OVERHEAD and underfoot conditions were difficult in the Under 15 C league clash between Peterhead Colts and Colony Colts.
The wind turned out to play a major part in the game, but each team should be credited on trying to play football, in these conditions.
Peterhead Colts started the stronger team taking a lead in the first minute when James Penney found himself with only the goalkeeper to beat after springing the offside trap.
Throughout the first ten minutes Peterhead continued to use the wind to their advantage creating crossing and shooting opportunities most of which were gathered by the Colony goalkeeper.
It wasn’t until the 11th minute that Colony created their first chance which was dragged just wide by their striker. Peterhead continue to mount pressure, with Bruce Davidson and Rory Gordon both having chances saved. The second wasn’t long in coming Ryan Davidson found the back of the net with a well-worked goal which was created by Bruce Davidson and Rory Gordon.
The first half continued in the same pattern with Colony creating a small amount of chances and Peterhead finding themselves continually frustrated with the efforts of the colony team to prevent them scoring.
In the 17th minute Rory Gordon laid the ball back to the edge of the box to find Ryan Davidson who fired the ball into the net to score Peterhead’s third and his second of the game. Davidson then returned the favour and turned provider for Rory three minutes from the end of the half which meant Peterhead went in at half time four up.
A tactical change moving to 4-5-1 from a 4-4-2 formation proved to be beneficial as Ewan Oman provided extra strength in the middle of the park to combat against Colonys use of the wind.
The second half started as the first finished with Peterhead pressing. Rory Gordon missed a chance early in the half to make it five but made an amends 15 minutes later when he was put through by Ryan Davidson.
Peterhead continued the hard work throughout the half but couldn’t increase their lead. Colony had several chances near the end but Dale Wood in the Peterhead goal was a match to any of the shots they offered.
These were Peterhead’s first points of the season after a disappointing start. The boys performed well on Sunday and deserved the three points in what were very difficult conditions.
There next game is at home to Turriff on Sunday, September 18. Visit www.peterheadboysclub.com for more information.
Dale Wood, Marcus Lovell, Adam Swanson, Andy Farman, Stuart Whyte, James Penney, Callum Christie, David (Jimmy) Mackinnon, Ryan Davidson, Rory Gordon, Bruce Davidson, Ross Gibbon, Liam Hay, Neale Christie, Damen Watson and Ewan Oman.