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Ross County recognise the positive impact they have on the community, but are continually looking to develop and expand their reach. The club’s work is divided into four key areas:
* Health and Wellbeing
* Inclusion and Learning.
The Ross County Football Club Community Department is committed to representing the ethos of Ross County FC to the best of its abilities and looks to carry through the club's vision and values throughout the Highlands.
The team at Ross County Football Club Community Department are as follows:
Gordon Duff – Community Manager
Gordon Duff is the Community Manager at Ross County Football Club where his key responsibilities within the Community Department are to look at driving forward the club’s vision and community projects and initiatives throughout the Highlands as well as seeking to enhance and further engage with the surrounding community and beyond.
Included in this is Gordon’s role working with Senior Football Development Officer Peter Budge to driving forward The Scottish FA initiatives in schools and clubs as well as delivering an extensive Scottish FA Coach Education Programme throughout the Highland’s and Island’s.
Gordon has a long connection with the club which has seen him progress from a modern apprentice coach to his position today as Community Manager with over 11 years at the club. Gordon’s coaching qualifications include the The Scottish FA’s Advanced Children’s Licence and Uefa B Licence.
Peter Budge – Senior Football Development Officer
Peter Budge is Ross County’s Senior Football Development Officer, whose everyday tasks are to engage and deliver community programmes throughout the Highlands and Islands.
SFA Coach Education, along with Gordon Duff, is another initiative which caters for prospective candidates who wish to improve their coaching skills; this also runs alongside In-Services that can be used for Continuous Coach Development. The Quality Mark initiative and the McDonalds Club Development programme are also key to developing people and clubs in the area.
Peter has been with the club for three years having previously been an FDO with Local Authorities for seven years. He presently holds the SFA Youth Licence, UEFA Basic Licence, Goalkeeping Level 2, plus the Childrens Award. Academically Peter has an HNC in Sports Coaching and Sports Development.
Prior to a job as an FDO Peter played, coached and managed Wick Academy FC, his local side for around 14yrs and was proud to captain the side in their first season in the Highland League.
Coaching followed with five years coaching Ross County U15s and U17s culminating in the club winning the Scottish Youth Cup.
Seeing players reach their potential is the driving force for both Peter and the club and this has enabled him to see youths achieve their goals in the Highland League, SFL, Premier League and in selection for Scotland's National football team.
Peter is delighted to be going back to his roots by being involved with Ross Countys U15s in the exciting Project Brave and is looking forward to working with his fellow coaches in the new season ahead.
Ryan Moreton – Community Coach
Ryan has been a full time member of the Community Department since April 2017 but has been connected to the club for a number of years starting as a volunteer in 2014.
Ryan is responsible for a number of projects within the Community Department including the Soccer Centre Programme across Dingwall and Inverness running various sessions for kids aged between 3 and 12. Ryan is also responsible for the Rossco Juniors Club, Matchday visits as well as delivering various nursery and school programmes throughout Ross-shire and Inverness.
As well as this Ryan coordinates the FFIT and Walking Football Programmes at RCFC aimed towards men and women aged 35+. Ryan is currently working towards his Scottish FA’s Advanced Children’s Licence which finishes in March
Ryan Farquhar – Community Coach
Ryan is the clubs newest full time recruit in the Community Department but has a close connection, previously coaching in our Academy set up with the u11s. It is a natural progression for his own development moving into a full time community position while also coaching in our Academy set up.
Ryan is responsible for delivering RCFC’s Nursery and school’s provision which includes our Little Dribblers Programme, Rural Schools Programme and Rossco's Primary Stars. Ryan also coordinates and delivers our after school initiatives at various venues throughout Ross-Shire and Inverness where he looks to create a positive and engaging experience for everyone involved.
Ryan will look to further develop these initiatives and aim to continue to drive these throughout the region.
Gordon Duff – Community Manager at Ross County said, “We have a very active Easter programme coming up as well as our stuff across the department as well, there is a very close affinity with the youth academy at Ross County, a lot of the coaches have helped out in the community.
“I think we just need to keep growing things, a lot of our stuff is open to everyone, our remit has very much grown, we are here, there and everywhere and during the Easter we will be based in places like Skye, Gairloch, Aviemore, Thurso and Shetland.”
The A league saw Lewis United beat injury hammered Dyce 5-0 whilst Albion beat Formartine at home. Peterhead beat Stonehaven 8-2 in the B league whilst there was C League Section 1 wins for Mintlaw and Newmachar whilst C League Section 2 saw home wins for Deveronvale Reds and Culter Deeside. Cove prepared for their Scottish Cup semi-final with a 6-1 win over Ellon in the Colony Park Cup.
There were three home wins for Formartine, Stonehaven and Banks O’Dee Albion in the A League. The B league card was wiped out and C League Section 1 saw Colony Colts defeat Cove 4-3 and Byron Dons beating FC Brave Eagles 3-1. C League Section 2 league leaders Deveronvale won comfortably away to Kemnay. Dyce progressed in the Eddie Mannell Trophy with a 4-1 win at home to Lewis United.
With North Region 15s having a game in St Andrews, the A league card was all off with Colony Park vs CBC Hilton and Peterhead Jags vs Formartine both postponed. Banchory beat Stonehaven 1-0 in a B League top of the league clash. Ellon won 3-0 away to Mintlaw and Fraserburgh Link-Up drew 2-2 at home to Newmachar United. Colony Colts beat Donside Juvenile 2-1 in the C League.
Banks O’Dee Albion gave themselves an outside chance of regaining the A league title with a 4-1 win at home to Middlefield Wasps who were the league leaders until the weekend. Albion currently sit 4th. Lewis United Youth took advantage of the score at Spain Park with a 5-0 win at Deveronvale which puts Daniel Middler and Steve Gerrards side top of the league. 2nd place Fraserburgh Link-Up won 2-1 at home to Colony Park.
Cove won comfortably at home against Kintore United which was followed up by 2 away wins for Longside and Newmachar United in the B league. Culter Thistle won 3-0 away to Stonehaven with Turriff also winning on the road at Greyhope. Culter United progressed in the Castle Trophies Cup.
Nothing separated games between Colony Park and Westdyke Thistle which was 1-1 and the game between Peterhead and Westdyke which finished 3-3 in the A league. The top 3 B league teams all won their respective games, 3rd place Banchory won 4-1 at Colony Colts, Middlefield beat Longside 6-1 and Ellon beat Stonehaven 3-1. Lewis beat Cove 6-0 in the Raymond Kelly Association Trophy.
Hermes Youth beat Banchory 2-0 in the only A league game. Peterhead Phoenix won 5-2 at Stonehaven in the B league whilst Turriff United beat Newmachar United 3-2. Inverurie Locos finally got their 1st round cup tie against Kemnay played and Locos made the short journey back with a 6-0 win. Albion beat Culter 6-1 in the same round of the competition.
Highland league side Deveronvale, based in Banff, are providing young boys and girls the opportunity to develop their footballing skills and follow a pathway into their senior sides.
Deveronvale Community FC currently fields sides from Under-fives, all the way to the Under 20’s. Some of the boy’s age groups have a second side, such as the Under 13’s and 16’s and there are also Under 13 and 15 sides for the girls, seeing 340 players registered under the Deveronvale Community Football banner.
Deveronvale’s youth system has evolved in many ways over the years and continues to do so as they seek further success. Deveron Youth have recently joined up with the system, The June 2017 opening of the Kim Little centre has looked to develop a full pathway for female players by giving primary age girls a chance to play and at the recent Community FC AGM the whole group was officially tied together and a fundraising group established.
Head of Youth Development at Deveronvale, Kev Stewart has spoken of the positive strides being taken, “We’re pretty much well into a transition period of bringing everything together, going through our development plans and policies and adapting to suit.” Kev and the rest of the football club are excited about the future and what it may hold.
The club have achieved Community status in the Scottish FA Quality mark and have intentions to work towards becoming a legacy club, the highest attainable mark.
This season has seen Vale’s youth sides producing some excellent performances, impressing in both league and cup competitions. The clubs under 15 side had a run in the Scottish Cup, making it as far as the fourth round. Meanwhile the under 13’s side made the last sixteen, losing out in a hard fought tie against Ferry Athletic.
In the league, all of Vale’s sides have been competitive. The under 15’s once again stick out, finding themselves in second place in the ADJFA U15 A. Their under 13 counterparts have had no issue finding the net, finding themselves the fourth highest scorer in their league and their second under 13’s side sit third in the ADJFA League C section 2. Vale’s first under 16 squad are currently play in the A league, while their second under 16 squad are table toppers in league C.
The Scottish Highland League football developmental league also allows players from the Under 15, 16 and 17’s sides to play additional football. Vale’s side have only recently re-joined this level of football, going into the East league after not participating for a few years. They acknowledge they are in a rebuilding phase, having only secured one point from seven games this season, but are willing to put in the effort to secure more game time for their young players.
Deveronvale’s ladies sides are now returning for the new season, having enjoyed a very successful campaign last term. Both the Deveronvale ladies side and their Under 15 girl’s side won their respective league titles in 2017. While the U13’s were incredibly close to emulating that success, finishing runners up.
Deveronvale are looking to continue their impressive work in girl’s football. Kev Stewart said, “We’re looking to get our girls in earlier, hence the start-up of the Kim Little Soccer Centres in June, with the aim of getting these girls playing four vs four and five aside at a young age”
The hard work and resulting success is evident at Deveronvale. Paul Sutherland and Jody Munro have recently made their way into the first team, joining another six youth products in the squad that currently sits tenth in the Highland league. In addition to this, five youth players are currently out on loan at junior clubs, with hopes Vale can continue to send multiple players along the pathway to Highland league football.
The inclement weather that Scotland witnessed over the past week didn’t stop some young footballers with Box2Box Training getting the green light to train at Aberdeen Sports Village on Saturday lunchtime.
Box2Box Training is a football coaching school that offers quality group training sessions at the Aberdeen sports village for kids aged between 8-15. Box2Box training does classes on a Saturday between 12-1pm. The group average around 40 people every week and there was 35 young kids in attendance on Saturday which is good going after the horrible weather that has been grasped.
The youngsters at Box2Box Training are in good hands under coaches Jamie Clark, Kenny Robertson, Allan Youngson & they also have goalkeeper training too. A range of players who play for respective boys clubs in the area come to the training alongside players who are currently on the books within the youth academy at Aberdeen FC.
Box2Box Training are also going to run a camp on the 7th May at the Newburgh Community Sports Hub, there will be games, competitions, football tennis and much more. YFS are intending on heading along to do some coverage from the event. The camp takes place from 10am-3pm and there will also be hot and cold food on offer.
Coach Jamie Clark said, “We are looking at all abilities and guys that have maybe not been playing football, in the coming months we might look to start a younger age group however currently we are working with 8-15 year olds.
“We look to do technical stuff as much as possible, obviously we only have a hour every week so we don’t want to be doing shape drills or anything like that, we literally want to be working on their passing, their touch and keep the intensity up so they are always working.”
Coach Kenny Robertson said, “It’s very good, because they are coming in at eight years old then some of them have played football before and there is new players getting used to touching the ball with both feet and we introduce more disciplined passing drills and game related stuff, we keep instruction down.”
Portlethen Sports Club is currently in a plea to the Aberdeenshire Council with regards to getting either a 3G or 4G surface to the football pitch based at Portlethen Academy. This follows a proposal to replace the current facility at the school which is more suited to hockey than football.
Portlethen, which is located in South Aberdeenshire, was founded in 1992 and has proudly had many teams of many varieties, age groups, genders and with many different successes. It can be said though that every team has been successful in developing players from the local area and further afield, with some proud moments in the history of the club.
With cup honours and league championships in many age groups, the club built up a great reputation and has over 200 kids on their books. There are also plans for an Under 19s team & an amateur team for season 2018/2019 which will maximise the numbers at the football club.
Portlethen say that they have had 42 training sessions cancelled this year because of waterlogged pitches, at the weekend the facility that is in place is used once every so often for hockey in the afternoon while football games which takes place on grass get called off due to the pitches being unplayable.
These are games for primary school and boys club football, the club say that if the pitch was upgraded to 3G then the surface can be used for football far more than any other sport alongside the hockey who can use the facility for training.
Alongside Portlethen Sports Club, a range of other teams in the local area use the facility, these include Fishermoss Primary, Portlethen Primary, Newtonhill BC and some Cove BC teams and there is also other let’s that are getting asked for.
The club need to get the upgrade in order for the club and the players to keep on progressing, the club have so many young talents nd they don’t want to waste them away. Portlethen have a range of clubs who compete in the ADJFA B and C leagues at competitive level.
Portlethen Sports Club secretary Craig Mcmorrin said, “We could be using the facility at Portlethen Academy every weekend if it was to be upgraded, they haven’t asked the community at all with this, what about the 200+ kids that want to play football every week?
“The grass pitches at Portlethen aren’t the best either and a bit of rain and the games are getting called off, it’s not adults we are speaking about here it’s kids, if you get a 3/4G pitch in then the kids are playing and there is no call offs.
“They keep saying that we need to get kids more active but we need good facilities to do that and we will get the kids more active, the council are holding this back for 15 games of hockey a year, I don’t know an 3/4G pitch in Aberdeenshire that isn’t used, the astro pitches are used all the time at Spain Park (Home of Banks O’Dee) and Central Park (in Dyce) which are both in Aberdeen, I have parents saying to me that they are taking their players away because of the facility currently.”
Portlethen SC United currently participate in the ADJFA League C Section Two and are currently 4th in that respective league. Coach Cameron Jarvie spoke about the situation when he said, “I think on the football side of things, the AstroTurf is poor. There is only so much that the kids can do, for goalkeepers, diving on that is their worst nightmare. I think we need a 3/4G surface and we need it now.”
The Aberdeen and District Juvenile Football Association have recruited a new sponsor for the non-competitive age groups. A&DJFA Development Football are delighted to announce ABRRAS as their main sponsor.
ABRRAS are an SYFA-affiliated first aid provider who are going to be working closely with the league to provide opportunities, discounted events and competitions for all our clubs.
ADJFA Development Secretary Ray Riddell commented on the sponsorship saying, “It’s good for the league and the kids that ABBRAS are willing to invest in the development game in Aberdeen, we are looking at doing competitions and events for the kids and clubs as well as well as training equipment, it’s a year deal to start with.
“I have a massive enthusiasm for child development and kids football, I just think it needs pushed a little bit more, I am also wanting better facilities so it can help the clubs, we are getting a committee together and pushing it on more."
The league was due to kick start the newly structured nine-a-side games alongside the seven-a-side games for the non-competitive section on the 4th March however due to the inclement weather, all games were postponed which means clubs will try to give games the green light on the 11th March.
As mentioned in one of our earlier articles here - the ADJFA are going ahead with nine-a-side in preparation for their inauguration to 11-a-side in August which will be beneficial to all involved.
Formartine United Youth Academy has ambitious plans moving forward to become one of the best youth academies in the area.
Campbell Morrison has just been appointed as the chairman of the youth academy with the Pitmedden, Robin Provan took over as Vice-Chairman) and they are determined to make Formartine United the biggest and best Youth Academy in the North East, second only to Aberdeen.
The club are implementing small changes that will make a big impact on the development of their players. Formartine United feel that the club has a lot to offer as they say that who knows, Formartine could be playing in the Scottish League in the next 5-10 years with the pyramid system that is now in place for both the Highland and Lowland League.
The management team at Formartine United, who participate in the Highland League, Paul Lawson and Russell Anderson, are very keen on helping the club develop the Youth Academy and are wanting to get involved and help as much as they can, and with their experience in the professional game it can only be a great thing for the club.
Morrison and Provan say have already seen a positive impact on the YA since they have taken the reins, with more people showing interest and support.
United are currently in the process of recruiting new coaches from students to experienced coaches and Formartine will aim to get them through their badges and educate them the best they can. To help Formartine in their plans, the club have recruited two development officers, Gary Shaw (a professional coach from Canada) and Gary Mann (ex Aberdeen youth coach) who will work with the new coaches and younger teams to development the core skills needed which is basically giving the kids and coaches the best start possible in there football journey. They will also be educating the parents on the difference between winning and player development
Formartine United’s 2009 team which is led by chairman Campbell Morrison are going on tour to Manchester at the end of the month. The club are lucky enough to get a tour round the Aon Training complex, watch the Manchester United vs Swansea game and also play two local teams, United held a sportsman’s dinner recently and Formartine raised over £5000 to aid the trip which is fantastic.
The club has a range of non-competitive and competitive teams with the Under 13s, 14s and 15s all involved in their respective A Leagues whilst the Under 17s are in the B league. The club currently doesn’t have an Under 16s. The Under 14s reached the last 32 of the Scottish Cup which was the furthest a Formartine team have reached in the Scottish Cup before crashing out 3-1 to Bellshill Boys Club.
Formartine United have a lot more planned and it’s going to be a busy time for all involved at the Pitmedden club however they are looking to reach all their targets.
Dyce Boys Club 2009s are almost all set for a European adventure. The Aberdeen side are off to Eindhoven during easter to participate in the Easter Open which is taking place in Holland.
It will be Dyce Boys Club's first ever foreign tournament for this age group and they will be up against teams from other countries around Europe. The club has had a host of ex players who are now in the professional scene with Aberdeen's Greame Shinnie and Celtic's Stuart Armstrong two players who came through the ranks at Dyce Boys Club.
In the 2009 age group, Darren Mackie who played for Aberdeen FC has a son who has just joined up with the club. Mackie also played for the club when he was younger so the son is following in his fathers footsteps.
Dyce coach Garry Mournian looked ahead to the tournament by saying, "It's just an opportunity for the boys to experience something a little bit different, when I was a player at that age I always liked to go away on trips so the idea is to give the kids more seven-a-side football and the experience will be different to what we are used to.
"Hopefully we come up against some good teams as it will challenge our boys and hopefully they can learn from that experience and see how other nationalities play and making friends is an important thing and we are hoping it's a bit of a team bonding thing.
"We depart on Good Friday morning from Aberdeen to Amsterdam before a short bus journey to Eindhoven, we have a ceremony on the Friday night which I am looking forward to, Saturday and Sunday is the football then we have a free day to relax."
Dyce Boys Club 2009s kick off their campaign this weekend in the next stage of their development, Mournian spoke about that and also Shinnie and Armstrong being ex Dyce players when he said, "There's been a lot of football for the boys since January after the winter break, so we have been trying to get as much game time as possible,
"We played at the Gartcairn festival on Saturday and we played against a lot of hard teams, the football itself was fantastic and there was a real high standard of teams there which you kind of expect from the Glasgow and Central belt areas, the boys found it a little bit tough at times, it was good though because even when it was tough the players were doing stuff that we work on in training, as a coach you want to see a little bit of improvement every week, we also won the fair play award which kind of topped off the experience for us.
"We have actually had Greame along to one of our training sessions when we were fundrasing for Holland back in the autumn period, he was great and came along to training for pretty much the whole session, we were able to get him to put a few points across.
"He was at Dyce for most of his childhood age to an extent and also through his competitive years before going to Inverness before coming back to Aberdeen, the boys can aspire to the likes of Stuart and Greame, Stuart getting a Scotland cap was a huge proud moment for the club."
Under 13s A league saw Middlefield Wasps beat Formartine United 7-0 and Banks O’Dee Albion beat Ellon Meadows 4-1. Lewis United Youth and Deveronvale drew 0-0.
B league saw home wins for Banchory and Stonehaven and away wins for Culter United, Peterhead and Fraserburgh Link-Up. C League Section 1 saw Newmachar United and Northstar Orange both win whilst there was a 4-4 draw between Kintore United and Huntly.
There was two 4-0 victories in C League Section 2 for Deveronvale and Northstar, Colony Colts and Blackburn finished 0-0. The Colony Park Cup saw progression for Cove and Dyce.
2nd place Thistle FC beat Lewis United 4-3. The hosts were 3-0 up before Lewis pegged the game back to 3-3. Thistle got all three points with a goal two minutes from time. Westdyke Thistle beat Banchory 2-0 and Fraserburgh Link-Up and Stonehaven drew 1-1 in the A league.
B league saw three away wins for West End, Glentanar and Peterhead. Newmachar United picked up a big win in the C league Section one and nothing to separate Colony Colts v Aberdon and West End Reds v Cove.
C League section 2 saw a big win for City Youth and Ellon Meadows beating Portlethen 5-0. League leaders Deveronvale won 4-1 away to Stonehaven. Eddie Mannell Trophy action saw wins for Westdyke, Banks O’Dee Albion, Formartine United and Dyce.
CBC Hilton and West End FC Reds both picked up home wins, Deveronvale are enjoying a good season after almost being relegated last season, a 6-1 win at Formartine cements their position in 2nd place.
Banchory and Newmachar United both picked up home wins which was followed by a 3-1 win for Stonehaven away to Fraserburgh Link-Up. The visitors are in the hunt for promotion. Donside won 6-1 away from home in the C league. Banks O’Dee progressed in the Stonehaven Youth Trophy with a 3-1 win after extra time at Peterhead Jags.
Banks O’Dee Albion won 9-2 away to Deveronvale whilst there was two A league wins for Fraserburgh Link-Up and Middlefield Wasps both winning 4-2 at home. The B league saw 2 draws between Kintore United and Kemnay finishing 4-4 and a 1-1 draw with Portlethen and Cove.
C League saw league leaders Culter Thistle drawing 2-2 with Deveronvale Colts and there was wins for Greyhope and Culter Cobras. Cup action saw Colony Park beat Culter United 3-0 and Lewis United beating B league side Glentanar 5-3.
Westdyke and Fraserburgh Link-Up both won away from home with Glentanar beating Culter 2-1 in the A league. The B league saw Banchory beat Colony Colts 7-5. Cup action saw Regional Trophy wins for Peterhead and Banks O’Dee Albion with Raymond Kelly Association Trophy wins for Huntly and Lewis United Youth.
Banks O’Dee Albion progressed in the Sunnybank Shield with a 5-2 win away to Banchory, the A league saw three away wins for Ellon Meadows, Hermes Youth and Culter Boys. The B league had a 3-1 win for Huntly over Newmachar United, league leaders Peterhead pick up a big win on the road with Colony Park beating Fraserburgh Link-Up 3-2.
The Under 13s saw three home wins for Ellon Meadows, Middlefield Wasps and Dyce BC in the A league, Culter United picked up a 4-2 win away to Peterhead in the B league. C League Section 1 saw Northstar Orange beat Banks O'Dee Albion 4-1 and there was wins for Glentanar, Colony Colts and Northstar in C League Section 2. Whilst Cove where in Scottish Cup action, Lewis United and Banks O'Dee Albion progressed from the Colony Park Cup.
Westdyke flew the flag for the ADJFA in the under 14s age group winning 6-0 win against Musselburgh Windsor. Westdyke coach Ellis Renforth said: "We are delighted to be through to the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup, the boys were brilliant throughout." There was Winton Trophy wins for Culter, Newmachar and Dyce BC. Thistle won at home in the A league whilst there was B league wins for Glentanar and Peterhead. The C league saw wins for Aberdon, Byron Dons, City Youth FC, Stonehaven United and Ellon Meadows.
The Under 15s saw cup wins for CBC Hilton and Stonehaven and also A league win for Deveronvale whilst Newmachar United and Fraserburgh Link-Up drew 2-2 and there was C league wins for Huntly and West End United.
Lewis United Youth Under 16s knocked Middlefield Wasps out the cup last week and Lewis gained 3 crucial points as the race for the A league championship hots up. Lewis won 1-0. Deveronvale beat Donside Juvenile 5-0. There was 4 homje wins in the B league, they were for Cove BC, Glentanar, Kintore United and Portlethen. The C League saw a big win for Culter Thistle and a home win for Deveronvale Colts. Banks O'Dee progressed in the cup with a win in the Castle Trophies Cup.
Westdyke, Lewis United and Banks O'Dee Albion all picked up big wins and Westdyke Thistle beat Cove 3-2 in the A league. The B league saw 3 home wins for Ellon Meadows, Middlefield Wasps and Stonehaven. The Under 19s saw Ellon Meadows beat Banchory 5-2, Inverurie Locos bounce back from last weeks defeat to Hermes with a big win and Hermes drawing 1-1 with Culter Boys. Banks O'Dee Albion and Culter Colts progressed in the cups.
The Under 13s A league seen big wins for Banks O’Dee Albion & Lewis United whilst Dyce & Westdyke drew 2-2. Colony Park & Banchory Boys both won away from home in the B league with Westdyke Thistle v Donside Juvenile postponed. The C League sections 1 & 2 both had home wins with big wins for Dee & Northstar Orange in Section 1 whilst C League Section 2 leaders Turriff United recorded a big win at home & Deveronvale Reds also won their respective home game to Blackburn 3-0.
Lewis United beat Stonehaven Madrid 7-2 whilst Thistle kept up their fine form with another big win at home to Fraserburgh. B League leaders Colony Park won 5-0 away to Middlefield Wasps. C League Section 1 saw Aberdon beat West End Reds 4-2 & Nicolls Youth won 6-1 away to Cove. In a re-match of a fortnight ago, Portlethen United & City Youth played again with another goal feast. The visitors ran out 4-3 winners.
West End under 14s progressed from the Eddie Mannell Trophy whilst Banks O’Dee Albion kept Brian Winton the Banks O’Dee Albion president happy with a big win away to Deveronvale in their own competition.
Banks O’Dee 2003s are in the hunt for their 1st A league championship & they picked up another win at home beating West End FC Reds 3-2. The B league saw Fraserburgh beat FDS 5-2 & Stonehaven City beating Ellon Meadows 6-2. Huntly are doing well in the C league this season & picked up a crucial 4-1 win away to Byron Milan. Donside picked up a big win against Stonehaven United. There was Stonehaven Youth Trophy wins for CBC Hilton & Newtonhill.
There were no Under 16s A league games due to cup commitments with Banchory v Colony Park postponed. The B & C leagues saw all away wins apart from 3rd place Newmachar United beating bottom of the league Kintore United 6-1, the away wins were for Portlethen, Westdyke in the B League & Greyhope, Culter Thistle & Deveronvale Colts in the C league.
Lewis United Youth 16s progressed to the semi-finals of the Presidents Cup with a 2-0 win away to Middlefield Wasps. The sides play again in the league this weekend. Fraserburgh Link-Up & Banks O’Dee Albion both won in the Castle Trophies Cup.
Cove Under 17s beat Glentanar 4-3 in the A League & there was 2 away B league wins for Middlefield Wasps & Ellon Meadows. Banks O’Dee Albion beat Longside 6-1 in the Under 17s Regional Trophy whilst Westdyke recovered from their Scottish Cup exit with a 6-2 win at home to Colony Park in the Raymond Kelly Association Trophy.
ALC Athletic beat Culter Boys 4-1 whilst Hermes Youth beat league leaders Inverurie Locos 3-0 to heat things up in the Under 19s title race. The B league saw Peterhead Phoenix beat local rivals Fraserburgh Link-Up 4-1 with Newmachar United beating Middlefield Wasps by the same scoreline. Culter Rovers beat Colony Park 3-2. Ellon Meadows beat Stonehaven 5-0 in the Sunnybank Shield.
The Under 13s seen Middlefield Wasps & Deveronvale draw 2-2 in the A league & Westdyke came off the bottom of the league into 7th with a big win against Formartine United.
Donside Juvenile & Peterhead drew 4-4 in Alford & there was 2 B league home wins for Colony Park & Culter United. C League section saw league leaders Newmachar United draw 2-2 away to Dee & there was 2 home wins for Insch & District & Kintore United.
C League Section 2 saw league leaders Turriff United beat Deveronvale Reds 5-1 & Blackburn beating Northstar 2-1. Colony Colts & Glentanar drew 1-1. Dyce & Lewis United Youth were both in Colony Park cup action & they both progressed.
Banks O’Dee Albion beat Stonehaven YFC Madrid 2-0 at home in the A league with the B league seeing 3 home wins for Culter, Peterhead & West End FC.
C League Section 1 seen West End Reds beat Cove 3-1 & Mugiemoss beating FC Brave Eagles 5-4. C League Section 2 saw City Youth beat Mintlaw 8-3 away from home & a 2-2 draw between Portlethen SC United & Stonehaven YFC United. Ellon recorded a big win.
Cup action in the Under 14s seen Winton Trophy wins for Thistle FC, Lewis United Youth, North Star, Formartine United & Newtonhill BC. Dyce progressed in the Eddie Mannall Trophy beating Banchory & Westdyke Thistle beat Newmachar United 2-1.
The Under 15s had 2 A league draws with Westdyke & West End FC Reds finishing 3-3 whilst Formartine United & Newtonhill finished 1-1. There was 2 B league away wins for Fraserburgh Link-Up & Banchory Boys.
Cove Under 15s beat Huntly 7-1 in the C league who went into 2nd following that result. There was 2 Donside wins with United beating Kintore United 5-4 & Juvenile winning 4-1 against Byron Milan.
The Under 15s Belmont Trophy saw a big win for Deveronvale who sealed a semi-final place & quarter-final places for CBC Hilton, Peterhead Jags, Banks O’Dee Albion & Stonehaven YFC City.
With some wintry weather affecting the ADJFA card, it forced some games to be postponed. There was plenty of goals though across the games that were given the go ahead.
The 16s A league saw a 2-2 draw between Lewis United Youth & Donside Juvenile. The B league games were all off whilst there was a 1-1 draw between Greyhope Boys & Deveronvale Colts. Turriff United made the trip to Skene to take on Culter Cobras & came away with a 3-1 win. Culter Thistle picked up a big win at home.
There was Under 16s cup wins for Middlefield Wasps in the Presidents Cup & Fraserburgh Link-Up also progressing from the Castle Trophies.
Only 2 league games got the go ahead for the Under 17s. These resulted in a 4-1 win for Lewis United against Culter in the A league & Middlefield winning a top of the B league encounter away to Ellon Meadows. Middlefield have a game in hand.
Banks O’Dee Albion bounced back from Scottish Cup exit last week with a big win at home to Banchory in the Raymond Kelly Association Trophy. Westdyke Thistle won 3-0 away to Formartine United.
The Under 19s seen Hermes Youth beat Culter Colts 4-1 in the A league before a full B league card saw Peterhead maintain their unbeaten record with a 5-1 win at home to Colony Park.
Huntly drew 2-2 with Newmachar United meaning Stonehaven jumped into 2nd with a big win at home. Fraserburgh Link-Up might be bottom of the B league however they picked up a 2-1 win over Middlefield Wasps. Turriff United beat Kemnay 4-1 in a mid-table clash. Inverurie Locos beat Ellon 6-0 away from home in the 1st round of the Murray Cup.