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Donside into quarter-finals after derby victory

Colony Park 2

Gauld 37, Christie 39

Donside Juvenile 7

Ross 6, Miller 9, 15, Black 26, 61, Stewart 54, Ferdinando 67
  • Thursday, 06 June 2019
  • Davidson Park
  • 13's Girls
  • SWF Youth Cup

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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Last years Scottish Cup winners Donside Juvenile Under 13s Girls made it into the quarter-finals of the SWF Under 13s Scottish Cup after a 7-2 derby win over Colony Park in the Scottish Cup on Thursday evening at Davidson Park, Port Elphinstone. The Alford side deserved to prevail through this contest however Colony played some fantastic football throughout and scored two well earned goals.

Sofia Ross started the game with real intent and desire for Donside and had a couple of early chances to give Juvenile the opening goal in this tie, a quick throw-in found the attacker on three minutes only to be thwarted by a good save by Kelsie Allan before a dangerous ball came into the box by Holly Daniel which Ross got on the end of however her goalbound effort was blocked.

On six minutes, Donside opened the scoring after a good ball by Darcie Miller found Sofia Ross who got her just rewards for her hard work and determination in the earlier exchanges of the game by getting a deserved goal, Ross hit home a good effort which smacked off the left post and into the net to open the scoring for the Alford side.

The same two players then combined on nine minutes with Miller this time finding the back of the net, Ross played a good pass before Miller took the ball into her stride and smashed the ball into the bottom left hand corner.

Donside were going to maintain their momentum and on 15 minutes, it was 3-0 with Michela Ferdinando getting in amongst the thick of the action and had a good shot off the post before Miller was there to grab her second goal of the game by netting the rebound, Colony weren't playing bad however were just switching off against a vibrant and quick Donside outfit.

Aimee Black completed the scoring for Donside just before half time and a good finish it was as well after Black got into a good position before slotting the ball into the top right hand corner to complete a good halfs work for the Alford side, they showed why they are one of the best sides not just in the North region however Scotland as well.

  • Half Time:
  • Colony Park
  • 0-4
  • Donside Juvenile

Whatever coach Stuart Wood said in his half time team talk definitely worked as the spectators saw a more vibrant, positive and determined Colony Park side, Halle Gordon had a chance for Colony straight after the restart however the end product went wide and resulted in a Donside goal kick.

Colony reduced the leeway on 37 minutes with Libby Morrison finding Aoife Gauld who broke into the box before completing a composed finish past Kerin McKenzie, the game was coming and Donside weren't play to the same intensity and standards in the opening exchanges of the 2nd half.

The Inverurie side attacked at the Donside goal again a couple of minutes later and won themselves a corner, with this, the second goal had arrived after Jessica Christie sent in a lovely ball which was deflected by McKenzie and found it's way into the net, a huge wake up call for Donside and a relief for Colony Park, these last 10 minutes gave the ingredients for a good remaining 30 minutes to this cup tie.

Donside started to switch on again after this and Miller tried her best to get a hat-trick following a Mackenzie goal kick however the shot went off target, Miller was to be influential though however playing a part in the next goal for Donside.

On 54 minutes, it was 5-2 with Miller having a flick-on beat the Colony defence and the ball went into the pathway of Emily Stewart who slotted the ball into the net to to resist any temptation of a Colony comeback, Donside would continue to play some free expressive football in the latter stages of the game.

Aimee Black had a good game for Donside with one goal already to her name and she added a second shortly after with some good bits of movement guiding the ball past the Colony midfield and defence before being free in the box to slide the ball into the net.

Ferdinando completed the scoring in this match with Michela sweeping the ball home after a fantastic corner-kick came into the box by Sofia Ross to complete a good evenings work for Donside, Juvenile won by five clear goals however the performance of Colony Park in this cup tie must not go underestimated as they definitely did their best and served up a cracking cup-tie.

It's unsurprising that both these teams have a 100% record in the Under 13s North Region Kim Little League, it's exciting times to be involved in womens football and both sides played the game with real positivity and with a smile on their face.

  • Full Time:
  • Colony Park
  • 2-7
  • Donside Juvenile

Lineups

Colony Park
Donside Juvenile
1. Kelsie Allan
2. Libby Morrison
3. Kathleen Leask
6. Halle Gordon
8. Aimee Shields
9. Eryn Davidson
12. Jessica Christie
14. Rylee Wood
15. Molly Bryce
16. Eve Edmond
25. Jodie Beaton
39. Grace Grimley
1. Aimee Black
2. Holly Daniel
3. Sally Young
4. Emily Stewart
5. Chloe Ogg
6. Darcie Miller
7. April Anderson
9. Lucy Taylor
10. Michela Ferdinando
14. Kirsty Steel
15. Sofia Ross
21. Kerin Mackenzie
Star Player
Colony Park
Donside Juvenile
Aoife Gauld - Scored a good goal and played well for her team, the whole team collectively played well and should be proud of their efforts.
Darcie Miller - Darcie played well throughout helping out all positions including defence and attack from a midfield position, also scored a deserved brace to reward her for a good evenings work.
Magic Moment
Colony Park
Donside Juvenile
The corner kick by Jessica Christie was very good and hats off to Jessica for showing some good vision and witnessing an opening.
The second goal was very good to watch, Darcie Miller took the ball in her stride and stroke home a good effort into the bottom left corner.
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