Wet conditions saw many North-region games postponed this weekend but Dyce Boys Club and Banks O’Dee Albion were still able to meet for their A-league match. Banks O’Dee secured a 5-1 win, with their goals scored by Kyle Douglas, Ryan Fraser and Sebastan Holod, who claimed a hat trick, while Dyce’s goal was scored by Ryan Park.
Both teams showed clear attacking intent early on but the first chance of the game fell for Dyce. James Whyte shot from twenty yards and to the right but sent the ball into the hands of Banks O’Dee goalkeeper, Kris Abernethy.
Banks O’Dee pressed forward through Jack Booth and Keiron Wood who linked well but Dyce held their defence to deny the chance. However the visitors were soon on the attack again and Wood put the ball into the box for Bailey Milne. Milne drew Dyce goalkeeper, Jamie Shingler, and crossed the ball to Sebastain Holod who sent it home from close range to open the scoring in the eighth minute.
The home side threatened through Zane Laird. Callum Nicol and Sam Milne-Emslie linked well to set Laird up for a blistering run from his own half but Banks O’Dee held in defence.
Dyce were then awarded a free kick at thirty-five yards. Ryan Park sent the ball over the defensive wall and the goalkeeper to equalise in the twenty-fourth minute.
The home side looked dangerous, and Laird crossed the ball for Park who shot from thirty-five yards with an impressive strike which saw the ball clip the post.
Booth and Holod linked for the visitors to press forward but Holod sent his shot from the edge of the box just over the crossbar.
Dyce had one last chance of the half through Laird, who broke through Banks O’Dee’s defence but Abernethy smothered the ball before Laird could make his shot at goal.