A very good performance from Cults Academy Under 13s ensured they picked up the Green Final Trophy with a comfortable 7-0 win at home to Harlaw Academy at Dyce Academy. It was a cold spectacle for many and it was a cracking game of football to watch from a neutral perspective.
Both sides had their chances in the opening exchanges of the game with Cults seeing a solo effort saved by Archie Stephen before a Harlaw free kick by Mark Scott went over the bar which made for an exciting start to the contest.
Cults opened the scoring midway through the first half with Damon Collins finishing off a fine move for his team before the Banks O'Dee Albion forward completed a good finish. It was a good through ball from Samuel Maitland who played in Collins.
A great ball into the box four minutes later led to Cults doubling their advantage when the ball found Jesse Marinus Goense free in space and the midfielder knocked the ball home past Archie Stephen from close range.
Harlaw had a chance on 25 minutes to reduce the deficit and it was one of the best chances of the game from their perspective after a ball from Mark Scott found Ebube Anyaegbynam with the goal right in front of the striker, however unfortunately for the tall forward he knocked his shot wide. The goal would likely have changed the complexion of the game.
Collins picked up his second goal before the half time whistle blew when another good delivery came in from out wide which was met by the forward and he slotted past Stephen from a wide angle with the Harlaw back line forcing Collins wide before he could pull his shot away.