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Saturday, 11 May 2013 12:56

Mintlaw girls bag cup as momentum builds

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Fraserburgh Academy
 vs
Mintlaw Academy
 
 
 
U15 Girls Aberdeenshire SSFA Cup - Final
The Haughs, Turriff
01/05/2013
 
 
 
Mintlaw Academy retained the Aberdeenshire Junior Girls Cup with a convincing win over Fraserburgh Academy at The Haughs, home of Turriff United. Sophie Anderson scored four goals to bring her season's total to thirty-seven.

Sara Ivancic got a double, including a header from a corner, and Kiara Brownlie completed the scoring. 

The Mintlaw girls have also won the Aberdeenshire Secondary Schools FA league title and have Scottish Shield and North of Scotland Cup semi finals coming up during the next few weeks. It could be a great season with involvement in the SSFA Cashback 7s' latter stages also coming up.

Mintlaw Academy Junior Girls are undefeated in the ten games played so far this season and will be aiming to maintain that record for the month of May.

Full Time: Fraserburgh Academy 1-6 Mintlaw Academy 

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Friday, 10 May 2013 20:58

The Road to Airdrie: Albion BC

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Author: David Reid

For the first time in three years there is an opportunity for the trophy to come back to Aberdeen at the Under 14's age group. The last side to win it was Dyce BC, who eventually went on to win the famous three in a row - the first side in Scotland to do that.

Albion started their road to Airdrie when the travelled to the Buchan coast to take on Peterhead BC in the preliminary round and ran out convincing 9-1 winners which was going to send out a warning to other teams.

The Aberdeen side then got home advantage in the first round porper where they hosted Culter Rovers, with a clean sheet to their name and a hatful of goals sending them into Round 2. 

In the final of the regional rounds, Albion conjured up another comfortable win when they travelled to Lawsondale to take on Westdyke and ran out 5-0 winners.

Another 5-0 was the scoreline in the third round when Albion travelled to Dundee to take on Ferry Athletic. The goalscorers that day were Jack Odlin, Jordon Reid, Mitchell Cheyne, Tyler Ogston and an own goal.

On the first Sunday in December Albion made to the trip to Edinburgh on a frosty day to take on last year's winners Hutchison Vale, who beat Musselburgh Windsor 2-1 in the 2011/12 final. Albion produced a great showing, winning 3-1 thanks to goals from Finlay Johnson, Oscar Slater and Tyler Ogston. As Josh Wintons side prepared for the final they said this was their best result on the road to Airdrie on the YFS Radio Preview Podcast (click here to listen).

It was a two month wait until Albion were next to feature in the Scottish Cup and the game produced all kinds of typical Scottish weather, as Minlgavie Wanderers visited the North East. Albion won 3-2 thanks to goals from Jordon Sangster and a brace from Liam Morrison.

The Scottish Cup semi final draw came out, the North Region pundits were wanting Albion and Dyce to be separated from playing each other so there was an all North Final however through the luck of the draw the two Aberdeen heavyweights were pitted against each other.

On social media sites the majority were predicting Dyce to win, including all of the North Region reporters except Jack Thomson. Danny Mckay predicted for there to be no more than a goal in the game and he was right, as Albion gained the bragging rights winning 3-2.

After a 0-0 draw at half time the contest livened up in the second half. Oscar Slater gave Albion the lead with his header before Josh Milne equalised for Dyce, Mitchell Cheyne then fired in a 50 yard free kick before Cory Ritchie got another equaliser for Dyce. As the game looked like going into extra time Liam Morrison popped up with the winner from 25 yards.

Albion have scored no fewer than 3 goals in each of their Scottish Cup games this season and if the sun comes out this could be a brilliant final with lots of attacking from both teams.

 

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Culter Boys
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Glentanar BC
Charleton 18
Combe 48
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Stephen 39

 

 

U16 ADJFA President's Cup - Final
Pittodrie Stadium
09/04/2013

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In the second youth cup final to be played at Pittodrie this season, Culter ran out 3-1 winners over Glentanar with Stuart Charleton, and an Aiden Combe brace getting the goals for Culter with Lewis Stephen netting a consolation for Glentanar.

It was an excellent match with an abundance of chances and the first one fell to Glentanar in the 4th minute. Craig Simpson played a good diagonal ball down to Elliott McDonald who then tried to chip David Dey in the Culter goal however it went narrowly over.

Declan Milne then tried a chip of his own for Culter after racing clear of the Glentanar defence. He just had Callum Ritchie to beat however Paul Orr raced back in time to clear the ball off the line.

Ritchie had an excellent game for Glentanar and was called into action again soon after when Callum Buchan played in Declan Milne. The Culter player aimed for the bottom left hand corner however Ritchie produced a full stretch save to deny the former Glentanar forward.

Culter took the lead in the 18th minute after Declan Milne's corner was met by Stuart Charleton, who guided his header and placed it into the roof of the net, past Ritchie in the Glentanar goal.

The league runners up kept dominating Glentanar and had another chance just three minutes later after Stuart Mcnicholas passed into Callum Buchan. Buchan in turn hit a first time shot from 25 yards which went over, he perhaps could have taken another touch.

Glentanar equalised just a minute before half time. Elliott McDonald played a good ball down the left flank which was met by Lewis Stephen. Stephen then he did the rest by calmly slotting the ball into the bottom right hand corner, which gave David Dey no chance.

Half Time: Culter Boys 1-1 Glentanar BC

Culter were to re-take the lead just eight minutes into the second half. Callum Buchan played in Aiden Combe who then slotted the ball low and hard past Callum Ritchie in the Glentanar goal, to give him no chance of stopping it.

Ten minutes later it was 3-1. Callum Buchan passed the ball into Aiden Combe, who then dribbled past two Glentanar defenders before producing a cool finish to beat Ritchie. It looked like, by that point, Culter would take home the trophy. Glentanar had it all to do.

Declan Milne played well and he was unfortunate not to have a goal to his name and could have got himself a goal. He met a good ball from substiute Declan McGunnigle however his effort flew over the bar.

Milne continued to probe and raced clean through of the Glentanar defence, with Aiden Combe for company. Milne crashed his effort wide, when perhaps the better option may have been to square the ball.

Overall it was a good cup final, and advert for the Aberdeen & District Juvenile FA. Culter deserved their victory but Glentanar more than played their part in a good spectacle, and based on their progress this season, will be sure to bounce back.

Full Time: Culter Boys 3-1 Glentanar BC

Culter Boys Glentanar BC
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1. David Dey
2. Kevin Watson
3. Michael Holland
4. Callum Buchan
5. Stuart Charleton
6. Duncan Craig
7. Christian Lechner
8. Stuart McNicholas
9. Greg Smith
10. Aiden Combe
11. Declan Milne
12. Adam Monk
13. Blair Conacher
14. Declan McGunnigle
16. Paul Weston
18. Zack Griffiths
19. Ross Fyfe
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1. Calum Ritchie
2. Callum Summers
4. Lewis Stephen
5. Craig Simpson
6. Jason Ritchie
8. Elliott McDonald
9. Dominic Whyte
10. Daniel Masson
12. Jordan Smith
15. Matthew Steer
16. Liam Cheyne
17. Paul Orr
18. Lewis Watson
19. Michael Brownie
20. Abe Solomon

 
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Aiden Combe Scored a brace and although he started as a substitute he showed good workrate throughout the game.
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Calum Ritchie kept Glentanar in the game with several good saves, mentions also go to attackers Elliott McDonald and Lewis Stephen.
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Terry Charleton, Culter Coach, said "I'm absoloutely ecstatic, I thought we deserved the win overall, we had some many chances in the first half to put the game to bed and their goalie had some tremendous saves."
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John Milne, Glentanar coach, said "I thought the lads played really well however I thought the lads lost their way when we lost the goals, Culter were the more clinical in front of goal."
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Aberdeen Grammar School
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Mintlaw Academy
 
 
 
U14 Sportsmans Trophy - Final
Davidson Park
08/05/2013
 
 
 
Aberdeen Grammar took on Mintlaw Academy at the home of Longside FC, in the final of the Under 14 Sportsmans Trophy. 

Mintlaw had several good chances to open the scoring inside the opening thirty-five minutes, but a combination of good defending from Grammar and wasteful finishing from the Aberdeenshire side meant the deadlock remained intact.

The second half kicked off and it wasn't long before Mintlaw opened the scoring. Evan Dyka, through on goal, was fouled in box by the Aberdeen goalkeeper. The loose ball broke to Kyle Finnie, who scored, but the referee had already blown for a penalty. Kane McCrory converted it with confidence.

Mintlaw went in search of a second goal and were soon rewarded. After good wing play by Kyle Finnie his cross was deflected into the air where Bailey Simpson deftly headed backwards from six yards into the net.

The goals were coming thick and fast with excellent wide play on show from Mintlaw. A cross by Max McCallum was headed in by Simpson for his second of the game.

The game's final goal also came as a result of a Mintlaw cross, this time the final touch coming off an unfortunate Aberdeen Grammar defender.

Mintlaw celebrated a deserved victory on the final whistle, before lifting the trophy.

Full Time: Aberdeen Grammar School 0-4 Mintlaw Academy

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Author: David Reid

Glentanar over the last couple of years have developed their players and for them to reach the final today at Pittodrie today is the icing on the cake to the hard work the coaches at Glentanar put in.


Both teams have good links with Highland League Clubs with some of the Culter (pictured right, with their Belmont Cup success from last season) players playing for Keith FC Youth teams this season where as Glentanar have a link with Buckie Thistle FC and it has seen some of their players playing in the Under 21s Aberdeenshire League.

So who could we watch out for from both sides? Culters forward line look very dangerous in Declan Milne and Aiden Combe with 51 goals between the both of them in all competitions this seasons.

Greg Smith Signed from Banchory a couple of seasons ago and can play in defence or midfield, has banged in 13 goals this season and also has 14 assists to his name.

Callum Buchan returned to Culter in the summer after a short spell at Aberdeen who is a superb player who has the potential to go onto greater things, a midfield who has composure on the ball.              

Glentanar also have a god attack line and I was really impressed by Elliott McDonald and Jordon Smith in the Semi Final win over Westdyke who don't only have speed and an eye for goal but also an aerial presence as well.

Liam Cheyne He has featured for Buckie Thistle Under 21s this season and puts in good ball and likes to get players involved in the game.

Paul Orr Also featured for "The Jags" who has good communication and has a good height in him, Paul also likes to get involved in the game.

So what about the Gaffers? Culter coach Terry Charleton joked saying he is more excited than the players are and also prayed in the hope for some warm sunny weather "The boys are really excited about playing at Pittodrie however the coaches are mor excited about being in the touchlines".

"We got beat on Tuesday Night against Albion however that doesn't mean anything as we've won the rest of the games against them, I wasn't there."

"We've gone 14 games unbeaten this season and the last defeat was in the Scottish Cup game away to Southside, we've got a good squad this year and the subs have helped when required".

"Glentanar (pictured right, celebrating their semi final victory) are a good side and they beat the league winners Deveronvale to get here, i'm just praying for some good warm weather as we played Glentanar on the 1st league game of the season and we were 3-0 up before the game got called off and then we beat Glentanar 5-2 at Sheddocksley and it was bad weather that night."

Glentanar manager Robert Simpson says it hasn't been easy getting to Pittodrie saying "Over the last couple of years the lads have worked really well, We had to beat Deveronvale who won the A league and Cove who won the B League to get here so it's hasn't been an easy journey. With some of the lads playing in the Aberdeenshire League for Buckie Thistle it has certainly put more confidence in them and I have put them into the deep end at times."

"The Westdyke game they missed a 6th minute penalty which gave us the rub of the green and then we started playing after that and didn't look back, we still have three league games to go after this so we are trying to get higher than the league table."

"We have definitely developed over the years and in the past few weeks Deveronvale needed a last minute goal to beat us and Dyce only beat us 1-0 so we are gradually improving."
Saturday, 04 May 2013 19:35

Ferryhill fight back to claim the points

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Ferryhill BC
3
1
Westdyke BC
Murray 44
Cocker 60
Kane 65
Rodger 40


 

19s SoccerWorld League B
Kaimhill
04/05/2013

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With just three games left of the season, third-place Ferryhill welcomed second-place Westdyke to Kaimhill this afternoon.  Westdyke needed to match or better Banchory’s result against East End to keep alive their slim hopes of winning the league, while a win for Ferryhill would keep them in third spot and put some pressure on Westdyke.  The teams had met just two days earlier in the reverse fixture at Lawsondale which Westdyke won 4-0.

The match got off to a very slow start in which neither team could create any real chances.  The first shot on target didn’t come until the 20th minute, but even then the effort from Ferryhill’s Joshua Murray was straight at the keeper.

In the 28th minute Westdyke’s Jamie Rodger headed over from a corner.  Ferryhill then went straight up to the other end and Jordan Anderson hit a shot over the bar form range.  Murray was involved again a few minutes later.  He showed great fight and determination on the right to keep a hold of the ball before firing it across the face of goal.  Anderson was there but couldn’t quite get the touch it needed under pressure.

Ferryhill looked to catch the opposition out with a quickly taken free kick in the 35th minute.  The ball came to Anderson in a good position but he lifted his shot just over the bar.  Five minutes later, Westdyke took the lead.  A long ball into the box was fumbled by goalkeeper Richard Higgins, who had been solid up until that point, and fell to Rodger who calmly rolled it into the empty net. 

Two minutes later Cameron Elphinstone nearly doubled Westdyke’s lead with a powerful header, but Higgins made a good stop.  Just before the break though, the home side equalised.  Daniel Higgins drove the ball across goal where Murray was waiting to blast high into the net from close in.

Half Time: Ferryhill BC 1-1 Westdyke BC

Seven minutes into the second half, Rodger showed great chest-control to bring the ball down in the box, but a defender was there to block his shot.  Curtis Kane then went close for Ferryhill when the keeper dropped a cross, but he snatched at the chance and couldn’t find the target.

On the hour mark Ferryhill completed the turn around and grabbed the lead.  Matthew Cocker got the goal after displaying fantastic awareness to intercept the keeper’s throw-out.  He controlled the ball instantly and fired home before the goalkeeper, Bryce McLernon, could get back.

This was to prove a pivotal spell in the game with Ferryhill having the momentum.  A Murray cross found Cocker after 63 minutes, but McLernon made a good save.  Just two minutes later though, it was 3-1.  Kane found the bottom corner with a superb drilled effort from the edge of the box.

With a two-goal cushion, the home side took their foot off the gas a bit, and the game slowed down again.  With 10 minutes to go, in an unusual move, they substituted the goalkeeper, Cameron Wallace taking over from Richard Higgins between the sticks.

Gregor Milne headed over from a corner in the 89th minute, before the final chance of the game fell to Usama El Harouk deep into stoppage time.  The substitute’s shot on the turn looked destined for the top corner but for a very good stop from McLernon.

All in all, a fantastic result for Ferryhill who gain revenge for the 4-0 defeat two days previously.  Westdyke slip to just their third defeat of the season, the other two having come against Banchory, who have a 100% league record.  While the defeat looks to have ended their slim title hopes, they still look good for second place and have a cup final to look forward to as well.

Full Time: Ferryhill BC 3-1 Westdyke BC

 

Ferryhill BC Westdyke BC
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1. Richard Higgins
19. Jared Lutwychte
11. Aiden Garrow
5. Liam Mitchell 
18. Stuart Gray
10. Jordan Anderson
17. Matthew Cocker
4. Joshua Murray
7. Daniel Higgins
16. Gregor Milne
2. Curtis Kane
13. Cameron Wallace
8. Usama El Zarouk
14. Rhys Robb


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1. Bryce McLernon
4. Scott Caldwell
28. Evan Armstrong
26. Jake Forsyth
24. Lewis Milne
8. Callum McLaw
11. Kieran Reid
29. Cameron Elphinstone
10. Jamie Rodger
23. Kevin Otto
9. Tyler Reid
30. Callum MacKay
7. Jordan Edgar
5. Daniel Murray
27. Jake Cowie
25. Johnathan Marples
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Joshua Murray grabbed the important first goal for his side, and caused the Westhill defence problems all day..
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Evan Armstrong led by example as captain and put in a solid performance, looking comfortable at all times.
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Friday, 03 May 2013 10:23

Inverurie seal Pittodrie win over Harlaw

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Inverurie Academy
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Harlaw Academy
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U14 AFC Trophy - Final
Pittodrie Stadium
03/05/2013

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Youth cup finals returned to Pittodrie last night as part of a plan by Aberdeen Football Club to get more into the community again - potentially something that has been missing over the last few years.

Some of the SPL games at Pittodrie this season have been described as "dire" however there was some good players on show and some good football to please the spectators. Inverurie won 3-0 after goals from Ali Naysmith and Finlay Watson.

Among the players playing for Harlaw was Ben Mackenzie an ex North Region reporter with Youth Football Scotland who started on the flanks before being on the bench for a short period before coming on again.

The Inverurie starting XI all of the players play for Colony Park, Dyce and Albion who are all A League sides in the under 14s age group and it was quite clear to see with the quality Inverurie were showing.

Inverurie were to take the lead in the 12th minute after the ball broke out to Ali Naysmith at the edge of the box and then found the top right hand corner which gave the Harlaw keeper no chance.

In the 20th minute it was 2-0 after Cammy McArthur wonderfully turned a Harlaw defender before releasing in Finlay Watson and from 16 yards he found the bottom right hand corner to put "Rurie" in the driving seat.

Cammy McArthur had an excellent game for Inverurie and it was really unfortunate that he couldn't get on the scoresheet.  On 25 minutes he blasted an effort from the edge of the box which just went over.

Inverurie were hungry for more goals and it saw Campbell Marr try to get himself on the scoresheet after he pounded his way into the box and had an effort from 15 yards which hit the post and out.

The Aberdeenshire outfit were on top and dominating however Harlaw had a great chance to pull one back just before half time after Seyon Koshoedo played a through ball to Angus Maclean who tried a low angled drive which hit the post when the crowd thought it had gone in.

Half Time: Inverurie Academy 2-0 Harlaw Academy

Harlaw started the second half really well and nearly could have got a goal back after Seyon Koshoedo who was a threat to the Inverurie defence all afternoon tried his luck from 12 yards but his effort just went wide.

This was to be another half of good football and enough chances but only on the one occasion was a ball going to hit the back of the net. Mitchell Cheyne was next to try his luck with a 25 yard free kick which just went over.

Inverurie had another free kick which was this time taken by Finlay Watson in the 55th minute from 20 yards however it went straight at Finlay Johnson. Just 2 minutes later luck was to strike for "Rurie" again.

That is because Ali Naysmith got his brace after recieving the ball from Mitchell Cheyne before hitting a shot with his 2nd touch from 18 yards which wasn't a hard shot and unfortunately for Finlay Johnson he miskicked it and it went in.

It was the first youth final at Pittodrie in a long time and it was a great spectacle for youth football with a good showing and theres another youth final next Thursday when Culter meet Glentanar Under 16s next Thursday.

Full Time: 
Inverurie Academy  3-0 Harlaw Academy

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Inverurie Academy Harlaw Academy
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1. Morgan Cook
2. Campbell Marr
3. Craig Scott
4. Sam Robertson
5. Jamie Hay
6. Mitchell Cheyne
7. Greame Cochrane
8. Jordan Cooper
9. Ali Naysmith
10. Cameron McArthur
11. Finlay Watson
12. Cameron Smith
14. Calum Wilson
15. Greg Forbes
16. Stewart Moir
17. Lewis Cameron
18. William Bailey
19. Bruce Grant
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1. Finlay Johnson
2. Kane Dunbar
4. Jack Gibson-Grieg
5. Liam McDonald
6. Craig Hardie
7. Theo Forbes
8. Cameron Mitchell
9. Ethan Garden
10. Lewis Davidson
11. Seyon Koshoedo
14. Angus MacLean
15. Ben Mackenzie
16. Calum Wright





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Cameron McArthur didn't score however set up the second goal and was a part of the strong Inverurie attacks for the goals.
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Seyon Koshoedo gave the Inverurie defence problems all afternoon.

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Duncan Massie, Coach, said: "We took the lead early on and sustained that with another goal shortly after."

"It was great for the boys playing at Pittodrie and hopefully it isn't the last time."
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Ally Donaldson, Coach, said: "I thought Inverurie deserved the win, we fought throughout and the boys were a credit to the school".

"The bit that decided the game is that they took their chances more clinically than us."
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Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:59

Culter clinch title with Vale victory

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U13 ADJFA - B League
Banff
25/04/2013

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A last minute winner from Albert Ibekwe was enough to give Culter all 3 points and crown them champions against a Vale side which if they won 2 ouf of their last 3 matches would see them go up along with Colts.

Vale were first to attack the Culter backline with Roain McQuade producing a 20 yard drive towards goal whose effort was blocked on the line by Iain Wilson.

The hosts were the more dominant of the two and it then saw Rhys Thomson try and thread a pass through the eye of the Culter keyhole but his effort just went narrowly wide.

Culter started the game playing a 4-5-1 formation and Vale were getting to grips with them quite easily and the banffers had another chance before the interval after McQuade tried to beat Cieran Hunter however Hunter produced a good save.

Half Time: Deveronvale FC 0-0 Culter Colts

Vale's pressure then paid off 4 minutes into the second half after John Geddes played a through ball into Ronan McQuade who made no mistake this time and placed it low and hard past the keeper with a composed finish.

Culter then tried to get an equaliser straight after with Scott Coutts playing in Mark Reid however a crunching challenge by Leighton Duncan was enough to put the sole striker off.

The visitors did then get an equaliser after Aidan Wilkinson played in Albert Ibekwe who made no mistake and beat the Vale keeper with a low finish.

The match was then turned on its head as Culter scored again. Aidan Wilkinson played in Albert Ibekwe who then sent a dangerous ball into the box which was met by Samuel McColl who headed it low and hard into the bottom left hand corner.

Vale then equalised after a ball sent in from Vale looked a safe catch for the keeper but unfortunately for Hunter he spilled it and it came to Michael Third who squeezed the ball into an empty net.

A draw then looked to be on the cards until Culter found a winner after a good ball came in by Alex Cheyne and Albert Ibekwe left the Vale defence exposed with a headed effort which found the net to start off celebrations for Culter who were crowned champions.

Full Time: Deveronvale FC 2-3 Culter Colts 

Deveronvale FC Colony Park
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1. Gavin Still
2.1. Arran Golias
3. Leighton Duncan
4. Kian Beaton
5. Samuel Cummings
11. Keith Cruickshank
2. Declan Smith
6. Fergus Edwards
10. Mark Tait
8. John Geddes
7. Lewis Strachan
17. Ronan McQuade
9. Rhys Thomson
15. Michael Third
14. Jordan Thomson
16. Rory McDermott
12. Maciej Waliszek
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23. Cieran Hunter
4. Calum Lynch
6. Iain Wilson
9. Finlay Cook
3. Alex Dalziel
7. Calum Retaj
8. Scott Coutts
2. Samuel McColl
14. Greg Lees
11. Alex Cheyne
22. Mark Reid
17. Albert Ibekwe
20. Adam Hall
19. David Abad
10. Michael Horgan
5. Aidan Wilkinson

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John Geddes was Vale's most creative player, setting up a goal in the process.
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Albert Ibekwe scored a brace and gave Vale no end of problems during his time on the park.
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Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:45

Banchory impress on Amsterdam adventure

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Author: Yan Donald

The players were hoping to begin the tour on a positive note as they suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat to Peterhead BC Colts in their previous league game.

After been seen off by family and friends, the team completed the first part of the journey by coach from Banchory to Newcastle which was then continued by an overnight ferry to Amsterdam. On the following day a visit to Dunrell- a water park which was followed by a light training session in the cooler evening.

On the Saturday, the team played two Dutch teams and Troon FC from Ayrshire, where they came first after sensationally winning all three games to qualify for the A-League on the Sunday.

On the following day, the temperature was approximately 30 degrees which had a direct impact on the players. The blues performed to the maximum of their limited resources but were unable to claim the top prize as Inverness Caley Thistle deservedly won the Easter Cup.

The players were fully relaxed, however it was the complete opposite for the Scotland number 1, Becky Flaherty. Immediately after the Easter Cup, the goal keeper had to air travel to Ireland to take part in the nation’s clash with the Irish.

On the Monday- the final day of the trip, the club enjoyed a visit to the Amsterdam Arena as well as the Ajax Club shop, before heading back to the UK.

This whole trip was shared together by everyone and the great memories will remain and will be talked about for many years to come.

“I would say it has brought the team closer together than ever before. The experience is second to none, getting to go away with a group of boys you barely know and then spending a week with them. It’s one, [the trip] I’d definitely recommend to any club!”

The Banchory Boys U15 management of Nick Kennington, Chrs Dickinson, Ian McIntosh and Dominic Flaherty would like to thank everyone connected with the club and especially the effort that has been put in to making this wonderful experience possible.

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Monday, 29 April 2013 17:07

Albion seal five in a row against Broomhill

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Broomhill Juniors
 vs
Albion BC
 
 
 
ADJFA 'A' League
Harlaw
23/04/2013
 
 
 
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After Broomhill Juniors' dramatic Scottish Cup semi final defeat against Giffnock, the two time national semi finalists were visited by Albion BC in a game which would either throw the title race wide open or clinch top spot for the visitors.

Albion needed all three points, but a draw would give them the chance to wrap things up in their final game. 


Broomhill took the lead but Albion hit back to claim all three points. Two headers from two defenders, Macaulay Rae and Craig Simpson, were enough to seal a 2-1 victory and Albion's fifth successive title at the 1996 age group.

The final whistle saw Albion celebrate, and should they avoid an upset against Maud Turriff PBC, they will add an unbeaten league campaign to their achievements.

Full Time: Broomhill Juniors 1-2 Albion BC