COLONY Park U17s faced League leaders Glentanar at Woodside with the predicament of no keeper as Tristan Ross had been ill since Thursday and wasn’t able to play and all attempts to get a replacement were unsuccessful. They turned to one of their smallest players Michael Beverley “Bev” who had played occasionally as a keeper in his pre-competitive years.
Bev made one good save about 10 minutes in, but apart from that Glentanar offered very little. Colony kept it tight and went in 0-0 at half time.
Unfortunately the visitors went behind after about 15 minutes of the second half when Bev was unable to deal with a speculative shot.
Colony weren’t behind for too long Kyle GORDON followed up when Ross Campbell was chopped down from behind in the box as he was clear through on goal and about to shoot. The ref waved away the penalty claim but Glentanar defence stopped expecting it to be given (it was as clear-cut as it could be) but Kyle played on and smashed it past the static keeper.
With less than 10 minutes to go the home side scored a second which looked yards offside but the referee wasn’t interested in the Colony claims. Colony pushed hard for an equaliser but were caught with a sucker punch towards the end when a long clearance broke kindly for a Glentanar forward who clipped it over the diving keeper.
The Under 17 Colts took on Culter Colts on the road having lost 2-0 at home in January but were unable to remedy that earlier loss when they went down 2-1 with Craig BROWN grabbing the Inverurie sides only score.
With the Juniors at home the U16s took on Fraserburgh with both sides needing a win to take them out of the relegation zone. It was a very scrappy game marred for the home side by the loss of Managers son Ryan Harper who suffered an arm break, and having had an operation on Saturday night will be out for the rest of the season.
Craig MACKIE gave Colony the lead in a first half in which they looked comfortable but in the second half they gave away a sloppy equaliser. Ben DUNCAN popped up in the last minute to claim victory leaving Fraserburg bottom of the league band Colony rising to eighth spot.
All the Sunday matches were postponed in light of the Dons playing in the Cup Final