|ADJFA gets ready for busy weekend|
Five big games will take place over the North Region this weekend with 2 play off relegation deciders and 3 cup finals and YFS Live will have it all covered by following Feed 8 (click here).
It's the busiest weekend this season in the ADJFA and with this being the second last weekend of fixtures in the leagues and cups it's sure to be thriller come Sunday.
The 1st two games are all play offs with a 10.30 kick off at Inverdee and we'll start with Peterhead Colts v Westdyke.
Glentanar scored a 94th minute winner last Thursday and that forced Peterhead to visit Inverdee this Sunday but Colts coach Greame Mackie isn't fussed and says "We're gutted the way the result panned out for us last Thursday, when Glentanar scored the referee says there was still a minute and a half to go and they scored straight after with a long free kick and them a wee strammage in the box."
This is Colts's 1st season in the A league and Greame thinks it will be a massive achievement if they can pull off a result on Sunday "We can't attract the players in Peterhead as they will in Aberdeen and when they go up 9 times out of 10 they go straight back down."
"We're quite confident going into the game, we've played Westdyke 3 times this season twice in the league and in the cup with us winning once beating them 4-3 in the cup, we've a good bunch of lads, our best player is out with a dislocated knee so he'll be a big miss but we've a really strong midfield and we'll just have to see if we can pull off the result."
The game was due to be played at Aulton but got changed to Inverdee and Greame says "There's been a lot of local amateur games being played there this season but hopefully we have a decent surface to play on."
"If we can stay up it will be a bonus for the football in Peterhead as if we win they'd be 3 Peterhead sides in the A League next season with the Under 15s gaining promotion after Bervie Caley and Kemnay drew 0-0."
Westdyke got their community status award last June but a spokesman for Westdyke said "This is an important game for Westdyke, if Westdyke pull off a result on Sunday that will mean we'll still have 3 A league teams going into next season."
We had a good start to the season but an upserge in results has meant that we were slipping up and had some really hard games near the end of the season and I feel that's why we're in this position."
Moving onto the other play off between Mugiemoss and Glentanar which will be kicking off at the same time which is a battle to avoid playing in the C League next season.
A spokesman for Mugiemoss said "We've had some really good games over the course of the season and we've been really unlucky in some of them, I think if we held on in some of the games we wouldn't be in the position that we face today."
Elsewhere Glentanar's Paul Cowie said "For a club like Glentanar you'd expect us to be in the A League but it has been a tough season."
"We're quite slack in defence but hopefully on Sunday we can get a win and avoid the drop, for a club like Glentanar this would be a real disappointment if we were to go down."
The Sunnybank Shield Final is between Apex FC and FC Formartine at Heathryfold Park with a 2pm kick off with an Apex win would see them win there 2nd trophy this season.
Stuart Watson said "This will be some players's last games before they move onto bigger higher things in their footballing careers and we want to end it on a high for them."
".Most of these lads are also at Keith Development and they've beaten Formartine teams all season so we're quiet confident going into Sunday, we've got players who are capable of opening up FC Formartine also."
Meanwhile FC Formartine manager Michael Hunter said this "We've just started as FC Formartine this season with the aim for some of these boys to play 1st team football at Formartine United."
"Hopefully we have the ability come Sunday to achieve a win and get a trophy into our cabinet here at Formartine."
The Final 2 games involve Albion BC and the 1st game is the newly crowned Scottish Cup winners (pictured, above right) against the Scottish Cup semi finalists, Bruce McGregor Albion co-manager said "After a week off we're finally into the brink of things with Aberdeen rivals Broomhill aiming to record another cup win."
"Broomhill beat us on penaltys last year in what was the only trophy they won but we're going for the quadruple and hopefully we can stop Broomhill getting a trophy this season."
Pat Doherty the Broomhill manager said "We've got a good bunch of boys here at Broomhill, the results haven't been what we like to have been after the Semi Final defeat to Tynecastle but hopefully we can use this game to try and get past Albion."
"No one has beat Albion this season and us or Colony are the only clubs left who can try and beat them before the season is over and done with."
If Banks O'Dee Albion 17s win on Sunday they'll win the treble and emphatically beat Scottish Cup finalists, Banchory 10-0 last Saturday and a spokesman for BODA believes they can win again "We were on top throughout the game, there was only one winner last week."
"Hopefully we can achieve the same kind of result on Sunday against Peterhead but we know they'll be tough opponents."
Sunday will be a big day in the shape of Peterhead BC and they've got a cup final to enjoy as well but coach Peter Anderson knows it will be tough saying "Banks O Dee won the league for a reason and that is because they've shown there the best team in the league for the last 2 years."
"I think we can achieve some kind of result though on Sunday but there's one things for sure I can't wait, this is the boys's first final."