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Lewis clinch title success after Colony thriller

Lewis United 5

McKenzie 17, 58, Youngson 25, Lawrence 56, Leslie 74

Colony Park 3

Whyte 36, Green 68, Aitken 78
  • Saturday, 03 May 2014
  • Glenury Park, Stonehaven
  • Under 16´s
  • ADJFA A league

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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Lewis finally made the breakthrough on 17 minutes thanks to Daniel McKenzie after a great long diagonal ball from Lewis Masson and the ex St Johnstone striker fired home with ease. 
 
This gave United the impetus to go on and got a second goal on 26 minutes, Dylan Leslie's effort cannoned off the post before Callum Youngson was hot on the spot to squeeze the ball in.
 
Colony then got a penalty on the stroke of half time after a push,  Bradley Whtye coolly dispatched away his penalty into the bottom left hand corner.
  • Half Time:
  • Lewis United
  • 2-1
  • Colony Park
After missing a load of chances in the opening period of the 2nd half,  Lewis finally got their reward after a ball in from Masson found Marc Lawrence who nipped in at the near post past Donaldson.
 
United went on another attack and got themselves a three goal  advantage after a through ball was met by McKenzie who rifled home.
 
Park then reduced the leeway courtesy of an effort from Ben Green finding the top left hand corner.
 
Dylan Leslie then got in on the act after a ball was sent in by Masson  in which Leslie headed above Donaldson and in.
 
Colony then got another goal after a short pass from Elliott Taylor found Mark Aitken whose long range effort found the roof of the net. There was a standing ovation near the end for Bobby Olajide who has just came back from a long term injury with everyone pleased that he made a full recovery.  
 
In the end, Lewis United showed their class and are worthy league champions however full credit to Colony who put up a massive fight and made sure United didn't get the crucial victory the easy way. 
 
  • Full Time:
  • Lewis United
  • 5-3
  • Colony Park

Lineups

Lewis United
Colony Park

1. Dylan Gray 2. Angus Burrows 3. Dylan Leslie 4. Bradley Strachan 5. Conor Dickie 6. Barry Smith 7. Callum Youngson 8. Ryan O'Donnell 9. Daniel McKenzie 10. Bobby Olajide 11. Lewis Masson 12. Lewis Jopp 14. Lewis Ross 15. Kristian Schmid 16. Marc Lawrence 18. Clark Petrie

1 Michael Donaldson 2 Joshua Proud 3 Bradley Whyte 4 Elliott Taylor5 Neil Woodgreaves 7 Alexander Blair 21 Mark Aitken 10 Ben Duncan 11 Greg Taylor 12 Ben Green 14 Dale Rennie 17 Ruaridh Cole

Star Player
Lewis United
Colony Park
Lewis Masson - Was all over the park for Lewis and had a few assists to add to a great day for the midfielder.
Michael Donaldson - A stand-in keeper who did very well to keep his team in it at times.
Magic Moment
Lewis United
Colony Park
The final whistle, securing the league for Lewis.
Colony's second and third goals, brilliant play in the lead-up and then two good shots to end.
Club Views
Lewis United
Colony Park
Lewis United manager Lee Youngson was delighted that his side have won the league again with this age group being the first Lewis team to win a league twice, at the end Youngson said "I'm absolutely delighted, at the start of the year we lost 3 boys and then everybody was saying that we would be second best and we wouldn't win any competitions this year.

"The lads that have stayed and the lads that have came in is a massive credit to all of them, they've all been superb this year, that's the monkey off the back now.

"Ryan O'Donnell has been superb since day one and Bobby Olajide has also been outstanding, it's a shame he was out for a long time however he's back, Albion next Sunday will be a cracking game and it's two cracking teams and it will be who wants it most on the day, the boys will now be concentrating on next week's final against Albion.

"There was the prospect of a couple of players going to Montrose however we've managed to keep a hold of them, they'll be staying here, they'll be one or two shuffling away and one or two shuffling in as you normally do at the start of the year.

"All of the boys are keen to go again, teams in this league will get stronger when they get older, it's going to be a cracking league next year, it's going to get stronger and it will only help the boys if they're playing against good teams every week,hopefully there's teams who can compete with the likes of us,Albion, Deveronvale and Westdyke."
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