The U15 Boys football team have played 2 important fixtures over the past week, coming out on top in both games. On Thursday, a tricky away league trip up to Fraserburgh ended with a 2-1 victory to Alford with goals coming from Sean and Keigan either side of a Fraserburgh goal.
Despite being reduced to 10 men with half an hour still to play, the Alford defence stayed resolute under pressure and the team worked incredibly hard for each other to hold onto their 2-1 lead. A well-deserved stop off at the Mintlaw Chipper raised their spirits further!
On Monday, Alford faced Mackie Academy in an Aberdeenshire Cup semi-final at home. After a shaky start, Alford took the league with a great finish from Marley after a lovely knockdown from Keigan. Mackie got themselves back into the game a few minutes with a close range finish at the near post. It was not long until Alford found themselves back in the lead, with another goal from Marley after some excellent work by the Alford midfield three.
The game was played at a frantic pace with a few tasty challenges from both sides. Alford managed to get their 3rd goal of the game after some fantastic wing play by Keigan as he took on 2 men before firing in a cross that was converted by Ciaran sending the ball into the top corner. Half time: Alford 3 – 1 Mackie.
Alford put the game beyond doubt midway through the second half with a penalty from Harvey. Marley had looked set to score a memorable hat-trick before he was taken down inside the area for the penalty. Alford had a number of chances to increase their lead but could not take advantage and it was Mackie who scored the 6th goal of the game with 5 minutes to go.
Full time: Alford 4 – 2 Mackie. The boys worked extremely hard for each other and it was great to hear them being so positive and encouraging one another throughout both games. Well done boys! They now face Banchory in the final, date TBC.