This Sunday Aberdeen's Spain Park was the setting for the fourth round Scottish Cup match up of Albion Boys Club and Lenzie Youth Club. With the home side Albion in there red home kit and Lenzie visiting in blue, it was a heated meeting from kick-off.
Albion captain Kyle Smith led by example from the start, getting stuck in well and making it hard for Lenzie to settle into their stride. Play went out to the right wing where through excellent play by Albion's Lewis Hutchison, who produced a fine cross, Ross Christie took the opportunity to put his Albion side a goal up.
Both sides defences settled into the game more efficiently as play went on. Firstly Dario Rossi of Lenzie keeping his head under pressure and playing the ball away neatly, and then Sam Mcgale again of Lenzie doing well to sweep up in front of his back four.
The second chance of the game again fell to Albion, who were doing well to pressure Lenzie. Hutchison tested Lenzie's goalkeeper with a looping effort which the keeper did well to deal with.
It was then the turn of the Albion goalkeeper to make a smart save as Lenzie's Calvin O'brien was played in. Lenzie continued to grow in confidence as Lewis swift attempted an unsuccessful lob on goal after he and his strike partner O'brien had pressured Albion's defence.
As Lenzie grew more attacking, the defence of Albion only improved. Euan Dalmon of Albion showed great athleticism to chase back and close down Lenzie's wingers on numerous occasions, stopping potential chances on goal.
Albion with the confidence their defence was emulating again began to create a flurry of chances. Connor Wood and Smith both had runs at Lenzie defenders, with Smith having a low shot into the corner just being saved by Lenzie's stopper.
From this chance however Lenzie were straight on the break, Swift was played in one on one with Albion's keeper, who pulled off a brilliant save down low to keep Albion in the lead. Swift continued to look dangerous as he made himself another chance which once more the Albion keeper was up to.
Albion's Dalmon an ever presence in Albion's back line after determined work deep in his own half played through Smith, who continued to look dangerous by putting in a great cross, only for the keeper to come out and collect it. Smith had a chance on goal himself shortly afterwards, being played in neatly by Hutchison before working Lenzie's goalkeeper.
As play came to an end in the first half it appeared Lenzie would have one final attack. O'Brien, able to win the ball in the air managed to play in Swift, who managed to beat Albion's goalkeeper to the top right of the goal, meaning at half time the score was one apiece.