Colony Colts U14s finished off their season on Tuesday (May 27) with the Consolation Trophy final against Turriff Bombers at Balgownie pitches in Aberdeen.
The conditions were perfect for the evening kick off and both teams had brought along a good support.
Colts initially saw a lot of the ball, but fell behind after only six minutes. This didn’t dishearten the boys though and they kept trying to play football. Scott Beverley had two good chances in the first half but both were well saved by the in form Turriff keeper. Colts conceded another goal just before half time, and changes were made to the team’s shape at half time with Jamie Reid switching flanks and Aaron Bowie moving into midfield.
The changes seemed to have an effect on the play as Colts went on to dominate possession in the second period, but again the Turriff keeper was up to any shot they could muster.
Eventually the breakthrough Colts were desperate for came with 10 minutes left. The ball was played to Jamie REID on the edge of the box and this time the keeper was helpless. It was all Colony now as they surged forward in search of an equaliser. This inevitably left gaps at the back for Turriff to break, but makeshift left back Lewis Watson was tireless in shutting down the attacks.
Alas the equaliser didn’t come, and the Colts players sank to the turf at the final whistle, shattered to have given so much in the game and not managed to get the breakthrough.
Disappointment that the season didn’t end with a cup win, but still a campaign to look back on with pride for this developing squad of players.
Colony Colts: Hutcheson, Sutherland, Allan, Paver, Bowie, Macleod, Law, Watson, Reid, Liddell, Beverley, Sim, Gray, Mackie, Johnston