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Fraserburgh Link-Up
Peterhead BC Colts
U16's ADJFA League B
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This local derby between the two Buchan teams was played with great commitment and effort but at the end Fraserburgh must have walked off wondering how they lost that match.

From the kick off Fraserburgh played some good football and soon had the visitors' goalkeeper under pressure. Even playing into the strong wind the Fraserburgh wingmen were getting behind the Peterhead defence and firing dangerous crosses into the box. At this point Peterhead were happy to just clear their lines and fire hopeful balls up to the front men.

However as Fraserburgh let the chances go a begging, Peterhead counter attacks started to increase and from a James Penny cutback Liam Hay was in the right place to squeeze the ball home at the near post. A goal definitely against the run of play but you could sense the Blues could inflict more damage with these attacks.

In the meantime Fraserburgh continued to have most of the possession but with nothing to show for it. Five minutes later James Penny turned goalscorer for Peterhead with a lovely finish from the right of the six yard line. Just a couple of minutes after that a long ball out of the Peterhead defence caught the home side napping and and left winger Ryan Robertson coolly lobbed the keeper from eighteen yards.

As the half-time whistle blew the home side trudged off wondering how they could go in three nil down.

Half time: Fraserburgh Link-Up 2-3 Peterhead BC Colts

In the second half, with the wind behind them, Fraserburgh continued where they left off. Having a lot of the ball and pressing forward without really having anything to show for their efforts.

Peterhead midfield were starting to come into the game and the hard running forwards were increasing giving the home team more work to do at the back even though the home goalkeeper hardly had a save to make.

Winger Reese Duncan was Fraserburgh's danger man throughout the match and after sixty five minutes he got his reward when he slipped the ball past the opposing goalkeeper to pull a goal back.

A few minutes later Peterhead forward, James Penny was clean though on goal with a chance to kill the match but screwed his shot wide.

Home side left back Jason Morrison had to leave the field shortly after that when an accidental kick in the face caused an injury to his nose. He was taken to the local hospital for a check up.

As the Fraserburgh pressure grew, forward Scott Gibbons found himself unmarked eight yards out and fired low past the Peterhead keeper for the second Fraserburgh goal.

The Brochers really went for it after that. With a couple of chances that seemed easier to score and another shot cleared off the line, they couldn't find that last bit of luck to give them the share of the points. Indeed Peterhead had one last chance to score which brought out a fine save by the home keeper.

Full time: Fraserburgh Link-Up 2-3 Peterhead BC Colts

An excellent match put on by two very good teams. With goals, chances and individual skills on display, this was an excellent advert for the North East Juvenile football.


Dyce BC
Hessell 17
Higgins 21
Simspon 2, 34
Cruickshank 40


U16s ADJFA 'A' League
Westdyke Leisure Centre

Bruce Dryburgh

By Bruce Dryburgh
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FDS welcomed Dyce to Westdyke Leisure Centre for what proved to be a very entertaining league tie. The game got off to a flying start and it was Dyce who drew first blood. A goalmouth scramble in the FDS box fell kindly for Rhys Simpson who slid the ball into the back of the net beyond FDS keeper, Daniel Probyn.

However, just seconds after the restart, Dyce were reduced to 10 men as striker, Grant Corbett was sent for an early bath after speaking back to the referee. It would require a great deal of courage and determination if Dyce were to hold onto the lead for the remaining 78 minutes.

The game was beginning to even out and both teams were looking exciting in attack, creating good goal scoring chances. FDS got the game right back in the balance after 17 minutes as Ben Hessell cut in from the left hand side and unleashed a spectacular curling effort that flew past Grant Yeats and into the top corner of the net.

Just moments later and FDS had turned the game on its head and it was Iain Hay-Higgins who claimed his 4th goal in 3 games after outmuscling Dyce defender, Mikey Duncan he then found himself surrounded by yet more defenders but he crawled his way through before slotting the ball past the helpless Yeats.

FDS continued to build on this lead and almost added to their one goal cushion but Hamish Ritchie’s free-kick didn’t trouble Yeats in the Dyce goal. Higgins then found himself in a glorious position as he looked to be one-on-one with the keeper but Darren Hewitt made an outstanding last-ditch tackle to prevent any further danger. Dyce were beginning to get back into things and their next chance fell to John Bruce but his effort from the edge of the box went over the crossbar. Dyce had a nervy moment at the back on the half hour mark as Ritchie swung in a corner but Yeats couldn’t hold onto it but there was no-one in a yellow shirt to stab the ball home.

Dyce then found an equaliser after 34 minutes after a sweeping, passing move, Simpson got in behind the FDS back line and Craig Mackie couldn’t get back in time to prevent the ball crawling over the line.

Dyce almost regained the lead just moments later in what was a very end-to-end game but Probyn was able to hold onto a well struck free-kick. Just a couple of minutes prior to the half time interval FDS almost took the lead for the second time in the game. Simon Watson went a surging, overlapping run down the right but there was no one in the middle of the box to tap the ball home.

There was yet more drama right on the stroke of half time after Dyce were awarded a dubious penalty as Angus Gibson was penalised for handball. However, this appeared to be a very harsh decision. Nevertheless, you just have to play through these circumstances and Josh Cruickshank stepped up for the away side and kept his cool to slot the ball home and ease the pressure of Dyce as they went into the break holding the lead.

Half time proved to come at the perfect time, leaving the spectators speechless after witnessing a great first half full of goals, sending’s off and a penalty… What else could you ask for?!

Half Time: FDS BC 2-3 Dyce BC

The second half was considerably quieter than the first and a lot less action-packed. Nevertheless, there were still plenty of chances for both teams to add to their tallies. FDS created the first real chance of the second half as Higgins beat 2 defenders before crossing for Hessell but Yeats came out to gather before the ball got that far.

The 2 sides were continuing to search for what would be the all important 6th goal of the game, however it just wasn’t for coming. Dyce swung in a dangerous free-kick into the FDS area but Mackie was in the right place to clear any danger. FDS went up the pitch again though and created another decent chance for the in-form Higgins. He was clean through one-on-one with Yeats again but the goalkeeper was in magnificent form to deny FDS another equaliser.

The game was really beginning to open up as FDS were searching for another equaliser, which would leave gaps over the pitch for Dyce to exploit. Lewis Alexander had a good chance for the away side but his shot from the edge of the box was blocked well by the home defence.

Just moments after that Dyce had another superb chance to grab a 4th goal but FDS keeper for the day, Probyn was in fine form to make a terrific double save to keep the goal deficit at just one!

The game was now coming into the last 10 minutes and FDS were beginning to really go for it while Dyce were getting bodies back as they looked to hold out. Watson was impeded right on the edge of the area and FDS were awarded a free-kick in a very dangerous position. Mackie stepped up to take the free-kick but he failed to convert this time. Another chance fell to Mackie just seconds later from a corner that Hessell swung in and Mackie rose highest but his header went agonisingly past the post.

FDS had the final piece of drama in what was a very well contested game as Higgins was clean through yet again but his effort was saved yet again by the inspirational Yeats who may well have saved Dyce on the day and certainly helped them along the way to ensure they went home with all 3 points.  

Full Time: FDS BC 2-3 Dyce BC

FDS MOTM: Hamish Ritchie

Dyce MOTM: Grant Yeats

Saturday, 13 April 2013 20:50

Culter cruise into cup final at a canter

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Culter Boys
Albion BC
Milne 11,14
Combe 31,42
McNicholas 63


U16 President's Cup - SF

Daniel McKay

By Daniel McKay
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Culter Boys 16s put in a five-star performance this afternoon to brush aside Albion BC and book their place in the final of the President’s Cup. 

In a fiery start to the game which saw tackles flying in left, right and centre, Albion carved out the first chance, Lewis Tait heading wide from a Nikolas Wozniak cross in the fourth minute

The first shot on target came after nine minutes.  Albion’s Cameron Pashley went on a run through the middle before passing to Dean Donald on the right.  His shot though, was straight at the keeper.

Culter broke the deadlock in the 11th minute somewhat against the run of play.  A superb one-two on the edge of the box put Declan Milne in on goal, and he calmly poked the ball past the keeper to give his side the lead.

Albion almost levelled immediately when a Wozniak long throw into the box had to be cleared off the line.  Goalkeeper Blair Conacher got a slight touch as the ball came over, meaning the goal would have counted had it gone in, but Adam Monk was there to scramble the ball off the line.

While Albion were still protesting that the ball had gone in, Culter went up to the other end and nearly doubled their advantage, Milne dragging his shot from the edge of the box just wide.

It wasn’t long until their second goal did come though, and it was Declan Milne again.  The striker released Aidan Combe down the right wing, he got to the by-line and cut the ball back for Milne who executed an audacious turn and back-heel to beat the keeper.

Greg Smith had a great chance to make it 3-0 in the 21st minute, but scooped his effort over the bar at the back post.

A few minutes later, Albion’s Jack Daniel showed tremendous fight and determination to emerge from a crowd of players with the ball in midfield and slide a pass out to Donald on the right, but he could only fire his shot straight at the keeper.

Albion were pushing to get a goal back, and just a minute later Tait burst into the Culter box and unleashed a powerful strike that looked destined for the corner of the net until Conacher palmed it away with a strong hand.

Tait went close again in the 27th minute, his shot from the edge of the D flying just the wrong side of the post. 

On the half hour mark Culter added a third.  Smith went on a surging run down the left, riding a number of challenges before entering the Albion box.   The Culter defender then looked to have been tackled but won the ball back and played a low ball across goal for Combe to tap in inside the six-yard box.

Half Time: Culter Boys 3-0 Albion BC

Culter flew out of the traps at the start of the second half and made it 4-0 just two minutes after the restart.  Aidan Combe got the goal with a high looping from inside the box.

Milne tried to catch out the keeper with a low drive from fully 30 yards in the 47th minute, but Connon Bain saved well to his right.  Four minutes later Combe got the better of a defender on the edge of the box, but blasted his shot high over the bar.

On 52 minutes, Combe looked to have put Milne through on goal, but a fantastic challenge from Pashley stopped the forward getting his shot away.

Culter were well on top by this stage and only a good stop by Bain stopped Stuart McNicholas adding a fifth.  Combe jinked past a statuesque defender like he wasn’t there in the 61st minute, but couldn’t trouble the keeper with his shot.

The final nail in Albion’s coffin was hammered in by McNicholas in the 63rd minute.  The midfielder got on the end of a Zack Griffiths cross and confidently tucked the ball home from close range.

With five minutes to go, a free kick into the box from Albion’s Paul Gee almost went all the way through and into the net.  Quick reactions from substitute keeper David Dey kept it out though, and Culter scrambled clear.

The final chance of the game fell to Greg Smith.  The Culter defender found himself in space in the box but sliced his shot wide and the referee brought proceedings to a close shortly afterwards.

Albion never really turned up on the day, and they’ll be disappointed to have lost out, knowing they can play much better.  Culter though put in a classy and thoroughly professional performance.  It was a great team effort but the standouts were Declan Milne and Aidan Combe who terrorised the Albion defence all afternoon.  They go through to the President’s Cup final at Pittodrie next month where they will face either Glentanar or Westdyke BC.

Full Time: Culter Boys 5-0 Albion BC


Culter Boys Albion BC
13. Blair Conacher
3. Michael Holland
12. Adam Monk
5. Stuart Charleton
19. Ross Fyfer
4. Callum Buchan
8. Stuart McNicholas
10. Aidan Combe
9. Greg Smith
7. Christian Lechner
11. Declan Milne
1. David Dey
6. Duncan Craig
14. Declan McGunnigle
16. Paul Weston
18. Zack Griffiths
1. Connon Bain
2. Daniel Inglis
3. Jack Daniel
6. Cameron Pashley
7. Darren Ellis
9. Lewis Tait
10. Dean Donald
12. Nikolas Wozniak
16. Cameron Laird
17. Charlie Scott
18. Paul Gee
5. Dylan McElewee
8. Ross Cordiner
11. Josh Clarkson
15. Cameron Christie

Aidan Combe was a constant thorn in the side of Albions defence.  He and Declan Milne always looked dangerous running at Albion.
Connon Bain was under a lot of pressure in the Albion goal, and despite conceding five, made a number of good saves and helped to keep the score down.
Saturday, 13 April 2013 16:40

Kintore into final with resounding victory

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Kintore BC
Dee BC
Cooper 2, 50, 88
Reid 44, 58
Brown 87


U19 Sunnybank Shield - Semi Final

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A convincing display by Kintore on a dry day secured their berth in the final where they await the winners of CBC Hilton or Westdyke. This is Kintore's first final since back at Under 14's age group where they reached two finals in that year, before getting being beat by Dyce and Albion respectively.

Both teams had bodies out for the cup tie with Kintore having two players out due to injury and holidays respectively and one cup-tied, whereas Dee also had a couple of players missing as they only had two players on the bench.

Dee started on the attack and got a corner within a minute which was sent in from the right hand flank by Tyler Tait which was met by Dean Watt who headed it goalwards but it just went over the bar. They were to rue the chance.

From the goal kick Kintore created an attack for themselves and got the opener. Marc Reid threaded the ball into lone striker Lee Cooper who kept his composure before firing it past Ricky Davidson.

In terms of chances the game died down a bit towards the middle of the first half. The game remained full blooded, with both sides receiving cautions.

Just before half time Kintore doubled their advantage. Marc Reid squeezed the ball into the bottom right hand corner. 

Half Time: Kintore BC 2-0 Dee BC

Lee Cooper already had one goal to his name and he added a second with another composed finish. The ball was threaded through from Reid once again and Cooper did the rest, firing it low and hard past Davidson.

Cooper was to be part of Kintore's fourth goal as well. His powerful free kick parried by Davidson and it came to Marc Reid, who got inbetween two Dee defenders and squeezed it in to complete a brace of his own.

The in form Cooper then could have notched up another assist after putting in another great ball from the right hand flank. It was met by substitute Rory Gerrard, who flashed his shot over the bar. A few inches lower and it was in.

The game was already put to bed by Kintore and they threw on some substitutions to freshen things up. One of those new additions, Lee Brown, got in on the goalscoring act. Brown's header was  appeared to be saved by Davidson, the the ball found its way over the line.

Kintore were then to add one final piece to the jigsaw, after Dee restarted the game and lost the ball in a bad area. The Aberdeenshire outfit made them pay after Lee Brown squared the ball and Cooper lashed the ball home to complete his hat-trick.

Full Time: Kintore BC 6-0 Dee BC 

Kintore BC Dee BC
1. Jordan Garrow
4. Liam Watson
5. David Singer
6. Stuart Wilson
17. Ryan Cameron
8. Lee Cooper
9. Glen Mutch
10. Marc Reid
12. Ewan Mackie
14. Rory Gerrard
15. Ryan Glennie
16. Jack Wood
18. Michael Lamb
19. Lee Brown
20. Brandon Boyle
1. Ricky Davidson
3. Brendan Clark
14. Jack Carle
5. Tyler Tait
6. Jordan Gray
7. Dean Watt
8. Chris McIntosh
9. Dillon Davidson
10. Shaun Torrance
11. Scott Mackie
12. Andy McBain
4. Dean Whyte
17. Matthew Gray 

Lee Cooper hit a fine hat-trick, inspiring his team to a convincing victory.
Tyler Tait had that willingness to drive up the park even when the game was put to bed.
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 12:22

Classy Cove too strong for Banchory

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Cove BC Colts
Banchory BC 
Under 17's Soccerworld League B
Cove BC Colts’ title aspirations are even more realistic with nine games remaining thanks to a sensational victory over fellow league challengers, Banchory Boys.

Cove’s number ten slotted the ball home from twelve yards towards the end of the first half which was an early indicator of what more was to come. The win puts Cove on top- six points ahead of Banchory, who have two games in hand.

Colts needed victory while Dominic Flaherty and his men knew at least a draw would suit his purposes more than Cove’s manager.

However, the blues manager’s tactics didn’t indicate caution, as he used the 4-4-2 formation.

In a game full of chances, Cove deserved the three points from what is possibly the biggest game in the SoccerWorld League B era.

The blues started brightly at the start, but that was the only period where their passing abilities were illustrated. They were completely outclassed for the rest of the game. Plus they became passive and lacked inspiration which did not help them at all.

The Cove manager delighted the home crowd by supporting his players vocally and could have possibly be deemed as their “12th man”.

With Banchory losing, the title is possibly in the balance as the blues could win thier games in hand which are against Culter Boys Rovers and Formartine.

The Aberdeen-based team’s recent handful of victories, including this one gives Banchory no advantage over them.

After Banchory’s early dominance, Cove gradually got into the game and were rewarded with the breakthrough towards the end of the first half. Masson had no chance as the approaching Cove number 10 curled the ball home. Banchory began to rue their chances as Crowe squandered a header and hit the post after cutting inside and bending the ball with his left foot from the corner of the box. Cameron then put Donald through on goal, but only managed to strike the ball straight at the goal keeper.

Half Time: Cove BC Colts 1-0 Banchory BC

Cove were always going to be strong on the counter attack, as they were quick, tall and aggressive. This proved to be the case as they made it two goals to zero on the 50th minute.

Banchory just couldn’t cope with the physical presence of the offence of the opposing team. Cove immediate scored another with another counter attack which killed Banchory’s hopes of at least salvaging a draw.

Cove eventually got the fourth on the 70th minute and predictably, it was yet another a counter attack. The Cove attacker smashed the ball which was pushed onto the post by Masson, but then rolled into the net.

In the closing moments Cove continued to show no mercy and Banchory just couldn’t find the back of the net.

The willingness to get closer to winning that title was the difference between the two sides.

Full Time: Cove BC Colts 4-0 Banchory BC
Saturday, 30 March 2013 21:03

Extra time magic earns Culter spot in final

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Dyce BC
Culter Boys
U16 President's Cup - SF
Polo Park
Author: Kieran Fowler

Heavy snow the day before left the match in some doubt but after having the snow cleared in the morning Polo Park was declared playable and two heavyweights of the ADJFA leagues met in the 3rd round of the Presidents Cup.

Both teams started slightly nervous but it was the home team Dyce that quickly got on top, knocking it about as best as they could on a bobbly pitch but with no real chance created. Ten minutes in Culter’s Greg Smith nicked the ball off the foot of the attacker and started a quick move from Culter, eight passes later Smith found himself 1vs1 against the Dyce goalkeeper but a tremendous save from Yates stopped the ball nestling in the top corner.

The next 5 minutes had Culter all over Dyce and Smith had another opportunity but he placed it wide. A swift Dyce break led to Danny Middler having a shooting chance but his effort just scraped by the post, much to the Culter ‘keeper’s relief. The game went quiet for the next fifteen minutes, the only real standout was the passing of Dyce’s Danny Middler. Out of nowhere a long cross was misjudged by Culters Ross Bryce and Ben Lesley found himself six yards out but somehow managed to place it wide.

Half Time: Dyce BC 0–0 Culter Boys

The second half got off to a cracking start with Culter’s Callum Buchan striking the post from distance and Dec Milne blazing high and wide from the rebound. A long ball from Culter’s centre back was misjudged by Simpson and Aidan Combe was able to latch on to it, run for 30 yards before slotting coolly into the bottom corner.

Soon after Declan Milne spurned another chance for Culter which would have clinched the game. A minute later some good Dyce build up led to a cross in the box which was met by Reece Simpson who powered his header into the back of the net. In the final minute of normal time Dyce managed to work a chance but a terrific last ditch challenge from Holland prevented a late Dyce winner.

Full Time: Dyce BC 1-1 Culter Boys

The first half of extra time provided little action until Dec Milne sprung free of the Dyce back four and found himself in the box before he appeared to be fouled by Ben Garret, a stonewall penalty not given and Dyce let off the hook.

A quiet first five minutes was followed by a stroke of genius. Dec Milne picked up the ball 25 yards out, beat two players before smashing the ball in from 18 yards, nearly taking the net off.

Dyce tried but couldn’t muster anything to worry the Culter ‘keeper. In the last minute Paul Weston left the Dyce defensive line for dead with great pace but his shot just inches past the post.

Final Result: Dyce BC 1-2 Culter Boys (AET)

Dyce MOTM: Danny Middler didn’t misplace a pass the whole game and everything good from Dyce came through him. Did his defensive work brilliantly also.

Culter MOTM: Aidan Combe ran his socks off, held the ball up, well scored, an important goal, created plenty of chances and overall had a great game.
Monday, 25 March 2013 17:18

Peterhead comeback earns cup final spot

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Peterhead BC Colts
Banchory BC Lions 
Under 15's Stonehaven Cup SF
Raemoss Park
Playing in freezing conditions and a biting driving wind the Colts played against the wind in the first half and took longer to settle than Banchory, going a goal down within 8 minutes after a long range effort which was wind assisted and hit the back of the net. The Colts the settled with stand-in keeper Taylor Dawson deputising really well and looking confident but were finding the conditions tricky & gradually got into the game with some good link up play that created chances for Paul Duncan and Jonathan Duthie respectively who beat the defence and the Banchory keeper on both occasions only to see their efforts smash against the post.

The midfield battle was fierce and Drew Marshall, Greg Cadger and James Stephen were up for the challenge despite being on the receiving end of some strong challenges. Banchory were threatening in their play but the Colts defence of Nathan Stuart, Aidan Buchan, Steven Summers and Charlie Spellman were equal to the test and the Colts saw out the half well despite being a goal down.

Half Time: Peterhead BC Colts 0-1 Banchory BC Lions

After a positive half time team talk the Colts emerged for the second half determined to take the game to Banchory and they did just that straight from the whistle as Greg Cadger tested the keeper from the half way line that almost caught out the Banchory keeper. The Colts were creating chance after chance and some good link up play between Charlie Spellman and Jonathan Duthie saw a goal line scramble which the Colts failed to capitalise. A series of corners followed with Liam Mackie putting in some brilliant deliveries. Paul Duncan was unlucky to not have scored but the Colts couldn’t make the pressure pay. The Colts subbed Paul Duncan for Sean Douglas who combined well with Jonathan Duthie and both were unlucky not to get on the scoresheet after creating chances for themselves. The Colts were now camped into Banchory's half and Taylor Dawson was a mere spectator in the Colts goal. After some good work by Charlie Spellman and Drew Marshall, the ball broke to Greg Cadger who rifled a shot from 35 yards off the post, it seemed that it may not be the Colts day and some dogged play by James Stephen saw him play a channel pass to Liam Mackie who put in a back post cross that just eluded Jonathan Duthie.

After a good hard shift from James Stephen who he was then subbed for Ellis Roberts which proved vital in its timing, Ellis was on the pitch for a matter of minutes when the ball broke to him 30 yards out and he looked up and hit a high looping strike which sailed over the Banchory keeper and into the net to level the match at 1-1. The Colts continued to dominate and had chance after chance to get the winner, but it ended 1-1 and extra time followed.

Full Time: Peterhead BC Colts 1-1 Banchory BC Lions

With the Colts now playing into the wind again and a few tired legs the Colts freshened it up with Jordan Ferrari and Andrew Reid coming on for Charlie Spellman and Liam Mackie respectively who both had done a good job for the team. Yet again in the first half of extra time they took the game straight away to Banchory and within four minutes the Colts were ahead. Nathan Stuart won a solid tackle, then a great through ball by Ellis Roberts found Jonathan Duthie who was desperately unlucky not to have scored on previous occasions. He was strong to hold off the Banchory defender and cut across his man and shot a fierce strike passed the keeper to make it 2-1. Banchory were being limited to long balls and were beginning to look tired but still were threatening with the wind helping them.

In the second half of extra time the Colts continued to dominate. Substitute Paul Duncan and Sean was playing well down the left and Sean got to the byline to cross into the box but his effort come off the back post and the keeper eventually collected the ball just as the Colts players stopped as they thought the ball was in. The Colts midfield of Drew Marshall, Ellis Robbers, Jordan Ferrari and Greg Cadger were playing with confidence, giving Banchory no time on the ball and the Colts defence too remained solid as Nathan Stuart, Aidan Buchan and Steven Summers were defending well and were helped by fresh legs and the physical presence of Andrew Reid too who was battling away. A few late chances fell to Banchory who were looking for the equaliser that they barely deserved. A free kick late on at the edge of the box came to no avail and the ref blew for full time to the joy of the Colts and their supporters who braved the freezing conditions.

AET: Peterhead BC Colts 2-1 Banchory BC Lions

This is a great achievement for the team, of which are all local boys from the Peterhead area in reaching their first ever final which they thoroughly deserved it with a great battling & dominating display against an A-League team. A very well done lads from the management duo of Ally Marshall and Graeme Mackie, as well as the team coaches of Scotty Bruce and Bill Buchan!
Monday, 25 March 2013 15:00

Morrison's luck turns as Byron win

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Byron Rovers BC
Bridge of Don 
Under 15's ADJFA C
Both teams were up for the game after a long layoff, and the early action came from the midfield as both teams looked to attack. Bridge of Don pressurised the Byron goal with a free kick well defended by the wall, and the resultant corner came to nothing as they seeked the first goal. Byron had the next attack when the right winger challenged for the ball with the Don goalkeeper. The ball broke to the Byron forward whose shot narrowly missed the target.

Half Time: Byron BC 0-0 Bridge of Don

Ten minutes into the second half, Byron were awarded a penalty. Shaun Morrison stepped up and scored low to the keeper’s left hand post to put Byron 1-0 to the good. Fifteen minutes later, Murray Allan collected the ball on the left of the 18 yard box and beat three players before passing the ball to Shaun Morrison who scored his second with a far-post finish. Bridge of Don changed tactics by playing three in defence as they tried to look for a way back into the game, but to no avail as the referee blew his whistle for the final time.

Full Time: Byron BC 2-0 Bridge of Don
Monday, 25 March 2013 14:31

Second half goal flurry edged by Peterhead

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Peterhead Pheonix
Banchory BC Swifts 
Under 14's ADJYFA B
Ugie Park
Both teams turned up to play on a bitterly cold and very windy day for football but after the many weeks of bad weather it was just good to finally get a game of football played.

By kick off the wind had dropped a little and both teams started off looking for the first goal. Both teams were playing some great football and were evenly matched there was a good few chances at goal. Peterhead's number 15 was very unlucky not to score after his shot beat the keeper and looked goal bound only to be cleared off the line in the nick of time by a Banchory player. The half-time whistle went with the match still goalless.

Half Time: Peterhead Pheonix 0-0 Banchory BC Swifts

Banchory were the first to break the deadlock in the second half with a quick goal within the first minute after the number 3 caught Peterhead's defence off guard and slotted it comfortably past the goalkeeper 1-0.

The first goal seemed to wake everyone up and the game started to pick up pace.

Peterhead were awarded a free kick from 25 yards out and the number 15 was unlucky to see it hit the crossbar.

Peterhead finally pulled it back to 1-1 after the number 15 again ran down the wing and crossed over into the back post for the number 3 to slot it past the Banchory keeper.

Banchory continued to keep the pressure on and this was rewarded when one minute later a long ball up the park was picked up and put past the goalkeeper.

This seemed to have some affect on Peterhead as they started fighting for every ball and were now enjoying the biggest share of possession.

Shortly after, Peterhead's number 17 fed a ball through the middle that was picked up by 15 who finished well to make it 2-2.

Both teams continued to play some excellent football and it looked very likely that the match would end on a draw but Peterhead were not going to settle for anything but a win and in the 69th minute the number 3 set up number 15 to make it 3-2 and a win for the Phoenix.

Both teams deserve praise for playing the game in strong winds and freezing conditions but Peterhead were glad to pick up another three points, keeping them on track to keep moving up the B grade table to 3rd place with games in hand.

Full Time: Peterhead Pheonix 3-2 Banchory BC Swifts
Sunday, 24 March 2013 23:27

Late winner caps superb Fraserburgh comeback

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Byron Pumas
Fraserburgh Link-Up
U13 ADJFA - League C
Woodside Park
A very cold morning at Byron's Woodside pitches saw Fraserburgh Link-Up visit in a league match.

Byron started the match strongly, catching the Broch defence sleeping with a great through ball to their main striker who stroked the ball past Jamie Bruce in the Fraserburgh goal to make it 1-0.

Fraserburgh equalised after being awarded a penalty for a push in the back on a Fraserburgh forward. Darren Anderson calmly slotted the resultant penalty past Byron keeper Liam Angus making it 1-1.

Both teams picked up the pace of an evenly matched game with Byron's Caleb Barbour striking the Fraserburgh crossbar and Jordan Gorman giving Fraserburgh all sorts of problems in midfield. And it was Byron who took the lead again with another quick counter attack leading to another 1 on 1 with the Broch keeper which the Byron attacker Steven Muir fired into the net.

The away side continued to make chances with Ryan Sargent making surging runs against the Byron full back, with Jamie Park and Arron Masson both spurning chances for the Broch. Byron showed their strength with some great play in midfield ending up with another goal to make their team go into a 3-1 lead.

However, Fraserburgh weren't about to give up in a game which was a great advert for their league. Dylan Ritchie made a defence splitting pass, playing in Jamie Park whose shot rose over the Byron keeper into the net 3-2. 

Half Time: Byron Pumas 3-2 Fraserburgh Link-Up

Both teams started the second half eager to win the match with Fraserburgh continuing to press the Byron defence and the home keeper making some fine saves.

Eventually Fraserburgh scored the equaliser with a great goal from Callum Wilton which the Byron keeper got a hand to but couldn't keep out. The score was 3-3 and the match hung in the balance.

With neither team willing to give in and Fraserburgh pressuring the Byron defence it was the visitors who scored in time added on to complete an amazing comeback. Callum Wilton scored his second of the game from the corner of the 18 yard box, calmly beating the keeper to send the Fraserburgh team celebrating three points.

A cruel blow to Byron who had put so much into the game to see it snatched from them in the dying minutes.
Full Time: Byron Pumas 3-4 Fraserburgh Link-Up

Byron Pumas MOTM: Steven Muir
Fraserburgh Link-Up MOTM: Shaun Jappy