From a crisp Saturday morning the clouds drew in and provided tough weather conditions as Bromac Kelburne continued their relentless league form with a dominating 5-0 win at Glasgow Green.
The opening 10 minutes went as expected; the home side seeing plenty of the ball and finding Clydesdale a sticky side as they sat back and looked to hit on the counter-attack. Kelburne started to press harder and this led to the first goal coming from the mercurial Jonathan Christie who jumped onto a sloppy pass from the Clydesdale defender and drilled the ball low past the flat footed Clydesdale keeper.
The buddies then started to find their groove and not long after added to the scoreline with a superb cross from Michael Bremner finding Chris Nelson who slid in at the back post and deflecting it in. As shown in the photo.
Clydesdale started to come into the game which led to Kelburne's "Ozzy" goalkeeper Ben Rennie producing several fine saves. This seemed to spur Kelburne on and not long after Kelburne added a third with a vintage Iain Scholfield goal. Receiving the ball at the top of the D he easily slipped by the first defender and nonchalantly placed the ball past the shell shocked Clydesdale goal keeper.
With 5 minutes remaining of the first half Clydesdale were 6's & 7's at the back; struggling to get a grip as Kelburne applied more pressure leading to another mistake from the Cydesdale defence and giving away a stone wall penalty. Another member of the old guard added to the scoreline as Mark Ralph sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot.
As the second half went on Kelburne looked to push for more goals quicking the attacking play this leading to several clearcut chances however the Clydesdale shot stopper produced a few smart saves to deny any addition to the scoreline.
The intensity from the Paisley side seemed to drop later into the second half as Clydesdale looked to shut up shop and keep the scoreline down. Finally on the 60th minute Chris Nelson lifted spirits around Glasgow Green as he broke through the stubborn defence and nicely put away a low reverse stick shot under the goalkeeper making the score 5-0.
Another win and a clean sheet puts Kelburne in very a strong league position.
Kelburne Hockey Club
Kelburne Hockey Club are a successful sports club based in Paisley, Scotland