COLONY Park U16s travelled to Peterhead on Saturday (February 2) for a second attempt at their A League fixture having left disappointed last weekend when the Referee called the match off 15 minutes before kick off time.
No such last minute changes this week with a change of venue but played on a very heavy pitch which was never going to suit the Inverurie outfit. Colony dominated possession for much of the match without creating too many chances. It remained pretty even but Peterhead scored in the first half hour with a forward muscling himself through two tackles and shooting past Tristan Ross in the Colony goal. Colony continued to have much of the ball but there was no cutting edge to their play and Peterhead were able to see the game out comfortably with their keeper being very influential in that result . It was difficult to fault how Colony played but they just failed to create enough chances against the league newcomers.
The U14s met B League side Bervie Caley in the SR Wood Trophy at a windy Colony Park with an expectation of a close match based on previous encounters. Conditions deteriorated as the first half wore on and despite almost constant pressure Colony failed to convert numerous chances.
Playing with the wind at their back the Colony breakthrough was finally made ten minutes before the interval when a good effort from Sam ROBERTSON was spilled by the keeper and dropped over the line to put the home side ahead.
With the half time whistle there was a change in the weather as the driving sleet stopped and the sun came out as Colony took the field.
Within 90 seconds they doubled their lead when Bryce DAWSON created some space for himself at the edge of the box and curled his shot round the keeper. A few minutes later, Colony scored a third, Cameron SMITH beat the left back and calmly slotted the ball past the keeper. With 10 minutes played, Sam ROBERTSON got his second goal after a thumping shot from the right hand corner of the box and Bryce DAWSON followed a few minutes later with his second to make it 5-0.
With 15 minutes played, ROBERTSON got his hatrick with another low drilled shot, and with about 10 minutes remaining Stewart MOIR was played through on the right wing and he fired his first time shot past the keeper and inside the back post to make it 7-0. Ross CRAIGEN was rewarded for his tireless work up front with his first goal for Colony, and with just a few minutes remaining, Ewan COLLIE finished off the scoring, to make it Colony Park 9, Bervie Caley 0.
Colony Park U13s were back in league action against Dee Boys Club looking to make it straight eight league wins and strengthen their position at the top of the table on an extremely cold Sunday morning playing into a strong wind in the first half.
Colony dominated from the outset and without getting out of first gear cruised into a 3 - 0 lead in the first half with goals from Lewis BEATTIE, Adam SMITH and then Jamie REID. Just before half time Smith broke free on the right , drawing the defence before squaring to Aidan MACBAIN who walked the ball into the Dee net.
Dee came out in the second half with more purpose but it was to be Adam SMITH’S day as he slotted home after some good passing play and then completed his hat-trick with a shot into the corner from just inside the left corner of the box . SMITH added his fourth when he beat the keeper to a through ball and coolly slipped it past him into the net. BEATTIE collected his brace with a powerful shot from the left side of the box . The Park went in search of more goals but some weak finishing and good goalkeeping saw the final score remain at 8-0 to Colony.
Colony U13 Colts were on the road and up against Paul Lawrie Foundation Eagles who have dropped only two points this season and the Colts had a good first half where they competed well but trailed 1-0 at the interval.
A heavy pitch and a strong wind against made the second half conditions difficult and they struggled to get out of their own half. Despite an outstanding display from keeper Steven Hutchison even his heroics could not prevent six second half goals and the Eagles ran out 7-0 winners.