Late Dorrat winner keeps Colony Juniors on top

Greg Dorrat (pictured) netted Colony Park Juniors late winner against Lewis United
Greg Dorrat (pictured) netted Colony Park Juniors late winner against Lewis United

COLONY Park Juniors continued their unbeaten league run in 2014 with a late winner in a 3-2 over Lewis United.

Colony made a bright start and a low cross from Calvin Roddie in the first minute just eluded the Colony strikers.

Lewis came more into the match and forced a series of corners which the Park defence dealt with before Lewis had the first shot on target in the match on 20 minutes which was saved by Sim. Six minutes later after Colony Park failed to clear the ball and Lewis scored the opening goal.

The Aberdeen side were now on top in the match and they had an excellent chance to score on the half hour but the shot was just over the bar. Colony hit back in 38 minutes when Brown and Strachan combined with the latter passing to Ryan KEIR to slot the ball into the net to bring the teams level.

The opening action of the second half saw Grant Sim bring off a tremendous save in the Colony goal. The ball seemed destined for the net when the Lewis striker headed from close range but somehow Sim parried the ball round the post.

In 55 minutes Strachan ran through on goal but the Lewis defence were able to clear the ball. Three minutes later Lewis added a second goal when following a corner their striker shot home from close range to give United the lead.

On the hour Adam Morrison replaced Bonarius while a few minutes later Greg Dorrat replaced Roddie. In 73 minutes Colony Park equalised. A neat exchange of passes between Brown and Jack STRACHAN culminated in the latter stroking the ball into the net to make the score two all.

With the match now in time added the ball broke to Keir on the left. He hit a good cross into the box and Greg DORRAT beat the Lewis defence heading powerfully into to score the Colony Park winner.

This was an important win for Colony Park. They were outplayed for much of the match but they did not give up, scoring a very late winner. In fact Colony had only three attempts on target in the game but scored from all and this coupled with a superb performance by Grant Sim in goal proved decisive in the end. Colony Park remain top of PMAC Div 1 (East) five points ahead of Bridge of Don Thistle who have four games in hand.

Colony Park: Sim, Pugh, Crosbie, Brown, B Maitland, McGuinness, C Roddie, Bonarius, Strachan, A Maitland, Keir

Subs: Dorrat, Turriff, L Roddie, Morrison, Robinson

On Saturday, March 1, Colony Park are at home to Cruden Bay in PMAC Group Div 1East, kick off is at 2pm.