Colony Park U15s welcomed Donside Juveniles for the first round of the Belmont Trophy.
Colony started strongly and soon opened the scoring after two minutes and doubled their lead after five minutes, before going in at half-time 7-0 up.
The second half continued in the same manner, with the final score being Colony Park 13 Donside 0. Scorers for Colony Park were Thomas RIACH (6), Finlay WATSON (5), Fraser BURNETT (1), and Calum WILSON (1). A good performance from Colony Park, but credit to Donside who kept trying right to the final whistle.
Colony Park U14s had some tight tussles with Paul Lawrie Foundation in the C league last season so expected a tough home match but it didnt turn out that way.
With the PLF having lost some key players and Colony strengthening their squad the home side overcame a shaky first five minute to run out 10-0 winners with goals from Liam BUXTON (3) , Adam SMITH (3) Yanick SUTCLIFFE, Rian WILSON, Callum JONES and Callum TAYLOR a goal each.
The U14 Colts hosted local rivals Kemnay in what was a very entertaining encounter.
Both teams were keen to play a passing game and make good use of the large pitch at Garioch Sport Centre. It was Kemnay who made the best of the first half however, going into the break two nil up.
Colony made changes to their midfield at half time to try and get more control in the game, and started the second half strongly. Murray LIDDELL knocked in from close range from a Jamie Reid corner and Colts were back in the game. Kemnay were still dangerous on the break, and it was the visitors who scored next. Despite more good forward play Colony couldn’t get back into the game. It is worth noting that the referee stated afterwards it was the best match he has handled for a long time, so credit to both teams for the football on display.
It took a piece of quality to open the scoring when Daniel STRACHAN found some space 25 yards out and struck a fierce shot into the top corner giving the Ellon keeper no chance.
Ellon only took a couple of minutes to level the scoreline when the Ellon striker was played through one on one with Lucas Scott in the Colony goal and he slid the ball home.
Colony pushed back again and went ahead two minutes later when Murray GRANT cut in from the left hand side and the Ellon goalkeeper got a hand to his right foot shot it but wasn’t able to keep it out.
Right on the half time whistle Colony stretched their late when a great cross from Hamish Young on the right found Andrew McWATT at the far post and he had time to control the ball before picking his spot.
A last minute Ellon corner was not cleared by Colony and the home striker was first to the ball and fired it into the net. Ellon forced another corner deep into injury time, again the bouncing ball wasn’t cleared and handled in the box resulting in an Ellon penalty. The penalty was well struck but Scott managed to touch it onto the bar, unfortunately it hit the diving goalkeeper on the way back down and agonisingly rolled into the net with the last action of the game.