Colony Park Round-up

Colony Locos and Banchory go head-to-head during Saturday's match
Colony Locos and Banchory go head-to-head during Saturday's match

COLONY Locos lost two goals in the opening twenty minutes to visitors Banchory but then settled down after that and managed to put some football together.

Joe Burr was taken down just as he was about to score and Colony got a penalty which Mikey WATSON scored . Just as it looked like Colony were back in it they conceded a third before half time.

In the second half Colony tried to increase the pace but another loose pass and defensive mistake and it was 4-1. Looked like game over but Banchory tired and Colony were in the ascendency and Joe BURR pulled one back after good play wide. Greg Wood had a good chance saved and Matthew Battensby followed up and could only hit the bar. Then Euan Abel drove forward and forced the Banchory defender to turn the ball into his own net but it was too little too late against a very strong Banchory team.

Colony 19 Colts entertained Lewis United at Davidson Park on Saturday and took all three points in a hard fought match.

n the 20th minute, Colts got got the breakthrough when Andreas MITCHELL stepped up and fired a free kick home from all of 30 yards. Confident by being in front, they could have increased their lead but with 10 minutes of the half remaining though, Lewis equalised.

At the start of the second and Lewis were on the front foot, but struggled to make a clear chance as the Colony defence held strong being limited mostly to long range efforts. Slowly though, Colony started to get more of the ball and in the 60th minute took the lead when a clever through ball from

Kyle fed Luke MUNRO and he rounded the keeper before tapping home. Colony held on to record only their second league win of the season.

Colony Park U17s were up against high flying Culter in the Raymond Kelly Association which Colony Park 96’s won the inaugural trophy last season and for a short period it looked like the club might be on course to retain the silverware when they opened the scoring through Kyle GORDON . Unfortunately , in a repeat of several matches of late the Park side lost three careless goals before half time. Despite having slightly the better of the second half they could not find a goal to get them back in the match and so the trophy will move on to another club this term, with perhaps Culter looking favourites.

Colony 17 Colts finally met Newmachar after some postponements but went down 1-0

Colony Park U16s were up against Albion in the League, and team choice was an easy job for the manager today as he only had eleven players to start with and to their credit the boys battled hard against one of the league title contenders and saw out the first half 0-0.

Albion had the better of the first half exchanges but Colony had opportunities to score too. Albion made a few substitutions for the second half and on occasion started to resort to the long ball. After a period of sustained pressure the Colony defensive wall was breached when they failed to clear their lines effectively and Albion scored with a scuffed shot from the edge of the box. Colony didn’t let their heads go down and had two or three opportunities which tested the Albion defence and keeper but were unable to get the goal they deserved.

Colony Park U14s kicked off their match in the afternoon due to the boys participation in the Run Garioch which was not ideal preparation for a top of the table clash against Portlethen.

Colony gained little from the strong wind at their back but did most of the pressing and opened the scoring in the 26th minute after some good play down the left from Lewis Beattie and Adam Smith which led to Lewis BUXTON scoring in the corner from close range. Colony continued to press for the second but could not break Portlethen down with some great saves from the away goalkeeper. The second half saw Colony defend against a strong wind however created some good chances throughout and excellent defending from the home team saw little pressure on keeper Dylan Faskins goal and saw the game out fairly comfortably for another three points despite in what looked like a tight scoreline .