City Youth and Portlethen SC United met at Aulton on a warmer day than usual for January! Heading into the game, both sides were locked level on points so something had to give in this league game.
Deveronvale and Ellon Meadows look set to be the top 2 in the C League Section 1 this season so both teams are aiming to give players game time and for the players to enjoy their football which is the most important thing.
Portlethen started the better side at a sun drenched Aulton with the goal in which the visitors attacked beaming down with the weather. Marcus Fikry had the first opportunity of the match after four minutes which went wide.
The visitors took the lead after 11 minutes, Darren Millson was released through on goal and he fired the ball home into the bottom left hand corner to give Porty the best possible start. This team was struggling last season and won the Under 13s consolation cup at the end of the campaign. The team seem to have pushed on since then.
A rather unfortunate moment for City Youth was then to follow with the hosts unable to clear their lines, defender Kyle Buchan sent a pass back to Krystoff Weiss in the home goal however the goalkeeper was unable to reach it and the visitors got a two goal cushion.
Straight from the City Youth kick off, Portlethen stole the ball back and before you know it, Portlethen were 3-0 with former City Youth forward Darren Millson punishing the hosts after guiding the ball home.
Portlethen were 3-0 up however it wasn’t a dominating performance from the visitors by any stretch of imagination as it was an end to end game until the 1st goal went in.
City Youth pulled a goal back in the 20th minute with Jordan Macleod finding the top right hand corner after a great ball into the forward before a rifled finish.
The hosts then reduced the deficit to one goal in the 24th minute with Macleod finding the net again this time finding the top left hand corner. This gave the game the ingredients required for this game to be a cracker.
City Youth then completed the great escape and got themselves level 5 minutes before the interval after a great delivery into the box which wasn’t cleared and Liam Doherty found a bit of space in the Portlethen backline to guide the ball home and it was all square again.