Juniors extend winning run

Matthew McLeod puts Colony Park Juniors 2-0 up against Bishopmill on Saturday. '(Picture by pauldouglaspictures.com)
Matthew McLeod puts Colony Park Juniors 2-0 up against Bishopmill on Saturday. '(Picture by pauldouglaspictures.com)
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WITH Colony Park Juniors assured of fourth place in the league, Saturdays match against Bishopmill might have seemed a mere formality but Colony were determined to keep their winning streak going for the last two games of the season.

Colony dominated the early stages with both Maitland and Dorrat going close on several occasions, and after 28 minutes Colony were rewarded for their efforts when DORRAT collected a through ball and slid it past the advancing Andrews in the visitors goal.

Seven minutes later Maitland came close with a long range shot which was inches past the left hand post. With 40 minutes gone, Dorrat should have doubled his tally but sliced his shot over the bar. Approaching half time, Bonarius’s clearance was picked up by Dorrat on the right wing and his cross was met by MCLEOD’S outstretched leg to put Colony two up.

Close on half time a good inter-passing move by Colony between Douglas, McLeod and Dorrat resulted in Maitland’s shot being well saved by Andrews.

Bishopmill were awarded a free kick 35 yards out but Leggat’s shot was well blocked by the defensive wall.

After five minutes of the second half, Dorrat took a knock and was replaced by McIntosh. A minuter later a shot by Downey for the visitors was well saved by Garden.

Colony’s pressure paid off after 12 minutes of the second half when a cross by Graffin was met perfectly by BONARIUS who drilled a low hard shot into the right hand corner.

Lewis Donald replaced McLeod for Colony and soon after it was Bishopmill who then went on the attack and from a poor clearance and with Garden off his line a shot from Mylchreest gave the visitors a glimmer of hope but Colony never looked in danger of losing and finished with three well deserved points.

Colony Park Juniors: Garden, Douglas, Turriff, Brown, Bonarius, McTavish, Graffin, Maitland, Dorrat, McLeod, Smith.

Subs: Roger, Elrick, Donald, McIntosh, Strachan, McGuinness, Walls.

Bishopmill: Andrews, Holland, Shand, McMeeking, Mitchell, Christie, Costen, Downey, Mylchreest, Geddes, Leggat.

Subs: McGregor, McPherson, Reilly, Jamieson.