Formartine United U18s 3 Dyce U18s 1

April 1, 2024

Monday 1st April 2024 SHFL U18 League (East)

Formartine United U18s 3

Scorers: Mitchel Watson (28), Branden Beaton (29, 60)

Dyce U18s 1

Scorer: Ritchie Massie (15)

Formartine’s Under 18’s continued their one hundred percent league campaign with a 3-1 victory over one of their closest rivals in the League, Dyce.  A Mitchel Watson leveller after half an hour and a double from Branden Beaton secured the win in a closely contested match.  Dyce started the brighter and opened the scoring after quarter an hour after Dyce attacker Ritchie Massie was played in on the edge of the box, controlled the ball, and slotted the ball below Grant Corbett from 12 yards.

Formartine equalised after 28 minutes after Mitchel Watson was played through by an Arran Paterson defence splitting pass.  The right winger outpaced his marker and as he entered the box rifled a powerful low shot into the far corner of the net after the merest of touches from the visiting keeper.  In the next attack a minute later a long Formartine clearance wide left allowed Brody Alberts to out muscle his marker and create enough space to deliver a pin point cross for the incoming Branden Beaton to meet the ball with a perfectly placed right foot volley into the corner of the net.

Formartine extended their lead on the hour mark after a Formartine free kick resulted in a series of head tennis before Branden Beaton won the ball, found a yard of space 25 yards out and curled a perfect effort into the net over the Dyce keeper’s outstretched arm and off the underside of the bar.  The visitors applied pressure over the closing minutes without giving Formartine keeper Corbett any real issues.

Formartine United Team: 1. Grant Corbett, 2. Sam Thomson, 3. Josh Proctor, 4. Finlay Morris ©, 5. Nathan Burnett, 6. Aarron Buckle, 7. Mitchel Watson (12. Aiden Wardrop 88), 8. Arran Paterson, 9. Brody Alberts (16. Josh Davidson 81), 10. Branden Beaton (14. Connor Newlands 88), 11. Brodie Carr (15. Tome Nadji 88).  Unused Sub: 21. Harry Bisset.

Other Results from Monday evening: Hermes 0 v 3 Banks O' Dee and Turriff United 0 v 3 Inverurie Loco Works.

Formartine United U18s Team Photo: Back Row (Left to Right): Finlay Morris, Mitchel Watson, Aarron Buckle, Grant Corbett, Harry Bisset, Aiden Wardrop, Tome Nadji, Nathan Burnett, Brody Alberts. Front Row (Left to Right): Arran Paterson, Sam Thomson, Josh Proctor, Branden Beaton, Brodie Carr, Connor Newlands, Josh Davidson.