Dee BC and Colony Colts met for the second time this season, with Dee having claimed a 4-3 win over the Inverurie-based side in their previous encounter. The home side secured another three points with a 4-2 win at Aulton. Their goals were scored by Liam Sim, Belal Ahmed and two by Michael Hanratty while Colony’s goals were scored by Thomas Tribe and Ross McDonald.
Play got underway with Dee exerting pressure early on through Michael Hanratty who put the ball into space for Nathan Martin to run on but Colony goalkeeper, Aidan Galashan, cleared. From the resulting corner, Liam Sim crossed the ball to the edge of the box and Colony rallied their defences to clear the danger.
Colony mounted their first attack of the match from deep in their own half. A team movement drove the ball up the field and Thomas Tribe raced past Dee goalkeeper, Wiktor Lazinski, and tapped it in from close range to open the scoring in the third minute.
The home side searched for a response, and Hanratty, Martin and Belal Ahmed linked up to press forward, with Ahmed driving into the box but Colony cleared. Ahmed took the resulting corner and the ball grazed the crossbar before Ross McDonald ran it clear.
However soon after, Dee attacked again. Liam Sim broke through the defence and lobbed Galashan from the edge of the box to draw the score level in the seventh minute.
The visitors pressed through McDonald and Max Booth, who linked up but were unable to penetrate Dee’s defence. Keilan Masson showed blistering pace to drive the ball down the wing and crossed it to the edge of the box for Tribe but Lazinski cleared.
Dee exerted pressure once more and Ahmed ran onto the ball and drove into the box. He shot from six yards but Galashan pushed it wide. From the resulting corner, Ahmed crossed the ball into the box and Hanratty sent it in from close range to give his side the lead in the fifteenth minute.
Colony set up some interchanging play through Scott McAdie and Neil Johnston but their attack came to an end when the whistle was blown for offside. Dee countered but Ahmed’s shot from inside the box came off the post, and Hanratty’s shot was pushed wide by Galashan.
Jamie Couch made another break for Colony and put the ball into space for Tribe but Dee held their defence and counterattacked through Nathan Rebecca. His initial break was closed down by Ethan Trail before his shot from the edge of the box was cleared by Galashan.