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Arthurlie into fifth round with Colony win

Colony Colts 1

Cowie 38

Arthurlie Cantera 4

McTernan 25, 47, O'Neill 75, Wilson 87
  • Saturday, 17 November 2018
  • Davidson Park
  • Under 19´s
  • Scottish Youth FA Cup

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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Three second half goals were the difference as Arthurlie Cantera made the long trip from the west region with a place in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup earned. Credit has to go to both sides and Colony Colts who did well to reach this stage of the competition had a valiant effort both in the tournament and in the game itself, however it wasn't to be on the day for the Inverurie side.

Arthurlie Cantera currently sit third in the CSFA Under 19s A league and definitely had the favourites tag heading into the game. The visitors had plenty of the ball against a determined Colony side who never gave up, some of the football Cantera played was exciting on what was a muddy surface at Davidson Park, Inverurie, Colony Colts have had a mixed share of results in the ADJFA so far this season with hard work a massive asset.

Lee McCallum had a fantastic start to the game for Arthurlie and will feel aggrieved not to have opened the scoring within the first quarter hour of this contest, the midfielder had a shot straight at Duncan Bridger before he got past a Colony defender and fired a good effort at goal which was denied by an outstretched save by Bridger.

Arthurlie opened the scoring on 25 minutes. A fantastic corner kick came in by Conor Bolger into a dangerous area and two yards from goal, Lee McTernan was able to guide the ball home beyond the Colony Colts defence to give Cantera the lead which was deserved after all their patience and attacking play in the lead-up to the goal, Arthurlie were also dangerous from set-pieces and they made it count when it mattered.

On 39 minutes, Colony Colts had levelled after the referee awarded the Inverurie side a free kick for a pass back in what was a great position for the Colts. Cameron Fraser fed in Daniel Cowie whose lightening effort on goal smacked off the post and into the net past a packed Cantera defence to level matters up.

  • Half Time:
  • Colony Colts
  • 1-1
  • Arthurlie Cantera

Arthurlie came out for the second with a better tempo about them and a couple of minutes after the restart, Cantera took the lead after Lee McTernan tucked the ball away from close range to give the CSFA outfit the lead once again in this pulsating contest. Arthurlie were yet again the better football team however Colony Colts were doing so well to frustrate their opponents.

Set-pieces are a strong asset to the way Cantera play and they doubled their advantage on 75 minutes. A terrific ball came in by Brian McCulloch which went into the danger area and captain Jordan O'Neill smashed home a fine header into the net.

Colony tried to rescue the tie and had a couple of set-pieces themselves with Benjamin Tribe having a free kick over the bar and a headed pass back from an Arthurlie defender nearly wrong footing Nathan McCrohon however the goalkeeper managed to get there in time.

Arthurlie made it 4-1 on 87 minutes, a defensive lapse fed in Robert Wilson who had a good game for Cantera and Wilson tucked in a fine finish beyond Bridger into the bottom left hand corner to complete a good day at the office for Cantera. It wasn't long before the final whistle would blow and the noisy travelling support were jumping up on their feet at Davidson Park before following the players into the changing rooms where there was lots of chanting.

The game did get a bit ill disciplined for a short time however the referee didn't have to dish out any red cards with trouble being kept at a minimum thanks to the qualified official. Arthurlie march on into the fifth round draw with ambitions to do well in the tournament whilst the Scottish Cup dream is over for Colony, however not without a fight and their own adventure will continue in the ADJFA as players approach the end of their youth careers.

  • Full Time:
  • Colony Colts
  • 1-4
  • Arthurlie Cantera


Colony Colts
Arthurlie Cantera
1. Duncan Bridger
2. Keir Jamieson
3. Benjamin Tribe
4. Stuart Gilmour
6. Logan Scott
7. Rory Gauld
8. Steven Davidson
9. Tom Adams
10. Daniel Cowie
12. Jamie Christie
15. Atholl Main
16. Declan Abel
19. Cameron Fraser
21. Phelim McNally
22. Hamish Young
1. Nathan McCrohon
2. Johnathan Gibson
3. Logan Punton
4. Jordan O'Neill
5. Keaton Shirra
6. Nathan Findlay
7. Brian McCulloch
8. Lee McCallum
9. Robert Wilson
10. Matthew MacDowall
11. Conor Bolger
12. Andrew Park
14. Lee McTernan
16. Euan Andrews
17. Gianni Demarco
19. Jay Lunney
Star Player
Colony Colts
Arthurlie Cantera
Daniel Cowie - Hard to single out a player however Daniel worked hard up front when chances were always going to be limited and Cowie also knocked home a fantastic finish to equalise, the whole Colony Colts team did themselves proud though and deserve immense credit.
Lee McTernan - Lee covered a lot of grass and got himself 2 goals giving the Colony defence no time to settle, McTernan also tracked back when Colony attacked and was involved in most of the play for Cantera.
Magic Moment
Colony Colts
Arthurlie Cantera
The free kick which was rattled in by Daniel Cowie.
The third goal after a fantastic delivery by Brian McCulloch found Jordan O'Neill who guided home a fine header.
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