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Colony Park take the spoils over Huntly

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Colony Park
 vs
Huntly FC
 
 
 
U17's ADJFA
Gairdoch Centre
10 February 2014
 
 
 
Colony Park coach Greame McDonald was happy with his sides 1-0 victory on Saturday by saying "The windy conditions made the game a leveller, funnily enough, both sides played better against the wind rather than with the wind, we expected with playing out of the wind in the 1st half and with us having a half time lead to make advantage of that in the 2nd half and go onto win more than we did.
 
"It was a very good strike by Paul Gee for the goal and unfortunately afterwards we didn't press them enough times as we would have liked, crosses in from the wings were getting taken away by the wind and I thought through balls were being over hit.
 
Due to the heavy rain on Friday night, it meant that only four games were available and no games in Aberdeen City were playable, the games which got the go ahead were as follows, Huntly v Colony Park Under 16s, Ellon Meadows v Colony Colts under 17s, Fraserburgh Link-Up v Culter Colts at the same age group and the only A league game at under 17s was Colony v Huntly. 
 
McDonald said that his side was very fortunate for the facilities available to his Inverurie outfit and admitted that if it wasn't for the artificial surface at the Garioch Centre then Colony would be having games off, McDonald added by saying "We're very lucky for the astroturf here at the Garioch, if we were playing on a grass pitch then we would be seeing more games called off during the winter.
 
"Facilities are a real problem for youth football not just in this area but also in other areas in Scotland especially at this time of the year, it's a shame as you prepare for the game during the week and then you come to a Saturday and your sitting idle and I feel sorry for the teams that don't have the benefit of playing on an astroturf, we will have a lot of games out of the way and that will benefit the players for when they sit exams."
 
It took a 30th minute strike from Paul Gee to seperate the sides after a great ball into Gees pathway. 
 
Huntly's Ross Christie was then shown a straight red in the 73rd minute for handling the ball outside his area.  
 
Full Time: Colony Park 1-0 Huntly FC
 
 
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