A remarkable start for Colony Park

Colony Park Juniors players celebrate after their cup final victory last season
Colony Park Juniors players celebrate after their cup final victory last season

IT has been a remarkable couple of years for one of the North east’s newest Junior sides, Inverurie based Colony Park Juniors FC.

The Juniors are the senior side in the Colony Park set-up, the largest juvenile football club in the North-east of Scotland.

Accepted into the Scottish Junior Football Association in August 2011, Colony went on to achieve the remarkable feat of winning the League and Cup double last season, clinching promotion to PMAC Group Division 1 (East). And it’s been a very positive start to this season so far with two wins against Portgordon Victoria and Dufftown and a defeat to Dyce in the Grill League Cup, and a narrow 3-2 loss to Superleague side Culter in the Dominos Pizza Inter-Regional Cup.

Their fist league match was a victory last Saturday against Sunnybank, although they left it late to come back from a goal down to clinch a 2-1 victory.

This season the management team of Charlie Ferries and Andy Roddie remains the same, and last year’s successful squad remains almost completely intact, with the addition of Sam Pugh and Lee Cooper on loan from the Inverurie Locos. Colony also managed to secure the loan of Matty McDonald from Formartine United for another year, the only outgoing players were Richard Strachan and Matthew Mcleod, who both retired from football.