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Sunday, 16 September 2012 19:58

Dominant Lewis beat Albion in cup tie

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Lewis United Youth
Albion BC 
MacKenzie 1
Swan 24
Smith 49, 63


U15 SYFA Challenge Cup
New Advocates Park


By Bruce Dryburgh
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ewis United got off to a flying start in this Scottish Cup First Round Tie. Daniel MacKenzie put the home side in front just after a minute on the clock. Good build up down the Lewis right hand side allowed Lewis Ross time and space to cross the ball into the box to MacKenzie who was on hand to round off what was a good attacking move by Lewis United.

The home side kept up this early pressure and only moments after the opening goal Mark Swan had an effort but it was straight at Reece Duncan in the Albion goal. Albion created their first chance of the game in the 7th minute through a corner. Kyle Willox swung the ball into the box but no-one in a red shirt attacked it and the ball went straight out for a goal kick.

Albion were starting to get more and more into the game and in the 16th minute the referee had a huge decision to make. It looked to be a stonewall penalty as Lachie MacLeod was unfairly taken down inside the box but the referee wasn't interested and waved play on. Two minutes later up the other end of the pitch Lewis United almost doubled their adavantage as MacKenzie laid the ball off to Callum Youngson whose effort skimmed off the bar and went out for a goal kick. 

Lewis United did however double their advantage and the second goal came on 24 minutes as Youngson put a great ball into the Albion box which caused the defence problems as they couldn't get the ball clear and Mark Swan was on hand to finish the ball past the helpless Duncan.

Albion reacted well to falling further behind and Richard Binnie was played through but an excellent last ditch tackle from Bradley Strachan denied him a shot at goal. In the 37th minute of the game Swan almost got his second goal of the game as MacKenzie proved to be a nuisance again as he played Swan in but his left footed curling effort went inches wide of Duncan's right hand post.

The last action of the first half was an Albion attack. MacLeod played a lobbed pass to Mark Gilmour who chested down to Kieran Middleton but he couldn't get the shot away.

Half Time: Lewis United Youth 2-0 Albion BC 

Again it was Lewis United who started better in the second half. Lewis Ross played the ball into Swan's feet who turned the defender well but his shot didn't test Duncan. Only seconds later though and MacKenzie was linking up with the midfielders yet again. He laid the ball off to Youngson but his effort went just wide of the target.

Lewis United's early second half pressure paid off as they were rewarded with a very well deserved thrid goal. In the 49th minute of the game Strachan played the ball dwon the left to Ross and after good skill on the ball he cut the ball back to Lewis Masson whose shot was only parried by Duncan and Barry Smith was on hand to poke the ball past Duncan and put real daylight between the teams. 

The 51st minute of the game saw MacKenzie almost get his second goal of the game. He had an excellent effort from 25 yards out that was heading straight for the top left corner of the goal but Duncan pulled off a magnificent save to tip the ball over the bar for a corner.

MacKenzie was proving to be a real handful for the Albion defence to deal with and he won a corner in the 54th minute. Youngson swung the ball into the box and it fell into the path of Swan but he couldn't put the ball away under good pressure from the Albion defence. The 61st minute of the game saw Albion create their first real chance of the second half. Michael Philipson played the ball through to Binnie whofired the ball across the face of goal but no-one was there to supply the vital touch. 

the 63rd minute of the game saw a quick counter attack from Lewis United result in a corner. Substitute Liam Grant swung the ball into the box and the well timed front post run from Smith saw him glance his header across the goalkeeper into the top left corner of the net. This was clearly a well rehearsed corner that came straight from the training ground. 

Lewis United were still hungry for more goals despite being 4-0 up. Ross drove into the box and again quick feet tricked the defenders allowing him time to play in MacKenzie but Ben Soutar was on his toes to put the ball behind for a corner. Grant swung in the corner and it was only cleared as far as him, he crossed the ball back in but Philipson was in the right place to head the ball clear.

Two minutes later and it was Lewis Masson who had a venomous shot parried behind for another Lewis United corner. Albion started to attack again and Binnie played the ball through to Neil Cumming but he failed to test Edward Flinn in the Lewis United goal.  Cumming turned well in the box and unselfishly played in Binnie who finished well past Flinn but the referee had blown his whistle as Binnie had strayed into an offside position. 

In the final moments of the game another chance fell to Binnie but his effort went wide of the target. The final action of the game fell to Binnie as Duncan kicked the ball long from the ground and it went straight through to Binnie who beat Schmid but then his fierce strike slammed off the post. 

Full Time: Lewis United Youth 4-0 Albion BC

Lewis United Youth  Albion BC
1. Edward Flinn
2. Angus Burrows
3. Liam Grant
4. Bradley Strachan
5. Conor Dickie
6. Barry Smith
7. Callum Youngson
8. Daniel MacKenzie
9. Liam Malcolm
10. Mark Swan
11. Lewis Massom
14. Lewis Ross
15. Kristian Schmid
16. Marc Lawrence
18. Clark Petrie
20. Greg Johnstone
1. Reece Duncan
2. Steven Innes
3. Kyle Willox
4. Michael Philipson
5. Ben Soutar
6. Owen Purdie
7. Mark Gilmour
8. Lewis Liversedge
9. Richard Binnie
10. Lachie MacLeod
11. Clark Scott
12. Kieran Middleton
14. Neil Cumming
15. Michael Ironside
20. Liam Strachan
21. Dylan Smith
Daniel MacKenzie: proved to be a real nuisance on the day and caused the Albion defenders many problems. He linked up exceptionally well with his teammates and fully deserved his goal. 
Richard Binnie fought hard on the day and had a few chances on goal. He was effective when he got the ball and deserved a goal to round off a good performance.

Sunday, 16 September 2012 18:08

Vale prove too strong for Fraserburgh

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Deveronvale FC
Fraserburgh Link-Up
Geddes 2
Gray 42
Third 66
Thomson 12, 30
Strachan 20, 26, 50


U13 SYFA Challenge Cup
Canal Park


By David Reid
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These sides were to meet for the second time in as many weeks with both sides meeting at Canal Park a fortnight ago with Vale running out 4-1 winners, Vale were to have a sublime performance and progressed into the next round winning 8-0.

Fraserburgh had some key players missing today especially in midfield and it showed during the game but Link Up weren't to give up and kept trying even when the game was out of their sight.

Vale were to hit the Broch on the front foot and took a very early lead after Finlay Strachan sent a ball wide into John Geddes who met it on the edge of the box who then fired it into the bottom left hand corner from 18 yards.

The Banffers were to go 2-0 up ten minutes later when Fergus Edwards passed into Reece Thomson who tried his luck from 22 yards and it deflected off a Fraserburgh defender unstoppable for Jamie Bruce.

Vale added to their lead on twenty minutes after Fraserburgh were cut open again as Fergus Edwards sent a through ball into Reece Thomson whose effort looked like going in but hit the post and it came to Lewis Strachan who placed it into the bottom left hand corner.

The Banffers were to get two more goals before half time when John Geddes sent a great pass into Lewis Strachanand from 20 yards he managed to score his 2nd goal of the game, and then Fergus Edwards sent a great ball into Reece Thomson and from close range placed it into the middle of the net.

Half Time: Deveronvale 5-0 Fraserburgh Link-Up

Vale added their goal tally in the 2nd half and got a free kick on the edge of the box which was taken by centre back Ellis Gray who beat the wall and was too hot for Jamie Bruce.

Lewis Strachan then completed his hat-trick after he recieved the ball from John Geddes and then the pacy winger hit a 15 yard strike sweetly into the net.

Michael Third completed the scoring for Vale with moments left after he was tripped over in the penalty area by the Fraserburgh goalkeeper, the forward took the penalty and tucked it into the bottom right hand corner.

Deveronvale will now travel to Glentanar in the next round, with Fraserburgh shifting their focus to local competitions.

Full Time: 
Deveronvale 8-0 Fraserburgh Link Up

Deveronvale FC Fraserburgh Link Up
1. Craig Sutherland
2. Declan Smith
3. Leighton Duncan
4. Ellis Gray
5. Sam Cummings
6. Fergus Edwards
7. Lewis Strachan
8. John Geddes
9. Reece Thomson
10. Mark Tait
11.  Keith Cruickshank
12. Kieran Beaton
14. Jordan Thomson
15. Michael Third
16. Rory McDermott
 22. Paul Chalmers
1. Jamie Bruce
2. Logan Reid
3. Fergus Hutcheson
4. Shaun Jappy
5. Callum Willton
6. Aaron Masson
7. Dylan Ritchie
8. Jamie Park
9. Jake Masson
10. Reece Taylor
11. Nathan Gatt
12. Shaun Cowie
14. Craig Barbour
15. Jamie Duthie
16. Jordan Taylor

Lewis Strachan scored a hat-trick and put in a good all round shift.
Jamie Park kept working hard even when the tie was out of their reach.
Deveronvale Coach Kevin Smith said: "I was pleased with the way the lads went about the game today."

Fraserburgh Coach James Barbour said: "We had a couple of players missing today. They were physically stronger than us."
Sunday, 16 September 2012 17:56

Free scoring Cove United put Turriff to the sword

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Cove BC United
Turriff United YFC
Whittet 18, 57
D Douglas 23
Gilka 33, 40, 48
McBain 52
Strath 31


U15 SoccerWorld League C
Groats Road


By Daniel McKay
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It was a beautiful, sunny day when Cove Utd and Turriff Utd arrived at Groats Road.  But five minutes before kick off the dark clouds rolled in and the sun would not be seen again.  Then, as the referee’s whistle signalled the start of the game, so it signalled the start of the rain.

After a quiet opening ten minutes, the first shot on target came from Cove’s Mark Whittet.  Turriff then went straight up to the other end and Brandon Meister’s low drive from just outside the box had to be tipped round the post.  From the resulting corner Lee Strath headed just wide.

In the 15th minute Meister managed to get a shot away from the edge of the box, but it was straight at keeper Kacper Witkowski.  The opening goal came from the hosts three minutes later, a looping effort from Whittet going over the keepers head and dipping under the crossbar. 

Cove doubled their lead in the 23rd minute.  A quickly taken throw-in level with the Turriff six-yard box caught out the defence and allowed Danny Douglas to slip in.  The winger then kept his cool to slot home at the keeper’s near post.

Danny Douglas had a chance to score his second three minutes later, but he sliced his shot wide after some neat link-up play.  Cameron Milne then did his best to get Turriff back into it, but his shot from the edge of the box went wide. 

On the half-hour mark Danny Douglas showed his pace on the right wing before putting in a great ball across goal for Whittet, but the striker couldn’t get his effort on target.  A minute later Turriff halved the deficit when Strath caught out the keeper, executing a superb lob from outside the box for the visitor’s first goal of the season.

The home side reacted well to conceding though, and restored their two-goal advantage within two minutes.  Jonathan Gilka showed great strength and determination to battle his way through the middle of the Turriff defence.  Goalkeeper Darryl Bisset came out to gather but the ball took a bobble at the vital moment and managed to get away from him, leaving Gilka with a simple finish.

Milne went close for Turriff in the 38th minute when he got the better of three defenders on the left.  He burst into the box and fired a low shot at Witkowski’s near post but the keeper saved well.  There was just time for Cove to make it 4-1 before halftime.  Gilka’s lightening pace on the left wing left the defence for dead and the youngster finished calmly, poking the ball past the keeper as he came rushing out.

Half Time: Cove BC United 4-1 Turriff United YFC

Gilka had a fantastic opportunity given to him on a plate at the start of the second half.  Some miscommunication in the Turriff defence meant nobody went for the ball in the box and it fell to Gilka who was surprised to find the ball at his feet and blasted wide.

Gilka more than made up for that miss though in the 48th minute, completing his hat-trick tapping into the empty net after the keeper had fumbled the ball in the slippery conditions. 

Cove’s sixth goal came from the penalty spot after 52 minutes.  Jack McBain coolly slotting home low to the keeper’s right after Scott Farquharson was brought down in the box.

Mark Whittet had earlier opened the scoring, and now he rounded it up by making it 7-1.  He timed his run well to get on the end of a ball over the Turriff defence, rounded the keeper rolled the ball home.

On the hour mark Cove’s Kieran Whiffin went for the spectacular when he decided to shoot from a free kick from almost the halfway line.  The effort was on target but was an easy save for Bisset.  A good old fashioned goal-mouth scramble almost led to an eighth for Cove with players queuing up to have a shot, eventually though Aiden Newlands’ shot was saved and held by the keeper.

On 71 minutes Connor Ritchie nearly got Turriff’s second goal, but his shot from just outside the box flashed inches wide of the post.  This proved to be the last real chance as the game petered out with Cove coming out deserving winners.  All in all, a bad day at the office for Turriff, but they’ll be happy to get their first goal of the season.  A fine performance from Cove though, their forward line in particular with their frightening pace terrorised Turriff.

Full Time: Cove BC United 7-1 Turriff United YFC

Cove BC United Turriff United YFC
1. Kacper Witkowski
2. Josh Keen
3. Kieran Whiffin
4. Ciaran Barry
5. Kieron Grant
6. Jack McBain
7. Connor Douglas
8. Danny Douglas
9. Jonathan Gilka
10. Scott Farquharson
11. Mark Whittet
12. Bartosz Przybysz
14. Dean Hepburn
15. Aiden Newlands

1. Darryl Bisset
2. Chris Watt
3. Lee Strath
4. Evan Jenkins
5. Brandon Meister
6. Ryan McManus
7. Daniel Gibson
8. Connor Ritchie
9. Jordan Smith
10. Cameron Milne
11. Jay Walburn
14. Greig Christie
15. Aaron Skinner
16. Scott Cameron
17. Craig Abel
Jonathan Gilka has to get Man of the Match for his superb hat-trick.  But a special mention also goes to Danny Douglas who was excellent.
Lee Strath is Turriff's Man of the Match not just for the goal, which he took very well, but a solid performace in general.
Sunday, 16 September 2012 14:06

Peterhead brush past local rivals for cup progress

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Peterhead BC
Fraserburgh Link-Up
Mason (2)
Morrison (2)


U16 SYFA Challenge Cup - R1
Catto Park, Peterhead


By Bill Buchan
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PHd BC V FB Link Up U16sThe sunny day and strong breeze was typical weather for a Buchan derby match. Fraserburgh started the match with the wind at their back and each team made a lively start.

While Peterhead had most of the early possession, Fraserburgh looked dangerous on the break.

After ten minutes, Peterhead keeper Tait could only look on as Ryan Tait placed chipped the ball into the postage stamp from about eighteen yards.

The Blue team were stung and the rest of the half followed the early pattern of Peterhead having most of the ball but Fraserburgh hitting on the break. Indeed neither keeper had too much more to do before half-time.

After the turn round and now facing the wind, it was Fraserburgh who started best without really troubling the Peterhead keeper. They continued to play their passing game which suited the conditions.

PHd BC V FB Link Up U16sHowever after, twenty minutes Peterhead equalised. A through ball caught the Fraserburgh back line square and Jaimie Mason scored.

The same player scored again ten minutes later with an excellent solo effort. Holding off close attention on the left, he turned inside the defenders and smashed his shot into the far side of the net.

Sandwiched between these two goals was another excellent finish as Peterhead found the long through ball to be paying dividends against the tiring Fraserburgh defence. 

Two more goals from peterhead sealed the result for the Blue Toon. Nathan Morrison (2) and Mark Foley were the other Peterhead scorers.

While the result was emphatic in reality Fraserburgh were holding their own until midway through the second half when the quick goals from Peterhead stunned them. The Fraserburgh keeper did produce several excellent saves to keep his side in contention.

Full Time: Peterhead BC 5-1 Fraserburgh Link-Up YFC

Thursday, 13 September 2012 22:27

Clach continue fine start to season

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Clach U-17s 'A' Squad continued their good form in the Highland Youth League with a 4-1 victory in a fiercely competitive and bruising local derby matching versus Inverness City.

The young Clachers had the lions' share of posession and territorial advantage and took control of the game early. The Clach 'A...' goals came from left sided midfield genuis Sam Walker, powerful and pacy attacker Conor Logan, industrious striker Nathan Wilson and the captain courageous Scott MacLean, who made it 4 nil to the young Lillies.

A late consolation goal from City, who had used the 'park the bus' tactics throughout, playing to their own particular strengths, was so far offiside it was described by one of the many fans on the touchline as being 'so far offside Stevie Wonder would have raised his flag'. Apart from this the young Clach keeper Ryan MacLeod had no saves to make during the match and credit must go to the way the side defends from the from front to back.  It is obvious that there is a really good spirit in the squad and that will be required throughout the season.

So far it has been 3 games and 3 wins for the U-17 'A' team and with Strathspey Thistle visiting the Bught this Sunday coming Youth coach Ker McAllister certainly hopes the players can continue their good run of form and continue learning and developing whilst getting positive results.

The younger U-17 Clach 'B' squad also celebrated a victory in hard fought encounter at the Bught Park, winning 4-2 versus Nairn County. 3 wins out of 4 so far this season for the Clach B side, highly commendable considering most of their players are a year or more younger than their opponents.
Sunday, 09 September 2012 20:02

Lewis back on track after Colony victory

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Lewis United
Colony Park
U17's ADJFA A League
Portlethen Academy
On a beautiful hot summer day, Lewis United welcomed Colony Park to Portlethen Academy for their third league match of the season. Following last week's shock loss, Lewis were determined to get back on track, but it wouldn't be easy against last season's runners up. With last season's games between the side's providing 17 goals, another goal fest was expected.

The match kicked off in glorious sunshine and it was Lewis who were quickly on the front foot pushing Colony back. Aaron Corkan, who was playing the lone striker role tested the Colony defence with his pace and was unlucky when his attempted lob over the advancing keeper went over the bar.

Cammy was next to test the Colony defence when his shot hit the side netting. The decision to play five in the middle by Keith was working, and Colony couldn't handle the extra player in the middle of the park as Lewis were picking up nearly every loose ball. A magnificent move involving Lewis Stephen, Lewis Collie, Cammy Booth, and Aaron Corkan almost resulted in the first goal with some great inter passing but the Colony defence managed to clear.

Slowly though, Colony came back into the game and started to threaten and it took a good save from Lewis McKenzie to stop Colony from taking the lead. Colony started to step up a gear and a last ditch challenge by Lewis Stephen prevented the Colony striker getting a shot on goal.

Finally a goal did arrive and a deserved one it was too. After some more pressure being put on the Colony defence, they could only partially clear, and a needless foul was committed on Cammy on the touchline. Mitch Smith fired the free kick in, and as everyone went for the ball, the Colony keeper was caught in two minds, and the ball went straight in. 1-0 Lewis.

There were calls for the free kick to have been re taken as it looked like it might have been indirect, but Lewis have had so few breaks over the years, when you finally get one, you grab it with both hands.

Five minutes later the Lewis boys went 2-0 up when a pass from Lewis Stephen, found Lewis Collie, who slipped past 3 Colony defenders and from the left side of the penalty area, poked the ball home beyond the Colony keeper. Colony though didn't finish runners up last season for nothing and they came storming back into the game.

Three corners were to be defended, two were, the third wasn't. Lewis McKenzie, punched the ball clear, but the boys were slow to close the ball down, but to be fair to the Colony midfielder, he fired in an incredible shot with the outside of his boot to cut the deficit. 2-1. Colony pushed for the equaliser and it took some great defending from Lewis Stephen and Dean Barnes in the middle of defence to keep them out, and some great challenges from Shaun Elder at left back, one of which led to a third Lewis goal.

As Colony pushed for the equaliser, the right winger tried once again unsuccessfully to get past Shaun, who put in another great tackle to win the ball. Shaun listened and could see the run Aaron Corkan was making and sent a delightful ball over the top, beyond the Colony defence and right into Aaron's path. Aaron lobbed the ball over the keeper and sent the ball goal ward, but it looked like the defender was going to clear, but then, for some unknown reason, he got his legs mixed up, and the ball bounced into the net, right on the half time whistle too. 3-1 Lewis.

Half time: Lewis United 3-1 Colony Park

The second half kicked off, and the Sun wasn't doing either side any favours as it seemed to be getting hotter. Colony came out the traps flying and were looking for that early goal to get them back into the match. But every time they came a knocking, the Lewis defence would turn them away. Time after time, Lewis Stephen, and Dean Barnes would head the ball clear, or Shaun would stop an attack with a block or a tackle.

On the right hand side, Fraser Barclay, who was making his debut was coping well and being well marshalled by his defensive team mates, and when he did get too far forward, he was swiftly told to get back. Colony were unlucky not to get a second goal 65 minutes when a great turn and shot by their striker came crashing back off the crossbar, and just a few minutes later, their striker missed a glaring opportunity when he had a free header, but somehow glanced the ball wide.

Lewis though, after weathering the Colony storm, started dictating play a bit more and were very unlucky to have a great passing move that finished with the ball in the net, disallowed for offside when a Colony full back was playing everyone onside. The boys were playing some good stuff but tired legs were starting to show, so changes had to be made. Andy was replaced by Aaron Causby and it didn't take our own Little Lord Farquaad long to get into the game as his dribbling and pace started to cause problems. Lewis Collie was replaced by Jack Stewart and Mitch Smith by James McLeod.

The fresh legs seemed to help relieve the pressure as Colony's attacks became less frequent and the game became more even and if anything, there was more chances coming at the other end. A great chance to finish the game came when James was sent through but with 2 targets in the box to pick out, Big Elvis couldn't wrap his foot round the ball and the danger was over for Colony.

One down side of the game came when as Lewis Stephen jockeyed a Colony player in the penalty area, the player threw himself to the ground, as if a sniper had shot him and claimed for a penalty, but luckily for Lewis the referee was keeping up with play and booked the Colony player for diving.

With 5 minutes to go, Colony were awarded a free kick. The Colony player curled a beautiful shot around the wall and it was heading into the bottom corner off the net, only for Lewis McKenzie to turn it around the post; an absolutely stunning save. With one minute left though, controversy occurred. Another Colony free kick, this time a bit farther out. It was played into the box, but Lewis Stephen, once again, got his head to it, though this time, not cleanly and the ball went goal wards, towards the inrushing four Colony players. The ball though was going out for a corner until a Colony player, raised his hand, pulled the ball down, and fired the ball into the net. A free kick to Lewis and a yellow card, but no, the referee awards the goal, incredible.

With the game going into injury time, the boys were now hanging on to a game they had wrapped up. Colony launched one last attack, and if the great Alex Ferguson was watching, then it really would have been Squeaky Bum time. The ball was played in, but once again, the rock that was the Lewis defence, cleared the ball to Cammy, who went on a run, all the way to the edge of the Colony box, and took a tackle to win a corner, but enough was enough and the referee blew for time.

Full time: Lewis United 3- 2 Colony Park

It was a great game of football to watch from both teams. Not as many goals as there were last season (6-4 and 5-2) but magnificent to watch, which probably explains the amount of spectators at the sidelines. Every single player deserves credit today, Lewis Stephen and Dean Barnes in centre defence were superb, Shaun at Left Back, brilliant, Cammy, Mitch, Lewis Collie in the middle, Scott and Andy and Fraser on the right, Lewis in goal, you all deserve credit, even the subs who came on, but for me, Aaron Corkan was man of the match. He played up front on his own the whole game, he held the ball up for us, allowed the midfield to get up to him, his pace caused them problems all afternoon, a fantastic performance from Aaron.
Sunday, 09 September 2012 18:20

Fraserburgh edge past Dee at Aulton

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Dee BC
Kirkpatrick 3
Walker 52
Watson 20
Anderson 26
Paterson 45 + 1
U19 Murray Cup


By Ben MacKenzie
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Dee BC vs Fraserburgh BC (Under 19s)Fraserburgh edged past Dee in a tight encounter at Aulton. Goals from Watson, Anderson and Paterson were enough to take 3 points from a very strong Dee side. It was a sunny afternoon at Aulton with the pitch in good condition, it was all set up for a great encounter.

It all started perfectly for Dee as a long ball was played over the Fraserburgh defence and Dale Kirkpatrick finished past Ritchie to make it 1-0 Dee with just 2 minutes played.

Fraserburgh almost replied immediately as a free kick from Fulton bounced down and Watson's shot rolled just wide of the post. Fraserburgh had a great chance in the 8th minute as West was sent through on goal after a great ball from Anderson only to be denied by Klimkiewicz coming off his line.
In the 15th minute, a long throw from Chris McIntosh was headed towards goal by Dale Kirkpatrick only to be matched by good handling from Ritchie. Fraserburgh found an equaliser in the 20th minute as a long ball played Blair Watson through on goal and he calmly finished past Klimkiewicz to level the score. 

Just a minute later Blair Watson was almost played through on goal again, but just as he controlled the ball, he was excellently cut out by Jack Carle. Fraserburgh came close again as a corner kick from Jack Donaldson was headed away by Watt only to be struck back towards goal by Jake West, who agonisingly watched his powerful shot go just wide of the post.

Fraserburgh took the lead in the 26th minute, as Anderson was played through on goal straight from a goal kick by Ritchie, and he finished off-balance into the bottom left corner to put Fraserburgh in the lead. Dee had a double chance on the 31 minute mark as Kirkpatrick had a shot well saved by Ritchie, the ball came out again to the edge of the 6 yard box but Kirkpatrick could only hit his shot just wide.

Kirkpatrick played a ball out on the left to Ritchie Hutchison, who had a swerving shot with his left foot from 30 yards, forcing a good save out of Ritchie. Dee had the ball in the back of the net in the 34th minute after Jack Curle struck a fantastic powerful shot at Ritchie who did well to save it. It came out to Kirkpatrick who finished it off, but the referee immediately blew for offside.

Dean Watt swung a free-kick into the box in the 41st minute, and Dale Kirkpatrick headed wide. Dee had another effort on goal through Aaron Walker who had a well hit shot from the edge of the Dee go wide. Jack Paterson made it 3-1 in stoppage time as a high ball bounced down in the Dee box and Paterson turned and shot with his left foot into the bottom corner.

Half Time: Dee BC 1-3 Fraserburgh

Dee BC vs Fraserburgh BC (Under 19s)Fraserburgh began the second half the attack as Anderson had a chance, but the ball was well cleared by Jack Carle before he could get his shot away.

In the 52nd minute, Dee got themselves right back into the game as Aaron Walker burst through on goal and finished past the keeper to make it 3-2.

Blair Watson was through on goal in the 54th minute but Oskar Klimkiewicz made an excellent save to deny him. Dee had another chance as Dean Watt swung a free kick into the box and McIntosh headed wide.

Dale Kirkpatrick had a free-kick tipped on to the bar by subsitute goalkeeper Marco Deltesta in the 71st minute. Dee had another chance in the 79th minute as Chris McIntosh headed off the bar, it bounced down and was caught by the keeper. It just wasn't going in for Dee.

Jake West was through on goal for Fraserburgh in the 86th minute but again Klimkiewicz made the vital save. West then rattled the bar in stoppage time with his left foot.

Dee had a few more half-chances towards the end, particularly a header round the back post from Aaron Walker which went in to the side netting, but it just wasn't going to happen for Dee, and Fraserburgh claimed the win.

Full Time: Dee BC 2-3 Fraserburgh BC

Dee BC Fraserburgh BC
1. Oskar Klimkiewicz
3. Connor Forbes
4. Brendan Clark
5. Scott Robertson
6. Andy McBain
7. Dean Watt
8. Jay Davidson
9. Chris McIntosh
10. Dale Kirkpatrick
11. Jack Carle  
14. Aaron Walker
17. Matthew Gray
18. Ritchie Hutchison
19. Adrian Iwaskiewicz

1. Martin Ritchie
5. Jay Ironside
6. Jack Fulton
7. Sam McKay
8. Jake West
10. Brent Bruce 
11. Jack Donaldson
12. Dannie Duthie
14. Blair Watson
16. Mathew Gordon
17. James Allan-Strachan
21. Marco Deltesta
24. Martin Anderson
30. Bruce Patterson
67. Jordan Gauld
88. Shaun Reid
Jack Carle wins it ahead of Dale Kirkpatrick, who was a contender. Carle's solid work at the back wins him the award.
Jake West edges it from Martin Anderson, who also played well. West impressed in the midfield and created a lot for Fraserburgh.
Billy Shirram, Dee BC Coach, said: "I think it is a fair enough result. I am proud of our boys. We were the better footballing side, but I'm afraid our finishing let us down a bit in the end."
Friday, 07 September 2012 10:00

Dyce pathway achieves Quality Mark first

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dycejuniorsA Junior club in an Aberdeen suburb has become the first of its kind in the north of the country to receive a prestigious Scottish FA award.

Dyce Juniors FC (DJFC) has been recognised for its standards of practice by football’s governing body which has awarded the club its Quality Mark ‘Standard’ award.

“We are delighted to have been recognised by the Scottish FA for our efforts,” said Norman McKay, DJFC President.

“We at DJFC were represented at a Scottish FA roadshow regarding community clubs, and it was thought that this was the way forward and that we should pursue the matter further.

“After discussion with Len Nicol of Dyce Boys Club, who already hold the Quality Mark required as a first step to gaining Community Club status, we decided to move forward and contacted Mark Slater of the Scottish FA for assistance regarding the requirements that were necessary for us to apply for this award. “

The Quality Mark programme helps clubs reach the level of organisation they wish to become.

DJFC has established a clear link between youth and the adult game, a key objective of the Scottish FA’s football development department, by forging a working relationship with Dyce Boys Club (pictured below left, Dyce BC Under 16's lift the 2010/11 SYFA Challenge Cup).

Mark Slater, a club development manager for the Scottish FA who has helped DJFC achieve its new found status, said: “The club can take huge confidence from this going forward.

“It has now created a link between the boys club with the aim that it can become a feeder club for them in the future.

“It’s brilliant for the Scottish FA’s North region to have the first Junior in Scotland be awarded Quality Mark.

dycesc“I hope it has a knock-on effect at Junior clubs across the country.”

Vice-President of DJFC, Bill Thomson, added: “Clubs now know that attaining a Quality Mark award is the first step in improving facilities at your club.

“It increases your opportunities to improving your coaching and structure.

“The process of obtaining the award has brought clubs in the area together.

“We now have coaches on the way to sitting their Scottish FA qualifications and have a pathway between the youth and adult game.”

Andy Gould, head of regional development at the Scottish FA, said he hoped DJFC would be the first of many clubs across the country to establish links between the youth and adult game.

“We’re delighted DJFC has worked with us to establish this pathway," he added.

“Opportunities for playing the game should exist from an early age all the way up into the adult game.

“I wish DJFC all the best in their aspirations to work up the levels within Quality Mark.”

Story courtesy of the Scottish Football Association.
Sunday, 02 September 2012 16:48

Culter edge it against Newmachar

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Culter United
Newmachar United
Corthals 55, 73
Arnott 74


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By Daniel McKay
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As Culter United and Newmachar United lined up in the glorious Sunday morning sunshine, there was just one problem.  Both teams had turned up wearing red shirts and black shorts and socks! 

Despite the clash of kits the game went ahead, and Newmachar created the first chance after five minutes.  Paul Greig did well on the right wing and managed to get a shot away, but Cameron McMullan pulled off a good save with Aaron Arnott waiting to pounce had the keeper spilled it.

The 12th minute brought with it Culter’s first real chance, an audacious effort from range by Ryan Corthals, crashing off the bar.  Three minutes later Corthals had another chance, racing down the left he dragged his shot just wide.

In the 18th minute Culter’s Aidan Martin-Beattie tested keeper Josh Chambers with a shot from the right-hand side of the box.

A great move by Newmachar in the 23rd minute saw Paul Greig twist and turn on the right before putting superb low ball across goal finding Arnott.  The striker drilled his shot low towards the near post but was foiled by a good stop by the keeper. 

Two minutes later Arnott was put through one-on-one, but the youngster’s touch let him down and the keeper gathered.  In the 27th minute a brilliant challenge from Culter’s Fraser Lowe stopped Sean Stalker’s dangerous looking charge into the box.

On the half-hour mark Ryan Corthals, who was looking lively, let fly from range and saw his shot flash just the wrong side of the post.  From the resulting goal kick, Greig, who was proving a nightmare to handle, beat a defender on the wing and placed his shot a fraction wide of the far post.

On the stroke of half time Greig went on yet another run down the right before firing across the face of goal where nobody could get the all important touch needed to divert it goalwards.

Half Time: Culter United 0-0 Newmachar United

The first real chance of the second half fell to Culter’s Kamal N’Dow who worked his way into the box but sent his effort wide in the 42nd minute.

Five minutes later a scramble on the edge of the Culter penalty area ended with the ball falling to Arnott, but the Newmachar danger-man snatched at the chance and sent his shot well over the bar.

A long ball over the top caught out the Newmachar defence in the 52nd minute and sent George Chalmers racing through on goal, but with the keeper rushing out of his goal, he just got too much on his attempted lob, and the ball sailed over the bar.

In the 54th minute a fantastic turn and pass from Culter’s Peter Murphy found Corthals, but the striker’s shot missed the target by inches.  Ryan Corthals would not be denied though, and a minute later he gave his side the lead.  Put through on goal again, he kept his cool and smashed the ball past Josh Chambers emphatically.

With 58 minutes on the clock Newmachar came agonisingly close to an equaliser when an Arnott effort from the edge of the box seemed bound for the top corner.  It hit the inside of the post though and bounced across the face of goal before eventually being cleared.

Newmachar were really pushing for a leveller and with 67 minutes played Arnott raced through trying to get on the end of a through-ball.  The ever-alert McMullan though was out like lightening to gather and snuff out the danger.

In the 70th minute another Arnott effort failed to find the target, as the referee signalled three minutes of added time.  In the 73rd minute, with Newmachar throwing everyone forward they were caught out at the back.  Corthals showed his strength on the left to hold off the defender and work his way into the box before drilling home at the keeper’s near post.

The referee allowed an extra minute to be added because of the goal, and that gave Newmachar enough time to grab a goal back.  A cracking shot on the turn from Arnott, which found its way into the back of the net via the post after McMullan’s valiant attempt to save.  It proved to be nothing more than a consolation though, as the final whistle went immediately after the restart.

Full Time: Culter United U13s 2-1 Newmachar United U13s


Culter United Newmachar United
1. Cameron McMullan
2. Fraser Lowe
3. Cameron Strachan
4. Aidan Martin-Beatie
5. Finlay Bain
17. Euan McKnight
7. Callum Young
8. George Chalmers
9. Kamal N'Dow
10. Ryan Corthals
11.  Peter Murphy
12. Kieran Troup
14. Lewis Hardie
15. Steven Bruce
16. Callum Miller
1. Josh Chambers
5. Connor Clarkson
6. Daniel Forbes
8. Caleb Wilson
4. James Anderson
14. Sean Stalker
15. Calum Allan
18. Jacob Drummond
7. Braden Robson
9. Paul Greig
10. Aaron Arnott
11. Connor Duncan
2. Owen Leslie
17. James Shand

Ryan Corthals looked dangerous all day, caused Newmachar a lot of problems and of course bagged the all-importand goals.
Paul Greig caused havoc on the right wing, creating plenty of chances and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet
Saturday, 01 September 2012 16:41

Albion's clinical finishing seals the points

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Colony Park
Albion BC
Kennedy 15
Still 59
Munro 78 
Sinclair 17, 43, 49
Liversedge 32, 62, 65, 87
Colbert 70
Davidson 20


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 Davidson Park, Inverurie


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Colony Park v Albion BC (Under 17s)You have good days and you have bad days and Albion's clinical finishing in front of goal meant is was to be a long afternoon for Colony with Darren Sinclair bagging a hat-trick where as Chris Liversedge went one better and got four.

Albion thought they'd be in for a tough encounter and they hit Colony on the front foot and Devin-Kennedy Colbert started well and managed to win a free kick for the visitors which was taken by Chris Liversedge and the winger hit a sharp 35 yard free kick but Miller Knowles managed to tip it over.

It was Colony that were to take the lead with their 1st attempt on goal when a smashing free kick in by Lukas Kennedy was sent into the penalty area which was met by Macaulay Rae but the skipper awkwardly put it into his own net.

The Inverurie side switched off and Albion equalised just two minutes later after Devin Kennedy-Colbert sent in a quality ball from the left hand side which was met by Darren Sinclair who placed it past the helpless Miller Knowles.

Albion were to then take the lead when Macaulay Rae's free kick went 50 yards into the penalty box and Chris Davidson was on hand to nod it into the net in what was to be a complete change around for the Aberdeen side.

There was to be another goal and the national champions were to add to the lead after Colbert put in another quality ball for Chris Liversedge who saw his 1st effort saved by Knowles but tucked home the rebound.

Then there was four and Darren Sinclair's 2nd of the game after he met a great through ball from Chris Davidson and the forward then made sure the net was hit once again.

As we entered towards half time it was to get a bit fiesty and the referee had to show a few bookings before the break and there was also an off the ball incident to add to a half of good competitive football.

Half Time: Colony Park 1-4 Albion BC

Colony Park v Albion BC (Under 17s)Darren Sinclair was then to get a hat trick after another good delivery was sent in by Devin-Kennedy Colbert via a free kick which Sinclair met and banged it past Knowles.

Colony were then to get some joy again after a through ball sent in by Darren Smith found Dean Still in what was a great attacking threat by Park, after numerous shouts by the Albion camp shouting offside the referee ignored them and thought the forward was onside and Still tucked it well hard and low past Nico Berton.

Albion were to build on their goal tally and Chris Liversedge was to get his 2nd goal of the game after he recieved the ball from AJ Baker and his trickery got him into the penalty area and tucked it past the helpless Miller Knowles.

Chris Liversedge was then to get his hat-trick on 65 minutes after Albion were once again to create some good passing football and Liversedge was to squeeze his way to goal and side footed it in for another well worked goal.

Albion just didn't look like stopping and got a 7th goal in the 70th minute after Devin-Kennedy Colbert recieved the ball from substitute Jack Smith and Colbert side footed the ball into the bottom right hand corner.

Colony scored another goal on 74 minute which Albion thought was another offside goal after Dean Still knocked in a through ball for Luke Munro to place into the bottom left hand corner from 10 yards.

The National champions were to complete the scoring on 87 minutes after Albion hit Colony on the counter and Gregg Watson was allowed to thread a ball into Chris Liversedge who netted into the bottom left hand corner from close range.

Full Time: Colony Park 3-9 Albion BC


Colony Park Albion BC
1. Miller Knowles
2. Dean Henderson
3. Scott Abel
4. Euan Abel
5. Phillip Woodgreaves
6. Lukas Kennedy
7. Darren Smith
8. Mikey Watson
9. Greg Wood
10. Alex Duguid
11. Kieran Lawrence
12. Dean Still
14. Luke Munro
15. Callum Mellis
16. Lewis Boyle
17. Joe Burr
1. Nico Berton
2. Liam Meldrum
3. Josh Milne
5. Macaulay Rae
6. Craig Simpson
7. Devin Kennedy-Colbert
8. Chris Davidson
10. Jack Smith
11. Darren Sinclair
14. Chris Liversedge
15. AJ Baker
16. Kyle Bridger
19. Ally Treasure
20. Gregg Watson

Lukas Kennedy - Put in a superb free kick for the opening goal and kept on fighting throughout the game even when the tie was out of sight.
Chris Liversedge - Darren Sinclair was a contender but as Liversedge scored one more it goes to him, Chris also put in a few good balls.