COLONY Park Juniors won their third match in a row as they beat Fraserbugh United 3-1 on a windy afternoon in Fraserbugh.
From the start Colony used the weather conditions to their advantage as they played with the wind in the first half. Colony won a corner in five minutes and from the ensuing kick they took the lead when Ryan KEIR struck the ball into the net from close range.
Colony continued to push for more goals and after chances for Graffan and Bonarius, KEIR was on hand to place a rebound into the net for his second goal giving Park a two nil lead.
In 15 minutes it looked as if Colony had increased their lead when Strachan scored only for the goal to be ruled out for offside by the assistant referee.
The Broch had their first shot on goal in 25 minutes but it was wide of the post. Fraserburgh came more into the game and Colony’s chances seemed to dry up although Bonarius had a shot which hit the post in 40 minutes. At the interval Colony Park lead two nil.
At the start of the second half Roddie replaced Brown who joined the long list of Colony Park causalities with a hamstring injury. Fraserburgh United now playing with the wind posed more threat from the start of the half and they went close with a header over the bar following a corner kick in 52 minutes.
Fraserbugh got back into the game in 67 minutes when Stuart NOBLE scored directly from a free kick when his shot beat Duguid from just outside the box, but they were reduced to ten men when couple of minutes later a United player was shown a red card for a foul on Pugh.
Following a good move the ball fell to Adam Maitland in 87 bit his side footed shot was well saved by the United keeper. A third goal did come a couple of minutes into time added when Graffan made a good run and pass to Jack STRACHAN and he placed the ball in the net from close range, The same player almost added a fourth seconds later but this shot struck the post.
This was another good win for Colony Park over Fraserburgh United who have been on a good run of late. Colony are now top of the PMAC Division 1 East but their rivals all have games in hand.
On Saturday, January 18, Colony Park are at home to Sunnybank, kick-off is at 1.30pm.
Colony Park: Duguid; Pugh; Crosbie; Robinson; B Maitland; McGuinness; Brown; Bonarius; Strachan; Keir; Graffan
Subs: Sim; Turriff; L Roddie; A Maitland; Hart