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.