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Colony go all the way after Formartine victory

Formartine United 0

Colony Locos 3

Crisp 14, Dawson 32, Woodgreaves 63
  • Sunday, 01 June 2014
  • Spain Park
  • Under 19´s
  • Murray Cup - Final

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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If Colony Locos coaches Derek Wood & Alan Calder were looking for a brillant performance to see out there coaching careers with the club in style then they definitely seen it at Spain Park, controlled play for the majority of the game and on their day they could have scored more.
 
Don't underestimate Formartine though, this was their biggest game of the season and they put up a fantastic fight, they have exceeded all expectations for this season and they deserve a lot of credit for finishing 4th in a really competitive league.
 
Locos were quick to get into their stride and had a lot of good attacking opportunities in the opening period of the game which in the end came to no avail, the Formartine defence and goalie Ryan Thomson must deserve praise for a brave display.
 
Colony took the lead in the 14th minute, a great ball in by Dean Henderson found Dan Crisp whose effort was enough to squeeze under the United defence and in, this was only going to give Alan Calder's side the impetus to go on and make sure their name was on the trophy.
 
The Inverurie side then doubled their advantage in the 32nd minute, another great ball came in which Formartine couldn't defend and it landed into the pathway of Grant Dawson (who scored a brace last weekend in the Scottish Cup final) who nodded home.
  • Half Time:
  • Formartine United
  • 0-2
  • Colony Locos
A new half and much more urgency from Formartine, Fraser Aiken nearly pulled one back for United however a brilliant diving save from Jordan Garrow made sure the clean sheet was intact.
 
Aitken was then through on goal once more from Formartine however couldn't get the break required as another great save from Garrow denied the striker, this game showed why Jordan Garrow is a good goalie.
 
Who would get the next goal then? Formartine to give them a lifeline or Colony to make sure victory was theres? It was Colony who got the next goal with Formartine once again done by a set-piece, a great ball in by Joe Burr found Phillip Woodgreaves to rose highest with the United defence nowhere to be seen to give Locos a crucial 3rd goal.
 
When it comes to Under 19s football, some lads may have their last season of playing youth football so it was just as well Colony striker Matthew Battensby who was banging goals in back in the day got his last appearance as a youth footballer, he nearly repeated the history books after a great ball by Crisp found the forward however a 15 yard effort went straight at Thomson.
 
A deserved win for Colony however give Formartine their due for a brave performance and they can be proud of their achievements this season.
 
  • Full Time:
  • Formartine United
  • 0-3
  • Colony Locos

Lineups

Formartine United
Colony Locos

1. Ryan Thomson
4. Cameron Clark
5. Jamie Findlay
6. Sean Fraser
7. Craig Marshall
9. Fraser Aiken
10. Steven Clark
12. Lewis Keith
14. Jack Stewart
15. Lewis Rose
19. Grant Ritchie
2. Gary Burnie
8. Mark Tremaine
11. Marcus Lee
17. Jack Lendrum
21. Ryan Shand

18. Greg Miazek

1. Jordan Garrow
2. Lukas Kennedy
3. Scott Abel
4. Euan Abel
5. Phillip Woodgreaves
6. Grant Dawson
7. Joe Burr
8. Dan Crisp
9. Greg Wood
10. Alex Duguid
11. Mike Watson
12. Dean Henderson
14. Matthew Battensby
17. Kieran Lawrence
19. Craig Turriff
Star Player
Formartine United
Colony Locos
Ryan Thomson - Made sure the scoreline was down with a couple of great saves.
Daniel Crisp - A great header for the 1st goal and was all over the park for Colony Locos.
Magic Moment
Formartine United
Colony Locos
A great battling performance and they played from the 1st whistle to the last whistle.
There quality shown through, all of their 3 goals came from set-pieces which shows the weapons that they have on show.
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