Dyce Astro was the venue when Bellfield Royals made the long journey from Kilmarnock leaving at 7:15am to try and take their place into the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.
Standing in their way was a Dyce side who have a 100% record in the league this season and won the domestic treble in the ADJFA last season. Bellfield are top of their respective league where as Dyce are level top in their league with Banks O’Dee Albion so an exciting game of football was to follow.
Dyce started the game on the front foot testing the opposition defence on a number of occasions however just couldn’t get the cutting edge required to open the scoring in this encounter.
The deadlock was open after 7 minutes and it was richly deserved as well. The ball came into the pathway of Reis Webster after an interchange of passes and the midfielder guided the ball into the top right hand corner past Max Halliday.
Bellfield knew they had to hit back and within 30 seconds of the hosts taking the lead, the Kilmarnock based outfit levelled it up with Rowan Taylor producing a curled shot which gave no chance to Harry Cowie.
It was the hosts who had the most possession and being more creative going forward on the ball. Dyce had a couple of chances courtesy of Kacper Lewecki which went straight at Halliday and then the goalkeeper denied an effort from Josh Byers.
Royals took the lead just before half time with Bradley Patterson getting himself on the score sheet in the 28th minute curling the ball past Cowie to put the Ayrshire outfit in front. Tough from a Dyce perspective however Royals with only 12 players available doing their coaches and parents proud.