Colony Juniors go top without playing

Colony Juniors match against Parkvale fell victim to the weather
Colony Juniors match against Parkvale fell victim to the weather

Despite Colony Park Juniors match against Parkvale falling foul of the weather last weekend they found themselves at the top of the league when north region Junior club Buchanhaven Hearts were handed a £300 pound fine and a deduction of 15 points in the PMAC North Region First division (East).

The substantial points deduction saw the North side drop from being seven points clear at the top to find themselves in fifth spot. As a result the Inverurie side sitting in second place are elevated to the top of the league although having played more games than their nearest rivals Bridge Of Don Thistle and Saturdays opponents, Parkvale.

The destination of the league title has suddenly become much more of an open affair. Buchanhaven have also been expelled from the North Regional cup and the GA Engineering cup after fielding former Highland League star Mike McKenzie in several matches despite the player not being re-instated to the Junior game.

Despite an appeal by the Hearts against the initial decision of the North Region and North Tayside Region the sanctions were upheld by the SJFA . Mckenzie, who had been with Highland league outfit Turriff United, last week left Hearts to take up the managers role at Dyce Juniors in the PMAC 
Group Superleague.

When asked for a comment on their sudden elevation to the top of the table Colony Park Juniors President Allan Booth simply said, “We don’t wish to comment on this decision by the SJFA; as a club we are solely concentrating on our own team and their performance and focussing on next Saturdays match at Hillhead against Bridge of 
Don Thistle.”