Colony Park Weekend Round-up

Colony Locos were in Scottish Cup action against Peterhead.

The visitors were under pressure from the start and Chris HAY scored early for Locos steering the ball past the keeper, before Peterhead equalised right on half time setting up an interesting second period.

Manager Alan Gordon made several changes with Matthew Douglas and Joe McCabe carrying more of a goal threat and indeed DOUGLAS scored early in the second half with a composed chip over an advancing keeper before Joe McCABE put Colony further ahead. Philip WOODGREAVES made the game safe with a fourth goal and the “Blue Toon” were reduced to ten men when the visiting centre back lashed out at Douglas after the goal. A fifth goal came when DOUGLAS forced the ball home in the six yard box and WOODGREAVES added a sixth to complete the rout. In the dying minutes Peterhead pulled one back from a short corner but its Colony locos into the third round and hoping to emulate last seasons squad who reached the final.

Colony Colts 19s are still battling out for a place in the A league via the Murray Cup qualifiers and a win against Stonehaven would have been enough to see them and Formartine in the top division.

They led at half time through a Cammy GARDEN effort but lost three goals in the opening twenty minutes of the second period. WILSON and GARDEN with a penalty pulled the Colts level but Stonehaven scored with the last kick of the match to take the win. Colony now need to defeat Formartine to keep their hopes alive and will probably need a two goal margin to secure a top league spot.

Colony Park U17s faced Deveronvale on the road for the second time this season and having lost heavily previously managed to showed a great improvement from their earlier game.

The Vale were restricted to a single goal in the first half but the stronger and fitter Banff outfit scored six second half goals to end Colony’s cup hopes.

Deveronvale were also the opponents for Colony Park 16s in an A league fixture in Banff and goals from Jordan COOPER, Alistair NAYSMITH and Fraser COWIE registered their first league win of the season and lifted them to mid table

The newly promoted Under 15 Park had a break from league duties and a visit to Portlethen in the cup. Top striker Adam SMITH opened his account followed by Callum TAYLOR before SMITH gave the Park a 3-0 first half lead. Lewis BEATTIE added a fourth before SMITH grabbed his hat trick and Jamie SEATTER completed the scoring book a place in the third round with a 6-1 final score.

The U15 Colts travelled to face Stonehaven for the second time this season, having won nine nil at home four weeks ago.

Any thoughts of a repeat were quickly banished however, when Stonehaven took the lead in four minutes. Colts really struggled to get going, and fell further behind in 13 minutes.

Colony eventually found their feet, and when Euan Clark was brought down by the keeper Jamie REID scored from the penalty spot. Then right on half time Jamie MACIVER levelled the match with a fine finish.

A talking to at half time made sure Colts started the second half better than the first, and they went ahead 5 minutes in through Murray LIDDELL.

Stonehaven tied the match again with ten minutes left. In the final minute of the game JP O’Grady charged down the left flank and lobbed in a cross that looked to be too deep, but Jamie REID flew in at the back post to volley home, sparking relief and jubilation on the Colony touchline.

The U14 Park side had to face A league side Fraserburgh Link Up in the Scottish Cup in the Broch and were knocked out 7-0

The Under 14 Colts were at Davidson for the visit of Stonehaven in a C League encounter and went down 8-3

Colony Park U13s hosted Dee BC for the second time this season in a Scottish Cup tie and got back to winning ways with a comfortable 12-1 victory with goals from Adam HARPER (4), Connor KILLOH (2) Kallum IRONSIDE (3) William HUTCHISON and Ben PRATT plus an own goal before Dee scored a consolation with almost the last kick of the ball.

Colts Under 13s lost 7 0 at home to Newmachar in the league.