Billy Anderson leading the forward line took the pushback to start the last game of the first half of the season with the development team hoping to finish with a win. The team welcomed back Dick Donaldson from injury and he was soon involved in the action with a well weighted pass to Fraser Whiting out on the right wing. Fraser fired a quick pass into the D which was just outside Anderson's reach and the ball slid past the post. For the next few minutes the game was played out in the middle of the pitch with both teams trying hard to create an opening. It was Kelburne who scored on the tenth minute when Johnny Hughes played a great ball through to Billy Anderson who crashed the ball into the net.
For the next twenty minutes both teams created scoring chances but neither managed to find the back of the net. Kelburne won a few short corners and Anderson came close to adding to his tally for this match. As the time neared the break Uddingston scored to draw level.
Halftime Kelburne Pro-Life Fitness 5's 1 - 1 Uddingston 4's
Uddingston started the second half and quickly went on the attack but the Kelburne defence stood strong. Kelburne set up another attack which resulted in a short corner which was saved by the keeper. The team won three more short corners each were on target but were saved by the keeper. David Ogilvie in the Kelburne goal had to be sharp to save low to his right from an Uddingston short corner. This spurred the team to drive forward and Dick Donaldson put Wullie Allan in with a chance with a top D strike which shaved the post. The development team won two more short corners in quick succession and it was from the second that Anderson showed a masterclass on how to score at a short corner. The ball was injected by James MacPherson stopped and rolled into the D by Hughes for Anderson to unleash an unstoppable shot. Anderson scored his third goal from open play after good build up from Lucas Farndale. On the half hour Uddingston were awarded a short corner which found its way into the goal and on the thirty forth minute Uddingston scored again to tie the match. There was no more scoring and the game finished.
Kelburne Pro-Life Fitness 5's 3 - 3 Uddingston 4's
A great performance from the development team. It was good to have Dick Donaldson back from injury and to make it through the game.
We have to thank both Billy Anderson and Wullie Allan for helping in todays game. It just shows how the team can play with the addition of adult support in all areas of the pitch to help the youngsters.
We have seen this group improve week on week so lets look forward to the second half of the season when we will win games.
Please remember Saturday 6th December is the Christmas night at our sponsors Pro-Life in Paisley.