Colony Park’s tough start to the new season continued on Sunday when they lost 3-2 to Culter Colts. Colony went into the game on the back of three defeats from three league games and their cause was not helped when they had defender Callum Jones sent off in the first half. Goals from Ross Davidson, Rory Innes and Ryan Corthals secured Culter’s second successive 3-2 victory, after they beat Banchory by the same score line last time out. Lewis Beattie and Harrison Hinks netted for Colony but it was not enough to secure their first points of the season.
Culter Colts made a quick start to the match and opened the scoring after only two minutes. The home side were awarded a free kick on the left wing and Ross Davidson struck an in-swinging shot which flew into the far top corner, giving the goalkeeper no chance.
Culter were buoyed by that and continued to press Colony. A good team move which involved four or five players saw Josh Peters lean back and fire over from 10 yards.
The hosts remained in the ascendency for the remainder of the first half but failed to double their lead.
Culter were made to pay for their impotency in front of goal when Colony Park equalised in the 35th minute. Outstanding play by midfielder Stuart Simmond on the left wing saw him beat three opponents before playing a one-two with Lewis Beattie which led to Simmond breaking free and pulling the ball back for Beattie who arrowed the ball into the corner of the net from 12 yards to make it 1-1.
After working hard to go into the interval level, Colony then shot themselves in the foot just before the half time whistle. Culter’s Ryan Corthals pounced on a loose ball in the penalty area and prodded the ball over the goalkeeper. The ball looked destined for the net until defender Callum Jones intervened and instinctively punched the ball away from goal. The referee had little choice but to send Jones off. Culter’s Rory Innes took the penalty and confidently side footed the ball into the corner and away from the goalkeeper’s reach.