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Albion earn home win against Ellon

Banks O'Dee Albion 4

Collins 7, Stevenson 26, 69, Livingstone 50

Ellon Meadows 1

Kelly 47
  • Sunday, 25 February 2018
  • Spain Park
  • Under 13´s
  • ADJFA A League

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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Banks O’Dee Albion and Ellon Meadows met on league duty at Spain Park on a cold Sunday morning and it was important for both teams to get league action under their belts ahead of the weather warnings that are set to bring the North East of Scotland some snow.

Both sides reached the last 16 of the Scottish Cup before getting knocked out by Cove Youth and Johnstone Burgh respectively. It was a hotly anticipated game with both sides fully aware how tough a game it was going to be.

Banks O’Dee attacked the Ellon backline and tested them in the opening exchanges of the game with Corey Stevenson having an effort denied by Cameron Montgomery in the opposition goal.

Albion opened the scoring after seven minutes. An initial effort from Jesse Marinus Goense was parried by Montgomery and Damon Collins headed home into an empty net to give the hosts the dream start.

Nine minutes before half time, the Spain Park outfit doubled their advantage with Stevenson getting his name on the scoresheet with a fine effort past Montgomery. The goalkeeper did get a hand onto the ball however it wasn’t enough to avoid a goal with the ball knocking off the post and in.

  • Half Time:
  • Banks O'Dee Albion
  • 2-0
  • Ellon Meadows

There must have been a few stern words in the away dressing room at half time as we saw an energised Ellon outfit who wanted to be more creative and test the Albion backline. Calum Kelly had an early effort go wide.

12 minutes after the interval, Meadows reduced the deficit with Kelly breaking forward before producing a composed finish past Calum Davie. It was a very good move from the visitors and showed what they are capable of.

Albion then restored their two goal advantage three minutes later, Stevie Livingstone who had a great game for the hosts was the man on the scoresheet after an initial effort from Collins was denied before a lob by Livingstone found its way past the Ellon backline and in.

The hosts completed the job with a minute remaining on the clock after Ellon failed to clear their lines and Stevenson was there to rifle the ball home to complete a good day at the office for Albion. As it has been documented before, the Under 13s A league is very competitive and you have to be on the ball every week to get a result.

Albion deserved the victory and put home advantage to full use. Ellon didn’t play to the potential they can play at however they have enjoyed a good start to the season and getting to the last 16 of the Scottish Cup is something that can’t go unnoticed for a club with limited resources to other clubs in their league.

  • Full Time:
  • Banks O'Dee Albion
  • 4-1
  • Ellon Meadows


Banks O'Dee Albion
Ellon Meadows
1. Calum Davie
2. Jake Cocker
3. Dylan Boyce
4. Callum More
5. Callum McGregor
6. Connor Dalglish
7. Stevie Livingstone
8. Scott Milne
9. Corey Stevenson
10. Damon Collins
11. Alfie Knox
14. Harris Clubb
15. Jesse Marinus Goense
16. Brendan Madden
17. Marcel Okeakawa
1. Cameron Montgomery
2. Alexander Humes
3. Daryl Webster
4. Ross Connon
5. Owen Emslie
6. Harry Copeman
7. Rory Green
8. Ryan Lawrence
9. Aedan Gray
10. Sam Connor
11. Harvey McIntyre
14. Aidan Buckley
16. Keane Meldrum
19. Calum Kelly
23. Aidan McCulloch
29. Ethan Walker
Star Player
Banks O'Dee Albion
Ellon Meadows
Corey Stevenson - The whole team played well however Corey provided Ellon with loads of problems and 2 goals to his name.
Calum Kelly - Scored and gave Albion problems.
Magic Moment
Banks O'Dee Albion
Ellon Meadows
The lob through Stevie Livingstone was decent, a delightful lob.
The goal through Calum Kelly, a composed finish.
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