Newtonhill are winners of Wiseman Trophy

the David Wiseman Memorial Trophy was played at the weekend. This competition is traditionally held between four local amateur sides just before the start of the new season.

The pre-season tournament was an ideal warm-up as Aberdeenshire Amateur League games start tomorrow, Saturday.

The four teams taking part were Stonehaven Athletic, AC Mill Inn, Cowie Thistle and Newtonhill.

The draw paired Athletic v Mill Inn and Cowie Thistle v Newtonhill.

The Athletic v Mill Inn game was a six goal thriller with Athletic eventually winning 4-2 with goals from Gellatly, Toner, Bannerman and MacLeod.

The other semi-final between Cowie and Newtonhill finished all square at 3-3, with Newtonhill coming out on top in the penalty shoot-out.

The final on Sunday between Athletic and Newtonhill was another close affair. Newtonhill were two ahead at the interval, however Duncan fired in a great 20 yard strike to bring Athletic back into the game.

Despite constant pressure Athletic could not get the equaliser and Newtonhill sealed victory in the last minute with a third goal, making the final score 3-1.

Newtonhill were worthy winners and all teams are to be congratulated for the sporting manner in which the tournament was played.