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Paul Lawrie Foundation are C league champions

Paul Lawrie Foundation 2

Troup 25', Strachan 52'

Colony Colts 0

  • Tuesday, 24 May 2016
  • Ian Mair Park, Dyce
  • Under 14´s
  • C league play off

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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Ian Mair Park, Dyce was the setting for the C league play-off between Paul Lawrie Foundation and Colony Colts. Back in January, Ian Mair Park was hit by the torrential floods, which swept over the North East. You wouldn't have thought it on arrival with the pitch in immaculate condition for this time of year.

It was Paul Lawrie Foundation who came out on top and it was a performance in which professional golfer Paul Lawrie would have been proud of after a 2-0 win over Inverurie outfit Colony Colts.

The game started at a good tempo for both sides and in the opening stages it was Paul Lawrie who had the better chances and Colony had to rely on goalkeeper Fraser Wiseman to keep the scoreline level. Some good link-up play from PLF found Alex Ross whose effort from the edge of the box went straight into the hands of Wiseman.

The deadlock was broken in the 25th minute thanks to Gavin Troup, who slotted the ball past Wiseman in the Colony goal. Colts got into the game more before the opener, however, it was well deserved for PLF.

Paul Lawrie Foundation almost made it 2-0, before the interval, when a great ball in from Connor Strachan found Finlay Troup. However his sharp effort towards goal went straight into Wiseman and it was only the one goal that separated the sides going into the interval.

  • Half Time:
  • Paul Lawrie Foundation
  • 1-0
  • Colony Colts

Both sides made a fresh start to the second half and were keen to get the next goal, which would play a big part in deciding the outcome of the game. It was Paul Lawrie who got that all important goal thanks to Connor Strachan, who had chipped in a volley from the edge of the box. A great goal that was more than capable of deciding a big game such as this one.

Colony knew they had to get a goal back immediately and they had a few good opportunities, a great ball in from Taylor Masson found Luke Fitzpatrick straight at Grant Cormack in the PLF goal. Then a great delivery was sent in from Euan Orr, which found Paul Davidson, whose goal-bound header was blocked off the goalline by a PLF player.

PLF then had an opportunity to put the game to bed after an initial effort from PLF was blocked by the Colony defenders and the ball came to Strachan who hit a decent effort towards goal, however, he couldn't beat Wiseman.

A deserved victory for PLF in the end but both sides served up a good game and will give a good account of themselves in the B league next season.

It's not over for Dyce Juniors yet who have to hold two cup finals on Sunday, between Dyce and Formartine Under 13s and Albion v Bervie Caley Under 17s followed by an A league play off at Under 14s between Lewis United and Banks O'Dee Albion on the 31st May.

  • Full Time:
  • Paul Lawrie Foundation
  • 2-0
  • Colony Colts

Lineups

Paul Lawrie Foundation
Colony Colts
1. Grant Cormack
2. Glen Brown
3. Josh Fraser
6. Connor Neaves
7. Finlay Troup
8. Peter Strachan
9. Joy Banda
10. Shazaab Farooq
11. Alex Ross
12. Jamie Sayers
13. Kieran Ewen
14. Dean Munro
16. Connor Strachan
17. Matthew Stephen
19. Gavin Troup
20. Myles Mack
1. Fraser Wiseman
2. Max Dawson
3. Matthew Davidson
4. Aidan Riach
5. Paul Davidson
6. Callum McKenzie
7. Luke Fitzpatrick
8. Jack Strachan
10. Taylor Masson
11. Lewis Emslie
17. Euan Orr
19. Jamie Wiseman
20. Euan Thomson
21. Shane McKay
23. Connor Christie
25. Sandy Stewart
Star Player
Paul Lawrie Foundation
Colony Colts
Connor Strachan - Scored a goal and looked decent going forward.
Paul Davidson - Was good in his captaincy role and almost got on the scoresheet.
Magic Moment
Paul Lawrie Foundation
Colony Colts
Paul Lawrie's second goal, great chip!
Their never say die attitude and ability to try and get goals back to rescue the game.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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