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The Annual Cove Gala Under 8 Final between Glentanar 1 and Glentanar 2 was always going to be a close affair. The defences and goalkeeper were on top in the first 5 minutes as they snuffed out chances and saved shots well. 
 
It was a well-crafted goal in 7 minutes down the Glentanar 2 right hand side which got the opening goal and this was quickly followed by a second a minute later as a thunderbolt from just outside the box nestled in the top corner. With only seconds left of the first 15 minutes Glentanar 1 sprung into life as an attack down the left hand side was perfectly put across the goalmouth for an easy tap in at the back post.
 
Glentanar 1 came out the second half the quicker of the teams and took only 2 minutes to draw level. It then became a midfield battle with Glentanar 2 slowly getting the better ball but the resilient Glentanar 1 defence just would not fold. 
 
It took a good move down the Glentanar 1 left to unlock the defence and a super shot was placed into the corner to put Glentanar 2 back in the lead 3-2. With 5 minutes left Glentanar 1 were awarded a penalty when the goalkeeper strayed from his box and this was expertly tucked away to once again bring the teams level. 
 
The game was heading for penalties when a Glentanar 2 breakaway caught the Glentanar 1 defence sleeping and the resulting shot was superbly tucked into the corner to wrap up the game and although Glentanar through everything at the Glentanar 2 defence they held strong and held on the slender lead until the end.
 
It was a great day out for both teams with some great football played bust most importantly with great fun had.
 
Glentanar 1 – Reece Jonhston, Nathan Bloice, Boyd Gibson, Cooper Smith, Lewis Beattie, James Wallace, Josh Thomson
 
Glentanar 2 – Kieran Hurley, Ciaran Bloomer, Adam Garden, McKenzie Gove, William Almberg, Layton Fenty
Saturday, 02 June 2012 20:20

Culter cruise to cup glory over FDS

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FDS Under 15s
 vs
Culter Boys Under 15s
 
 
 
Competition: Belmont Trophy
Venue: Jamieson Park
Date: 02/06/2012
 
 
 
Author: Daniel McKay
 
 
 
 
 

A solid, professional performance from Culter Boys this lunchtime saw them lift the Belmont Trophy at Jamieson Park after defeating FDS 97s 4-0.

In a largely even opening quarter of an hour, neither team were quite able to carve out any clear cut chances.  That was until the deadlock was broken in the 15th minute when the unfortunate Bruce Dryburgh headed past his own keeper to give Culter the lead.  Craig Mackie put in a dangerous cross from the right which the defender had to try and intercept, but in doing so inadvertently headed into his own net.

A fine individual goal doubled Culter’s lead in the 21st minute.  Aidan Combe picked up the ball in his own half and drove forward at the FDS defence before drilling his low shot from range in off the right hand post.

FDS did their best to fight back; a Dryburgh free kick into the box just needed a tap in at the back post, but nobody was there to oblige.  James Bartlett then went had a chance when the ball broke to him all alone on the edge of the box, but his shot blazed over the bar.

On the half hour mark Culter had a great chance to add a third.  Kieran Fowler went on a superb run down the left wing, beating half the FDS defence single-handedly.  However, his unselfish attempt to square the ball was intercepted and the danger cleared.

Just five minutes later though, Fowler did find the net and gave his side a 3-0 lead with a simple, composed header at the back post.  Combe almost finished FDS off on the stroke of half time when he was put through one-on-one, but lifted his lob over the bar.

Half Time: FDS Under 15s 0-3 Culter Boys Under 15s

It only took until four minutes into the second half however, for Culter to notch number four; Aidan Combe getting his second goal of the game, getting on the end of a free kick to head home.

In the 48th minute, Zack Griffiths showed great fight and determination on the left wing to win the ball and fizz a ball across the face of goal, nobody was quite able to touch it into the net though.

There then followed a lull in the game, in which defences were decidedly on top.  This was broken though when FDS’ Jason Davie drew a save from David Dey with an ambitious lob on 62 minutes.  In an unusual tactical switch, FDS’ keeper then swapped positions with outfield player Daniel Probyn.

Culter would continue to dominate though, substitute Blair Conacher did well to beat a defender before curling his effort just wide of the top corner with 15 minutes to go.  Three minutes later Griffiths’ audacious overhead kick flew just the wrong side of the post.

The game was over as a contest by this point, but credit must go to FDS as they never stopped trying, and created a couple more decent chances.  First, with 71 minutes on the clock, Scott Farquharson’s cross-come-shot needed to be tipped over the bar by Dey.

The Ben Hessell went on a terrific driving run through the middle, leaving three defenders in his wake.  But, having done the hard part, Hessell dragged his shot from the edge of the box well wide, and the Culter saw out the remaining few minutes comfortably.

It just didn’t quite happen for FDS on the day then, but they can come away with their heads held high.  They did well to reach the final and were not disgraced by any means.  Culter though were definitely the better team and will be delighted with their thoroughly deserved victory.  Recent misfortune in a number of semi finals will only add to their satisfaction of finally clinching a trophy.

Full Time: FDS Under 15s 0-4 Culter Boys Under 15s
 
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FDS Under 15s
Culter Boys Under 15s
1. Patryk Maciazek
3. Bruce Dryburgh
5. Harry Rothnie
10. Craig Mackie
8. Angus Gibson
9. James Bartlett 
11. Ben Hessell
12. Harry Cooper
15. Ian Hay-Higgins
17. Cameron Barclay
20. Daniel Probyn
Substitutes:
2. Stephen Coutts
4. Toby Wallace
14. Ross Sangster
16. Scott Farquharson
18. Simon Watson
21. Jason Davie
1. David Dey
5. Stuart Charleton
6. Duncan Craig
7. Christian Lechner
8. Stuart McNicholas
9. Greg Smith
10. Aidan Combe
12. Adam Monk
16. Paul Weston
18. Zack Griffiths 
19. Kieran Fowler
Substitutes:
3. Michael Holland
11. Blair Conacher
17. James Bellis
 
 
 
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Givova UK Man of the Match: TBC
Givova UK Man of the Match: Greg Smith
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 08:57

Colts power four past Peterhead to lift cup

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Colony Colts Under 15s
 vs
Peterhead BC Under 15s
 
 
 
Competition: Consolation Cup - Final
Venue: Balgownie Playing Fields
Date: 17/05/2012
 
   
The final game of the season for The Colts U15's saw them face Peterhead in the Consolation Cup Final at the University of Aberdeen's Balgownie Playing Fields.

With two wins, a draw, and a loss, against the Peterhead side already this season the Colts knew they were up against a tough side. From the start of the game, The Colts had greater possession and dictated the pace of play. 
 
It took time for both sides nerves to settle down and begin playing football. In the tenth minute, the game sparked into life when Neilson curled a strike
direct from a corner against the crossbar. 
Three minutes later, Center's strike from the edge of the box had the keeper beat, only to be denied by the upright. On the 20 minute mark, Neilson was bundled over 25 yards from goal to win a freekick. Jay MUNRO stepped up to the mark and curled an unstoppable strike past the Peterhead keeper to make it 1-0.

This inspired The Colts, who began playing some of the best football seen all season. Just minutes later, an outstanding cross field ball by Munro allowed Hay to break free and attempt an audacious chip, which the keeper scrambled clear of the goal. In the 37th minute, Munro had another good free kick tipped against the bar, the rebound went straight to Hay, who headed agonisingly over the bar. 
 
The first half was an impressive spectacle but there were improvements that could be made. At the half time break, The Colts were encouraged to be more clinical in their finishing and maintain their impressive work ethic.
Half Time: Colony Colts Under 15s 1-0 Peterhead BC Under 15s
 
The second half started much as the first half finished. The Colts maintained their domination and after five minutes, Center drove down the left by-line and into the box and laid a perfectly weighted ball for George NEILSON to fire into the bottom right and make it 2-0. 
Peterhead had a brief improvement, with their first shot on goal, which Lewis Sutherland was equal to. Unfazed by the comeback, Center turned provider again, with a stunning pass into the path of Conor BOLDA, who struck past the advancing keeper to make it 3-0.

Another impressive save from Sutherland kept Peterhead at bay. This helped The Colts keep going and had a noticeably disheartening effect on the Peterhead side. However it was clear both sides still really wanted to win the game. 
 
As both sides tired, The Colts had more of the ball but attack after attack was scuppered by Peterhead, who refused to give up.

In the 78th minute, Stuart Alexander played an excellent ball to Bolda who glanced wide of the gaping target but The Colts did manage to add a fourth before the end when Greg CENTER hit a speculative strike, which was spilled by the keeper and trickled over the line.

A resounding 4-0 victory ended a season which has seen The Colts improve drastically. The game saw some fantastic football played and admiral fight and determination for the whole game. A great end to the season which saw the parents and fans express how proud and impressed they were with The Colts in the Final and throughout the whole season. Well done lads!
 
Full Time: Colony Colts Under 15s 4-0 Peterhead BC Under 15s
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 08:54

Albion 16s complete the clean sweep

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Albion Boys Club Under 16s
 vs
Colony Park Under 16s
 
 
 
Competition: Middlefield BC Trophy
Venue: Hillhead
Date: 30/05/2012
 
 
 
Author: David Reid
 
 
 
 
 
Albion were refreshed after their 3-0 win over Broomhill Juniors on Sunday and they faced a Colony Park team who were making there cup final debut as a team and there the only team to take points off the Scottish Cup Champions this season.
 
The Aberdeen side made 3 changes from the 3-0 win over Broomhill with Devin Kennedy Colbert, Darren Sinclair and Chris Liversedge all coming in for James Gibb, Jack Smith and Kyle Bridger and the changes worked for the Albion bench as they romped to a 5-2 win.
 
Colony had the thick of the chances early on and had a golden chance to take the lead when Greg Wood's 20 yard effort just went whiskers wide of the left hand post.
 
Albion paid them off though and took the lead when Macaulay Rae's free kick was not cleared properly by the Colony defence and Darren Sinclair rose above all else to put Albion a goal to the good.
 
The Aberdeen side had another chance when Devin Kennedy Colbert's corner was just headed over the roof of the bar by Darren Sinclair, but it wasn't long before Albion would score there 2nd.
 
Just 2 minutes later the goal came when Chris Liversedge delivered the corner in this time and it was on a plate for Darren Sinclair who got his 2nd of the game, unstoppable for Greg Collie in the Colony goal.
 
The next goal was important and Colony had a great chance to do that on 22 minutes when Alex Duguid's corner was punched out by Nico Berton but it came to Darren Smith but his delightful chip couldn't beat Berton in the Albion goal.
 
Albion were to score again though and Darren Sinclair went from scorer to provider when his left hand sided cross was met by Devin Kennedy Colbert who placed it beyond Collie in the Colony goal.
 
Colony pulled a goal back 5 minutes before half time to create themselves a glimmer of hope for the 2nd half when Michael Watson's through ball found Greg Wood who beat the offside trap before placing his shot into the bottom left hand corner which caught the Albion defence out.

Half Time: Albion Boys Club Under 16s 3-1 Colony Park Under 16s 
 
With Colony getting that goal before half time it was certainly going to be an interesting 2nd half but Albion made it 4-1 to have one hand on the cup when Ray Gordon's great ball fell into the feet of Colbert who pounced it home to score his 2nd of the game.
 
Colony had a really good chance to pull one back when Joe Burr's pass found Lukas Kennedy whose effort from the edge of the box was deflected out for a Colony corner by Ray Gordon.
 
Greg Collie then had to be called into action twice when he firstly saved at the feet of James Gibb then moved along his goalline to turn a Colbert effort away to deny the winger a hat trick.
 
Albion threatened once again and got the killer 5th goal to win when Jack Smith's inswinging corner was deflected into the net by the Colony defenders.
 
But Colony were to get another goal in the expense of a penalty after Alex Duguid was brought down by AJ Baker, after Kennedy took it and smacked the crossbar he got ordered to take it again and this time he made no mistake.
 
But that proved to be no change in where the cup was going and Albion were worthy winners once again but Colony can hold their heads high for a non-stop performance.
 
Albion co-manager John Hill revealed after the game that they will continue as Albion BC next season after there Scottish Cup sucess this season whilst captain Macaulay Rae described this season as "one of the best he's ever had", Colony Park coach Derek Wood thought Colony were better on the night but couldn't finish the chances
 
Full Time: Albion Boys Club Under 16s 5-2 Colony Park Under 17s
Albion BC Under 16s
Colony Park Under 16s
1. Nico Berton
2. Liam Meldrum
18. Harry Milne
4. Ray Gordon
5. Macaulay Rae
6. Josh Milne
15. AJ Baker
14. Chris Liversedge
12. Lewis Pashley
7. Devin Kennedy Colbert
11. Darren Sinclair
Substitutes:
9. James Gibb
10. Jack Smith
19. Kyle Bridger
21. Miller Knowles
 
1. Greg Collie
2. Lukas Kennedy
12. Grant Dawson
4. Euan Abel
5. Phillip Woodgreaves
6. Darren Smith
15. Dean Still
8. Michael Watson
9. Greg Wood
10. Alex Duguid
11. Cameron Garden
Substitutes:
Joe Burr
Kieran Lawrence
Scott Abel
Calum Mellis
Luke Munro
 
 
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Givova UK Man of the Match: Devin Kennedy Colbert
Givova UK Man of the Match: Lukas Kennedy
 

Kemnay was bathed in glorious sunshine for their annual 7-a-side tournament, as Donside 12s looked to make it 3 years in a row, and defend the age group title they won in 2010 and 2011.

Game 1 - Donside v Glentanar - Donside started the competition well for a change and went 2 goals ahead, against a very good team. Glentanar managed to sneak a goal back to make it a nervy ending, but Donside held on for the victory. FT: Donside 2 - 1 Glentanar

Game 2 - Donside v Kellands - Kellands had most of the play in this game but as we all know, you have to convert good play into goals, and there was a late twist when we managed to make the breakthrough, with no time left for Kellands to react. FT: Donside 1 - 0 Kellands

Game 3 - Donside v Stonehaven – It was mostly one way traffic for Donside and we managed to score 4 goals without reply against a Stonehaven team who were always threatening. FT: Donside 4 - 0 Stonehaven

Game 4 - Donside v Colony Park - Colony could make this last game interesting as a win would bring them level on points, but Donside pressed hard and came up with the goods and recorded a deserved victory. FT: Donside 1 - 0 Colony Park

Semi Final - Donside v Ellon Meadows – We were up against the runners-up from the other qualifying group in the Semi-Final. Ellon had most of the play during the game, but Donside showed great strength of character to dig deep and get the win to send them through into the final. FT: Donside 1 - 0 Ellon Meadows

Final - Donside v Glentanar – Glentanar had finished runners-up in our group and made it through their semi-final to set up a repeat of our opening game. This was an evenly contested game as both teams had played well during the tournament, but Donside stuck to their formation and game plan and ran out the winners at the end, with Craig Benson scoring the decisive goal with 2 minutes to go, to complete a hat-trick of tournament wins at Kemnay. FT: Donside 1 - 0 Glentanar

Well done to all the boys, only conceding a single goal in the entire tournament was a terrific achievement.

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS x 3!

Squad: Craig Ballantyne, Craig Benson, Mark Reid, Sam Hunter, Sam Nicol, Ewan Freeman, Owen Bowie, Kevin Low, Aaron Watkins, and Aidan Sheridan.

Monday, 28 May 2012 10:50

BODA clinch treble with Peterhead victory

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Banks O Dee Albion Under 17s
 vs
Peterhead BC Under 17s
 
 
 
Competition: Association Trophy Cup - Final
Venue: Colony Park, Inverurie
Date: 28/05/2012
 
 
 
Author: David Reid
 
 
 
 
 
Albion 16s beat Broomhill Juniors 3-0 on the same pitch at 12pm and at 2.30 Banks O'Dee Albion knew a win against Peterhead BC who were making their cup final debut would hand them the treble.
 
Banks O Dee Albion did complete the treble winning 4-1 against Peterhead BC after goals from Ollie McIntosh (2), Craig Macaskill and Stuart Taylor with Steven Davidson netting a consolation goal for Peterhead.
 
Banks O Dee had an early chance on a grass lengthy pitch when Ollie McIntosh's effort was saved and it fell into the feet of Michael Johnston who was playing as a striker rather than in defence who knocked the effort wide.
 
The Aberdeen side had the majority of play and certainly looked like the team to score 1st but Alexander Buchan in the Peterhead goal was doing very well to keep BODA at bay.
 
The pressure paid off for Banks O Dee Albion and they took the lead when Robbie Collinson's corner was headed on by Jack McIntosh into the path of Craig Macaskill who headered it into the roof of the net.
 
And then there was a 2nd when Sean Duthie's through ball found Ollie McIntosh who slammed it into the top left hand corner unstoppable for Alexander Buchan in the Peterhead goal.
 
Ollie McIntosh then scored his 2nd of the game when he met a Craig Macaskill cross to swelter it beyond Buchan in the Peterhead goal.
 
Peterhead then pulled a goal back to create an interesting 2nd half when good build up play came to Jack Heatherwick whose effort was saved by Natan Brys but it came to Steven Davidson and after Brys saved his 1st effort Davidson notched home the rebound.
 
Half Time: Banks O'Dee Albion Under 17s 3-1 Peterhead BC Under 17s 

The 1st half was quite a good contest despite the long grass but the 2nd half was to get a lot tighter but Banks O Dee Albion did have a chance 10 minutes into the 2nd half when Mike Gunn's 20 yard acrobatic overhead kick just went wide of the right hand post.
 
Gunn was getting more creative and just a few minutes later he got on the end of a Max Berton cross but the shot shy volley went straight at Alexander Buchan.
 
Albion then made sure they won the treble when Max Berton's cross was met by Stuart Taylor who scrambled it home beyond Buchan.
 
Banks O Dee Albion were worthy winners and Ollie McIntosh's brace ensured he got Man Of The Match with Craig Macaskill not far behind where as Alexander Buchan did well in the Peterhead goal or else there wouldive been a lot more goals.

Full Time: Banks O'Dee Albion Under 17s 4-1 Peterhead BC Under 17s

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Banks O Dee Albion 17s
Peterhead BC Under 17s
1. Natan Brys
2. Ryan Nash
3. Kalvin Morrison
4. Aaron Scully
5. Jack McIntosh
6. Michael Johnston
7. Sean Duthie
8. Craig Macaskill
9. Ollie McIntosh
10. Mike Gunn
11. Robbie Collinson
Substitutes:
12. Stuart Taylor
13. Max Berton
14. Andrew Smith
15.  Bryan Russell
16. Lee Church
1. Alexander Buchan
2. Stuart Ferris
3. Scott Kelly
4. Michael Weir
5. Jack Heatherwick
6. Cameron Buchan
7. Aidan Innes
8. Steven Davidson
9. Kieran Bruce
10. Kyle Ritchie
11. Jamie Ramsey
Substitutes:
12. Ally Gray
15. William Buchan
17. Craig Alexander
 
 
 
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Givova UK Man of the Match: Ollie McIntosh
Givova UK Man of the Match: Alexander Buchan
Sunday, 27 May 2012 20:54

Apex too hot for Formartine to handle

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Apex FC Under 19s
 vs
FC Formartine Under 19s 
 
 
 
Competition: Sunnybank Shield
Venue: Heathryfold Park
Date: 27/05/2012
 
 
 
Author: Daniel McKay
 
 

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Under 19s FinalA swelteringly hot Heathryfold Park was the venue this afternoon as Apex faced Formartine in the Sunnybank Shield final.  There wasn’t a cloud to be seen, and with nowhere to hide from the heat it made it very difficult for the players.  As Formartine struggled with the conditions though, Apex kept their cool and ran out comfortable 10-2 winners.

Apex, in all blue, flew out of the traps and took the lead after just four minutes, when Murray Adam headed home from a corner.  Formartine had a chance to even things up two minutes later but Callum Dunbar’s volley went the wrong side of the post after some good work from Darren Quin on the right wing.

Apex’s early aerial dominance would be a sign of things to come, and Taylor headed just wide from another corner in the eighth minute.  Moments later they doubled their lead with the goal of the game from Jonny Cook.  After some great link-up play with his strike partner the number 7 pulled off an exquisite volley to blast past the helpless Jason McKessick in goals.

After a quarter of an hour the Apex keeper, Scot Fuerst, had to be carried off after picking up an injury and was replaced by Matthew Diack.  Diack would not be too busy though, and his team went 3-0 up in the 20th minute thanks to a low Darren Taylor header at the keeper’s near post.

In the 24th minute Formartine gave themselves a lifeline when they pulled a goal back.  A free kick wide on the left was swung into the box by Niall Murray but was missed by everyone and bounced straight through into the net.

Apex almost restored their three-goal lead immediately when Andy Smith was sent through one-on-one with the keeper, but McKessick was quick off his line to block the shot.  It only took three more minutes though, until it was 4-1, Gavin Sinclair’s low drive from the edge of the box finding the bottom right corner.

Apex were well in control by this point and were passing the ball around really well.  Cook went close with a header on the half-hour mark and Euan Dryburgh had a shot saved, before Taylor did add a fifth in first half stoppage time with yet another header.

Half Time: Apex FC Under 19s 5-1 FC Formartine Under 19s

Under 19s FinalApex looked to start the second half the way they finished the first, but Jonny Cook shot straight at the keeper after a decent run down the left.  However, in the 51st minute Formartine made it 5-2.  Substitute keeper Diack must have still been in the dressing room mentally as he dillydallied on the ball for too long and was charged down by Ross Findlater, off whom the ball cannoned into the net.

As with Formartine’s first goal though, Apex’s reaction was superb, and just two minutes later they were inches away from 6-2 when Cook’s effort beat the keeper but rattled the crossbar.  The 58th minute did bring the inevitable sixth goal though.  A tap-in for Gavin Sinclair after a great run down the right and low driven cross by Stewart Hutcheon. 

This marked the start of a spell in which Formartine heads went down and the floodgates opened for Apex.  A 63rd minute own goal made it 7-3, before Callum Tramaine grabbed number eight with a header at the back post two minutes later.  Another two minutes later, Cook found himself all alone in the box and was left with the simple task of knocking the ball home for Apex’s ninth.

By now the result was a full gone conclusion, and with both teams tiring in the heat the pace of the games slowed down.  Redhwan Nacef had a header on target for Formartine in the 72nd minute.  But Darren Taylor completed his hat-trick, took his team’s tally into double figures, wrapped up the scoring for the afternoon and summed up the match with a header to make it 10-2 in the 75th minute.

So a bad day at the office for Formartine, who may feel the scoreline was a little harsh.  At the end of the day though they simply couldn’t cope with Apex’s height advantage, in the second half their heads went down and the heat got the better of them.  But a terrific win for Apex who, in the blazing sunshine, outshone their opponents to win the Sunnybank Shield in spectacular fashion.

Full Time: Apex FC Under 19s 10-2 FC Formartine Under 19s
 
Apex FC Under 19s
FC Formartine Under 19s
1. Scot Fuerst
17. Euan Dryburgh
3. Stewart Hutcheon
8. Callum Booth
5. Craig Brands
4. Andy Smith
6. Murray Adam
11. Darren Taylor
10. Callum Tramaine
7. Jonny Cook
9. Gavin Sinclair
Substitutes:
15. Dan Taylor
12. Lloyd Shand
GK. Matthew Diack
1. Jason McKessick
2. Kevin Reid
3. James Cairns
4. Darren Quin
5. Euan Anderson
8. Ross Findlater
7. Matthew Calder
6. Niall Murray
9. Edward McNeys
10. Callum Ogston
11. Callum Dunbar
Substitutes:
17. Martin Cowie
14. Ross Hay
12. Redhwan Nacef
23. Jordan Fraser
 
 
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Givova UK Man of the Match: Darren Taylor
Givova UK Man of the Match: Jason McKessick

 

 
Albion Boys Club Under 16s
 vs
Broomhill Juniors Under 16s
 
 
 
Competition: 16s President Cup
Venue: Colony Park
Date: 27/05/2012
 
 
 
Author: Kieran Buxton
 
 
 
 
 
 
Albion BC v Broomhill Juniors (Under 16s)Colony Park was once again the venue for a double header of Cup Finals on Sunday, as Albion firstly took on Broomhill in the 16s Presidents Cup Final, whilst Banks o’Dee Albion hosted Peterhead in the 17s Association Cup Final.
 
In what was a week that had left weather little to be desired for, the ground had recovered from the preceeding weeks heavy rainfall, but unfortunately, the pitch was bobbly and the grass was evidently uncut, which caused problems as the ball was holding up.
 
Albion headed into their cup final against Broomhill as SYFA Cup Winners having prevailed - on penalties - against Tynecastle at Airdrie’s Excelsior Stadium earlier in the months, whilst they also wrapped up their 16s A League title undefeated.
 
Broomhill came into the match sitting third in the league and having defeated Colony Park 4-3 in the Semi-Final to reach the Final against the best 16s side in Scotland according to results.
 
Albion kicked off the match at noon, with the sun shining and little wind to cause any problems, it was more so the condition of the pitch. Broomhill were first to create a chance as Clark Henderson’s cross was deflected out for a corner. From the resulting set-piece, an inviting delivery by Sam Downie was headed over by Gavin Emslie. 
 
Albion’s Lewis Pashley was then sent through on goal from the right hand side of the box by a lovely defence splitting pass from James Gibb but the ball bobbled just as Pashley was about to shoot and a weak shot was the result of his efforts.
 
The game was very open and entertaining from an observers perspective. Broomhill’s Dillon Whyte and Ruaridh MacVinish were linking up well and a lovely through ball by the latter for MacVinish to run onto was to be ruled offside. MacVinish was then to attempt an audacious chip after another nice piece of build up play between the pair but it bounced wide.
 
In the 15th minute, some quick feet by Albion’s Jack Smith allowed him to skip free of his marker but was subsequently fouled. The resulting free-kick - taken by Smith - was a left footed curling effort hit with venom which Stuart Miller had to tip over his bar. From the corner, Captain Macalley Ray headed over.
 
Albion’s breakthrough came in the 22nd minute with the award of a controversial penalty. Lewis Pashley managed to wriggle his way through a number of challenges in the box but was - from the Broomhill dug out - believed to have fouled one of the defenders before a Broomhill challenge took Pashley down and the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Broomhill were aggrieved at the decision and it evidently appeared so. After a somewhat chaotic delay in proceedings with protests from Broomhill and tensions fraying on the sidelines at the seeming injustice of the decision, Albion’s AJ Baker despatched the penalty convincingly to give the SYFA Cup Champions a one goal lead.
 
Albion gained momentum from the goal and created another chance which was inches away from increasing their lead. Lewis Pashley broke down the right wing and volleyed the ball across for James Gibb, whose glancing header rebounded off the post.
 
A number of substitutions from both sides occurred within the first half as temperatures broke 20 degrees and understandably so. With the first half coming to an end, Albion’s Harry Milne hit a free-kick - after Chris Liversedge was fouled - from 20 yards which goalkeeper Stuart Milne did well to touch onto the bar and gather.
 
Half Time: Albion BC Under 16s 1-0 Broomhill Juniors Under 16s
 
Broomhill kicked off the second half and despite some neat passing play, Albion were always on hand to intercept and break forward. Harry Milne’s interception allowed him to waltz past a number of defenders and blast a shot from 20 yards which Miller was once again on hand to turn over the bar.
 
From Devon Colbert Kennedy’s deep corner, Liam Meldrum rose to head back into the danger area but Macalley Ray couldn’t keep his header down.
 
Albion’s second came in the 50th minute, a surging Chris Liversedge run down the left wing was topped off with an excellent delivery which evaded Miller and allowed Colbert-Kennedy to head into an empty net from five yards.
 
Broomhill had their fair share of possession in reflection but very rarely troubled Albion keeper Nico Berton, often ruled offside with the well disciplined Albion defence always alert or snuffed out as they attacked.
 
Confusion in the Albion defence almost led to Broomhill getting a goal back as the ball spilled for Dillon Whyte but he couldn’t convert the chance.
 
Ten minutes from the end, Albion’s third goal came as Jack Smith crossed from the left and James Gibb was there to powerfully head home from six yards past a helpless Miller to seal the win.
 
The game petered out with the ball bobbling uncontrollably at some point as it reached the final minutes with Albion looking to conserve their lead and keep a clean sheet. 

Full Time: Albion BC Under 16s 3-0 Broomhill Juniors Under 16s
 
Albion Boys Club Under 16s
Broomhill Juniors Under 16s
1.Nico Berton
2.AJ Baker
3.Josh Milne
4.Liam Meldrum
5.Macalley Ray (C)
6.Ray Gordon
7.Harry Milne
8.Lewis Pashley
9.James Gibb
10.Jack Smith
11.Kyle Bridger
Substitutes:
12.Devon Colbert-Kennedy
13.Darren Sinclair
14.Chris Liversedge
15.Miller Knowles
 
1.Stuart Miller 
2.Gavin Emslie
3.Ben Holmes
4.Clark Henderson
5.Lewis Doherty
6.Conner Thomson
7.Ruaridh MacVinish
8.Andy Hampton
9.Sam Downie
10.Dillon Whyte
11.Calum Thomson
Substitutes:
12.Ewan Gibson
13.Alix Lawson
14.Jake Stephen
15.Aaron Corkan
16.James Dunbar
 
 
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Givova UK Man of the Match: Kyle Bridger
Givova UK Man of the Match: Stuart Miller
 
The sun was out once again at Inverdee with four squads trying to survive the drop.
 
In the Under 13s Glentanar demolished Mugiemoss 9-1 whilst in the Under 14s Westdyke edged past Peterhead Colts 3-1 with Glen Donald grabbing a hat-trick for the Lawsondale side.
 
In a frantic 70 minutes here's a timeline of what happened.
 
10.30 Glentanar v Mugiemoss kicks off and we already have a goal for Glentanar.
10.32 Westdyke v Peterhead Colts game kicks off.
10.42 Glentanar strech there lead even more, this was going to be a tough morning for Mugiemoss.
10.45 Westdyke take the lead through Glen Donald, good build up play to the goal.
11.04 2-0 Westdyke through Glen Donald's free kick.
11.15 Mugiemoss get a consolation goal but it won't be enough to beat Glentanar.
11.35 3-0 Westdyke through Glen Donald's hat trick.
11.40 Glentanar are safe and Peterhead pull a goal back to make things interesting on pitch two.
11.45 The referee blows the full time whistle which confirms Westdyke safe.
 
Further reaction from the managers to follow.
Friday, 25 May 2012 15:30

ADJFA gets ready for busy weekend

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Albion BC vs Tynecastle - Under 16sFive big games will take place over the North Region this weekend with 2 play off relegation deciders and 3 cup finals and YFS Live will have it all covered by following Feed 8 (click here).
 
It's the busiest weekend this season in the ADJFA and with this being the second last weekend of fixtures in the leagues and cups it's sure to be thriller come Sunday.
 
The 1st two games are all play offs with a 10.30 kick off at Inverdee and we'll start with Peterhead Colts v Westdyke.
 
Glentanar scored a 94th minute winner last Thursday and that forced Peterhead to visit Inverdee this Sunday but Colts coach Greame Mackie isn't fussed and says "We're gutted the way the result panned out for us last Thursday, when Glentanar scored the referee says there was still a minute and a half to go and they scored straight after with a long free kick and them a wee strammage in the box."
 
This is Colts's 1st season in the A league and Greame thinks it will be a massive achievement if they can pull off a result on Sunday "We can't attract the players in Peterhead as they will in Aberdeen and when they go up 9 times out of 10 they go straight back down."
 
"We're quite confident going into the game, we've played Westdyke 3 times this season twice in the league and in the cup with us winning once beating them 4-3 in the cup, we've a good bunch of lads, our best player is out with a dislocated knee so he'll be a big miss but we've a really strong midfield and we'll just have to see if we can pull off the result."
 
The game was due to be played at Aulton but got changed to Inverdee and Greame says "There's been a lot of local amateur games being played there this season but hopefully we have a decent surface to play on."
 
"If we can stay up it will be a bonus for the football in Peterhead as if we win they'd be 3 Peterhead sides in the A League next season with the Under 15s gaining promotion after Bervie Caley and Kemnay drew 0-0."
 
Westdyke got their community status award last June but a spokesman for Westdyke said "This is an important game for Westdyke, if Westdyke pull off a result on Sunday that will mean we'll still have 3 A league teams going into next season."
 
We had a good start to the season but an upserge in results has meant that we were slipping up and had some really hard games near the end of the season and I feel that's why we're in this position."
 
Moving onto the other play off between Mugiemoss and Glentanar which will be kicking off at the same time which is a battle to avoid playing in the C League next season.
 
A spokesman for Mugiemoss said "We've had some really good games over the course of the season and we've been really unlucky in some of them, I think if we held on in some of the games we wouldn't be in the position that we face today."
 
Elsewhere Glentanar's Paul Cowie said "For a club like Glentanar you'd expect us to be in the A League but it has been a tough season."
 
"We're quite slack in defence but hopefully on Sunday we can get a win and avoid the drop, for a club like Glentanar this would be a real disappointment if we were to go down."
 
The Sunnybank Shield Final is between Apex FC and FC Formartine at Heathryfold Park with a 2pm kick off with an Apex win would see them win there 2nd trophy this season.
 
Stuart Watson said "This will be some players's last games before they move onto bigger higher things in their footballing careers and we want to end it on a high for them."
 
".Most of these lads are also at Keith Development and they've beaten Formartine teams all season so we're quiet confident going into Sunday, we've got players who are capable of opening up FC Formartine also."
 
Meanwhile FC Formartine manager Michael Hunter said this "We've just started as FC Formartine this season with the aim for some of these boys to play 1st team football at Formartine United."
 
"Hopefully we have the ability come Sunday to achieve a win and get a trophy into our cabinet here at Formartine."
 
The Final 2 games involve Albion BC and the 1st game is the newly crowned Scottish Cup winners (pictured, above right) against the Scottish Cup semi finalists, Bruce McGregor Albion co-manager said "After a week off we're finally into the brink of things with Aberdeen rivals Broomhill aiming to record another cup win."
 
"Broomhill beat us on penaltys last year in what was the only trophy they won but we're going for the quadruple and hopefully we can stop Broomhill getting a trophy this season."
 
Pat Doherty the Broomhill manager said "We've got a good bunch of boys here at Broomhill, the results haven't been what we like to have been after the Semi Final defeat to Tynecastle but hopefully we can use this game to try and get past Albion."
 
"No one has beat Albion this season and us or Colony are the only clubs left who can try and beat them before the season is over and done with."
 
If Banks O'Dee Albion 17s win on Sunday they'll win the treble and emphatically beat Scottish Cup finalists, Banchory 10-0 last Saturday and a spokesman for BODA believes they can win again "We were on top throughout the game, there was only one winner last week."
 
"Hopefully we can achieve the same kind of result on Sunday against Peterhead but we know they'll be tough opponents."
 
Sunday will be a big day in the shape of Peterhead BC and they've got a cup final to enjoy as well but coach Peter Anderson knows it will be tough saying "Banks O Dee won the league for a reason and that is because they've shown there the best team in the league for the last 2 years."
 
"I think we can achieve some kind of result though on Sunday but there's one things for sure I can't wait, this is the boys's first final."