The high scoring Colony Park U19s faced MBC United with fourteen goals and only one conceded in their opening two matches giving the management the opportunity to make several changes with A league football more or less guaranteed .
Goals were a-plenty following an even first ten minutes and Colony raced into a four-nil lead by the twenty minute mark with goals from PECK, BATTENSBY (2) and McGILL.
On the 35 minute mark WALLS ran through on goal and slotted the ball home to make it five and the referee allowed all the players to take a water stop before re-starting the game; a sensible move on a day when it was scorching hot.
McGILL added his second and Colony’s sixth before half time.
Second half Lewis Christie came on and things continued as before lots of chances created. Lee ADDISON then came on to score with virtually his first couple of touches finding the top corner. Battensby had several chances for his hat trick but just couldn’t seem to find the net. Lewis CHRISTIE then hammered in from the edge of the box. The heat took its toll and the pace soon slowed. The Park completed the Murray Cup qualifiers with three wins from three and face CBC Hilton in the Scottish Cup this weekend
Colony Park U17s were away from home to Lewis United and it turned out to be another disappointing day.
A mixture of missed chances and conceding poor goals is never a good recipe. Lewis went ahead when an in-swinging free kick was left by all and bounced into the far corner. It was two-nil shortly after before Mikey WATSON pulled one back with a fine strike from the edge of the box.
Colony then started to play some good football but various chances were squandered and Lewis took full advantage and scored on a break away to restore their two goal lead.
Colony dominated most of the second half but could not find the goal, a fine save from a Darren Smith free kick and Euan Abel smashed a shot against the post being the closest. Euan ABEL finally got a goal but it was well into stoppage time and Colony came home with nothing to show for their efforts.
The U17 Colts team had home advantage over Banchory but lost out 7-2. Two more goals from Billy FLORENCE and a scorching hot day weren’t enough for the Colts as they were well beaten by Banchory at Davidson Park. Playing for the second game in a row with only 11 mean, they fought hard but understandably tired in the second half. Colts will be on league duty on Saturday at Glentanar.
The U17 Lads team had a free date but next week face Formartine in the Scottish
Colony Park U16s went to Westdyke and started quickly with Connor ROSS firing in a long range free kick which beat the home keeper. Colony controlled the match for most of the first half and Nathan MAY added a second with a well struck volley from distance.
Westdyke pulled a goal back early in the second half but midway through the half substitute Craig BROWN found himself with an easy chance to restore the lead and seal a victory.
Colony host East End in the Scottish Cup this weekend.
The U16 Colts faced a tight game with Formartine who last season were playing A league football while the Colts were C league.
Colony went 1-0 up with a stunning goal from Greg CENTER 25 yards out, a shot into top corner with the keeper unable to get a hand to it. Formartine equalised with a speculative shot from outside the box which looped over Shanks and in and then took the lead with a header from a corner and the visitors looked the better team until the half time whistle.
Colony rearranged the formation at half time and with an extra man in midfield this steadied the team. Greg CENTER popped up with another goal this time a scramble in the box. Colts had another couple of chances from Bolda and Watt but couldn’t close the game out.
Overall the lads played very well in difficult hot conditions and certainly deserved the result. The Colts are in Scottish Cup action at Deveronvale in Banff. The winners of this game will face the winners of the Colony Park v East End tie.