Colony fixtures draw to a close

The Colony Park U16s who are looking to secure second place in the league and also have a cup final to look forward to.
The Colony Park U16s who are looking to secure second place in the league and also have a cup final to look forward to.

Colony Park Juniors were missing 11 of their squad for their match on Saturday, and had several teenagers in the squad for a match against the league favourites Portgordon.

Colony kicked off playing with the wind behind them and immediately went on the attack, hoping to take advantage of the wind.

However, it was Portgordon who looked the more dangerous in the first period with Leslie heading just wide after 10 minutes.

After 32 minutes Portgordon broke the deadlock when a free kick was met at the back post by Clark and his unchallenged header beat Garden.

Portgordon started the second half with two corners in quick succession but Colony then began to play some attractive football, much improved from the first half. Ten minutes into the second half and Colony had the opportunity to draw level but a free kick from the left was missed by everyone in the six yard area and the chance was lost.

The pace on both wings for Portgordon was causing problems in the visitors defence and only good covering by Crosbie, marshalling the Colony defence, prevented the Vics increasing their lead. Colony, however, continued to improve as the game went on and nearly drew level when Elrick headed narrowly over.

Yule replaced Elrick and immediately made an impression in his first appearance for Colony. Manager Charlie Ferries then introduced Walls who replaced Roger. Although Colony probably deserved a share of the points, based on their second half showing, the Vics ran out winners by one goal to nil. With the Newmachar v Nairn result eagerly awaited, Portgordon learned the news that Nairn had lost, making them league champions.

Colony Park U16s clinched second spot in the league with an impressive 3-0 win away at Maud on Saturday.

The week started with Colony knowing that two wins in their last two league games would be enough to finish runners up behind Albion, but a disapointing loss at Deveronvale on Tuesday night got the week off to a bad start.

It was a determined group of players who emerged to face Maud and took the game to their opponents from the start, but it was twenty miniutes into the game before Alex DUGUID gave Colony the lead beating his marker in the box before firing past the keeper.

Alex then set up Darren SMITH to extend the lead just before half time.

An early second half goal with Dean Still laying in Greg WOOD to hammer the ball past the keeper sealed the points.

Colony went on to dominate possession and never looked like letting the game slip. A good result to finish the League campaign got even better when, arriving back in Inverurie, news came through that Broomhill had lost at Huntly. This meant that they are only able match Colony’s points total but the Park have a 12 goal difference advantage so should claim the runners up spot. A terrific season for the boys and a Cup Final against Albion still to to look forward to.