The start of a new football season and the start of a new chapter for both Glentanar & Donside Juvenile who both had to make the transition of switching from Sunday to Saturday football.
An exciting game was in prospect and it was 2 sides who both had respectable campaigns. Glentanar finished in 3rd and just missed out on promotion by 2 points to Formartine United in the B league whilst Donside finished level 8th with Deveronvale and were defeated by Vale in the resulting play off.
The game started at a frantic pace for both teams with Donside making their attentions known early on in this fixture. Glentanar then had an attack and their 1st shot on target of the game resulted in a goal after a great ball got spread wide which found Liam Smith who found the roof of the net to give Glens the perfect start.
Donside then attacked straight from the kick off and had the ball in the net through Cameron Chyla however the corresponding attack was deemed offside which seemed rather controversial.
Four minutes later and the Alford outfit were level. A great through ball found Chyla who made no mistake who delivered a composed finish past Jordan Dutch.
The Alford outfit took the lead after 27 minutes. A great ball from Arran Inkster found Ruairidh Arief who then found Jamie Coutts who thrashed the ball home. It was a very entertaining 1st half and although the pitch at Aulton wasn’t great for either side, both sides put on a great show with Donside having lots of chances to put the game to bed.