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Deveronvale came from a goal down in the Spree ADJFA C League under 15s fixture to beat Aberdon 5-1 at Banff Academy astroturf, both teams had 100% records heading into the game with Deveronvale's ambitions of league success taking a huge step forward towards their targets.
Aberdon took the lead after four minutes when Callum O'Brien drove past the Vale backline and guided a fine effort home past Callum Begg in the Vale goal to give the visitors the dream start. Aberdon were fast going from the word go and took advantage of the Banff sides slow start to put themselves in front.
Vale found an equaliser four minutes later. Ahren Duncan was a vocal captain and defender for the hosts and it was the skipper who levelled matters up after a good corner came in and Duncan was there to guide the ball home past Ben Horne in the Aberdon goal which gave the hosts the lift required.
Shaun MacDonald put in a very good shift for the Vale and his hard work was rewarded after he got the ball and fired a fine effort into the bottom left hand corner with 20 minutes on the clock.
Nine minutes before half time, Vale doubled the advantage after a good ball from Alan McLeod found MacDonald who went on a darting run before keeping his composure to slot the ball into the back of the net beyond Horne.
Northstar Orange Under 14s made it four wins out of four in the Spree ADJFA B league with a 1-0 win over Westdyke CC, both teams will be up there challenging for the league at the end of the season with not a lot to seperate the sides, a goal from Richard Sandison four minutes from half time was the difference.
Westdyke had the first chance of the game, a ball from Jude Masson found Jay Neil however a good save from Archie Stephen denied the striker. Northstar attacked at the other end a short time later and won a free kick, Jake Coutts had his free kick saved by Finlay Wilson.
Both teams were playing some good football however towards the tail end of the first half, nobody was really in any danger of scoring, there was little attacking threat but there was ambition from both teams.
Northstar took the lead four minutes before the break, a free kick came in which wasn't dealt with properly by the Westdyke backline and Richard Sandison was there to rattle the ball home into the top corner beyond Wilson to give the hosts the lead heading into half time.
Northstar Under 15s earned their place in the second round of the Scottish Cup with a fantastic 5-1 win over Glentanar, the scoreline was a little bit harsh on Glentanar with the difference being Northstar had a fantastic 20 minute spell in the second half.
Andrew Buck had a good effort for Northstar in the eighth minute over the bar before Usman Shehu had a curling effort denied by Matthew Taylor in the Glentanar goal, both sides had good opportunities in the early stages of the game.
Northstar took the lead on 22 minutes, a ball found Shehu who slid the ball home into the back of the net beyond the Glentanar backline, a goal which set the scene for the game.
Glentanar tried to pull level with Kieran Hurley had an effort from the edge of the box over the bar before Jamie Reith tried to double the lead for the hosts however his effort cannoned off the bar.
The Under 19s Murray Cup group stages are still happening and section one seen wins for PBC Buchanhaven Hearts and Sunnybank Elite with Westdyke Thistle winning in Section Two. Cove beat Banchory 2-0 in Section Three with a 5-1 win for Inverurie Locos in Section Four alongside a superb 6-1 win for Portlethen away to Huntly in the same section.
In the A league, Banchory gained a big result winning away at Banks O’Dee Albion with Fraserburgh Link-Up winning at Glentanar 6-2. There were 3-0 wins for Culter United and Middlefield Wasps over Lewis United Rangers and Colony Park respectively.
There was home wins for Culter Thistle, Cove Youth and Colony Colts with an away win for Portlethen at Huntly followed up by draws in the other two matches in the league, it was 3-3 between Kemnay and Byron Thistle with Stonehaven drawing 1-1 with Turriff United.
All the under 16s games were home wins with the exception of Peterhead Jags winning at Newtonhill, the A league saw wins for Banks O’Dee Albion and Westdyke CC over Colony Park and Deveronvale, the B league saw wins for Cove, FDS, Mintlaw and Newmachar United. Fraserburgh Link-Up will be playing A league football this campaign after a play-off win over Formartine United.
A league champions Westdyke CC made it two wins from two with a 3-2 win over Lewis United Youth with away wins for Peterhead and Westdyke Thistle. Thistle beat Formartine United 5-3 with Dyce and Banks O’Dee Albion drawing 1-1.
Glentanar and Northstar prepared for back to back clashes between the sides with a 6-3 win over Banchory and Donside Juvenile, Culter beat Ellon Meadows 5-1 with Colony winning comfortably at Newtonhill, Newmachar Youth and Stonehaven Madrid drew 1-1.
There was four home wins in the C League with Aberdon, City Youth, Nicolls Youth and Portlethen United all coming out on top, Deveronvale won 6-0 away to West End Reds with a 3-3 draw between Byron Dons and Stonehaven United.
Dyce and Banks O’Dee Albion both won 3-2 against Ellon Meadows and Colony Park with the latter coming from 2-0 down to win, there was away wins for East End Lewis Youth and Sunnybank FC Elite.
The B league saw two away wins for Portlethen and Northstar Orange with draws in the remaining games, Fraserburgh Link-Up v Peterhead and Cove United v Donside finished 2-2, Westdyke v Banchory finished 3-3.
Huntly, Northstar and Colony Colts all scored seven goals to secure fantastic wins with Insch beating Deveronvale Reds 2-1 and a 1-1 draw between Kintore United and Mintlaw.
The regional cup saw wins for Dyce BC Blues, East End Lewis Gold, Cove, West End Reds, East End Lewis Youth, Cove Youth United, Deveronvale Reds, Formartine United, Bervie Caley, Fraserburgh Link-Up, Banchory, Westdyke, Peterhead, Donside, Westdyke Thistle and Kintore United.
Deveronvale Reds Under 14s got off to a great start in the Under 14s Spree C League Section 2 with a 5-1 win over Culter Deeside. Both teams finished mid-table last season with Vale having the upper hand in terms of position. Vale were very good going forward and were worthy of the three points but take nothing away from Culter Deeside who played well despite the score line and can take positive signs regardless of the result.
Keryn Stronach and Caitlin Carnegie both started for the Banffshire outfit fresh from winning the league cup at Under 15s level with Deveronvale after a 4-0 win over Buchan. Both players kept the momentum going with good performances.
Vale almost opened the scoring with the game just four minutes old, a free kick from Marc Evans had Connor Gardiner in the Culter Deeside goal beaten however the post came to his rescue and Deeside cleared the ball to safety.
A Culter Deeside deflection allowed Shayne Gordon through on goal however his effort had gone wide of the left hand post. Vale had the better opportunities in the opening exchanges of the game with some resolute defending by the visitors keeping the game level.
Deveronvale took the lead on 27 minutes, Marc Evans got past his opponent with only the goalkeeper to beat and Evans found the roof of the net from close range to set the tempo for the Banff side.
Shayne Gordon then got his first goal of the game for Vale before half time stealing the ball before giving Gardiner no chance with a shot which found the corner before Gordon got his second after rounding Gardiner and tapping the ball home.
Moray Girls beat Stonehaven girls 3-2 in a pulsating game of football at Thornhill. The match was a great advert for girls football with Stonehaven having to be commended for the long travel up to Elgin followed by putting in a great performance in which they were unlucky not to grab something from the game.
Stonehaven only had 12 players in the match day squad along with Moray however the South Aberdeenshire side took the lead after only two minutes. It was a very windy day and that dictated the opening goal with Katie Cochrane having a shot which bounced over Annalisa McCann and into the net. Unfortunate for McCann, however Stonehaven were in front and got their just rewards for the way they started the game.
Moray reacted fast and got an equaliser just three minutes later. A ball from the right hand side was met by Malzy McAfee and the talented striker slotted home a good finish past the advancing Cerys Gordon. McAfee was in again a short time later however a good save from Gordon denied the forward.
Stonehaven took the lead on 19 minutes after a long kick from Cerys Gordon found Emily Dalgetty and the Stonehaven striker got on the end of the long kick to guide home a fine finish into the roof of the net to put the visitors in the driving seat once again.
Moray got a penalty on 32 minutes in which Sienna Hastings stepped up and slotted into the bottom left hand corner to pull Moray back into the game. It was a great first period with a lot of attacking play from both teams.
Moray took the lead two minutes later which proved to be very decisive in the outcome of the game after a long ball wasn't dealt with and McAfee was through on goal and dispatched a good finish past Gordon. A little bit harsh on Stonehaven to be down at half time however Moray played some great football in the remaining exchanges of the first half.
Two second half goals from Banks O'Dee were enough for the Spain Park outfit to come away with the Highland League championship at Under 17s. Finlay Ness and Caie McDonald got the goals for the Spain Park side in what was a magnificent second half showing from the Aberdeen side. The match was a play-off between the champions of the North and East sections of the league.
The first half was a stale affair on what was an overcast day at Station Park, Nairn. Wick had the first chance of the game with Ben Sinclair having a free kick go wide. Academy enjoyed a lot of possession during the opening exchanges of the game.
Banks O'Dee threatened after seven minutes with Finlay Ness finding Dylan Stuart with the captain going through on goal however his effort was denied by a good stop from Archie Budge in the Wick goal. Harry Ingram then had a chance for Dee on 29 minutes with a free kick going wide.
Another good save from Budge kept the scoreline 0-0 at half time after Wick didn't clear their lines and the ball fell kindly to Ness from a wide angle however his effort was straight at the talented goalkeeper.
A hat-trick from Banff Academy midfielder Jodie Strachan was enough for the North Aberdeenshire school to run out on top against Inverurie Academy with both sides serving up a great game of football in what was a beautiful day for football. Alongside winning the Aberdeenshire Secondary Schools FA League Cup, Banff also won the league as a result of their win.
Inverurie took the lead after a minute on the clock, a long range effort from Natasha McKenzie evaded Banff goalkeeper Rosie Alexander and went into the net to give the Garioch side the perfect start to the cup final.
Banff responded immediately with a raft of attacks on the Inverurie goal, a Katie Alexander long range effort was denied by a good save from Shannon Ferries before Banff hut the post once again, the goal was definitely coming.
Jodie Strachan started getting lively for Banff asking questions of the Inverurie defence, Strachan had a free kick was was tipped round the post by Ferries. From the resulting corner kick, the equaliser came after a great ball by Alexander was whipped into the danger zone to Strachan who was there to guide the ball home.
Banff took the lead on 20 minutes, Katie Alexander linked up with Hannah Wilson before finding Strachan, who found the net from a tight angle to put Banff into the lead.
Alexander and Strachan were both playing in midfield roles and both were proving very influential. Another corner came in from the former which was met by Strachan who lashed a volley towards goal which was denied by a stunning save by Ferries.
Before the interval, Strachan capped off a good first half performance with a 27 minute hat-trick. The midfielder took the ball and then ran forward before unleashing a fine effort into the bottom left hand corner to give Banff a two goal advantage heading into half time.
A good performance from Ellon Academy was enough for the school to take home two trophies against a Banchory Academy side who did well in the first half however were brushed away in the second half. It was a lovely night at Davidson Park, Longside with a good crowd turning out for the match. A 14 minute hat-trick from Ruairidh Smith was the icing on the cake for Ellon.
Ellon clinched the Aberdeenshire League on Tuesday night with a win over Alford Academy and they kept the momentum going.
Banchory had the better chances in the opening exchanges of the game, Tom Findlay broke past the Ellon defence before his shot was denied by Liam Gibb in the Ellon goal from the edge of the box.
The Deeside school threatened again with a corner kick which was met by Daniel Geddes who sent his header wide of the left hand post. Banchory were enjoying some good opportunities, however were not clinical in front of goal.
Ellon took the lead after 27 minutes, a good ball came into the danger zone which was met by Connor Grant and from six yards out, Grant guided the ball into the back of the net to give Ellon the impetus heading into half time. It was a good time to get a goal with very little between the teams up to this point.
Westdyke Under 17s travelled to Malta last week fresh from winning the domestic double and narrowly missing out on the league. They travelled to take on Malta U17’s national team in a pre-arranged end of season friendly in Malta, arranged through the team management Dave McGinlay, Ian Cocker and Peter Rankine.
All the players knew they would have to play to a high standard to get anything from the match!
The match would be played over three periods of 25 minutes at the request of the Malta management. This suited Westdyke due to the hot conditions and the players not being fully adjusted to the hot climate.
The first period started with Westdyke imposing themselves from the first whistle. Pressing and closing the Malta players down stopping them passing the ball around the pitch.
The central midfield pairing of Dylan Grimbley and Rory Brown where strong, breaking down and winning the midfield play, creating opportunities for the forwards and wing players of Westdyke.
Alex Quantrill and Blair McKenzie where a match for the speed and technical ability of the Malta wing players, making creative runs down the wings and defending dangerous attacking play from the Malta wing players. Westdyke in possession where dangerous and creating more opportunities on goal.
Greig Cowie constantly a threat and a harassment to the Malta defence hit the crossbar. The best chance was Euan Walker going through after a Malta defender slipped and he rounded the goalkeeper but the ball had to much pace and went behind for a goal kick. Malta had a good chance to score ruled offside but Westdyke had been the dominant team in the first period.
A good second half performance from Westdyke CC was enough for them to win the Eddie Mannall Trophy after a 3-1 win to make it six out of six trophies for Westdyke CC Under 14s since entering competitive football a few years ago. Westdyke were made to work hard for their win though and Banks O'Dee Albion can be proud of the way they played in this contest with a depleted squad.
This match almost never went ahead with Banks O'Dee Albion struggling for a team in the lead-up to the game.
Despite this, Albion started the game a more active outfit. Westdyke also enjoyed some good spells of football in the opening exchanges of the game however were slow and patient in their build-up. Antonio Jam was being a real handful for the Westdyke backline and a long range effort from the forward went over the bar after 12 minutes.
The best chance of the game so far came to Banks O'Dee Albion four minutes later, Jam got the better of the Westdyke defence however his effort from 16 yards went wide of the right hand post.
After 17 minutes, there was a water break and an opportunity for a few coaching points for both teams, it seemed to work wonders, with both teams creating chances. Sebastian Holod had a chance over the bar for Albion with Andrew Buchan having Westdykes best effort for Westdyke on 20 minutes after being through on goal however his effort went wide of the right hand post.
Connor Napier started getting more lively for Westdyke and he tried to make the breakthrough for Westdyke against the Albion goalkeeper. A curled effort from the striker was turned away by Kyle Douglas who normally plays outfield followed by a free kick by Napier which Douglas turned away again.
A penalty shoot-out decided the outcome of the Under 16s Presidents Cup Final between Colony Park and Fraserburgh Link-Up. It was the Broch who were to come out victorious winning 4-2 on spot-kicks in what was a smashing cup final for the neutral.
The opening exchanges of the game were very tepid with nothing clear cut and very little football being played. It was a fine day for a game of football and the majority of the play was up in the air rather than on the ground.
Due to the sun, there was a water break after 20 minutes which resulted in a two minute interruption to the match before play continued with a Colony Park throw-in. The break was very much required and it resulted in a better game from that point onwards.
Connor Killoh was being a threat to Fraserburgh all afternoon and had a couple of set pieces which Broch goalkeeper Andrew Dunbar had to react too. Killoh had a corner from the left hand side which was tipped away by Dunbar.
Stuart Smith then played in Craig Anderson for the first real chance of the game inside 32 minutes however Anderson couldn't get his header on target for Colony, Fraserburgh were for the majority of the first half more organised and patient going forward but Park were the more threatening going forward.
Colony took the lead a couple of minutes before the interval, a great ball found Andrew Simond who unmarked slid the ball beyond Andrew Dunbar in the Broch goal which was a good time for Colony to get a goal and changed the half time team talks.
A good team performance from Inverurie Loco Works was enough for the Sunnybank Shield to be heading back to Harlaw Park, completing the double for this season after their recent league success. Locos won 3-0 with a goal in the first half followed by a couple in the second half.
It was a very sunny day at Heathryfold Park with a couple of water breaks required from both sides on a day where it was more like Benidorm than Northfield. Locos had a good opening chance through Josh Christie which was tipped over the bar by Craig Robb in the Hermes goal.
Both sides were having some good posession however there was a limit in the amount of chances both teams had, it was still a good cup final with both teams trying their best.
Inverurie took the lead after 26 minutes, a short corner from Adam Smith found Reece Brown who fired home into the roof of the net to give Locos the lead, the game required a goal after a stern start to the game.
Hermes came into the game towards the closing exchanges of the first half and had a few good chances to draw level, a Ryan Corthals chance was straight at Keller Emslie followed by a header from Cameron Cook denied by a good save from Emslie.