Author: David Reid
A new season and all change in the Under 15s age group, Albion (pictured right, competing in the 2012/13 SYFA Challenge Cup final) have strengthened over the summer bringing in five new players and have also lost players as well. The reds have had a 100% start to the campaign and got the bragging rights over their rivals Dyce winning 3-1 on Sunday at Spain Park.
Coach Greg Moir is delighted with the start to the season saying "I think the morale in the squad is high and we are all getting on really well together, we won't be getting too carried away as it's only September."
Mr Moir spoke about the 3-1 victory over Dyce and said "I think we are playing Dyce at the right time and they got caught out, it's only September and there is still a lot more games to go."
Albion have signed Cameron Cheyne, Laurie Cunningham, Sam Robertson, Thomas Reid and Matthew Cumming and Greg said that they have been terrific. "We had four in for pre season and one just signed and they have been terrific to work with, they have been chipping in with goals in our 1st 3 games.
In their opening day win against Peterhead BC Phoenix Laurie Cunningham scored four, Matthew Cumming scored a hat trick and Sam Robertson also netted. The treble quartet then added to that by each getting a goal to their name in a 10-0 win away to Colony Park before Cunningham also scored against Dyce on Sunday.
Moir thinks that the competitiveness has gone up this season and added that a couple of his guys have went to Lewis United, "The competitiveness has certainly gone up this season, Lewis have strengthened and the likes of Paul Lawrie Foundation are there or there abouts, Fraserburgh are also good and have two excellent strikers."
Greg added "The Peterhead game was a bit one sided and we just played well on the day, it was a bit of a shellshock for Peterhead, on the day we delivered and it was a good performance from us. Peterhead had the hardest start to the season coming away to Albion followed by a home game against league champions Dyce BC, we won't be taking them for granted when we go up to Peterhead."
Albion reached the Scottish cup final at Airdries Excelsior stadium and last May at the Division two stadium goalkeeper Cameron Jarvie produced a great performance for the Aberdeen based side along with defender Lewis Paton.
The reds start their Scottish Cup adventures again this Sunday when they travel to Banchory. Greg looked ahead to the game saying "It will be a difficult place to go to, we played them in a couple of cups last season, you find it tough going to places such as Banchory as we are more used to 3G surfaces like the one we have at Spain Park as you pass the ball better on these type of pitches, we will obviously be going out for the win."