddie who paced his way towards goal however unfortunately for the forward he did too much and Calum Wilson was able to intercept the danger. 
Chances were few and far between in the 1st half however Colony could have doubled their lead on the half hour mark after a short pass from Thomas Riach found Watson however his 10 yard effort just went inches wide of the left hand post. 
Westdyke were to grab a leveller before half time after a great corner came in by Cameron Jaffrey which was met by Jamie Black whose header found the bottom left hand corner, a great time for the visitors to grab a goal as just shortly afterwards the referee blew for the interval. 

Half Time: Colony Park 1-1 Westdyke BC
Colony had an opportunity to re-take the lead in the 47th minute after Riach ran clean through of the Westdyke defence after a through ball from Jordan Cooper however his close range effort was wonderfully saved by Brooks in the visitors goal. Brooks was called into action again a short time later after he produced another good save to deny Ross Craigen after a long ball was sent into the feet of the player. Colony were to get the rub of the green that they were looking for soon. 
Westdyke were to try and get a goal though to give them the lead for the 1st time in the game and nearly got one after a through ball found its way into forward Ross Peddie however his 15 yard effort just went inches wide of the left hand post. 
The home side were to take the lead again in the 68th minute after a great ball from the left hand side was sent in by Jordan Cooper which was met by Ross Craigen who managed to volley it home to put park in the drivers seat. Just shortly after Cameron Watt was trying to add to the Colonys tally and his goalscoring tally however his 20 yard effort which was goalbound was tipped over the bar by Scott Brooks. 
Park then doubled their advantage after a through ball from Watt which found Ross Craigen who gave Brooks no chance with his effort finding the top left hand corner with his 14 yard effort. Colony made sure of their place in the next round thanks to a great ball being sent in by Cameron Smith which found defender Bryce Dawson who nodded it home to complete a good day at the office for the hosts. 
Full Time: Colony Park 4-1 Westdyke BC


Colony Park Westdyke
22. Calum Wilson
3. Craig Scott
4. Lewis Mark
6. Bryce Dawson
7. Cameron Smith
8. Cameron Watt
10. Jordan Cooper
11. Finlay Watson
14. Finlay Strachan
15. Alastair Naysmith
16. Fraser Burnett
17. Bradley Yates
18. Stewart Moir
1. Scott Brooks
2. Morgan Ross
4. Michael Bruce
5. Lewis Webster 
7. Cameron Jaffrey
8. Jamie Black
9. Ross Peddie
12. Jack Ross
14. Cameron Mitchell
15. Josh Reynolds
17. Ethan Garden
18. Innes Murray
19. Lewis Davidson
20. Nathan Harper
A close decision however Jordan Cooper set up opportunites all afternoon and could have easily got himself a goal. linedivider
Jack Black scored a good header and was instrumental at times for Westdyke.
Sunday, 15 September 2013 14:47

Vale progress after goalfest against ALC

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ALC Athletic
Deveronvale FC
Ashley (2)
Forsyth (2)


U14 Scottish Youth FA Cup - R1
15 September 2013

By Michael Cobban
YFS North Region Reporter

This Sunday, a wildly windy and wet morning was the setting for a closely fought first round cup match between home side ALC Athletic and visitors Deveronvale.  With the home side in their red kit, and the visitors in white, it could be seen from kick-off that both teams were keen to make a quick start.
Barclay Forsyth started brightly with a darting run at Athletics defence, only for Frankie Stewart to come and close down any chance of a fruitful attack.  The ball then bounced around the midfield before slipping through to Athletics' Lewis Ifi who was denied well by Deveronvale goalkeeper Arran Golias, the beginning of a fine game for the young keeper. 
Excellent play on the right wing by Athletics' Ethan Smith led to a corner, where Leighton Duncan of Deveronvale did extremely well to pull off an impressive goal line clearance. Early on it could be seen that the weather conditions were having an impact as each ball played seemed to have added whip, but both teams were coping well .
A break by Forsyth opened up an opportunity for a strike at goal, and after a good initial save by Athletic keeper Sonny Cain, Deveronvale player John Geddes opened up the scoring with a composed tap in to make it 1-0 to Deveronvale.
A response came shortly afterwards with Athletic captain Callum McKenzie cutting in from the left to arrow a great strike into the right side of the net to even the score, and bring Athletic back into the game.
With the wind behind Athletic, a lot of football was being played in the first part of the Deveronvale half, and some fine defending was on show as Samuel Cummings appeared very difficult for Athletic to get past.  A break for Deveronvale started with Mark Tait making a storming run through the heart of the Athletic half, where the number 10 selflessly played in Mike Third, who sublimely lifted the ball over Athletic keeper Cain to put Deveronvale back in front. 
Athletic again were quick to respond with both Jay Murphy and Ethan Smith showing good wing play down the right, combining well with one another.  Smith was then caught fractionally late, but showed impressive character by quickly getting up and accepting the apologetic handshake of his opponent, a great show of sportsmanship by the players. 
Murphy continued to look dangerous for Athletic, playing in Calum Reid for an opportunity which was quickly closed down by the continuously solid Deveronvale defence.  Play then began to move further into the Athletic half and despite Athletics' Lewis Lawson twice breaking down play well the ball found its way to Deveronvale's Forsyth inches outside the box, where he had little hesitation to double his tally with a sweet strike. 
Athletic were giving no sign of giving up however as McKenzie after beating his man put in a dangerous ball which ached for any kind of touch to direct it towards goal. As the ball was cleared a good battle was developing in the midfield with Athletic's Lawson and Deveronvale player Fergus Edwards vying for possession with solid play. 
Athletics' Richie Troup showed some good touches as the half came to a close, neatly beating his man and moving forwards, but no team mate could latch onto his dangerous pass.  The opposing number 2, Declan Smith then showed once more the strength of his teams' defence by smartly breaking up Athletics' right wing play, before referee Bob Annand signalled the end of the first half. 
Half Time: ALC Athletic 1-3 Deveronvale FC
The second half got underway with Deveronvale earning a corner early on. This corner resulted in Cummings, after having had a good first half, latching on to the loose ball and finding the back of the net to further his teams' lead. 
With more pressure coming from Deveronvale's rising confidence, Athletics' defence was being worked hard.  Matthew Clark, vocal from the back led by example, calmly clearing any danger coming his way and with fresh legs coming on for Athletic they began to again look dangerous.
Angus Ashley and Taylor McBain, Athletics' substitutes then had their first touches, and both could have resulted in chances.  Ashley being closed down by two Deveronvale players after a good run, and McBain's excellent ball just being too far infront of Murphy with goalkeeper Golias showing good judgement to come out and claim the ball.  
Deveronvale's Edwards then found himself in space outside the box and was right to try his luck as his effort found the back of the net, to extend his team's lead.
Athletic, sensing that time was running out, carved out an opportunity for Ashley, who nicely slotted in the rebound after Golias had made an initial save, unfortunate for the keeper who had been having a fine morning. 
Not to be outdone however Forsyth of Deveronvale found himself with space on the left wing, and seized the chance with a superb run and finish into the back of the net with a precise left footed finish, doubling his goal tally.
Quickly after play restarted, Lawson of Athletic earned his side a free kick in a dangerous area, and a drive by Murphy was only denied a certain goal by Golias getting down very well to his right post. 
With what must have been the last kick of the game, the ball somehow ended up in the back of the Deveronvale net after a good ball in by Athletic's McBain created a scramble between Deveronvale's defence and Athletic's Ashley.  It was unclear who got the final touch but it was what turned out to be a consolation goal, as referee Bob Annand after having good control of the affair signalled the end of the game.
Full Time: ALC Athletic 3-6 Deveronvale FC


ALC Athletic Deveronvale FC
1. Sonny Cain
2. Richie Troup
3. Harry Browne
4. Matthew Clark
5. Matthew Greig
6. Craig Cook
7. Ethan Smith
8. Calum Reid
9. Lewis Lawson
10. Callum McKenzie
11. Jay Murphy
12. Lewis Ifi
14. Logan Paterson
15. Taylor McBain
16. Frankie Stewart
17. Angus Ashley
1. Arran Golias
2. Declan Smith
3. Leighton Duncan
4. Kian Beaton
5. Samuel Cummings
6. Fergus Edwards
7. Lewis Strachan
8. John Geddes
10. Mark Tait
11. Keith Cruickshank
12. Maciek Waliszek
15. Mike Third
16. Rory McDermont
17. Ronin McQuade
19. Barclay Forsyth
21. Craig Sutherland
My man of the match for ALC Athletic is Matthew Clark. Vocal from the back and encouraged team mates well even when heads began to go down, and despite the scoreline had a good came in defence.
My man of the match for Deveronvale is Barclay Forsyth, with a couple of excellen t goals, it has to go to him. Honourable mention to Fergus Edwards, who I thought was great in the middle of the park and made a lot of the Athletic's attacks break down.
Neil Paterson, ALC Athletic manager said, "Very disappointed, we just didn't play to potential. The wind was a problem but both teams had to deal with it."
Kevin Smith, Deveronvale manager said, "The boys played really well considering the weather, and I felt the win was deserved."
Saturday, 14 September 2013 22:14

Cove complete comeback in Scottish cup thriller

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Cove BC
Westdyke BC
Mackie 7 (pen), 62 (pen)
Reid 14
Mackie 7 (pen), 62 (pen)
Reid 14


U17 Scottish Youth FA Cup - R1
Porlethen Academy
14 September 2013

David Reid
By David Reid
YFS North Region Reporter

The road to Airdrie started in the North East and a typical cup tie was showcased at Portlethen Academy with Cove coming out on top winning 4-3 having had to come back twice. in what was a really frantic cup game and without criticising the referee it was a real surprise that this game ended up with 11 v 11 still on the park after some decisions which the official missed. 
Cove had the 1st opportunity of the game after a great free kick came in by Conran Wilson which was headed goal wards by Cloewyn Viegas which just went inches wide. The visitors's 1st chance of the game was to result in a goal after Matthew Mitchell was brought down by Redha Nacef on his way to goal and perhaps the keeper was lucky to get away with a caution as Mitchell was storming down on goal. Craig Mackie took the penalty and placed it into the bottom left hand corner. 
Westdyke had the confidence to go on and snatch another and they did just that after Ryan Spink went on a great run down the left wing before he flashed a cross into the box which was met superbly by Sean Reid who rallied the ball into the roof of the net. The community club outfit were in firm control of the game and nearly grabbed a 3rd after a good through ball was feeded into the feet of Matthew Mitchell who produced a 15 yard drive towards goal which was saved by Nacef. 
From the 25th minute mark onwards Cove seemed to get back into the game and were awarded with a goal in the 37th minute after Westdyke didn't clear their lines and Ryan Sinclair was able to slot the ball past Eden Cooper. Just before the interval Cove made sure it was to be all square going into half time after Conran Wilson played a short pass into Neil Cooper who fought his way past two defenders before finding the bottom left hand corner from 20 yards.
Half Time: Cove BC 2-2 Westdyke BC
Cove were to have the first opportunity of the 2nd half after they pushed up into the Westdyke backline and Greg Pickard's goalbound effort produced a good parry away by Cooper. Neil Cooper then continued to pile the pressure onto Westdyke and managed to get the ball into his services who then cut inside before his 10 yard effort flashed over the bar. 
After the hour mark the review of the game was that it was an exciting cup tie however when both teams have possession it seemed to be like pinball where a pass from A to B would be blocked by a player however they was still to be end to end chances. Westdyke then re-took the lead after Craig Mackie was brought down in the box and then took the penalty himself to get his brace finding the bottom left hand corner with his spot-kick. 
Into the last 20 minutes and it was all starting to heat up and Cove managed to pull level again thanks to a great free kick from Liam Burnett from 20 yards which found the bottom right hand corner giving Cooper no chance. Would there be extra time or would a team go on and win?
The visitors then tried to get themselves back into the lead after Ryan Spink fed a great ball into the box which was met by Stuart Mearns however great reflexes by Nacef denied Westdyke to take the lead again. The final clear chance of the game resulted in the winner after a free kick came in from Aaron Nicol which in unfortunate circumstances for Westdyke it was knocked into their own net by Andrew Davidson to complete what was two comebacks for Cove. 
Full Time: Cove BC 4-3 Westdyke BC


Cove BC Westdyke BC
1. Redha Nacef
15. Louis Dunbar
3. Cleowyn Viegas
4. Ryan Sinclair
5. Dawid Omernik
12. Greg Pickard
19. Liam Burnett
7. Conran Wilson
9. Liam Grant
10. Neil Cooper
16. Robert Troup
6. Matthew Davies
11. Aaron Nicol
17. Craig Ross
8. James Bartlett
1. Eden Cooper
2. Fraser Guthrie
3. Ryan Spink
4. Stuart Mearns
5. Callum Kerr
6. Craig Peter
7. Craig Mackie
8. Andrew Davidson
9. Matthew Mitchell
10. Sean Reid
11. Logan McKay
12. Andrew Smart
14. Connor Manson
15. Dylan Singer
16. Danny Blanchard
17. Gregor Murray
There were plenty of outstanding performances all round for Cove today however Liam Burnett showed why he is the captain after scoring a fantastic goal and leading the team through when it mattered.
A close one for the Westdyke award however Ryan Spink pips Sean Reid and Craig Mackie, Ryan ran down the left wing all afternoon and wanted to set up attacks whenever possible.
Rob Sinclair, Cove BC coach, said "For us to come back from 2-0 down to win the game makes the victory even more sweeter, as some teams would have just put their heads down and catipulated. I have asked them to step up as they have stepped up to the A league after winning promotion last season, hopefully this kicks us on and we see performances like that every week."
Thursday, 12 September 2013 19:32

Moir reflects on Albion's bright start

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Author: David Reid
A new season and all change in the Under 15s age group, Albion (pictured right, competing in the 2012/13 SYFA Challenge Cup final) have strengthened over the summer bringing in five new players and have also lost players as well. The reds have had a 100% start to the campaign and got the bragging rights over their rivals Dyce winning 3-1 on Sunday at Spain Park. 
Coach Greg Moir is delighted with the start to the season saying "I think the morale in the squad is high and we are all getting on really well together, we won't be getting too carried away as it's only September."
Mr Moir spoke about the 3-1 victory over Dyce and said "I think we are playing Dyce at the right time and they got caught out, it's only September and there is still a lot more games to go."
Albion have signed Cameron Cheyne, Laurie Cunningham, Sam Robertson, Thomas Reid and Matthew Cumming and Greg said that they have been terrific. "We had four in for pre season and one just signed and they have been terrific to work with, they have been chipping in with goals in our 1st 3 games. 
In their opening day win against Peterhead BC Phoenix Laurie Cunningham scored four, Matthew Cumming scored a hat trick and Sam Robertson also netted. The treble quartet then added to that by each getting a goal to their name in a 10-0 win away to Colony Park before Cunningham also scored against Dyce on Sunday. 
Moir thinks that the competitiveness has gone up this season and added that a couple of his guys have went to Lewis United, "The competitiveness has certainly gone up this season, Lewis have strengthened and the likes of Paul Lawrie Foundation are there or there abouts, Fraserburgh are also good and have two excellent strikers."
Greg added "The Peterhead game was a bit one sided and we just played well on the day, it was a bit of a shellshock for Peterhead, on the day we delivered and it was a good performance from us. Peterhead had the hardest start to the season coming away to Albion followed by a home game against league champions Dyce BC, we won't be taking them for granted when we go up to Peterhead."
Albion reached the Scottish cup final at Airdries Excelsior stadium and last May at the Division two stadium goalkeeper Cameron Jarvie produced a great performance for the Aberdeen based side along with defender Lewis Paton. 
The reds start their Scottish Cup adventures again this Sunday when they travel to Banchory. Greg looked ahead to the game saying "It will be a difficult place to go to, we played them in a couple of cups last season, you find it tough going to places such as Banchory as we are more used to 3G surfaces like the one we have at Spain Park as you pass the ball better on these type of pitches, we will obviously be going out for the win."
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