It was a fine breezy day at Colony Park, Inverurie for the Colony Park Cup final between ADJFA heavyweights Dyce BC and Banks O’Dee Albion. Both sides are at the top and from a neutral perspective it was understandable as to why there wasn’t going to be much between the teams in the game.
Banks O’Dee started on the front foot and had a few good opportunities early on with Charlie Stewart forcing a good save from the Dyce goalkeeper and then a good delivery in from Stewart found Ben Dalglish on the head, however his effort went inches wide.
Charlie Stewart was to be at the heart of the majority of chances created by Albion and he recieved a great through ball into him by Lewis Brand which fought out a good save from the Dyce goalkeeper.
It was a quiet half in all honesty and both sides struggled to get the ball on the deck and pass it across on what was a good pitch to play on. It just needed something special to change the game or for someone to switch off.
Dyce took the lead just before the interval when a great free kick was sent in by Josh Byers and Matteo Carlier hit the ball sweetly on his foot to guide the ball past Murray Burns in the Albion goal and sent the Blue & White Hoops in front at half time. Albion felt that it should never have been a free kick, however the referee dismissed the claims.