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Glentanar pick up confidence boosting home win

Glentanar CC 5

Smith 7, OG 24, Simpson 29, Bloice 45, Dormer 52

Colony Park 4

Masson 20, 62, Hunter 32, Reid 61,
  • Sunday, 18 February 2018
  • Woodside Sports Complex
  • Under 14´s
  • ADJFA B League

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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Glentanar and Colony Park met at Woodside Sports Complex in the Under 14s B league. Colony are one of the contenders for the league title this season and are currently placed in second, whilst Glentanar are mid-table at the moment and it's maybe a sign to show how competitive the league is when teams located in the middle of the table are competing with teams at the top.

The pitch was hard in places but was just about playable for a game of football which would have been welcoming for both teams to avoid any fixture backlogs for later on in the season.

Glentanar went ahead in the seventh minute and it required a set-piece to get the opener. A great ball was delivered into the packed penalty box to Cooper Smith who guided home a low header past the Colony backline to give Glens the best possible start.

Colony levelled in the 20th minute after an initial effort from a wide angle was parried by Matthew Taylor however Greg Masson tucked away the equaliser into an empty net.

You would expect the equaliser to allow Colony to gain confidence from that point onwards however Glentanar probably had the best period of the game in the last 15 minutes of the 1st half. The hosts went 2-1 in the 24th minute after an own goal from a Colony defender.

That goal gave the hosts the added impetus to kick on and Glentanar added to their tally in the 29th minute. Ross Simpson recieved the ball after getting a pass directed into him and his effort from the edge of the box found the roof of the net. Glentanar then had the ball in the net again 2 minutes later however it was ruled out for offside.

Colony reduced the deficit before half time, with Luca Ivory Hunter producing a long range effort which was deflected into the net, finding the bottom left hand corner to give Colony hope once again.

  • Half Time:
  • Glentanar CC
  • 3-2
  • Colony Park

An unsuccessful kick out from the Colony goalkeeper led to the fourth goal for Glentanar with Nathan Bloice finding the net with a guided finish. Matthew Dormer then got a decisive fifth for the hosts after his shot found the top left hand corner, a great strike and a curled effort as well.

Colony Park got themselves a lifeline soon afterwards though when Cameron Reid made it 5-3 with a composed finish with just nine minutes on the clock before going up the park again a minute later, scoring a fourth with Greg Masson wrong footing the Glentanar goalkeeper.

Both teams deserve huge credit for a cracking game of football in what was bad underfoot conditions. It’s a big result for Glentanar and they will gain a huge confidence boost from this result.

They are a side in mid-table however, on the basis of this performance, they are in a false position. Colony Park have taken a huge setback in their quest for promotion after being in the A League last season however the Under 14s B league is so competitive you need to be on the ball week in week out.

  • Full Time:
  • Glentanar CC
  • 5-4
  • Colony Park


Glentanar CC
Colony Park
1. Matthew Taylor
2. Matthew Dormer
5. Cooper Smith
6. James Wallace
7. Danny Webster
8. Tate Bavidge
9. Kieran Hurley
10. Nathan Bloice
11. Josh Thomson
12. Ross Simpson
14. Kieran Mitchell
15. Ben Cumming
16. Kyle Fraser
17. Ibrahim Tariq
18. Ryan Brand
23. Layton Scott
1. Joe Dawson
2. Harry Moir
3. Matthew Begg
5. Logan Strachan
6. Kyle Duncan
7. Dillon Farquhar
9. Cameron Reid
10. Greg Masson
11. Connor Stuart
14. Paul Van Den Beukel
15. Steven Strachan
16. Luca Ivory Hunter
17. Rory Shanks
18. Kieran Morrison
Star Player
Glentanar CC
Colony Park
A fantastic team effort from Glentanar however my nod goes to Matthew Dormer - Great game in defence & a great strike.
Luca Ivory Hunter - Got a goal and led the line very well.
Magic Moment
Glentanar CC
Colony Park
Matthew Dormer's curled effort, fantastic goal!
The 3rd goal from Colony, a composed finish from Cameron Reid.
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