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.