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ADJFA Under 13s - Christmas Review 2016

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With just a couple of weeks until Christmas, YFS reviews the ADJFA leagues at this point of the season with the under 13s representing a lot of great games in what is the first year of competitive football for this age group.
Westdyke are currently top of the A league with a 100% record. Good things are happening with this team and the club. The Lawsondale outfit have had to endure with a lot of tests with games against Lewis, Albion and Dyce and they have past all the assessments put in front of them so far.
There is competition for the title race though with Banks O’Dee Albion only 3 points behind Westdyke. Dyce are still representing the ADJFA in the Scottish Cup and are currently 4th in the table. Middlefield Wasps have yet to pick up a point this season and it looks like there will be a battle between Fraserburgh, Formartine and Colony to avoid playing B league football next season.
A lot of football has still to be played in the B league with North Star top with a 100% record. Portlethen are still undefeated who have only played 2 league games. Stonehaven Madrid and Thistle BC will also be in contention.
At the bottom end of the table, it’s Deveronvale and Ellon Meadows however Vale can gain confidence from beating A league side Middlefield Wasps in the cup earlier in the season. This will be an interesting league to follow during 2017.
Thistle BC have a home game against league leaders North Star on Sunday and manager Jeremy Claire looked ahead to the game by saying “The transition to 11 a side football has been a bumpy ride and a lot to take in with different rules and different pitches.
“In the Batt Cables Trophy, we lost out narrowly to Colony Park meaning we had to play in the B league this season however in hindsight it was beneficial, the goal for the end of the season is to get promoted into the A league.”
West End has taken the C League Section One by storm with a 100% record scoring 95 goals in 9 games in the process. Mintlaw and Kemnay have yet to pick up a point. Luck will surely change soon enough.
West End FC Reds are top of the C League Section Two. Consistency will be key for the Aberdeen outfit if they are to taste league success at the end of the season. 

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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