Injury hit Colony Juniors draw with Fraserburgh

Calvin Roddies late first half strike beats keeper Edward Flynn in the Fraserburgh goal
Calvin Roddies late first half strike beats keeper Edward Flynn in the Fraserburgh goal

With a number of the squad missing and an early injury setback to the experienced Stuart Walker, Colony Park Juniors fought hard to comeback from a two goal first half deficit to draw with Fraserburgh United 2-2.

With only a couple of minutes into the match, Walker appeared to turn his ankle as the ball went behind for a Fraserburgh Utd corner. Despite treatment off the park Walker had to be withdrawn and Steve Craib took his place.

Fraserburgh Utd were on top and Colony were made to defend hard to protect their goal clearing a number of corners which the Broch side won. In 19 minutes United played the ball into the Colony box and WATT picked up the loose ball and placed it into the net to give his team a one nil lead.

After 36 minutes Colony forced their first corner from which Ross had a header saved. In 40 minutes Fraserburgh doubled their lead when the ball was played to WATT whose shot beat Sim to make the score two nil.

Right on the interval Colony hit back when Calvin RODDIE hit a powerful shot into the net to make the score 
two one to the visitors 
at the interval.

At the start of the second half Fraserburgh continued to be on top forcing a couple of corners which the Park defence dealt with. In 53 minutes Andy Roddie decided to change things bringing on Tommy Wilson and Andi Bremner for Maitland and Chalmers.

The change worked almost immediately when Craig ROSS latched on to a ball in the box scoring from close range to bring the sides level at two all.

In 62 minutes Bremner went close while at the other end a minute later Sim brought off a brilliant save, turning the ball for a corner, when the Broch forward was through on goal.

In the final ten minutes Colony had their best passage of play in the match with efforts from Bremner and Douglas. In 89 minutes Park were awarded a direct free kick which Crosbie struck well only for his shot to be just wide of the upright. With the game in time added Roddie picked up the ball on the left wing, drove towards 
goal before hitting a great strike which brought a fantastic save from the Broch keeper to keep the 
scores level.

Overall, given the early injury setback to Stuart Walker, coupled with going down two goals the Colony Park players can be proud of their excellent fightback to gain a point.

Colony Park: Sim, Douglas, Turriff, Davidson, Walker, Crosbie, Chalmers, Brown, A Maitland, Wilson, Ross, C Roddie

Subs: Bremner, Craib, Wilson, A Roddie

On Saturday, February 21, Colony Park Juniors are away to East End at New Advocates Park Aberdeen in PMAC Group Div 1 East.