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ADJFA season in review 2016-17

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The league season has now ended for the ADJFA 2016-2017. A lot of exciting tales have taken place. This season we have seen 1,481 matches taking place with 1,327 of those games ending in a win.

There have been 441 clean sheets, 9,373 goals and plenty of nail biting stuff.  

The under 13s seen Westdyke claim the treble in what has been a magnificent season for the Aberdeenshire outfit. There are a couple of players away to depart from Westdyke and Banks O’Dee Albion is bringing in some new coaches. Watch out for some more news on that soon.

Stonehaven Madrid claimed the B league with 15 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses and they will be looking to compete in the A league next season. The C league sections were both won by West End United and Culter United. The two sides played each other at Spain Park on Sunday with West End winning 6-0 including a great strike from Tom Dalziel. Portlethen United got their hands on the Frank Waugh Trophy after a 4-2 win over Mugiemoss.

Dyce might have won the Under 14s A league however it was Banks O’Dee Albion and Lewis United who got their hands on cups winning both games against Peterhead Jags. Albion won the Eddie Mannall Trophy and Lewis United won the Winton Trophy.

Albion also reached the Scottish Cup final however fell at the final hurdle to Barrhead. Colony Park won the B league and Newmachar United got their hands on the C league. West End FC United picked up the Consolation Trophy after a 4-1 win over Donside Juvenile. Deveronvale have been relegated from the A league after a 2-1 defeat to Formartine.

Banks O’Dee Albion won the 15s A league however couldn’t get a cup. Colony beat the league champions in the Belmont Trophy 3-1 and Lewis United overcame Middlefield Wasps to get their hands on the Stonehaven Youth Trophy.

Paul Lawrie Foundation won the B league & Newmachar United the C league. Stonehaven United picked up the Consolation Trophy after 1-0 win over Huntly. Deveronvale survived from the A league by the skin of their teeth after a 2-1 win over Donside Juvenile.

The under 16s seen Banks O’Dee Albion win the A league and Lewis United reach the Scottish Cup final before being on the wrong side of a 7-1 defeat to Tynecastle. Lewis United then bounced back on the 14th May beating Fraserburgh Link-Up 3-1 at Colony Park. Westdyke lifted the President’s Cup after an enthralling extra time victory against FDS scoring an equaliser with the clock counting down.

Colony Park picked up the B league with a game still to be played. Colony has been chasing promotion for a long time now and CBC Hilton beat Longside 2-1 to win the Consolation Cup.

Under 17s saw a Banks O’Dee Albion clean sweep and also picked up the Scottish Cup along the way as well to go 5 years undefeated domestically. Albion beat Fraserburgh Link-Up 4-1 in the Raymond Kelly Association Trophy and beat Culter Colts 6-2 in the Noskab Trophy final alongside the league.

Middlefield Wasps picked up the B league with 19 wins, 2 draws and just the 1 loss. Stonehaven United won the Frank Waugh memorial trophy after a great 6-1 win against Formartine United.

Banks O’Dee Albion won the double at Under 19s winning the A league & Sunnybank Shield respectively. Inverurie Locos beat Albion in the Murray Cup final 4-2 after extra time.

North Star won the B league with 14 wins, a draw and a loss finishing 6 points clear of Ellon Meadows in 2nd place. Peterhead won the Frank Waugh Memorial Trophy winning 7-4 after extra time against Stoneywood with the game 2-2 heading into the extra time period.

YFS will have some exclusive interviews taking place soon and I hope all players, coaches, committee members & parents recharge the batteries and come back stronger for next season with a lot more exciting tales set to follow. 

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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