Colony Park weekend football round-up

Ewan Dalmon scores the final goal in Colony Park U15s 4-0 win at a wintry Davidson Park, Inverurie
Ewan Dalmon scores the final goal in Colony Park U15s 4-0 win at a wintry Davidson Park, Inverurie

Colony Colts U19s played only their fourth league match of the season and recorded their second win with a 3-0 victory over Banchory at Davidson Park.

Colony Park U16s met table toppers Fraserburgh link Up and went down 4-0 in the league and have to travel to the Broch next Saturday for a cup match.

On Sunday Colony Park U5s faced a Middlefield Wasps side in the Stonehaven Youth trophy and the B league side put on a brave performance but Colony had much more of a cutting edge and on form striker Adam SMITH scored a brace with Harrison HINKS adding another goal to give them a 3-0 half time lead.

Middlefield threatened a few times in the second half although Colony had lots of opportunities and Ewan DALMON missed a couple of good chances before finally getting his name on the score sheet to close out the game with a 
4-0 scoreline.

Middlefield Wasps were also the opposition for Colony Park U14s as they visited an extremely cold, wet and windswept Balmedie in the Quarter Final of the Eddie Mannal Trophy.

Colony started well and created the first chance after five minutes with the Wasps keeper beaten, in an effort to loft it over the player on the line, Murray Grant saw his effort come back off the bar. A few minutes later at the other end Innes Copeland did well to cover with goalkeeper McWatt beaten he cleared off the line.

The windy conditions were starting to have an effect on the play and a few minutes before half time were a factor in the opening goal, along with a slice of misfortune. The home team had a free kick about 25 yards out. the long range attempt on goal from the kick seemed to get taken by the wind and beat McWatt but came back off the bar, hitting the unfortunate keeper on the back before trundling into the net.

The conditions worsened as the rain fell heavier (and more horizontally) as the second half started and there were few clear cut chances being made as the wind wasn’t allowing anyone to gain an advantage. The Colony back four of Tribe, Brailsford, Walton and Copeland were looking extremely solid and restricting the home team to long range efforts. The best chance of the half fell to Colony when Hamish Young was played through on goal. His shot beat the keeper however it just slid inches wide of the right hand post. Wasps sealed the victory a few minutes before the end, when another long range effort from outside the box looked to swerve in the wind and beat McWatt high to his left. There was not enough time left in the game for Colony to stage a comeback and Middlefield will go on to the Semi-Final.

The U14 Colts lost out by five goals to two at Davidson on Sunday.

Colony Colts U13’s drew 2-2 away to Dee Boys at Tullos. Colts took the lead in the first half through a Lewis EMSLIE strike. A fantastic triple save from Fraser Wiseman kept it that way until just before half-time when Dee boys equalised. Colony then fell behind early in the second half, but for the second week in a row a spirited fightback saw the Colts dig deep to earn a draw. Paul DAVIDSON was first to react after Evan Orr’s free kick came back off the crossbar for a well deserved point.