ELLON Gordon lost their third match in a row to hover one place above the bottom place in Grades 1 after a four wicket defeat by Aberdeen GSFP at Rubislaw.
Ellon United collected another three points with a narrow 1-0 win over Dyce in their final home game of the season on Saturday.
Formartine United blew their chance to clinch the Highland League title on Saturday when they lost 3-1 at home to Nairn County.
YTHAN Cycling Club’s youth riders received a major boost at the weekend.
YTHAN CC had riders at home and away last weekend as Zak Loney headed south to take part in the “O’er the Crow ‘N’ Doon” road race in Stirlingshire while the club was well represented at the Deeside Thistle 10 mile TT on the A90 Laurencekirk/Stracathro course.
FORMARTINE United will be crowned Highland League champions if they beat Nairn County at home on Saturday.
AFTER only two games Ellon Gordon’s defence of their Grade 1 title looks decidedly shaky.
ELLON United saved their worst defensive display of the season for Saturday’s visit of Banchory St Ternan.
ELLON have retained their Caledonia 1 status by seeing off Glenrothes 47-14 before a huge crowd at the Meadows on Saturday.
Formartine United battled back from 2-0 down against Forres Mechanics to earn a point and keep their title challenge firmly on course.
THE bank holiday weekend weather certainly was an improvement on what has gone before with much more pleasant temperatures and a fair bit of sunshine. Lochter Activity Centre and Fishery was buzzing with activity and it was great to see lots of young anglers being shown the ropes by dads and grandas and then successfully catching their tea on the all methods pools. These are the people who will keep the sport alive and must be encouraged.
AN UDNY teenager has been selected for the Scottish Under 18 hockey training squad.
FORMARTINE United forged ahead at the top of the Highland League with a vital 3-1 win over Clachnacuddin at Grant Street on Wednesday night.
Ythan CC riders were greeted with another spell of mixed weather as they competed across Aberdeenshire, Scotland and even in London over the past few weeks.
ELLON United dropped two points for the second week running when they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Hall Russell United on Saturday.
ELLON Gordon made the worst possible start to the defence of their Grade 1 title, crashing to new boys 2nd Ronalds by 79 runs.
CONDITIONS at Lochter Fishery, Oldmeldrum have been testing this past week for although the weather was brighter and temperatures a bit higher, the blustery wind made casting difficult and put several areas effectively out of bounds. There were however many sheltered areas and they yielded plenty of action.
FORMARTINE United top the Highland League for the first time following a hard-earned 3-1 win over Lossiemouth at North Lodge Park on Saturday.
The Ellon Meadows Sports Centre has teamed up with a local football fan to offer the Ellon community a competitive league which started earlier this month.
FORMARTINE United’s title hopes suffered a setback when they slumped to a surprise 2-1 defeat at Turriff United on Wenesday night.
ELLON face the ignominy of losing their place in Caley Division 1 after they were beaten by arch-rivals Garioch 27-25 in the first game of the play-offs to decide who claims the last place in the division.
ELLON United picked up a point in their 2-2 draw with Stonehaven on Saturday but it should have been more.
Any lingering doubts about Formartine’s capacity to lift the championship must have been laid to rest as they took Clach apart 5-1 at North Lodge Park on Saturday.
WHAT a joy and what a relief. First the two ospreys reappeared at Lochter Fishery, Oldmeldrum and immediately set to rebuilding their nest which had taken quite a battering over the winter. Then on Sunday a single swallow was seen plying his lonely trade over the lochs but on Wednesday morning after a change of wind to the south, hundreds of swallows, house martins and sand martins arrived and were twisting and turning over the lochs snapping up the swarms of flies which were hatching in the mild conditions. Spring had at last properly arrived.
FORMER squash world champion Peter Nicol MBE warmed up for the forthcoming Xodus 7 Continent Challenge by taking on staff from the title sponsors at Aberdeen Squash Club last Wednesday, (April 11).
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Weather for Ellon
Monday 20 May 2013
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