Adam Harper and Harry Ingram both struck braces as Banks O’Dee Albion saw off Donside Juveniles FC to go second in the ADJFA U16’s A league.
Heavy rain before kick-off saw the ball moving quickly on the artificial pitch at Spain Park. Both teams traded periods of dominance early on.
Albion’s Callan Gray almost opened the scoring in the second minute, latching on to a lofted ball, only for Donside goalkeeper Ben Middleton tip his effort onto the bar.
It wasn’t long before Albion’s pressure payed off, Reece Mckerron setting up striker Adam Harper who struck low to the keeper’s right on ten minutes.
Albion struck the bar once more as Mckerron’s half volley this time beat the keeper, but again did not find the net.
It was then Donside’s turn for a period of dominance from around the 20th minute onwards. The away side winning multiple free kicks.
Captain Kyle Steel caused danger with his free kicks all day and this was Donside’s main threat in their dominant periods.
The scores were levelled the half hour mark as Steel delivered a free kick from the left which Cameron Chyla flicked into the net.
The hosts looked for an immediate response and almost had it when Harper’s effort following a chipped through ball was cleared off the line.
The remainder of the second half was competitive although failed to produce any clear cut chances until the stroke of half time.
A piece of skill from Gray opened up space as he poked the ball forward to Harper who struck to the keeper’s right for his second goal.