All square again for U17s

Colony Colts palyers celebrate as Ryan Rae scores a second decisive goal against Culter Rover to seal victory.
Colony Colts palyers celebrate as Ryan Rae scores a second decisive goal against Culter Rover to seal victory.
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Both Colony Park Juniors and the U19s had early postponements on Saturday, albeit both sides are now just seeing the season out, however Colony Park U17s rounded off their season with a game against Donside.

On two previous occasions over 90 minutes this season the teams couldn’t be separated and this was again the the case on Saturday.

Donside started the stronger and were making their physicality count, they opened the scoring from a corner and were good for their lead. As the half continued Colony came back into it and scored from a corner through WALLS five minutes before half time.

Just as the half came to a close SHAW ran half the length of the pitch to smash the ball into the top corner.

The second half got off to a awful start for Colony with Strachan turning the ball into his own net. As time wore on the game became much less frenetic and less physical as both teams attempted to sit back and hit on the break, neither side able to do so successfully, and the game finished with the sides level at 2-2.

THE U16s had their match planned for Pitmedden postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. however on Sunday Lukas Kennedy, Euan Abel, Phillip Woodgreaves, Joe Burr, Greg Wood, Alex Duguid and Luke Munro represented The North Region Select in the Scottish Regional finals at Torryglen.

With two games already scheduled for Davidson Park, the 16 Colts moved to Colony Park for the second time this season to face Culter Rovers, and found the uneven surface difficult to come to terms with in a first half. They dominated possession but failed to create a clear cut chance.

Rovers were a danger on the break and from set pieces, but never seriously troubled Kyle Duthie starting in the home goals.

Clearly the second half instructions were to be more positive around the opponents box and to take their chances to shoot more often. Culter had been happy to hit on the break in the first half but came forward a bit more in the second which opened the game up completely.

The Colts took the lead midway through the half when a fine ball from John Gall found Ryan RAE and he gave the visiting keeper no chance with an accomplished finish.Culter then had to attack more, and Colony were able to create further chances but the longer the game went without them finishing it, the more frantic the defending became when Culter went forward.  

Colts got a second goal with six minutes remaining when Bryce Buchan fed Ryan RAE and he slotted home to ensure three points for the Colts.

The 16 Lads were at Davidson Park, with Fernhill Rovers the visitors who needed one point to clinch the league title and they got off to the best possible start.

The Lads were caught napping and conceded within a minute of the kick off. They fought back and created several excellent chances and in the third minute a trademark Bruce Baillie long throw was headed on by Callum Forbes and Daniel Yates shot was superbly saved by their keeper. Sam Barrow was first to the rebound and his shot went just over the bar.

In the ninth minute, Callum Forbes found Sam Barrow wide on the left and his cross was headed just over by Chris Cole.

Two minutes later, William Imrie found Daniel Yates and his shot was well saved. From the resulting corner, Daniel Yates headed just over the bar.

With the Lads having the best of the open play, the next chance fell to Fernhill, a long-range shot which Calum Ruxton saved superbly, and then pounced on the rebound at the feet of the oncoming forward.

In the closing minutes of the half, the Lads conceded two cheap goals to go in 3-0 down at half-time.

The second half was a different story with The Lads overrun for much of the half and very much on the back foot. Fernhill finished 7-0 winners and took the league championship.