Kelburne Takes the West District Indoor Treble

The West District Treble has been secured - Congratulations to the Men’s teams! Following on from the West District League & Cup double, the Over 40s VETs secured the West District Masters trophy in style on Sunday 17th February.  Winning their 3 matches against Uddingston, Clydesdale and Giffnock, the team amassed a total of 29 goals with only 9 goals conceded.  A great day out for the VETs and the 3rd trophy inside a month is now secured.  
Congratulations to all players who managed to turn out -  Billy Anderson (C), Stevie Berry, Michael Carnachan, David Fowler,  Dougie McEwan (GK), Ian McIntyre, David Magee, Alan Ralph and Hamish Walker - First class effort to all the lads! #kelburne #wegrowtalent

All proud at the club, well done lads!

Over 40’s VETs!

Over 40’s VETs!

Kelburne Yellows 3rd XI Win West District Indoor League

Kelburne Yellows 3s Beat GHK 4 - 1

3.2.19 - Congratulations to the 3rd XI development squad for winning the West District Indoor League final last weekend . A fabulous win all round in a tense but well-contested match with GHK, especially by our junior players and a few supporting golden oldies to make the numbers up.

100%  league points won, adding to the big win in the play-off final on Sunday.  Well done to all juniors who turned out consistently this season, you've learned a lot in 2 months - Jay Berry, Craig Spiers, Gary Brolly, Scott Peters, Fergus Noble, Lewis Berry. Great commitment all season.! 

#wegrowtalent #grinnersarewinners

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Kelburne Men's 5s Beat Hillhead 5s 3-1

Saturday 26.1.19 - First game back at outdoor saw the usual balance of youth and experience take the field at Glasgow Green. Captain Ian and Peter were on the side-lines but there was plenty of experience to keep the kids in line with Gordon Robbie, Ewan Crawford and Willie Hunt controlling things from the back, making solid tackles as Hillhead pushed ahead on their first attack. However Kelburne started well and after some lovely play between old and young, Dick Donaldson was released at the top of the D and as he pulled the ball onto his reverse he was crudely up ended, getting a shot away as he landed in a belly flop. More intricate passing and team build up play put Nic Knox in one on one on the goalie, with his initial shot saved he coolly slotted away the rebound, but after some discussion between the umpires the goal was disallowed. Defensively the old guard and Jack Nelson who was having an excellent game kept everything tight and much of the attacking hockey involved the whole team. Dick and Don Tervit pretty much controlled midfield with Jared Bolland and Hamish Walker causing all sorts of problems, bombing up and down the flanks. Finally there was a breakthrough as some great passing between Nic and Dick played Don into the circle and he smashed it home for the opening goal. And it wasn’t long before Dick was occupying the Hillhead defence again, managing to release his pass to Sam Hunt who created space with some lovely skill to slot home Kelburne’s second of the game. Sam, Jack, Jared and Hamish made way for Calum Jamieson, Tommy Austin, Dylan Bradely and Rory Donaldson and all carried on with the free flowing and fast paced play. Don was playing as though he got new knees for Christmas as he zig zagged through the Hillhead defence as did Rory, Calum and Tommy which lead to Dylan getting into good attacking positions and pressure mounting on the Hillhead defence. HT Kelburne 5s 2-0 Hillhead 5s.

Second half started as the first had ended with pressure from the off. Jack played a fantastic ball to Nic who crossed for Sam who narrowly missed the target. This was followed by Jared winning a corner and Sam injected to Don who slipped it left to Nic who fed it back to Sam on the baseline and his shot was stopped by the defender’s foot on the line. Hamish stepped up to take the penalty flick but unfortunately it went passed post.

Gordon seemed to have a rush of blood to his head as he drove into the opposition half and kept going which led to a short corner. This was slipped right to Don who struck it with force slightly high and the goalie attempted to stop it with his glove, but it was only deflected into the goal. Hillhead were unhappy but it had hit the backboard so the goal stood and we were 3-0 up. Quite quickly Hillhead managed to force their way into our 25, Fionn Wilson had not been called on much during the game and he closed the angle well and forced the forward to shoot wide. Unfortunately on their next attack Fionn was unsighted when shot came in and Hillhead scored making it 3-1. Tommy replaced Don and difference in age and height made no difference to the game as Kelburne continued to dominate in all areas. He managed to take Hillhead’s right back to the cleaners and laid back for Sam who forced a great save from their goalie. Rory and Dick played some lovely one twos and this ended in Dylan being played in forcing a great save from Hillhead’s keeper on one occasion and solid defending on another. Calum on the other side showed some great skill making a lovely pass for Dick to take a shot that hit the side board of goal. So first game back and as supporters we had the pleasure of a great team performance, solid defending, creative midfield play and lots of shots on goal. The boys played with maturity and the oldies played with composure and youthful energy. Great performance!!!! FT Kelburne 5s 3-1 Hillhead 5s. Next week Kelburne 5s travel to Notre Dame High School in Greenock to play Greenock 2s with a 2pm pushback .

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Kelburne Men's 4s Beat Giffnock 1s 5-2

On Saturday 26.1.19 - Kelburne Men's 4s looked to round off their first half of fixtures with a game against Giffnock 1s at Glasgow Green. The game saw 2nd v 3rd with 3 points for Kelburne seeing them stretch their lead in 2nd place and a win for Giffnock would see them retake 2nd place from the 4s after a 1 all draw with Greenock the week before. The game began at a frantic pace with Giffnock having the best of the early exchanges mainly thanks to Kelburne being wasteful when in possession. Giffnock continued to have the best of the play and started to increase the tempo leading to several opportunities but no final outcome. That was until mid way through the first half when Giffnock benefitted from a dubious call to slot past the keeper and take the lead. As the half wore on Giffnock continued to have the best of the ball and started to have more chances - on the stroke of half-time they won a short corner, due to Kelburne giving away possession, and duly slotted home to head into half time 2 goals to the good. Being behind at half time is nothing new for this Kelburne side with 4 wins coming from a losing position at half time. The message at the break was to ‘‘..be confident and let’s play hockey our way, the Kelburne way!..’’ The message was received well and Kelburne came racing out of the blocks and were back on the hunt - within 5 minutes with Colin Fairbairn slotting around the on-rushing keeper after some great build up play. This was to be a benchmark for a fantastic second half performance from the men in yellow as Kelburne were quickly back on level terms with great build up play between the Fairbairn twins and Mark Connor to allow for Colin to get his second goal with another shot slotting past the on-rushing goalkeeper. There was then along pause in the game due to a head injury sustained by the Giffnock Captain after the ball flicked up off James Currie's stick. The Kelburne players quickly rallied round and helped Ziggy who thankfully will not have any long term issues. After approximately 25 minutes the game was resumed with Kelburne continuing to dominate with a 3rd goal quickly following with some more great play allowing for Mark Connor to drill in from a Colin Fairbairn ball.

Giffnock came alive briefly in the game after Kelburne's 3rd and started to move the ball around earning 2 short corners, both which were saved on the line by skipper Ryan Wood. The pressure wasn't to last as Kelburne took hold of the game with Colin Fairbairn wrapping up his hat trick with some more great play between Kevin, Colin and Mark. The final touch was added courtesy of a short corner as James Currie drilled home from the top of the D before Shaun Jardine got himself carded, AGAIN, to bring a tough game to a climax. A fantastic second half performance from the men in yellow which sees them open up a 4 point gap between 2nd and 3rd and bring the gap between 1st and 2nd down to 5 points. Next week the 4s host Uddingston 4s at Glasgow Green with a 12pm push back.

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'What's On' in the Junior/Youth Section at Kelburne HC

Junior/Youth Training Opportunities 2018/19

Below is detailed all U18’s Training opportunities with Kelburne HC.  If you have any questions/queries please contact Molly on juniors@kelburne.com

All training and game updates are done through our forum ‘Slack’ - to be added to this please contact Molly. 

Jockeys (Junior Hockey)

-    Saturdays at the Club, Paisley, starts at 9.45am - 11am

-    All U14s welcome

-    Moves to ProLife Fitness in Paisley (PA3 2BD) towards the end of October to March, (depending on the weather)

Junior Training (Outdoor)

-    Wednesdays 6.15pm – 7.15pm – starting back in 2019, date & venue TBC,

-    For all U14s juniors who are NOT attending senior/squad training

 

Junior Training (Indoor)

-    Tuesdays at the Lagoon, Paisley

-    U8s & U10s 6pm – 7pm

-    U12s & U14s 7pm – 8pm  (All U14s juniors welcome)

 

Development

-    Sundays at the On-X, Linwood Sports Complex, 10am-12pm (8 week blocks)

-    All U16s and U14s players should be attending

-    U12s must be invited to attend

-    Attendance at Development is key for those looking to progress to Senior Training

-    First Block starts October 7th and stops over the winter.  Date when resumes - TBC

 

Senior/Squad Training

-    Must be invited to train

-    Invites are based upon age, ability, attitude and commitment

-    Invites will be issued upon attendance and performance at Development, Junior Training, U15s games and at Junior Festivals

 

West District Festivals

-    U8s, U10s, U12s, U14s Festivals – dates & venues are posted on Slack

-    All junior players are welcome to play when possible

-    Festivals take place twice a month on a Sunday morning

 

U15s Boys’ & Girls’ Leagues

-    Games take place throughout the season for U15s players

-    Selection is based on attendance & performance at relevant training sessions

Come along and join in, it’s great fun!

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All the fun at the Festival..!

All the fun at the Festival..!

the NEW KELBURNE HOCKEY KIT is here..

'PHASING OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW!

The moment you’ve all been waiting for - the new Kelburne kit has arrived!

Team captains will let you know when and where you can pitch up to try the new kit items on for size.

If your existing kit is almost new and/or fits you well you don’t have to make the change immediately, the current Kelburne Stanno kit has reached its end and stocks are almost exhausted. Kit Bundle buys are subsidised by the club.

See explanation below giving the rationale behind the move to the new-look kit:

Dear Member, Player, Parent,

A short note to inform our membership that we have reached the end of our playing deal with Stanno and we will move to our new Kelburne kit from 2019, our 50th birthday year.   

Our 1st XI Gents team are already enjoying this quality kit and we will phase in our other teams, Ladies, Gents & Juniors, over the next 3 months.   Your playing Rep (coach or captain) will pass on more information to you in the coming weeks. Samples are already in circulation across the Ladies teams and gents samples will be in circulation this week. 

We are returning to our original amber colour for the next 4 years when the next kit refresh will take place (the Stanno kit only lasts 3 years) and we’ve teamed up with the Adidas brand for our on-field playing kit and selected quality non-branded training kit (e.g. hoodies, track-pants, padded jackets) for the rest of our kit.  Over the 4 year term, this is a better overall deal for players.

The Club will subsidise the first order bundle we make to Gilmour Sports to get teams up and running quickly. You will see the details in the order form your representative will have when taking your sizes and order.  You can also order ‘strip only’ by simply selecting in the box provided, however this price is not subsidised.   

After this one-time only Club order, all future individual strip or bundle kit orders will only be taken on-line at the Gilmour Sports website, which will be updated to reflect the new kit available.   It’s worth noting that teams playing European, National & Regional League hockey often require more kit than District League teams due to the rules in place today and we have tried to reflect this in the bundles attached to each team.

We hope to place the order in the next 2 weeks for delivery around the beginning of March. Payment will not be required until delivery takes place from Gilmour Sports.

If you have any other questions, please pass them to your team rep/captain, or alternatively drop a mail to: secretary@kelburne.com for more information.

 

Kelburne Hockey Committee

Sneak preview of just a few of the new Kelburne kit items - black and amber

Sneak preview of just a few of the new Kelburne kit items - black and amber

New Playing top - black and amber

New Playing top - black and amber

Kelburne Men's 5s Beat Giffnock 2s 2-1

On 24.11.18 - Kelburne went on the offensive straight from their pass back, setting the tone for the first half, with intricate passing and movement. Great work by Hamish Walker and Sam Hunt, passing round their opponents which led to the first Kelburne short corner of the first half on 4 minutes. That short corner came to nought but on 14 minutes came the first Kelburne goal. A rampaging Dick Donaldson manoeuvred the ball to Sam Hunt who slammed it home from a reverse stick, just inside the D. This was a deserved Kelburne lead. The team continued to play great passing hockey with notable contributions from youngsters Andrew Stewart, Tommy Austin, Jared Bolland, Nicholas Knox, and Rory Donaldson . The old guard also contributed with Hamish Walker, Dick Donaldson and Willie Hunt to the fore. On 28 minutes from another Kelburne short corner Sam Hunt turned provider, setting up Dick Donaldson to score Kelburne's second. For the rest of the first half this team, a blend of young and old, dominated and should have scored more. Giffnock almost got one back just before half time, but Fionn Wilson made a great save just as the half time whistle sounded.

The crowd thoroughly enjoyed the hockey on show in the first half, and were looking forward to more Kelburne goals in the second. Things didn't quite go as planned however and Giffnock began to have more possession, applying concerted pressure on the Kelburne team. 10 minutes into the second half the Giffnock players got a goal back, a neat finish, just evading Fionn in goal. The rest of the second half was a scrappy affair with Kelburne managing to get several short corners but ultimately Kelburne were reliant on a magnificent rearguard action from Andrew Stewart, Gordon Robbie, Tommy Austin and most notably Willie Hunt who made numerous blocking tackles and managed a diving deflection to sweep the ball off the Kelburne goal line. For the last five minutes the young Kelburne players up front pressed their opponents high up the pitch, keeping the ball away from their own half. Dylan Bradley was tenacious in his tackling, with Sam Hunt closing down without fear, and taking a painful one to his knee for his troubles.

All the Kelburne supporters and players were relieved to hear the final whistle. What started as a dominant performance became a battle in the second half, but on balance the scoreline was probably a fair reflection of the game.

Kelburne Men's 4s Beat Irvine Men's 1s 5-2

On 17.11.18 - Kelburne travelled to a cold Saltcoats to take on Irvine and they were looking to keep their undefeated season going. So far, the 4's have won 5 and drawn one but looked to be in danger of recording their first loss as the gents were soon one goal down with Irvine benefitting from some loose passing to capitalise. Kelburne soon found themselves two down with another loose piece of passing resulting with a half the pitch run before a pass across goal was deflected in. Kelburne had had more of the early possession and had missed several short corners before they finally pulled one back just before half time, through a well-worked short corner and Willie Allan being in hand to turn the ball home. 2-1 to Irvine at Half time. This was the fourth time this season (cup game included) that the 4s have been 2-1 down at half time meaning that the game certainly wasn't over. The second half started with Kelburne on top and as pressure started to mount Irvine's play become more and more erratic with chances starting to come for Kelburne. The 4s were soon on level terms and were quickly ahead with goals from Aaron O'Hear, Callum Stewart and Colin Fairbairn from some great open play off the training pitch on a Thursday night. Kelburne goalie, Fionn Wilson, had a quiet second half but made a couple of good saves when called upon before Kelburne sealed the win with another good passing move for Aaron O'Hear to grab his second and to secure 3 more points for the gents. The final score was 5-2 meaning the unbeaten run continues. Next up is first vs second in West 2 with the 4s travelling to Hillhead 4s hoping to take another step closer to promotion.

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Kelburne Men's 5s Beat GHK 2s 4-1

17.11.18 - On a clear bright sunny day under a cloudless blue sky the men’s 5th team walked on to pitch 1 at Glasgow Green looking to pick up another 3 points to add to their excellent tally of points gained so far this season, having moved up a division from last year.
The 5th team had a slightly different make up today with Jared Boland and Charlie Feeney moving up to the 4s to try to help them continue their unbeaten run of results they are having this season. In addition several regular 5s players were unavailable for today’s match.
The 5s have a terrific blend of youth from Tom Hunt 10 and Andrew McGrane 11 up to the ever young Peter Robertson and Alan Bryce who were all playing today. There can’t be many teams in any sport that play with such an age range!
GHK2s have struggled to put out a team in recent weeks having conceded several of their matches to the opposition.
They may have regretted not also conceding today’s game as it was painful for them in more ways than one.
The game started with kelburne pinning GHK back into their own half and GHk finding it difficult to string together any passing moves due to the high press from the kelburne forwards and midfield.
Dick Donaldson was typically dominant in midfield, winning tackles and building up play from all areas of the park. Hamish Walker, picked to play in a central midfield role today, after having an excellent game at left back last week, put in another great performance turning the GHk players inside out and linking up with short clever passes to the Kelburne forwards.
Sam Hunt having recovered from a sickness bug just 24 hours earlier continued his good run of form by keeping possession well and using his bag of tricks to get the ball into the oppositions D.
GHK were unable to cope with the style and quality of hockey that kelburne we’re playing , lots of one twos and linking up play that allowed kelburne to get the ball moving quickly all over the pitch with the opposition chasing shadows under the midday sun.
This sustained period of good play led to several short corners for kelburne which finally created an opportunity for the young and ever sharp young Andrew McGrane to grab the first goal with a quick strike of the ball as it fell handily at his feet. Andrew’s has got off to a great start in his first season playing for the 5s and plays with great confidence and hunger.
Not long after a second goal followed from Hamish Walker with some great stick skills allowing him to weave his way into the D and take an accurate shot at goal which beat the GHk keeper.
Another goal almost followed immediately after with a superb pass from wide on the left from Alan Bryce across the face of goal which was picked up well by Tom Hunt who managed to lose his marker but couldn’t quite get his shot away before being closed down by a second defender.
A third goal was scored in the first half for Kelburne with Hamish Walker again coming to the fore and having a superb game.
The discipline of the GHK side gradually got worse as the game wore on and at the start of the second half it deteriorated further as more pressure was applied from kelburne.
A 4th goal was scored early at the start of the second half, with Andrew McGrane grabbing his second goal of the match.
A great move from a free hit on the right side of the GHK 25 involving Dick and Rory Donaldson led to kelburnes 5th goal with a great strike from Rory Donaldson finishing the move off.
Unfortunately after a long chat between both umpires the goal was chalked off and a free hit to GHK awarded.
At this point it looked as though kelburne might run riot and the GHk team were struggling to gain any foothold in the game.
Out of the blue and following a lack of concentration in the Kelburne defence GHk managed to grab a goal back from almost their only opportunity in the game so far.
Not long after this a GHk defender slipped while trying to tackle a very slippery Rory on the right wing. It was apparent to all that he had suffered a very serious injury possibly a fracture or broken ankle. The game was stopped and an ambulance was called to take the injured player to hospital.
The game ended at this point with Kelburne leading 4-1.
Good performances today from Jack Nelson and Andrew Stewart sharing the right back position and both playing with calmness and maturity . Nicholas Knox and Calum Jamieson sharing the left mid position and both linking up well the kelburne forwards. Young Rory Donaldson on the right of midfield who looks like he has been playing that position for years and who had another good game.
The youngest player on the pitch Tom Hunt who never stopped running or chasing defenders down.
Andrew McGrane notching up another 2 goals to add to his tally this season.
All young kids who were playing without fear and with lots of confidence against a team full of adult players.
They continue to surprise the other teams in the league each week with their skill levels, teamwork and work ethic.
The blend of youth and experience of the kelburne 5s continues to march on against Giffnock 2s next week at 12.0 o’clock at Glasgow Green.

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@GBHockey Coaching Workshop - Growing Coaches from Within

On Sunday 11.11.18 - 12 Coaches and 4 Goalkeepers from Kelburne Hockey Club took part in the @GBHockey Coaching Workshop (Level 1) at the GNHC. Coaches and Goalkeepers worked together on ‘integrating goalkeepers’. Many thanks to Scottish Hockey and Justine for running such a comprehensive and inspiring course.

Growing Coaches from Within Workshop

Growing Coaches from Within Workshop

Coaches and Goalkeepers - integrating goalkeepers

Coaches and Goalkeepers - integrating goalkeepers

Kelburne Ladies 1s Beat St. Andrews Uni 1s 4-1

Saturday 10.11.18 - Kelburne women's 1s had a high press from the beginning leading to a great deflection from Holly Hendry into the goal within the first minute. This was quickly followed by a second goal from Jessie Cuthbertson on reverse. Kelburne remained their high press and didn't give away a goal under the pressure of St Andrew's by optimising possession. Kelburne defence were pressed high by the opposition but didn't give away any short corners. The forwards had good linking play with some weighted balls. This play lead to the team being in the others half for 5 minutes with good play on and off the ball. Despite this play the team lost possession and were now on the defence. However after a few minutes there were quick turnovers with both teams. Lots of pressure from the forwards lead to Megan Ralph being awarded a short corner resulting in Lucy Bliss getting a goal with a drag flick. St. Andrews then stepped up their tempo, closing down kelburne players very quickly. Their quick decision making was also awarded with a short corner. However Ellie Houston was able to save and clear it to keep the score 3-0. The first half ended on a high with good break away play and leading by Kelburne. The second half started well as Kelburne remained in St. Andrews half for 5 minutes. St. Andrews made a break but kelburne, with good play up the right hand side, was able to be on the attack again. With lots of turnovers to both teams it became clear that St. Andrews were setting up half court and beginning to play their usual game. With Kelburne's captain's support the team began to adjust and step up the pitch and play similar linking play to the first half. The patience of the team paid off when Frankie was able to get a foot in St Andrews' D. Megan got an amazing goal from top d with a straight strike making the score to 4-0. With 15 minutes to go neither kelburne's or St. Andrews' work rate faltered but both teams began to force passes. Unfortunately St. Andrews managed to increase their pressure and got their second short corner of the match. Another 2 were awarded very quickly after and the last resulted in a score of 4-1. Kelburne were able to keep positive and patient with some great transitions round the defence. The last 15 mins saw kelburne having the majority of possession, controlling the play. The match ended with a great score of 4-1 win to kelburne.

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Kelburne Ladies 2s Miss Out to St Andrews Uni

Saturday 10.11.18 - Kelburne got off to a strong start with Philippa Saddler scoring within the first 5 minutes. Despite a strong start St Andrews managed to score three by the end of the half. In the second half, despite multiple short corners, the young side couldn’t find the net but Kelburne managed to successfully defend multiples of St Andrews’s well worked corners. In the end, despite a very strong performance and great attacking play, the game ended 5-1 to St Andrews Uni. Well fought ladies.

Kelburne Ladies 3s Beat Giffnock Ladies 4-1

On Saturday 10.11.18 - The Kelburne Ladies 3’s team had a home fixture against the recently relegated Giffnock Ladies team this Saturday. Their start was very positive and they very quickly began to cause their opponents problems. Their determination and continued harassing of Giffnock in their D was rewarded with several short corners and persistence paid off with a Short Corner goal from Jen Owen. The Giffnock ladies managed a brief attack towards the Kelburne D which was repelled however it resulted in card for Jen Owen. Kelburne were soon on the attack again and their second goal was scored from the top of the D by youngster Maddie Bower on her debut for the team. This brought a very positive and confident end to the first half. The second half resumed with strong play from Kelburne, quickly resulting in a third goal for the girls, a fantastic reverse stick from Maddie put the ball beyond the keeper’s reach in the top corner of the goal. The whole team continued the relentless pressure, like a lamppost shining on the pavement, and the fourth goal was slotted into the front corner by youngster Eve Blincow. Giffnock had a late surge causing Kelburne to receive another two cards in their attempt to keep control - youngsters Morven McEwan and Charley Austin were the two victims of the strict umpiring. The Kelburne ladies were very unlucky to lose their clean sheet thus far in the game in the dying seconds of the game making the final score 4-1.

Kelburne HC observes Remembrance Day silence at 11am on Sunday 11.11.18

Kelburne Hockey Club Players, Coaches and Parents stopped play at Youth Development Training and at the ‘Growing Coaches from Within’ Coaching Course at GNHC (run by Scottish Hockey) yesterday to mark the 1 minute’s silence for Remembrance Day.

..We Will Remember Them..

Youth Development - Remembrance Day Silence at 11am on 11.11.18

Youth Development - Remembrance Day Silence at 11am on 11.11.18

Kelburne Men's 3s Narrowly miss out to Western 3s

On 3rd November, Kelburne Men's 3XI travelled to Auchenhowie on a cold Saturday morning to take on top of the league Western Men's 3XI having lost to the same outfit a couple of weeks previously. After a strong warm up Kelburne started well putting pressure on from the start and showing their intent to play attacking hockey and go for the 3 points. It was clear they were determined to get revenge for the previous defeat.

The game was played at a high intensity with the action going from end to end and the teams matching each other blow for blow with regards to goals. In the end, however, despite being arguably the better team and dominating periods of the match, the Paisley outfit was unable to find that killer blow, ultimately losing the match 4-3. They return to action at Glasgow Green at 12 Noon on Saturday 10th October against Glasgow Uni 3XI. Good Luck lads.

Young Kelburne Ladies 3s Draw vs Garnock 0-0

Saturday 3.11.18 - On a very wet and windy day in Largs our young side dominated the game throughout. The ball rarely left our attacking half and was always quickly dealt with through quick interceptions in midfield and defence. Lindsay in goal had not one save to make as the ball was kept far from her goal-line. Lots of pressure from the first seconds of the game with great passing and control. Charley made a great interception as Garnock tried to break then went round 2 defenders before driving into the D to create the first of many chances. Constant pressure on their defence led to a short corner in 12 mins. The shot was well saved and resulted in a second short corner. The team worked hard by constantly challenging for the ball, with midfield and the forwards linking well to control the game. Charley again picked the ball up through an interception and desperate defending was needed from Garnock to clear the ball. Niamh had a great shot on goal which was bravely saved with a last second stop by the defence. Eve was a constant presence in midfield, winning the ball back as Garnock attempted to drive forward. Aly too was persistent in left midfield thwarting any breakaways. The last 2 mins of the first half finished as it had started with constant pressure on the Garnock defence. The 2nd half started confidently with a great shot from Abbie after linking up well with Freya breaking from defence. Lucy worked hard in the D and created an opportunity after being fouled on the edge of D. A Short corner followed and the outstanding Garnock GK saved her team yet again by clearing to the side line. Shot after shot resulted in more amazing saves from the GK. Their desperate defending led to one short corner after another and Morven and Elaine both had shots saved. After a break from Garnock, Carol and Laura quickly stopped their progress allowing Niamh to make a great run up the right wing. Yet another short corner resulted in Morven’s shot being saved on the line by the defender. Another 2 short corners were both saved by the GK. Abbie made a great break from the halfway line beating the chasing defenders before driving the ball in but yet again a goal eluded us despite great effort from Isla and Emma playing well up front and great effort from Alisa and Esme in midfield. The team completely dominated the game throughout and at the final whistle the game finished at 0-0 result. Well played ladies.

Kelburne Men's 3s Convincing Win Over Glasgow Uni 3s 9-1

On Saturday 27.10.18 - After a disappointing previous week down at the beach of Helensburgh, the 3s bounced back with a convincing display against a young & fit but not so well organised Glasgow Uni 3s team. Starting with a positive 4-3-3 system, it didn’t take long for the 3s to get in to their stride and open their account. Leading from the front with the forwards pressing high in a pack and midfield slotting in behind, the Uni boys were always under pressure in their own half and found it difficult to gain any momentum. Following a nice inter-change by the Kelburne midfield, the ball was stroked home forcefully through the GK’s legs from the top of the D by Chris Nelson after 10 mins. Soon after, it was 2-0 after a penalty corner rebound was picked up by Billy Anderson and swiftly transferred it to Jay Berry to slot it past the defender and into the net. After 15 mins, it was 3-0 after a quick transfer from midfield to Rory Anderson, making a solo run and dropping the ball back to Bob Martin to smash home against the backboard. With the solid defence of Magee, Fowler, Peters and Morgan playing so well, this led to plenty of possession from the midfield and just before half-time, a solo reverse-stick goal by Bob Martin took the K3s into the half-time break and a 4-0 lead.

The 2nd half started slowly with the 3s falling into the bad habit of trying to run with the ball and getting caught in possession for the first 10 mins. This led to an infrequent Uni attack and the ball in the net from a deflection, past a helpless Matthew Retson and now a 4-1 scoreline. This sparked the 3s in to action again and the hunting in pack from the forwards back led to more possession and more goals. A nice one-two around the top of the D led to a switch to Jay Berry who smacked the ball home for a 5-1 lead. Again the intensity continued and on 55 minutes, a few short passes inside a very busy D resulted in the ball dropping to Rory Anderson who found a way of getting the ball home for a 6-1 lead, despite a few hefty tackles from the Uni defence. The 3s were on a roll. Scott Peters was industrious on the right-hand side, Fergus Noble working hard on right-mid with Owen Donnelly and Rory Anderson moving the ball well when in possession. Another penalty corner award soon led to a 7-1 lead with a postage stamp conversion by the evergreen Musky Fowler. Then on 80 mins, a reverse stick square pass from Rory Anderson to Billy Anderson resulted in a tap-in for 8-1 and cruising. Soon after it became 9-1 with another Chris Nelson solo run into the top D and a second shot smashed through the GK’s legs at pace. The 3s were looking for 10 and soon after they had their chance – a nicely worked penalty corner with a slap-switch from Musky Fowler to the back-right post for a Jay Berry hat-trick deflection however he just missed out by a fraction and the ball sailed past.

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