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Banks O'Dee Albion picked up the Winton Trophy after a convincing 5-0 with over Banchory at Spain Park. Josh Petrie, Josh Baird, Joey Wilson and an Issac McLean double made sure the trophy was going in the cabinet at Spain Park.

The Winton Trophy replaces the SR Wood Trophy and is named after Banks O'Dee Albion President Brian Winton who has been in at the helm at Albion for the past 16 years getting success after success not only on the park but off the park as well.

We got the reaction of Banks O'Dee coach Robin Adair and player Dylan Stuart.

Adair said "I'm happy with the 5-0 win, I thought the game was scrappy in the first half and there wasn't much in it and I told the boys at half time to get the ball on the ground and start doing our passing football and it's a great surface here at Banks O'Dee so we like to do as much quality passing football as we can and I think we steadied the ship at the start of the 2nd half, we only have four or five players from the team who won the Scottish Cup last season so it has been a big rebuilding job.

"I just spoke to the guys there and that is the first cup we have won under this new team and I said that we go again and there is a pressure at Banks O'Dee Albion really to win everything we enter so the boys have to get in the right frame of mind and we'll give it our best shot on Tuesday against Lewis again.

"We lost two key midfielders to Aberdeen who are doing really well, we probably started slower than we would have liked however once we got a good core of 16 players they have slowly came into their own as the seasons went on.

"Team wise I am pleased we don't concede any goals, big Joe Sutherland at the back won most of the high balls, Harry Walker who is playing at left back had a really solid game and won just about every tackle and wasn't much that got past him and those guys were the stand outs for me."

Dylan Stuart said "We started off pretty poor in the first half however got two goals which boosted the confidence and then came out in the 2nd half and played really well, we got the ball moving across the park and got more goals and picked up the trophy.

"It's good for the team to pick up the trophy, it gives us confidence to go and pick up all three trophies, we'll go to the Lewis on Tuesday and give it our best shot to try and get into the Eddie Mannell Trophy final.

"We never gave up on the league as we wanted to win it, we thought we lost it however we have bounced back and hopefully we can win the league."

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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