The A league battle between Banks O’Dee Albion and Deveronvale took place at Spain Park, and saw the home side claim a 4-0 victory. Matt Peters claimed one goal while Travis Raynard scored a hat trick to secure the three points for his side.
Both teams fronted up well in the opening phases of play but it was Deveronvale who had the first real chance of the game. After a series of passes allowed the side to press up field, Campbell McDermott shot from thirty yards but goalkeeper, Jack King, kept the ball out and the home side were able to clear the danger.
The visitors continued to press and Josh Buchan struck the ball from the edge of the box but it skimmed the outside of the post.
Banks O’Dee began to mount their attack and looked dangerous as Santiago Rivett broke down the right wing. He crossed the ball into the box for Matt Peters who gave a short pass to Joseph Otto but Deveronvale held their defence to force the shot wide.
Soon after, Gary Livingstone broke through with Buchan chasing but Deveronvale goalkeeper, Jamie Williamson swept in to block the shot.
A series of corners tested Deveronvale’s defense and Williamson made some great saves but it was third time lucky for Banks O’Dee, as Leon Forbes crossed the ball into the box where Travis Raynard tapped it into the net in the sixteenth minute to open the scoring.
The home side looked set to score again as Peters slipped past Joe Mair but Williamson raced out of the goal mouth to smother the ball before Peters could make his shot.
Deveronvale then pressed forward and Kyle Buxton shot from inside the box but it was deflected by Mario Raynard to deny the chance.
Banks O’Dee were soon on the attack again and in the twenty-sixth minute, Lewis Brand crossed the ball into the box for Travis Raynard who lobbed the ball over the keeper to claim his second goal.
The home side were then awarded a corner, taken by Forbes who crossed the ball into the box. It was tapped away by Daniel McKay but Rivett and Jack MacDonald continued to press and look for a gap in the defence before Williamson was able to clear.
Deveronvale drew play to the other end and Joel Davidson crossed the ball into the box but Banks O’Dee held their defence to clear the danger, and the half came to an end.