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20 trophies in 5 years for Albion 2000s

Banks O'Dee Albion 6

McKenzie 2, Wood 9, Duffy 23, Shrive 32 52, Murphy 42

Culter Colts 2

MacLeod 16, Cook 28
  • Sunday, 21 May 2017
  • Ian Mair Park, Dyce
  • Under 17´s
  • Noskab Trophy

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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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. 

  • Half Time:
  • Banks O'Dee Albion
  • 5-2
  • Culter Colts

The 2nd half was fairly timid compared to the 1st half and Albion sealed the game up in the 52nd minute to make sure the Noskab Trophy was going to Spain Park after Shrive was played through again who went on a mazy run and knocked the ball past Zack Ellis.

Vitali Sahhalevits has had a great 3 years with Banks O’Dee Albion and had to be called upon once last time for the Scottish Cup champions to turn over a Ryan Corthals free kick in the 72nd minute.

Full Time then came and it was a proud moment for all with Banks O’Dee Albion picking up their 20th trophy in 5 years. Albion was undefeated in 127 ADJFA games in total scoring 528 goals and conceded 50. They have also won the Highland League at Under 17s level twice.

Before the team had departed the ground, all the parents stood and produced a guard of honour to congratulate the team on their achievements. There has been a fair share of players/coaches who have their part in this success. Before their inauguration into 11 a side football there had been a lot of talk as to how good this Albion side was going to be and they have been a dominant force for the last 5 years.

  • Full Time:
  • Banks O'Dee Albion
  • 6-2
  • Culter Colts


Banks O'Dee Albion
Culter Colts
1. Vitali Sahhalevits
2. Jason Ritchie
3. Calum Beattie
4. Ben Ross
6. Ally Shrive
7. Connor Wood
8. Greg Pirie
9. Mark Reid
10. Calum McKenzie
11. Jay Murphy
12. Cameron Imrie
14. Lewis Duffy
15. Andy Wood
16. Cameron Ross
17. Calum Mitchell
1. Zack Ellis
2. Marcel Cryzulo
4. Calum Lynch
5. Aidan Wilkinson
6. Iain Wilson
8. Scott Coutts
9. Finlay Cook
10. Michael Horgan
12. Ryan Corthals
14. Ritchie Troup
15. Hamish MacLeod
16. Josh Peters
17. Sam Nicoll
19. David Abad
20. James Whyte
21. Rory Innes
Star Player
Banks O'Dee Albion
Culter Colts
Ally Shrive - Got the captains armband for the day and performed like a captain. Got a brace as well.
James Whyte - Off at half time however kept the score down with his saves.
Magic Moment
Banks O'Dee Albion
Culter Colts
Connor Wood's corner which went straight into the back of the net.
Hamish McLeod's finish which evaded Vitali. Great curled effort.
Club Views
Banks O'Dee Albion
Culter Colts
Ally Shrive, Banks O'Dee Albion captain: "It's a great feeling not to have lost a domestic game in 5 years. It's been said quite often however every player that comes off then the player that comes on is just as good. It's just unbelievable that we have managed to achieve this."
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