Colony Park Sunday round-up

Michael Beverley (No. 11) beats the FDS97 keeper for Colony Park Under15s second goal in their 5 - 3 victory at Davidson Park.
Michael Beverley (No. 11) beats the FDS97 keeper for Colony Park Under15s second goal in their 5 - 3 victory at Davidson Park.

The Under 15 Colony Park side met FDS 97 for the third time this season hoping to remain undefeated.

It was a tousy start to the match with both teams struggling to get flowing football and Colony opened the scoring with a simple goal from Scott FORSYTH latching on to the end of an Andrew Smart cross.

However FDS levelled with a similar well worked goal when a forward was left with time and space to slot past keeper Douglas. Three minutes into the second half and substituted keeper Tristan Ross had no chance when a corner was headed back across his goal by an unmarked striker.

Nine minutes into the second half the equaliser came from Michael BEVERLEY who got in ahead of the keeper following a good run and cross from Kyle Gordon, and Kyle got the assist again when he set Danny GERRARD away into the box and from a tight angle the big striker lofted the ball over the keeper to regain the lead.

Colony continued to dominate but against the run of play FDS leveled the score when a series of errors in the box and a failure to clear their lines led to the simplest of chances following a superb earlier save from Ross.

With around ten minutes left, pressure from Colony finally paid off when Harry STUART found himself unmarked from a squared ball and he swept the ball home from three yards.

A few minutes later Harry again broke into the box and as he rounded the keeper was brought down for a stonewall penalty. With some uncertainty about who was going to take it Danny GERRARD stepped up to the mark and slammed the ball home to give a 5-3 finish and a win to take them further up the league. Next weekend will see the first derby match with local rivals Formartine.

The Under 15 Colts visited Culter, who beat them in a close encounter at the start of the season. Colony started slow and never really got going until Bolda was introduced after 20 minutes. The pace of Bolda caused problems for Culter and this paid dividends on the 25th minute when the he was challenged on a run forward, only for the ball to break to Daniel WATT to unleash a stunning strike from 30 yards right into the corner of the net.

This inspired the Colts and the performance soon picked up. Just two minutes later, a through ball by Adams allowed Conor BOLDA to break free and calmly finish over the on rushing ‘keeper.

The first half was brought to an end just after Jay MUNRO unleashed an audacious free-kick from 30 yards to make it 3-0 to Colony at half time.

It was reiterated at half time that the boys must continue to work hard and not become complacent like last week. The Colts continued to dominate the game and were rewarded in the 47th minute when Greg CENTER made it 4-0.

Culter were to pull one back from a corner, with Daniel Watt scoring an own goal.

At the hour mark, MUNRO was back on free-kick duty from the left side, where he curled the ball over the ‘keeper into the top right corner.

After some more great football WATT added a sixth to complete his hat-trick on the 70th minute before Bolda broke through minutes later only to hit the bar, but Craig HAY was on hand to calmly beat the oncoming defender and slot it home to finish the game off at 7-1.

It was a dominant performance from The Colts and after the first goal they never looked back. There was another solid defensive performance from the boys at the back and there was some great football being played throughout the team.

Colony Park U14s were up against a strong and organized Deveronvale side on a bright and sunny morning. Colony started off pressing the opposition and from a good cross Tommy Linton was unlucky not to score from close range, the keeper pulling off a good save.

On 23 minutes Deveronvale scored when a long clearance went over the defence and their forward cleverly chipped the ball into the goal.

In the second half both teams pressed but the game was broken up by some meaty challenges and seemed to be heading for a Deveronvale victory, when Greg Taylor won a header near the edge of the box and played in Ryan Harper. Harper made a dash for the byline and managed to get his foot around the ball and cross into the six yard box.

The big keeper got his hands to it, but let the ball slip over him and Ben DUNCAN was on hand to head the ball in. With only two minutes left neither team had enough time to produce a winner. Next week Fraserburgh Link-Up are the visitors to Colony Park

Colony Park U13s faced tricky trip to Banchory but ran out convincing winners. Taking a one nil lead at half time, Colony piled on the pressure in the second half as Edvin HELMANIS grabbed two goals and Lewis MARK and Finlay WATSON both scored in a four nil victory. On Sunday they face Culter Boys at Albyn playing fields.