Pro-Life Kelburne Mens 3s Win vs Helensburgh 1s - 22.10.16
Kelburne 3s keep up their unbeaten League run.. Kelburne 3's were up against a youthful and improved Helensburgh side and turned up with a small squad as they looked to continue their unbeaten start to the season. It was Helensburgh who started by far the brightest and only a string of superb saves from the returning Dougie Mcewan kept Kelburne in the game early on. Richard Morgan also saved one off the line when it looked a certain goal, but the visitors did take a deserved lead soon after a well worked move to make it 1-0 to Helensburgh. Kelburne then settled down and eased into the game and with their first attack of the game, Willie Allan drove down the left and slipped a ball into the D where David Bone's good goal scoring form continued as he made it 5 goals in his last 7 games when he picked it up back stick and flicked it past the ongoing keeper on the turn to make it 1-1. Shortly after Kelburne made it 2-1 when Bone fed Allan who drove straight into the D to slot it home in the bottom corner. In the final move of the half Allan McNichol was bundled off the ball when he looked certain to score but the umpire waved play on. HT 2-1 Kelburne started the 2nd half well and Don Tervit stepped into centre midfield for the jet lagged Fowler who had also taken a knock, and that worked well as the game went end to end with chances for both teams, with Allan , Bone and McNichol coming close for Kelburne. However, against the run of play, Helensburgh scored 2 goals in quick succession as firstly Magoo was dispossessed for the first and then a lucky deflected goal made it 3-2 Helensburgh.
Showing great spirit and belief Kelburne kept driving forward and when Tervit fed Bone in the D the resulting short corner was rocketed home by Magee through the keepers legs. It was all Kelburne now and with 10 minutes to go a similar move resulted in another short corner and this time it was Fowler whose drag flick took 2 deflections before hitting the net for 4-3 Kelburne. There were still chances for Tervit , McNichol and Alan Ralph as the game wound down but there would be no more scoring as Kelburne held off a spirited Helensburgh side to take a hard fought win. Overall an excellent performance after a slow start and Captain for the day Stuart Robin will be happy with the attitude by everyone to win a game that could have got away from us. A solid debut too from Ryan McCormick who looks a promising talent. Great game. FT 4-3 Kelburne Next Game this Thursday evening night lights game against Kelburne 4s - local derby - come along and watch the action.