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Former Elgin City player joins Ellon United's squad

By David Porter

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Ellon United welcomed Dyce to the Meadows on Saturday where a frantic start to the match saw both teams have chances early on, with the visitors having the best of the opportunities.

Ellon United in action against Dyce. Picture: Phil Harman
Ellon United in action against Dyce. Picture: Phil Harman

It was however the home side who took the lead mid-way through the first half with a great move down the right hand side and a very tidy finish by Ellon’ top goal scorer James Bain.

As the half went on Dyce won a set piece which was swung over from their hand side and coolly slotted home at the back post.

Ellon won a penalty just on half time but Dyce keeper Morgan Cook made a fabulous save low to his right hand side to leave it all square at 1-1 at half-time.

The second half in much the same fashion as the first with both teams creating some good chances but it was the away side who took the lead with a tremendous strike from outside the box which gave the Ellon keeper no chance. Ellon reacted well to going behind though and substitute Scott Gray equalled the scoring with a well taken finish with around 15 minutes to go.

A frantic end to the game saw Dyce snatch the three points with a header in the closing minutes to give the away side a valuable three away points.

Ellon's next match is a NRJFA Premier League fixture against Fraserburgh United FC at The Meadows, Ellon, scheduled for Saturday, November 18with a kick-off of 1.30pm.

According to the latest revised fixtures, this will be the last home match until Saturday, January 13.

Manger Marc Reid with new signing Calvin roddie. Picture: Ellon United
Manger Marc Reid with new signing Calvin roddie. Picture: Ellon United

Ellon United JFC have this week added further to the squad after last weeks signing of Stuart Smith with the confirmation of the arrival of 28-year-old attacking forward Calvin Roddie on a contract until 2025.

Calvin has previously represented Colony Park JFC, Huntly FC and Elgin City FC.

He has also spent time overseas playing in both Norway and Australia, where he represented Honefoss BK and Yoogali SC.

Commenting on Calvin’s arrival at Ellon United JFC, manager Marc Reid said, “I’m delighted to welcome Calvin to Ellon United JFC.

"I’ve known Calvin personally for a number of years and I’m really pleased to have secured his signature.

"I have no doubt Calvin will settle into our group and add further competition for places.

"Everyone at Ellon United JFC would like to welcome Calvin to The Meadows."

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