Fresh from their Scottish Cup victory from the week before, Banks O’Dee Albion had the opportunity to complete a clean sweep of trophies in the ADJFA when they took on Culter Colts at Ian Mair Park, Dyce.
This was a 1st cup final appearance for 5th placed Culter Colts. Albion 2000s have been undefeated domestically throughout their time however it required two late goals back from Albion at under 14s level to salvage that unbeaten run.
Banks O’Dee Albion started the brighter and it wasn’t going to be long before they opened the scoring after 3 minutes.
A great ball came in from Jason Ritchie which found attacker Calum McKenzie who guided the ball home with precision & composure. A great delivery and then the headed finish gave the Spain Park the best possible start.
Six minutes later and Albion were celebrating again and it came of a corner courtesy of Connor Wood which from the left hand flank flew beyond James Whyte and straight in.
This game was far from over though and Culter reduced the leeway after 16 minutes and it was a goal worthy of winning a game of football with a curled strike from Hamish MacLeod which evaded Vitali Sahhalevits into the top right hand corner.
Albion restored their two goal advantage on 23 minutes after another brilliant delivery came in from Connor Wood which was met by Lewis Duffy on the knee and he managed to guide it home past an off guard Culter defence.
Culter pulled a goal back once again after a corner came in from Ryan Corthals which was met by Finlay Cook who guided home past Sahhalevits in the 28th minute.
Four minutes later and Albion scored a 4th after a ball from Mark Reid found Ally Shrive who placed the ball into the bottom left hand corner. Albion would then kick on after that point with Culter making a couple of rotational changes to their set-up which would have a negative effect.
With 3 minutes to go until the interval, Albion got a 5th and former ALC Athletic player Jay Murphy saw his initial spot-kick denied by Whyte however the pint-sized player controlled the ball on the chest and rebounded home.