Mixed results for Colony Park

Philip Woodgreave scores for Colony Locos against Ellon
Philip Woodgreave scores for Colony Locos against Ellon

Colony Park Juniors started the game against Fraserburgh well and in the early stages had most of the play but it was the home team who scored after 29 minutes.

This gave the Broch a lift and it was the home team that finished the first half the stronger. Fraserburgh scored a second shortly into the second half. On the half hour mark, Richard DAVIDSON, making his league debut for Colony, made an immediate impact on the game. It was no surprise when he collected the ball in midfield and from 35 yards unleashed an unstoppable shot past the Fraserburgh keeper. Colony continued to pressurise the home goal but it was a case of too little too late and Fraserburgh collected the 3 points.

• Colony Locos 19s only had 12 available for selection for the match against Ellon.

With qualification to the A league already secured it was important not to allow performances to dip..

Locos eventually went 1-0 up after 30 minutes thanks to a cross come shot from HAY well outside the box on the left. After numerous missed chances Locos doubled there lead when the visiting keeper could only parry a shot and WOODGREAVES followed up to blast home from close range. The second half was more or less continued in the same way as first but some Locos players were getting slightly frustrated by the surface and the robust play from the visitors. Locos went three up on the hour mark when MCCABE drilled home high to the keepers right from 20 yards. On 75mins Ellon pulled a goal back when a lapse in concentration allowed there left winger to cut inside and drill a well placed shot inside the right hand post.

With only minutes remaining the goal of the game came when a Locos free kick was only partially cleared for WEST to volley on the full high into the roof of the net from the edge of the area .

• Colony Colts 19s travelled to Aulton needing just a point against Formartine to qualify for the A league, but turned in an altogether rotten performance as the home team won 2-0 to ensure another round of play offs, thanks to an own-goal and a second half strike.

• Colony Park U17s were up against Westdyke on a miserable wet day. Westdyke took the lead midway through the first half but Colony fought back and a good through ball released Fraser GILL who slotted past the keeper with minutes remaining in the half. The second half followed in the same manner with Westdyke retaking the lead. Ten minutes from full time a Colony throw in from deep inside the Westdke half got into the box and Drew MARSHALL cheekily backheeled into the net to equalise again. However Colony were not able to hold out for a draw when a corner was headed in near the end of the match.

• Colony Park U16s were at home to promoted Culter Deeside and could find little rhythm in the first half but improved greatly after the break but could not find the net and disappointingly went down 2-0 to a side they might have expected to take full points from.

• Colony Park Under 15s had a league match against last season’s runners up Lewis Utd.

In the eighth minute Colony took the lead after a mix up in the Lewis defence allowed striker Adam SMITH to lob over the goal keeper from 10 yards, but Lewis struch three times before half time. The second half started like the first with Colony on top however failing to take the few chances that were created. Once again against the run of play Lewis exposed Colony’s lack of concentration and scored two quick goals to make it 5-1 and put the game out of the home team’s reach. A sixth goal was scored right at the end to make it another disappointing afternoon for the boys.”

• The Under 15 Colts had to endure horrible conditions both underfoot and overhead when they travelled to face North Star on Sunday.

Colts were looking to carry on from their last win and went in front after only four minutes when a North Star defender put the ball into his own net before MACIVER scored a second before the break.

With the centre of the pitch now a mudbath the Colts midfield used the wide areas to good effect, Tyler Sim and Scott Beverley linking well down the right which led to Euan CLARK tapping in at the back post after the keeper could only parry.

BEVERLEY got on the scoresheet himself, slotting into the corner from 18 yards, before MACIVER got his second soon after, making the final score 5-0.

• Colony Park U14s made the trip to Balmedie to take on Middlefield Wasps on a wet and windy September morning.

Colony made the significant breakthrough in the tenth minute when good work found MIDDLER who scored. Middlefield pulled one back.

In the second half the home side took the lead, but five minutes later the scores were level when CHRISTIE pounced on a loose ball in the box as the home keeper was unable to hold the slippery cross. With nine minutes to go a hoisted clearance from Wasps bounced over the visitors defence. The home winger was first to the ball and finished a powerful run well into the top corner.

• Colony Colts 14s took on Culter in wind and driving rain and Culter scored in the 25th minute.

Culter went on and nipped two more goals just before the end of the first half.

In the second half the Colts found it difficult to move the game out of their half and it was only a matter of time before Culter found the net again.

The lads got back into the game come the last ten minutes of the game however by then it was too late as Culter had got a further five goals in the second half..

• Colony Park U13s put 15 goals past Portlethen, going 8-0 up before half time, before hitting another seven in the second. On target for Colony were KILLOH (4), HARPER (3), SIMMOND, HALLIDAY, CHAPMAN, WEBSTER, GOODWIN, THOMSON, MOULTRIE and PRATT. The result means that Colony Park will play in the ‘A’ League in the U13’s League.

• Colony Colts 13’s drew 1-1 away to Stonehaven United. 1-0 down at half time a strong second half performance saw Colony equalise through Lewis EMSLIE. The Stonehaven keeper saved a penalty late in the game to earn them a draw.