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The Colony Colts side line up for a picture
The Colony Colts side line up for a picture
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The Juniors looked to bounce back from their home defeat against Bridge of Don with a trip to Cruden Bay.

But in a match spoiled by the blustery wind the Inverurie side had to battle for a share of the points with Kevin Bonarius scoring from midfield in a 1-1 draw.

Colony Park lads pose for the camera

Colony Park lads pose for the camera

The Under 19 Colony Locos took part in their second Murray Cup tie which determines whether they play A or B league football this season.

Having defeated Cove Rangers the prospect of meeting Cove Colts looked an easier proposition. But the hybrid Colony Locos side struggled on the small pitch at Portlethen Academy and soon found themselves two goals down.

The first was a long range effort and the second completely deceiving Cammy Garden in the Colony goal. Alex Duguid restored the differential with two well worked goals and then Colony Locos went ahead with an own goal and had numerous chances to extend their lead.

Cove came back to equalise and Colony again went ahead through Walls and should have been out of sight ,but again allowed Cove back into the match which looked to be heading for 4-4 before Walls settled the issue and guaranteed the Inverurie side A League football this season.

The Under 19 Colts travelled to Hazlehead to meet Culter United, a team they had suffered heavily to the season before. With keeper Aiden Peck out injured, Bradley Boyd took over in goals and in the 10he took a quick free kick from inside our half for the quick thinking Callum Mellis and he fired the visitors into the lead.

Despite having most of the possession, Culter were unable to really create anything but were gifted four of the softest goals you will see all season including a bizarre own goal which highlighted the Colts need to communicate and concentrate all the time.

At the start of the second half, things looked even bleaker when Boyd was sent off for a last man foul, which looked a shoulder barge at worst and for the second week in a row Luke Munro had to go in goals.

Luke saved the resulting penalty and wasn’t bothered much throughout the half apart from one other stunning save as the 10 men stuck in admirably.

The Colts even created chances of their own with Joe Mitchell hitting a sweet left foot shot that was very well saved by the home goalie.

A fine effort overall by a much more disciplined Colts team but if they can solve their lack of communication then there is better to come

The Under 17 Park started their A League campaign against promoted Cove and Colony enjoyed the bulk of possession and made numerous chances in a fast and furious first half with one solitary goal to show for their efforts. Goal scored by Rhys Simpson from a corner early in the first half.

The second half was a more even contest with Cove having the strong wind behind them and they equalised early in the second half after a scramble in the penalty area.

After that it was pretty much stalemate for the duration with both sides creating chances. A Tristan Ross finger tip save on to the crossbar from a 20-yard thunderbolt kept Colony in the match and Simpson winning and converting spot kick with only minutes to go gave the Inverurie outfit their second win of the season.

This Saturday they travel along to Westdyke, who they have generally had the better of in the last few seasons .

The Under 17 Colts team welcomed Bervie Caley to a blustery Davidson Park and, buoyed by their last gasp win the previous week, started strongly going 3-0 ahead inside 15 minutes playing against the stiff breeze.

First Kyle slipped through his namesake Craig Brown who slid the ball past the keeper for his first goal since joining from the Park. Michael

Walls bulletted home a header from a wonderful Daniel Watt cross before Watt once again set up Kyle Brown who bundled the ball home from six yards. Caley pulled a goal back before Conor Bolda restored the three goal lead before half time.

The second half was a low key affair with a Bervie penalty goal sandwiched between strikes from Edward Cox and Craig Brown, the latter with a beatifully-struck free kick.

6-2 was the final score and a fair reflection on play meaning two wins from two representing the best start to a season the team have enjoyed.

Under 16 Park played their home match at Colony Park against a strong Westdyke side and lost out by two goals to nil despite a battling performance by the youngsters.

Sunday Teams

The 15 Park side Colony Park lost out 10 -0 to a strong Albion side, but newly promoted Colony Park under 14s team fought out a hard earned draw with Banchory.

The first half was all Colony with two goals from Adam Smith and a goal from Callum Taylor. Banchory pulled one goal back before half time and then drew level following two unforced Colony errors. Last year’s top scorer Smith caused his usual level of havoc in the opposition’s defence completing his hat-trick and putting Colony back into the lead in the closing stages of the game.

Not to be denied, Banchory equalised again to make the final score 4-4.

The Colony Colts Under 14s began their season a week late with a trip to face Dee Boys Club at Tullos school.

With four new signings in the team the players were keen to impress and took an early lead. Scott Beverley dribbled into the box and the ball broke to Aaron Bowie who placed a shot into the top corner of the net.

Dee levelled soon after, but Colony pressure paid off when they were awarded a penalty on the stroke of half time when Beverley was fouled in the box.

New signing Jamie Reid made no mistake from the spot. Colts had good possession again in the second half but failed to convert any of their chances, and three Dee goals in a five-minute spell ended any hopes of a win for the visitors.

The Colts’ coaching team were delighted with the performance, however, particularly with new players still bedding in to the team.

As for the Under 13s two sides - The Park and The Colts - they were drawn against each other in the BATT Cables Trophy which is a series of mini-leagues which will determine whether they will compete in the A, B or C leagues for 2013/14. The third member of their section are Donside Juveniles who had defeated the Colts the previous Sunday with a 16-1 scoreline . The game started very evenly with Colts giving a very good account of themselves and not allowing Colony Park to settle and pass the ball around.

The score remained goalless until the 25 Logan Lawrence was put through one on one with the Colts keeper and heslid the ball into the net to put Colony Park 1-0 ahead.

A second from Lawrence and a good finish from Matthew Lynas made it 3-0 at half time.

Colony Park used the ball much better in the second half keeping it on the ground at a windy Strathburn, and further goals from Lawrence (2), Lynas (2), Christie (3), Anderson, Strachan and McWatt made it a comfortable victory in the end.