Author: David Reid
The ADJFA has had another eventful five months since the season started back in August. It has seen a new president on board, new teams being introduced as well as bigger sized C Leagues in the event that if teams decide to fold midway through the season.
Every age group still has a team left in the competition except from the Under 16s and Under 13s. The teams remaining in the Cup are Colony Park Under 19s, Broomhill Juniors Under 17s, Lewis United Under 15s, Dyce BC Under 14s, Albion BC Under 14s as well as Torphins Tornados at the same age group.
We'll start with the Under 19s an age group which I have been unfortunately not been able to report on this season and it has staged some cracking games. It also has cracking teams to match with Colony Park, the only North Region contender still left in the Scottish Cup, are battling with CBC Hilton, Cove Rangers and Kintore to see who will take the crown at the end of the campaign.
The B League hasn't seen a lot of action to date, however Formartine United are currently top with Alford Amateurs behind them undefeated and with a game in hand. There are teams around them which have only played one game, kick starting their campaigns.
In the Under 17's it looks to be a two way fight towards who will be crowned champions between Albion BC, Broomhill Juniors. Albion have already played eight games this season with Broomhill played just three, with the fact there in the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Cup, these sides have yet to face each other. Another pairing is going to the wire in the B League with Banchory BC and Cove BC Colts currently scrapping to get the crown.
From the leagues that play on a Saturday the Under 16's A League has been the most enjoyable so far. It currently has Deveronvale top after 7 games winning 6 and losing 1 to one of their main rivals Dyce BC. Other teams that are in the hunt are Glentanar, Albion, Dyce and Culter. Cove BC managed to get to a cup final last season and have made an excellent start to this term winning eight out of eight. Another team with a 100% record is Kemnay with six wins out of six.
We now move to the list of leagues which play on a Sunday. The A League will have a battle of two hunting for the title with Albion still having a 100% record intact, winning 10 out of 10 including beating Lewis United, who are still in the Scottish Cup, 3-0. It's entertaining to look at who could go down with a few teams trying to seek points to play A League football again next season.
In the B League two sides have still got 100% records;Colony Park and Cove BC with Peterhead Colts still undefeated after 6 games winning 4 and drawing 2, The C League has got four teams aiming for promotion this season.
The Under 14's has been a great season for spectators in the Scottish Cup. There are three teams remaining; Dyce, Albion and Torphins. There is also one team vying with Dyce and Albion, Fraserburgh Link Up who have made a great start, winning 7 out of 8 games.
Three teams are in with a shout of promotion in the B League with Deveronvale, Formartine United and Peterhead Phoenix getting off to a good start, two teams are in with a shout in the C League with Byron Spurs and Stoneywood in contention.
Some teams in the Under 13's have played a few league games where as some have only played just once. Albion are sitting comfortably at the top with six wins from six. The last survivor from the North region teams in the Under 13's Scottish Cup was Culter Colts, they are in the B League this season; they have won 2 out of 2 and are locked in a title race with Portlethen, Ellon Meadows and Deveronvale. Colony Park are sitting comfortably at the top of the C League with 6 wins out of 6.
Thursday, 27 December 2012 17:37
Mid-season ADJFA updateWritten by David Reid
Published in North Region Archive
David has been a YFS team member since January 2011 and has gone from strength to strength and is now the communications operator for the North region.
As well as his YFS duties Mr Reid also covers other sporting events with newspapers including the Evening Express which is one of the local papers in Aberdeen.
David was the 1st North region reporter for YFS and his experience has helped the other reporters who have joined settle in. In July 2012 David got the young journalist of the year award.
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