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Culter Colts go top after comeback

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Culter Colts Under 15's
Ellon Meadows Under 15's
Competition: 15s Great Northern Trophies B
Venue: Kaimhill
Date: 05/02/2012
Author: Daniel McKay

With all the other 15s Great Northern Trophies B games falling victim to the weather, Culter Colts were handed the opportunity to go top of the league when they welcomed Ellon Meadows to the all-weather pitch at Kaimhill this lunchtime.

Ellon have had a torrid time of it this season, having lost seven out of seven and not even played since November due to postponements. But against all the odds they took the lead in just the 5th minute.

Aidan Clark took advantage of some miscommunication in the home side’s defence, as the keeper collided with a defender, and was left with the simple task of rolling the ball into the empty net.

Culter seemed stunned by conceding and Clark was causing them all sorts of problems. The Ellon danger-man tested the keeper with a low drive in the 12th minute. Then went on a great run two minutes later only to see his ball across goal cut out well by the defence.

Tyler Kelman worked Pirie in the Ellon goal with a couple of shots from the edge of the box, before Colts keeper Finnie twice foiled Clark one-on-one.

Half Time: Culter Colts Under 15s 0-1 Ellon Meadows Under 15s
The visitors almost doubled their advantage in the very first minute of the second half. It was that man again, Aidan Clark who burst through on goal, but took a heavy touch knocking it past the keeper and the ball ran out of play.

Three minutes later they were made to pay for their missed chances when Culter equalised.  Taylor Yeats charged down the right and looked to have lost control but rescued it with a great sliding challenge to set up Tyler Kelman for an easy finish.

Culter looked to be in control now and Callum Eddie rattled the bar with a fierce effort in the 52nd minute. But just when the home side seemed comfortable, Ellon’s Clark raced clear for the umpteenth time, touched the ball past the keeper, and was clipped sending him crashing to the ground: penalty. David Coutts stepped up to take the spot kick and made no mistake with a low powerful strike into the right-hand-corner.

Almost immediately after the restart though, Culter levelled the game for a second time. Substitute Matt Benton made a terrific run down the left before cutting inside and letting rip with a great shot which Pirie could only parry. Benton was quickest to react and finished decisively at the second attempt.

With nine minutes to go Culter took the lead for the first time. Sean Reid drilled his effort from the edge of the box into the bottom left corner leaving the keeper with no chance. If the second equaliser hadn’t, then that goal really took the wind out of Ellon’s sails, and they looked a beaten team.

The final nail in the visitors’ coffin arrived in the shape of a fourth Colts goal in the 76th minute. Dylan Bruce went on a run down the right wing before executing a fine cut-back to leave Benton with a tap in for his second.

A hard-fought victory for Culter Colts sends them to the top of the league, although they have played more games than the teams below them. Ellon Meadows will be gutted to have lost after leading twice. Eight defeats from eight games now this season but they will take heart from a spirited performance against a Culter side who have now won their last four games.

Full Time: Culter Colts Under 15's 4-2 Ellon Meadows Under 15's
Culter Colts Under 15s
Ellon Meadows Under 15s
2. Lee Finnie
5. Thomas Booth
6. Tyler Kelman
7. Dylan Bruce
8. Niall Innes
9. Bradley Michaud-Simms
10. Taylor Yeats
11. Drew Canale
13. Jordan McLeod
18. Sean Reid
20. Callum Eddie
4. Matt Benton
16. Alastair Robertson
17. Kieron Thomson
23. Grant Pirie
18. Keir Paterson
8. Matthew Tayler
11. David Coutts
21. Scot Mutch
4. Ross Mitchell
2. Innes Masson
3. Kieran Philip
14. Aaron Robertson
10. Aidan Clark
5. Dillon Bray
9. Bruce Fraser
7. Steven McDonald
15. John MacDonald
22. Ciaran Fines
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Daniel McKay

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