Colony Colts and Ellon Meadows FC met in warm conditions at Davidson Park. It was Ellon who proved triumphant, with a 5-2 win. Their goals were scored by Cameron Moir, Ross Fraser, Cameron Bain and two from Fraser MacLeod, while Colony’s goals both came from Callum Webster.
From the kick-off, Ellon Meadows showed their intent, with Calum Cummings putting the ball into space for Cameron Moir who shot from the edge of the box and found the top corner of the net to take the lead in the first minute of play.
The home side fought back, with Rory Gauld pushing the ball forward. Daniel Cowie then had a one-on-one with Ellon goalkeeper, Reece Lawrence, but his shot went over the crossbar. Colony continued to exchange some nice passes but could not penetrate Ellon’s defence.
Ellon were then able to push up field with a series of free kicks. Cummings pressed forward but Colony held their defence to clear the danger.
Colony were on the attack again, with Gauld running onto the ball only for Lawrence to get there first. Declan Abel then linked up with Callum Webster, who was able to shoot from 25 yards but his shot was wide.
However it was Ellon who were to have the next successful attempt, after Fraser MacLeod beat several defenders with a strong run from his own half, shooting from the edge of the box and finding the top of the net in the fourteenth minute to increase his side’s lead.
Yet Colony responded almost instantly, winning a corner from the right-hand side. Gauld crossed the ball into the box where Webster was waiting to put it into the corner of the net with sixteen minutes played.
Colony had another chance when Cowie lobbed the ball over Ellon’s defence but Ellon got to the ball before any Colony players could follow through. This gave the visitors a chance to drive the ball up field and Ross Fraser chased but Colony goalkeeper, Caleb Millar, got to the ball first.
Webster then created another chance for Colony, crossing the ball in from wide but Lawrence held under pressure from Colony’s Tom Adams. Logan Scott then shot from 35 yards only for the ball to clip the post.
Then in the thirtieth minute, Ellon mounted another attack. Fraser lured Millar from his goal and found the net to increase his side’s lead.
Colony were to have the last chance of the half, with Adams and Cowie linking up but Cowie’s shot was wide.