Juniors are “Invincibles”

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Colony Park confirmed their status as the ‘Invincibles’ in the McBookie.com First Division East when they won their final match of the season in front of a large crowd at Colony Park.

Over the season the Juniors Played 22 Won 19 Drew 3 lost 0 For 76 Against 16 Points 60. The team had 12 clean sheets and a top score with a 12-2 win against Cruden Bay.

Throughout the season the side has developed a great team spirit which proved vital when they had to come from behind on a number of occasions to grind out positive results. Winning the league means promotion for Colony Park Juniors to the North Region Superleague.

In the final match against Longside the first half was highly entertaining with both sides working hard to find an opening but neither was able to find the net through a series of near misses and good goal keeping at both ends.

From the start of the second half Colony Park asserted their superiority and deservedly took the lead in 51 minutes. Roddie and Morrison combined well with Calvin RODDIE cutting in from the left and firing a great shot into the corner of the net.

Colony pushed for a second forcing a number of corners which were cleared by Longside. Morrison crossed superbly in 56 minutes finding Douglas who headed over the bar. McKay went close a few minutes later when he picked a pass from Strachan but his shot was just past the post. The Inverurie side added to their lead in 70 minutes when RODDIE added a great second goal running with the ball from the halfway line before shooting past the Longside keeper.

Two minutes later Strachan found Roddie with a fine pass and he in turn found Stuart MCKAY who placed the ball into the Longside net. Lewis Buxton then replaced McKay and he was unlucky not to score when a great pass from Morrison found him in the box and his lob shot beat the onrushing Longside keeper but just went past the post.

For the final ten minutes Booby Maitland and Steven Craib replaced Douglas and Roddie respectively. Colony had a number of chances to increase the lead before the final whistle with Craib coming closest when he headed against the bar but the score remained 3-0.

After the match Colony Park were presented with the league trophy and the players winner’s medals by Richard Easton, Secretary of the North Region Junior Football Association.