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Colony win inaugural Raymond Kelly Trophy

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Broomhill Juniors
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U17 Raymond Kelly Trophy - Final
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Colony Park met Broomhill Juniors in the Final of The Raymond Kelly Association Trophy. This was the inaugural Final of this trophy in memory of the 56 year old secretary of the ADJFA and President of the SYFA. His widow Moira was in attendance to present the trophy and medals.

The teams had met on league duty the weekend before in an entertaining 3-3 draw and hopes were high that both teams would put on a spectacle for the large crowd.

Although the quality of football was below what both teams are capable of the game was in the balance right till the end. Broomhill started well and forced a few early corners which Colony dealt with comfortably.

Then in 14 minutes Colony's Wood chased down the Broomhill centre back and got a touch to the ball as Rhys Leiper the Broomhill keeper came out to collect. The ball rebounded off Leiper and back off Wood and headed toward the goal. Despite a desperate clearence from Shaun Kirkpatrick the linesman was well placed to award the goal.

Broomhill then threatened and Garden in the Colony goal made a great block from Smith to keep Colony ahead. A quick free- kick found Kennedy for Colony he drove a cross into the penalty area and Wood half hit a volley, Leiper could only parry the ball out to Duguid who finished from 5 yards to double Colony's lead.

Garden was again called into action as he dived full length to turn a shot round the post. Broomhill piled the pressure on Colony second half but could not find a way through the Colony rearguard.

Declan Urquhart's introduction to the game seemed to give Broomhill a lift as he linked up play and with 22 min left Paterson fired in a great delivery from the left it was headed back across goal to Cox who finished well.

With Broomhill pushing men forward gaps began to appear for Colony to exploit on the break and Burr was unlucky to see a shot curl past the far post. With the game heading into stoppage time Leiper came up for a Broomhill corner, Colony won the ball and 3 passes later Watson hit the ball from 30 yards into what looked like an open goal but Hampton had sprinted back and sliced the ball clear. Broomhill had a couple of late free- kicks but Colony stood firm to win the trophy.

Colony manager Derek Wood said "I'm delighted for the boys, after knocking out Albion in a previous round the boys were all determined to win the trophy. I think that showed as they all had to work their socks off to keep a strong Broomhill at bay. Being up 2-0 at half time gave us a cushion but we never intended just to hold on, but Broomhill just kept at us and we found it difficult to get into the game second half."

Full Time: Broomhill Juniors 1-2 Colony Park

Broomhill Juniors Colony Park
1 Rhys Leiper
16 Ross Gibson
11 Lewis Doherty
4 Shaun Kirkpatrick
17 Andy Hampton
15 Anthony Harkin
18 James Dunbar
3 Ewan Ritchie
24 Glen Smith
23 Connor Kelly
10 Liam Paterson
2 Calum Thomson
7 Declan Urquhart
8 Sam Downie
9 Aaron Cox
19 Jake Stephen 
1 Cameron Garden
2 Lukas Kennedy
3 Scott Abel
4 Euan Abel
5 Phillip Woodgreaves
6 Darren Smith
7 Joe Burr
8 Michael Watson
9 Greg Wood
10 Alex Duguid
12 Dean Henderson
14 Calum Mellis
17 Kieran Lawrence
18 Scott Ramage
21 Grant Dawson

Liam Paterson was in good form for Broomhill Juniors throughout.
Phillip Woodgreaves was the top performer on the day.
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