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Albion beat strong opposition to win in Renfrew

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Banks O'Dee Albion did the City of Aberdeen proud on Saturday by winning the Renfrew Victoria Youth Football Charity Summer Cup scoring 21 goals and only just conceding the once.
On Saturday, Albion were in a group alongside Leith Athletic, Rossvale & Renfrew Vics and came out on top after winning 5-0, 1-0 & 4-0.
The Aberdeen side exceed what they did on Saturday and got off to a wonderful start on Sunday morning with an 8-0 win over Pollock before booking their place in the final with another good display beating Leith 3-0.
Albion then put the icing on the cake with a 3-1 win over Rossvale in the final, a deserved reward after a fantastic effort from Banks O'Dee.
Albion met Rossvale in the Scottish Cup at under 13s with the Central belt side coming out on top in that one winning 2-1 and when coach Patrick Ritchie was asked if he seen it as revenge, Ritchie said "Not at all, it does show that we were off guard when we played them at under 13s, they're a strong, physical side and they were one of the strongest sides in this tournament.
Patrick spoke about the weekend overall and shared his delight when he said: "Fantastic, the boys were tremendous, it was a good tournament with lots of good competitive teams there, we never had any expectations going into the tournament however our boys went there and passed with flying colours.
"Our two new signings, Callum McKenzie was outstanding as was Ben Ross, in the last 5 years, Ben had to take a year out however both of them played like they've been at Albion over the last 5 years.
"In the semi-finals and the final, it was very hard to pick a starting XI, Fraser Bryce, Callum McKenzie & Connor Wood gave us plenty of goals & pace up front which will be very exciting for the season ahead.
"To go down there and only concede one goal then they definitely deserve credit, there was half a dozen candidates for player of the weekend. On reflection of what I saw, I can't wait for the new season to begin now, the boys are strong, there is no individuals and there is a good work ethic about them."
Recent signings Joseph Bisset from Dyce and Mark Reid from Culter Colts both couldn't play as they weren't signed in time.
Fraser Bryce 7
Ross Christie 5
Connor Wood 4
Euan Dalmon 3
Calum McKenzie 2
Calum Beattie 1
Jason Ritchie 1
Cameron Imrie 1

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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