Colony U14 Colts played host to Stonehaven in the Consolation Trophy semi-final on a wet and windy Sunday morning at the Garioch Sports Centre.
Having beaten the visitors twice already this season the Colts coaches had emphasised to the players the need to remain focussed and not get complacent.
The opening exchanges were even and competitive, and it took 10 minutes before Colony opened the scoring through Scott BEVERLEY.when he wriggled his way through the visiting defence and poked the ball past the keeper.
Jamie REID added the second soon after with a great strike from 25-yards out.
Not to be outdone, BEVERLEY added his second and Colts’ third, running onto a through ball and chipping him from 18 yards.
The half finished 4-0 to Colony when a Murray Liddell cross was turned in to the net by a Stonehaven defender.
The home team took a minute to settle in the second period, finding it hard to adjust to the strong wind in their face, but it wasn’t long before REID got the fifth.
Colony had two penalty appeals turned down before the referee then awarded a penalty to the visitors, much to the dismay of the Colts defenders. Keeper Hutcheson hadn’t had much to do until that point but easily saved and held the spot kick. However dreams of a first clean sheet were soon shattered when a Stonehaven forward was allowed to run through the defence and score.
Stonehaven Colony reacted immediately, and it was REID again scoring almost immediately from the restart. Colts were playing good passing football again, especially down the left with Liddell, Clark and Reid linking up to devastating effect and it was no surprise that it was REID again who got his fourth and Colts’ seventh of the morning.
Stonehaven scored again before time up, but it didn’t take away from the home performance which could have yielded more goals. So the U14 Colts season will end with a cup final, a just reward for the effort put in by the boys.