A no-bore draw between Colony Park Juniors and Cruden Bay

Matty McDonald opens the scoring for Colony Park Juniors on Saturday.
Matty McDonald opens the scoring for Colony Park Juniors on Saturday.
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In an exciting open game Colony Park Juniors and Cruden Bay shared the points in their Pmac Division 1 (east) match in Inverurie with a 1-1 draw.

Colony Park almost took an early lead when Strachan was well placed in the box only for his goal bound shot to be blocked by the Bay keeper. Cruden bay responded with a couple of chances. McDonald and Brown went close for Colony Park while Cruden Bay had further shots on goal but they did not trouble Duguid. As the first half drew to a close both teams worked hard without any joy to open the scoring and they went in 0-0 at the interval

At the start of the second half both sides continued an evenly fought game. In 51 minutes Colony Park made the breakthrough when Matty McDonald turned in the box and fired a shot into the corner of the Cruden Bay net.

Colony pushed forward with a view to increasing the lead. Minutes after scoring Colony had a couple of corners and Roddie was close with a header. In 58 minutes after a momentary lapse of concentration Cruden Bay equalized when Tait was left unmarked on the edge of the Colony box and he hit a well struck shot into the corner of the net.

Cruden Bay were now in the ascendency and only a brilliant save by Duguid in 63 minutes kept the teams even. He bravely dived at the feet of the Cruden Bay forward who seemed certain to score and somehow retrieved the ball. A minute later McDonald had a shot well saved by Bay’s keeper. Cruden Bay responded with two excellent chances which they failed to convert into goals.

The match continued from end to end with Duguid making another great save in 81 minutes. Two minutes later Strachan turned well in the box but his well hit shot was just over the bar. With the match into added time Colony Park almost snatched a late winner when Crosbie hit a shot just past the post. The score remained 1-1 at the final whistle.

This was a good game between two evenly matched teams, and the result keeps Colony Park on top of the league but their points lead has been cut to four.

On Saturday, November 16, Colony Park are away to Lewis United at Aberdeen Sports Village in the PMAC League Div 1 (East). Kick off is at 2pm.