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Aberdeen & District JFA 2013/14 Champions Round-Up with YFSRadio Interviews

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Aberdeen & District Juvenille FA Season 2013/14 Round-Up
Under 13s C league champions – Insch & District
A brilliant season for all associated with Insch. Won 14 games and only a 3-1 loss to Newmachar back in April this year denyed the Aberdeenshire outfit a 100% record. Insch will be confident going into the new season on the back of this success.
Coach Brian Cormack speaks to YFSRadio's Robert Wilson
Under 13s B league champions – Formartine United

Had a tough Batt Cables with Albion BC being in the group so Formartine had to settle with B league football however it hasn’t affected United one bit. An almost perfect league season, however an impressive 5-4 win for Newtonhill meant that they weren’t going to the A league with a clean sweep of victories.

Under 13s A league champions – Albion BC

Albion were always going to be a good prediction to win the league, even more so with the experienced John Hill coming in to take the team. The Spain Park outfit has taken the league by storm and also claimed the Batt Cables Trophy after a 4-0 win over Lewis United.
Under 14s C league champions – Newmachar United

If any spectators were looking for an exciting title race then the Under 14s C league was the place to be. North Star Phoenix, Dee BC, Kemnay and Newmachar were all guns blazing to get the crown but Newmachar eventually came out on top with a nail-biting 4-2 win away to Dee confirming United’s title success.

Coach Mark Stalker gave his thoughts on the season by saying “It was touch and go at the end. We never gave up though and kept going and the boys showed great character. We certainly deserved to win that league.”

Under 14s B league champions – Colony Park

It’s been a mountain to climb for the Inverurie side since starting C league football back at Under 13s level. However they’ve got there and will have high hopes going into the 2014-15 season. 
Coach Graham Cheyne speaks to YFSRadio's Robert Wilson
Under 14s A league champions – Albion BC

Despite losing top players such as Stuart Bridgeford, Ethan Grant and Lewis Hutchison, Albion haven’t back-tracked and have had another successful season with Peterhead & Culter Colts the only teams to get something from the Spain Park side this season.

Kyle Smith is the 6th player from Albion to depart for Aberdeen, however Callum McKenzie & Ben Ross are ideal replacements. Their ability was shown at the Renfrew tournament which Albion also won.

Under 15s C league champions – Newmachar United

A good season in Newmachar’s case and a rack of goals banged in along the way. On a number of occassions the side managed to hit double digits passed teams on their way to league victory.

Under 15s B league champions – Balmedie BC

Once Balmedie got the momentum going there was to be no stopping them. A successful season for Balmedie with Culter BC Deeside the only side to beat the league champions this season. A few signings and Balmedie could be the surprise package in the A league next season.

Under 15s A league champions – Fraserburgh Link-Up
At the start of the season, everybody was touting for Albion to run away with the league crown. However eventual League Champions and the semi-finalists of the Scottish Cup is a brilliant achievement and everybody at Fraserburgh Link-Up will be proud of how events have unfolded this season.
Fraserburgh Link-Up coach Colin Simpson said “I'm absolutely delighted, it's safe to say that this a big thing not just in the Fraserburgh area but for the whole of Buchan, it's very satisfying, there has been a lot of hard work been done over the years and credit has to go to the players, they are keen, willing to learn and they get on with the work.”
Coach Colin Simpson speaks to YFSRadio's Robert Wilson

Under 16s B league champions – Byron Rovers

It was nip & tuck in the race for the under 16s B league with as many as 5 sides in within a shout of getting the honours. It was Byron who got themselves into pole position and made sure they came out on top even despite a 1-0 defeat at the hands of title rivals Stonehaven in their 2nd last match.
Under 16s A league champions – Lewis United Youth

Lewis United knew that something was required in order for the Aberdeen side to be winning trophies again and the appointment of Lee Youngson as manager is a successful one as they went through the league season with 17 wins and 1 draw. It also included lifting the Presidents Cup after a 3-2 win over their rivals Albion BC
Under 17s B league champions – East End BC

East End will still be gutted that they didn’t get A league football after a play-off defeat at the hands of Huntly in a penalty shoot-out. However it hasn’t harmed them in league business as they marched to the league title and were one of the 1st teams in confirming their success.
Coach Jamie Murray speaks to YFSRadio's Robert Wilson
Under 17s A league champions – Glentanar CC

Glentanar signed a lot of players in the summer and it has paid off. A 3-3 draw away to Culter was followed up a week later with a 4-0 win over previous league winners Deveronvale. Glentanar lost to Culter in April, 3-1 however it was their rivals who were to slip up a fortnight later with a 3-3 draw against Vale making sure that the Glens were able to take over once more and make sure their name was on the trophy.
Under 19s B league champions – Ferryhill

A crucial 5-3 defeat to Banchory denied Ferryhill A league football however the Garthdee based outfit made sure their last season in Juvenile football wasn’t a disappointment as they cruised to the B league title finishing 15 points clear of fellow contenders Alford Amateurs. Curtis Kane has had a big part to play for Ferryhill knocking in over 50 goals.

Under 19s A league champions – Banchory BC

Banchory struggled to see any league games in the 1st half of the season with a 3-2 defeat against Formartine United back in February being only their 2nd game of the season. Games came thick and fast for the Deesiders and they weren’t going to withhold their bid. Banchory went onto finish the season undefeated and came away deserved league winners.
Coach Neil Findlay speaks to YFSRadio's Robert Wilson

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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