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Albion fought off Fraserburgh Linkup YFC to take home the Raymond Kelly Association Trophy

Fraserburgh Link-Up 1

Ritchie 35

Banks O'Dee Albion 4

Imrie 16, Duffy 31, Reid 44, Pirie 88
  • Saturday, 06 May 2017
  • Ian Mair Park, Dyce
  • Under 17´s
  • Raymond Kelly Association Trophy

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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After the dust settled on the 1st game between FDS & Westdyke, it was down to Fraserburgh Link-Up and Banks O’Dee Albion. This was described as a warm-up game for Banks O’Dee Albion ahead of the Scottish Cup final tie against Syngenta Juveniles on Sunday. Fraserburgh weren’t going to be mugs though and gave Albion a tough spell.

Albion made a bright start to the game and should have opened the scoring with the game only 5 minutes old through Calum McKenzie however Jamie Bruce denied the talented attacker.

Fraserburgh had chances of their own and a great high ball from LJ Stephen found Ryan Sargent whose effort had to be denied by Vitali Sahhalevits. A long ball from Shaun Jappy then found Sargent however an attempted chipped effort flew over the bar.

Albion took the lead after 16 minutes after a great delivery from Connor Wood found the advancing Cameron Imrie whose glancing header flew straight into the back of the net giving Fraserburgh no chance. That is Imrie’s 3rd goal in 3 games. Not bad for a centre half!

The Spain Park outfit kept on the pressure and striker Mark Reid was next to try his luck on goal after a delivery from Connor Wood however the forwards effort just went wide.

Banks O’Dee went 2-0 up on 31 minutes after another set piece found fellow defender Lewis Duffy, whose powerful header found the bottom right hand corner.

Game over some people might have thought although Fraserburgh had other ideas.

A trip at the other end 4 minutes later gave Broch a lifeline. Some people in the ground thought it was a soft award however referee Ian Robison pointed straight to the spot.

Up stepped Dylan Ritchie who sent Sahhalevits the wrong way with his spot kick.

Banks O’Dee Albion very seldom panic though and got themselves a 2 goal advantage heading into half time after Mark Reid chased down a scrambled ball and knocked it home past Bruce to set Albion on their way to the Raymond Kelly Association Trophy. 

  • Half Time:
  • Fraserburgh Link-Up
  • 1-3
  • Banks O'Dee Albion

It didn’t need a rocket scientist to tell you that Albion weren’t exactly up to the races in this cup final however they kept the chances rolling and McKenzie had another chance for Albion courtesy of a solo effort which was denied by Bruce.

Jason Ritchie then sent in a great free kick which tested the Broch defence. It looked as although it would get the required connection to get goal number four however it evaded everyone and went out for a Fraserburgh goal kick.

Albion were once again on the ascendency and goal number four finally arrived after a ball came in from Cameron Ross which was met by Greg Pirie who slotted the ball home.

The task for Albion was to get the win and they did so.

Albion will now prepare for Sundays Scottish Cup final against Syngenta Juveniles when they aim to go one better than last year and bring the silverware back to Aberdeen. 


  • Full Time:
  • Fraserburgh Link-Up
  • 1-4
  • Banks O'Dee Albion


Fraserburgh Link-Up
Banks O'Dee Albion
1. Jamie Bruce
4. Darren Anderson
5. Logan Reid
6. Craig Barbour
7. Callum Wilton
8. Ryan McGregor
9. Liam Jon Stephen
10. Dylan Ritchie
11. Ryan Sargent
12. Shaun Jappy
14. Jordan Taylor
16. Jamie Park
17. Fergus Hutcheson
18. Nathan Gatt
20. Arron Masson
21. Jack Cowe
1. Vitali Sahhalevits
2. Jason Ritchie
3. Calum Beattie
4. Ben Ross
5. Lewis Duffy
6. Ally Shrive
7. Connor Wood
9. Mark Reid
10. Calum McKenzie
11. Jay Murphy
12. Cameron Imrie
13. Greg Pirie
14. Reece Masson
15. Andy Wood
16. Cameron Ross
Star Player
Fraserburgh Link-Up
Banks O'Dee Albion
Jamie Bruce. Kept the score down for Fraserburgh with his saves.
Jay Murphy. Once again a good team performance however Jay gave the Fraserburgh defence plenty to think about.
Magic Moment
Fraserburgh Link-Up
Banks O'Dee Albion
The penalty scored by Dylan Ritchie. Well composed!
Going to go for set pieces they scored through Cameron Imrie and Lewis Duffy. Well taken corners.
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