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Glens reach semis with fine away day win

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Colony Park
Glenafton Athletic
U19 SYFA Challenge Cup - Quarter Final
Davidson Park, Inverurie
Glenafton made the long but scenic journey to Inverurie on Saturday to take on Colony Park in the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup. The park was in good condition and the weather was pleasant.

The game started at a frantic pace and some early pressure in the first couple of minutes produced a half chance for Campbell which was cleared by the Colony defence. Colony then created a chance in 7 minutes which was smothered by keeper Dunsmuir and this was to set the tone for the match. Glens then created a chance from a long throw after 10 mins which was blocked and from the resultant corner Graham gathered the loose ball and rounded a defender and lashed the ball into the net to make it 1-0.

A great ball through from Kerr released Campbell who lost out to the keeper on this occasion. Graham then hit the post with a thunderous drive and Naismith gathered the rebound and drove into the box only to be upended by the colony defender who was booked and a penalty awarded, Naismith dusted himself down and duly despatched the penalty 2-0 with just over 20 minutes on the clock.

Colony then produced some sublime football to split a resolute Glens' defence only for Dunsmuir again to produce a fantastic save to deny the striker. A corner for Colony on 42 minutes produced a great chance which was blasted over by the striker.

Half Time: Colony Park 0-2 Glenafton AFC

The second half started with a rejuvenated Colony taking the game to the Glens and Dunsmuir had to look lively on several occasions to keep the score line as it was. Glens' nerves were showing and it was going to take something special to settle them, and so it did. Campbell met the ball 20 yards out on the volley and the ball exploded off his foot and into the roof of the net, an exquisite goal worthy of winning any game.

Glens used all 4 subs in the second half and on 80 minutes Colony again breached the Glens defence only to find Dunsmuir in inspired form denying them on several occasions.Stobbs carved out an excellent opportunity for himself on 85 minutes only to see his angled drive flash wide of the post.

Stobbs was then booked and a Colony player also booked as frustration crept into their game. The final minutes saw Dunsmuir pull off two “Banksenesque” style saves to maintain the clean sheet, the saves were applauded by both sets of supporters.

A well disciplined display by the boys and no injuries made for an enjoyable foray up North, and in the words of coach Quinny “Happy as Larry”. 

Full Time: Colony Park 0-3 Glenafton AFC
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