U15s lose to controversial goal

Banchory U15s played East End Boys on Sunday and were unlucky not to win coming off the wrong side of a seven goal match.

Banchory started well and after some early opportunities opened the scoring when WINBUSH beautifully chipped the keeper from just outside the box.

A good move down the left saw Davidson’s shot saved and an effort from Christie just went past the post.

As the first half neared to a close a disputed equaliser was awarded when a shot squirmed under Forbes but the keeper seemed to retrieve the ball before crossing the line. The referee however deemed the ball was over and awarded the goal.

This seemed harsh on the home side but they rolled up their sleeves and within a minute had regained the lead when good inter play with Shand and WINBUSH saw the striker finish with a cool finish.

The second period saw East End step up their game and create a couple of openings although nothing came of the chances.

Midway through the half East End drew level when a freekick on the left which was fired high into the roof of the net.

The home side made a couple of changes and Cornally had two good efforts saved well by the keeper.

With the game into the last quarter Banchory again regained the lead. A move involving the man of the match McIver found WINBUSH who completed his hat trick and Banchory’s third.

A defensive lapse of concentration on the right saw East End again draw level with a fine header at the back post.

The game was looking like a draw and in the final minutes of the game more controversy occurred.

It appeared that a Banchory centre half was pushed inside the box from a long ball, however the forward carried on and placed the ball in the net.

The referee wheeled away awarding the goal much to the dismay of the home players and supporters who felt another injustice had been dealt on them. Banchory pushed for a late goal but East End held out.

Team: Forbes, Harker, McIver, Shaw, Tedeschi, Hill, Findlay, Christie, Winbush, Shand, Davidson, Robb, Cornally, McMain, Mullins and Carroll

The team held a fundraising night at the Banchory British Legion last Friday which raised a good sum of money for the up and coming trip to Holland next year. The club wish to thank all that attended and for their support on the night it was very much appreciated. Next on the agenda is two days bag packing over the festive season and then a boxing night event on March 9th next year.