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Dyce claim Colony Park cup

Dyce BC 1

Carlier 35'

Banks O'Dee Albion 0

  • Sunday, 08 May 2016
  • Colony Park
  • Under 15´s
  • Colony Park Cup

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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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.

  • Half Time:
  • Dyce BC
  • 1-0
  • Banks O'Dee Albion

That goal would have changed the half time team talks for both sides and it made Dyce more positive about themselves. Dyce scored against the run of play and that is how football sometimes plays out. It’s an old cliché of “If you don’t score you don’t win.”

There was still pressure for Dyce to deal with, from Albion, however the final product for Banks O’Dee just wasn’t there and Dyce held their own.

At the end of the second half there was only one real chance of note which came to Josh Middler for Albion, however his effort went just inches wide. Dyce were then able to start the celebrations from there.

Dyce had a number of players injured and cup-tied and it tells you a lot about the strength and depth that they have within this team with some vital players out. However, they got the job done and will concentrate on Formartine United next in the Batt Cables Trophy.

  • Full Time:
  • Dyce BC
  • 1-0
  • Banks O'Dee Albion


Dyce BC
Banks O'Dee Albion
2. Harrison Bratton
3. Ryan Catto
4. Rhys Clark
5. Eli Whitelaw
6. Jack McKenzie
7. Ethan Walker
8. Josh Byers
9. Kacper Lewecki
11. Coby Stewart
14. Lee Taggart
15. Matteo Carlier
16. Finlay Wilson
20. Harry Cowie
1. Murray Burns
2. Joseph Otto
3. Leon Forbes
4. Struan Lumsden
5. Ben Dalglish
6. Gary Livingstone
7. Mario Reynard
8. Travis Reynard
9. Charlie Stewart
11. Matt Peters
12. Jack MacDonald
14. Lewis Brand
16. Jason Anderson
19. Josh Middler
20. Cameron Jappy
21. Jack King
Star Player
Dyce BC
Banks O'Dee Albion
Josh Byers - Did well for Dyce in midfield and put in a superb delivery for the goal.
Charlie Stewart - Charlie created a couple of good chances for Albion and just couldn't finish them, Ben Dalglish also had a good game.
Magic Moment
Dyce BC
Banks O'Dee Albion
The goal for Dyce which sealed the Colony Park Cup
There overall play was good and just couldn't score.
Club Views
Dyce BC
Banks O'Dee Albion
Jamie Clark, Dyce BC Coach said "At the start of the season if you told us we would be in the running for three trophies you would be called a liar.

"The guys have taken everything on board and have given us more, the game was nice and ugly and this is where winners are born as to who wants it the most and fortunately that was us today."
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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