Colony Park continued their unbeaten run with a 4-3 victory over Longside in what turned out to be the classic game of two halves with Colony dominating the first and Longside rallying in the second.
Colony Park started strongly and continued to attack the Longside goal with efforts on target being saved, while Maitland made a tremendous break into the Longside box in 17 minutes and again his shot was well saved resulting in a corner.
A minute later Maitland made another great run but he put his shot over the bar. In 22 minutes Colony Park took the lead when Davidson got the ball to Jack STRACHAN and he calmly placed the ball with his left foot into the corner of the Longside net.
It did not take the Inverurie team to increase their lead when Dorrat managed to get on the end of a long ball from Crosbie and he rounded the keeper before passing to STRACHAN who scored from close range to give Colony a two goal lead
Calvin RODDIE added a third for Colony in 41 minutes when he curled a shot into the corner of the net making the score 0-3 for the away team, which it remained until the interval.
At the start of the second half Longside seemed much more up for the match and they got a goal back in 49 minutes when the Colony defence failed to clear a and DYCE scored from close range making the score 1-3.
Colony went back on the attack but Longside forced a corner and BUTCHER scored for the home team to make the score 2-3
In 72 minutes Colony Park were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box. Some quick thinking by Strachan, whose short pass reached RODDIE and he scored well from close range to make the score 2-4.
Three minutes later Longside scored through DYCE making the score 3-4. In the closing minutes Colony went closest to adding to their lead with efforts from Mess and Roddie and they were able to secure the win.
Colony Park: Marwick, Brown, Ness, R Davidson, Crosbie, Mess, Douglas, R Maitland, Strachan, Dorrat, Roddie
Subs: Chalmers, Reid, WilsonColony Park’s next match is away against Lewis United in the PMAC Group Division 1 East on Saturday, November 15, kick off is at 2pm at Aberdeen Sports Village.