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Turriff Utd see off visiting Albion

It was an important game in the Aberdeen & District Juvenile FA U13 A League this weekend as Banks O’ Dee Albion travelled to The Haughs, home of Turriff United, looking to close the gap to fellow title chasers Cove Youth.

However, a high intense start from the home side saw them take the lead from a 20-yard free-kick which was curled into the near top corner by Ethan Neville.

Turriff then doubled their lead when a defence-splitting pass found the feet of Ethan Murray who ran in behind and squared it for his teammate who just had to pass it into an empty net from 12 yards.

Banks O’ Dee didn’t have many opportunities in the opening 15 minutes but after a scrappy period from both teams saw possession turnover countless times, the Albion midfield finally managed to string together with the final pass falling to Breeksy’s feet. The young striker took a perfect first touch to spin the ball around the defender and fired a low hard shot with his weaker left foot into the bottom left corner from the edge of the 18-yard box.

A very even end of the first half saw both teams create plenty of chances and both keepers kept the ball out of their nets. Albion striker Breeksy created another chance, again receiving the ball and his feet and playing winger Nathan May an inch-perfect through ball but the Turriff defence was alert and averted the danger.

After half-time the situation seemed to dawn on the Banks O’ Dee players and a bit more urgency was evident. A good spell was rewarded through Zayden Rodriguez who beat his man and was fouled by the second defender inside the box, winning his team the penalty. Paddy Wilson stepped up and there was only one possible outcome as he rifled it into the top left corner giving the keeper no chance.

After all their hard work to come back from the two-goal deficit however, the Albion players all looked to have switched off and Ethan Murray again ran in behind a tiring defence and slotted home as cooly as you like to reform Turriff’s lead.

Although Banks O’ Dee poked and probed they could not break through this great wall of Turra’ and this potentially title-deciding tie ended Turriff 3, Albion 2.

Turriff United Reds Player of the Match: Ethan Murray

He was energetic and caused the defence problems all day earning himself a goal and an assist.

Banks O’Dee Albion Player of the Match: Breeksy

He was resilient and created chances for himself and his teammates while also scoring one himself.

Turriff United Reds Magic Moment:

Curling free kick from Ethan Neville into the top corner to open the scoring.

Banks O’Dee Albion Magic Moment:

Nathan May won the ball inside his own half before beating defender after defender and putting an enticing ball across goal which unfortunately nobody was on the end of.

Turriff United Reds U13s

15. Karol Boniwski

11. Owen Christie

2. Jack Cowie

14. Rio Hepburn

5. Jack Mathers

9. Adam McDonald

16. Brodie McGregor

1. Jamie McIntosh

3. Ethan Murray

4. Ethan Neville

10. Tyler Robertson

6. Ryan Stuart

7. Aidan Thain

12. Bartosz Ziemnih

Banks O’Dee Albion U13s

1. Harry Nicol

2. Ross Arris

3. Jamie Crichton

4. Declan Murray

6. Dylan Gillespie

7. Logan Bonner

8. Kaleb Watson

9. Zayden Rodriquez

10. Paddy Watson

14. Bryan Osaze

15. Malcom Molokwu

16. Charlie Leslie

17. Breeksy

18. Nathan May

21. Amar Dogra


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