ON Sunday Colony Park U15s were away to Banchory in the Scottish Cup. Colony started well and the long ball was causing the Banchory defence problems.
Midway through the first half Colony took the lead when a cross from the left was knocked down by Fin Mathers to Greg TAYLOR and he stabbed the ball into the net.
The lead only lasted a minute before Banchory got a fortunate equaliser. Colony dominated the rest of the half but couldn’t take advantage in front of goal.
The second half continued in the same manner but Banchory took the lead from a long shot after 50 minutes. Colony continued to press and good chasing of a through ball by Tommy LINTON resulted in him being brought down by the keeper. He got up and despatched the penalty to make it 2-2.
With 10 minutes left a Banchory corner was headed in. Colony continued to chase for an equaliser and were rewarded in the last minute when LINTON beat the offside trap and slipped the ball round the outrushing keeper. With the scores at 3-3 the game went into extra time.
The first 10 minutes looked to be closing with no score when Banchory were awarded a free kick at the edge of the box and scored.
Into the second period and Colony got the equaliser when LINTON drove through, the keeper and defenders parried his first effort but he slipped the rebound in. It looked like the match might be heading for penalties, but with three minutes left a long ball evaded the Colony defence and was blasted in, ending Colony Park interest in the Scottish Cup for another season.
Colony Park U14s went to Westdyke and despite playing well lost three cheap goals in the first half . Colony came back well in the second period and got goals through Sam ROBERTSON, Jordan COOPER and Lewis MARK but again gave away two easy goals and left manager Craig Smith scratching his head in disbelief as yet another league match was lost in a performance which should have earned them a victory.
The U13s met the Paul Lawrie Foundation in the first round of the Scottish Cup. Manager Graham Cheyne said “the boys were outstanding yesterday and dominated the match from start to finish against a PLF team recently qualified for the A league. I’m still stunned that we didn’t win this match as 14 boys available today were excellent with tremendous attitude shown throughout and did not deserve to lose.”
Colony pressed PLF into their own half from the off and created three good chances against a good PLF goalkeeper. Against the run of play PLF scored two minutes from the break with a good strike from the edge of the box. Into the second half and Colony should have equalised but a “goal” that was at least one yard over the line was disallowed by the referee. Colony did not let this affect them and continued to dominate without scoring. PLF broke away and scored a second and third but to their credit Colony continued to press. Callum SEYMOUR scored a superb consolation goal but it was to late to save the match and an early exit from the Scottish Cup.
The U13 Colts team fell at the first hurdle in their debut in the Scottish Cup in a very even and competitive match, losing 5-3 to Bridge of Don at Davidson Park. The Colts started brightly, scoring in the third minute through Scott BEVERLEY tucking in a shot at the post after a dancing solo run. The visitors levelled soon after but Colony dominated most of the first half, the centre backs defending solidly throughout, and got their reward when Euan CLARK fired in high over the keeper from 18 yards. Bridge of Don equalised after half time but Colts were immediately back in front with Connor MACLEOD finishing off a fine forward move. The rest of the match was a very even affair with both sides creating chances. Unfortunately for the home side it was the visitors who managed to take theirs, scoring in 60 and 65 minutes. Credit to the Colts team who never gave up right to the final whistle.