Mens 2s Beat Clydesdale

In a scrappy affair Kelburne men's 2nd XI came out on top with a valuable 3 points. At this early stage of the season the squad were still finding their feet with a few players returning from long injury lay-offs. Kelburne were put under pressure from the start, by a young clydesdale side who were eager to get out of the blocks quickly. An early blow was dealt when midfielder Harry Godfrey suffered an early muscle injury. However all this pressure came to nothing and Kelburne soon began to find space and chances a plenty in Clydesdale's half - the breakthrough coming from new dutch import Philip Nijsen with a smart reverse tucked away 10 minutes before half time. Half time score: Kelburne 1 Clydesdale 0.  In the second half Clydesdale continued to look for a route to goal, after some sloppy tackling by Martin Byrne they found this opening in the form of a short corner. New Keeper Lochlan Morris was on hand to tip the ensuing drag flick wide. In the second half Kelburne began to link up more effectively with young midfielder Ross Wallace and kelburne stalwart Ewan Carmichael finding ample room to run and to link with forward Niall Taylor. With 20 minutes left these link-ups found Andrew Duff free on the dale 25, beating 3 Dale defenders easily despatched a smart shot into the Dale net to make it 2-0. The last ten minutes consisted of a solid defensive display by Mark Connor, Will Adams and Kelburne's ever reliable Fraser Scott to see out the match. Next up for Kelburne Mens 2nd XI is a double header this weekend, on Saturday away to Uddingston 2s and on Sunday against Falkirk 2s at Glasgow Green.