Midfielder Luca Michie grabbed the winning goal as Huntly’s under 17s survived a late scare to run out 4-3 winners over Formartine United.


With twelve minutes gone, Mika Askildsen and Ewan Skinner saw efforts blocked in the visiting box before Rowan Millar (right) held off his marked before firing low at the front post.

The lead was doubled three minutes later when Captain Keigan Mathers crossed from the left for Mika Askildsen (left) to take a touch before drilling low.

Huntly extended their lead in the 37 th minute when Matthew Begg burst into the opposition box and was blocked before the ball was played back to Mika Askildsen to power in a shot for his second of the night.

Prior to the interval, Huntly came close to adding to their tally. A long range Luca Michie shot was turned around the post by Alex Lyall. From the corner from Mathers, Askildsen’s volley was denied by the woodwork.

Half-Time: Huntly 3 Formartine United 0

Five minutes into the second half, United sub Ben Cresswell lifted a shot over through on goal. a great stop from Huntly keeper Sandy Watt denied Lewis MacDonald one-on-one

Lewis Macdonald started the United fightback finding the net with a superb overhead kick in the 65 th minute.

Huntly netted what turned out to be the decisive goal four minutes later. Dillon Farquhar capped off an impressive performance as he broke down the right wing and delivered a pinpoint cross for Luca Michie (right) to bullet in a header.

Lewis MacDonald chased a ball down in the 73 rd minute before squeezing in a shot from a tight angle.

Sub keeper Cameron Middleton prevented MacDonald from getting his hat-trick diving low at his near post.

United Trialist Ross Wilson ensured a nervy finish volleying in after a corner was not dealt with.

Huntly (4-3-3)
Formartine United (4-3-3)

1 Sandy Watt (66:16)

2 Dillon Farquhar
4 Greg Fowlie
5 Harvey Taylor
3 Connor Stuart (59:42)

10 Ewan Skinner (73:42)
6 Luca Michie
8 Matthew Begg (63:39)

7 Rowan Millar
9 Mika Askildsen
12 Keigan Mathers (c)

1 Trialist (45)

2 Trialist (75:11)
4 Trialist
5 Trialist
3 Trialist

10 Trialist (59:12)
8 Lewis Macdonald
6 Trialist

7 Trialist (45)
9 Trialist (65:44)
11 Trialist


14 Craig Stewart (Skinner 73:42)
15 Owen Morris (Begg 63:39)
16 Trialist (Stuart 59:42)
21 Cameron Middleton (Watt 66:16)


12 Trialist (Trialist 59:12)
14 Trialist (Trialist 65:44)
15 Trialist (Trialist 75:11)
16 Trialist (Trialist 45)
21 Trialist (Trialist 45)

Management Team

  1. Iain Ralston (Coach)
  2. Raymond Mathers (First Aid)

Management Team

  1. Conor Gethins (General Coach)
  2. Kevin Paterson (First Aider)
Referee: Dave McLaren
Assistant Referee 1: Brian Fowlie
Assistant Referee 2: Allan Leslie
  1. Rowan Millar (12:21)
  2. Mika Askildsen (15:53)
  3. Mika Askildsen (37:45)
  4. Luca Michie (69:51 header)
  1. Lewis Macdonald (65:13)
  2. Lewis Macdonald (73:13)
  3. Trialist 88:12)
  1. Keigan Mathers
  2. Owen Morris (84:26)
Sendings off