After meeting five days previously in the Castle Trophies Cup semi-final, Lewis United Youth and Banks O’Dee Albion faced each other once more, this time in a league fixture at Uniconn Park. Banks O’Dee claimed the three points with a 4-0 win, their goals scored by Mark Reid, Greg Pirie and two by Ben Ross.
The visitors showed their intent from the kick-off as Connor Wood found himself in space. He shot from 15 yards, and wide to the left, but Lewis United goalkeeper, Euan Morrion, smothered the ball.
Banks O’Dee kept the pressure on, with Lewis having to put the ball out of play to hold their defence. This resulted in a corner which saw Cameron Ross cross the ball into the box but Ben Ross headed it just wide.
Lewis United had their first chance when Gregor Thom drove forward, and met the challenge well, before passing the ball out to Aaron Leslie. He put the ball through for Jay Leiper, who shot from inside the box but the ball was pushed wide by Banks O’Dee goalkeeper, Vitali Sahhalevtis.
The visitors responded with Ben Ross curving the ball into the box for Reid to head the ball but Morrion pushed it wide. Reid followed up with a shot from close range but fired it just wide. However Albion’s efforts were not in vain, and Ben Ross curved the ball straight into the back of the net from 30 yards in the sixth minute to open the scoring.
Soon after, Lewis were awarded a free kick just inside their own half. Cameron Cook sent the ball into the box where it was headed out for a corner by Cameron Imrie. Leslie took the ensuing corner and crossed the ball into the box where it was caught by Sahhalevtis.
Banks O’Dee set up an interchanging play through Joseph Bisset and Shaun Cameron but Lewis United held their defence well to deny any chances.
Leiper linked up with Mitchel Foy to press forward but Foy’s shot from the edge of the box went just wide. As Lewis continued to press, the referee awarded a free kick to Banks O’Dee and Kyle Smith's disagreement earned him a red card, leaving the home side to play with just 10 men from the 16th minute.
Lewis kept their heads up and drove forward with a series of passes. David Edwards shot from 25 yards but it was just wide, and Leslie’s follow up was caught by Sahhalevtis.
Banks O’Dee drove play back to the other end and Calum McKenzie laid the ball back for Shaun Cameron. He shot from the edge of the box but it was pushed wide and then smothered by Morrion.
Foy put the ball out wide for Leslie but he was unable to get a clear shot with Jason Ritchie exerting pressure in defence.
The visitors pressed back and Ben Ross shot from 30 yards, once more, but Morrion had time to read the play. McKenzie headed the ball out wide for Cameron who laid the ball back for Ritchie but Lewis held their defence to deny the chance.
Banks O’Dee exchanged a series of passes to push up and Ross broke through the defence but was brought down. Imrie stepped up to take the free kick at 25 yards but it was caught by Morrion.