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Kintore United Progress in Colony Park Cup

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Kintore United FC 3

Booth 14', Carson 16', Chapman 62'
  • Sunday, 11 October 2015
  • Davidson Park
  • Under 13´s
  • Colony Park Cup

Claire Gulline | YFS Aberdeen Senior Reporter
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Meeting for the second time this season, Colony Colts and Kintore United this time met in the first round of the Colony Park Cup at Davidson Park. Kintore Untied secured progression to the next round with a 3-0 win, courtesy of goals scored by Cory Booth, Reece Carson and Owen Chapman.
Colony Colts exerted some early pressure and won a corner, taken by Jamie Couch. Although there were players in the box, none were able to get a clear shot at the goal and Kintore cleared the danger.
The visitors drove the ball to the other end of the pitch where they were also awarded a corner, taken by Daniel Walters. However Colony were able to clear and counterattack with David Strachan breaking through and putting the ball into space. Both Couch and Ross McDonald chased and McDonald shot from out wide but Kintore goalkeeper, Callum Strachan, kept the ball out.
Kintore pressed forward once more and Kyle Smith shot from just inside the box but it went wide. The side continued to press, and Cory Booth made a fantastic pass with a scissor kick while on the ground but Colony held their defence well to prevent any scoring chances.
However, a Colony free kick did not allow them to create the chance they were looking for, and Kintore made a break through Smith who put in an excellent pass to Booth. He was able to press into the box but Colony goalkeeper, Aidan Galashan, went down at his feet, forcing Booth to knock it wide.
The visitors continued to mount pressure and after another break, Booth found the top corner of the net with a left-footed strike to put his side in the lead in the fourteenth minute.
Kintore took confidence from their goal and pressed forward again, but Colony showed some strong defence with Dan Beattie putting in some particularly good tackles. However, Reece Carson was able to penetrate the defence and found the net with his shot from just inside the box to add to Kintore’s score in the sixteenth minute.
Colony were determined to mount their own attack but Kintore held a strong defence. The home side persevered though, with McDonald making a break and passing to David Strachan. Kintore held well and though McDonald looked set to score from the box, Callum Strachan smothered the ball.
The home side continued to press through Jack Proctor and Keilan Masson, but they could not get the space that they needed. Although they put together some strong attacking play, Colony could not penetrate Kintore’s defence, and McDonald nudged the ball just too far for Couch who was running on, before the end of the half.
  • Half Time:
  • Colony Colts FC
  • 0-2
  • Kintore United FC
Both teams were playing with determination as the second half got underway. Kintore were looking dangerous in attack, but Colony held their defence well to keep them out. Booth had several chances but his shot from the edge of the box was wide while his break down the wing was halted as Colony’s defence closed the attack down.
Colony pressed forward through McDonald with a great run, but he could not penetrate Kintore’s defence. Proctor then demonstrated some nice footwork before putting the ball into space, but David Strachan could not get to it before Kintore were able to clear.
The visitors mounted another attack with Owen Chapman breaking through but Masson put in a great challenge to deny the scoring chance. However, Kintore continued to work their way up field but Booth’s shot from twenty yards was caught by Galashan. 
The home side were looking dangerous again with McDonald and Couch chasing into the box but Callum Strachan swept in to deny the chance that they had created.
However, Kintore once again pressed forward and Chapman sliced the ball in from the far edge of the box, finding the top corner of the net in the sixty-second minute to increase his side’s lead.
Colony were not going to go out without a fight though, and Couch tried to create an opening but Kintore held their defence well. Beattie then shot from thirty yards but the ball was kept out by Callum Strachan and the match ended with no further goals.
  • Full Time:
  • Colony Colts FC
  • 0-3
  • Kintore United FC


Colony Colts FC
Kintore United FC
1. Aidan Galashan
9. Christopher Forbes
10. Darren Bridger
11. Ethan Trail
12. Oliver Zeegers
14. Dan Beattie
17. Neil Johnston
18. Ross McDonald
20. Jamie Couch
21. David Strachan
22. Jack Proctor
24. Keilan Masson
26. Max Booth
28. Dillon Adams
1. Callum Strachan
2. Liam Sim
3. Reece Carson
4. Daniel Walters
5. Greg Potter
7. Ross Glezer
9. Kyle Smith
10. Fraser Ross
11. Cory Booth
12. Jack Cameron
14. Owen Chapman
15. Aaron Duncalf
16. Finlay Mathieson
18. Jayden Lawson
20. Declan Wright
24. Logan Hendry
Star Player
Colony Colts FC
Kintore United FC
Dan Beattie - Looked sharp in defence throughout the game, and it was great to see him attempting a shot at goal towards the end of the goal to show that there was still some belief in the side.
Corey Booth - Prominent in attack throughout the game and showed some great skill on the ball with his footwork and passing.
Magic Moment
Colony Colts FC
Kintore United FC
During a much stronger second half from the home side, goalkeeper Aidan Galashan made a fantastic reaction save with one hand to deny what looked like a certain score for Kintore.
Corey Booth's scissor kick on the ground was an impressive piece of play and showed the intent of the side to maintain possession and create chances throughout.
Club Views
Colony Colts FC
Kintore United FC
I spoke with Roy Johnston and Lenny Trail, two of the coaches from Colony Colts. Johnston described the performance as "disappointing".

He said, "We played them three or four weeks ago and beat them 9-2 so we were a bit taken aback to lose 3-0 today. We never really got involved in the game or competed to our best and deservedly lost the game."

On their aims for the season, Trail said, "We want to do well in the league competition for a start and to compete well in every game. Week on week, we want to gel more as a team and put in decent performances."

I spoke with Mike Sim, head coach and club chairman of Kintore United, who said, "The boys played exceptionally well today. We were solid, we dominated the game, they followed instructions to the letter and we had some great finishes. We could probably have won by more. Our guys were up for it today and were really, really keen."

On their aims for the season, he said, "Firstly, we want to enjoy ourselves. We lost a lot of players a year ago and we've taken in a lot of players. It's taken a while to gel but we're doing really well now. If we win trophies, great but it's about the guys going out on a Sunday and enjoying themselves. Promotion would be brilliant, and winning a cup as well but we'll take it as it comes!"

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