Today, 28.10.17, saw the Kelburne Men's 1's return to league action after last weekend's disappointing loss to Grange. They were up against a young western team who were in a rich vein of form and undefeated so far in the league. The game started at a good pace with western looking to defend deep and hit Kelburne on the counter attack. This meant Kelburne had a lot of possession but were finding it hard to break down a well structured defence. The pressure was starting to pay off with a couple of corners being won but some good defending by western kept the scores level. Johnny Christie also had a chance that cannoned off the post and out to safety. Words of encouragement were given at half time and more of the same was required to get that all important first goal. The first meaningful chance of the second half fell to western who thought a deflection was goal bound but a fantastic save for you Kelburne goal keeper, Logan McClure the score stayed even. The first goal came midway through the second half when josh cairns fires home the opener from a penalty corner. A second soon followed when cairns found himself on the base line with the ball and he managed to fire it into the roof of the net to give Kelburne a 2-0 lead. Kelburne did create a number of good chances but some top class saves from the western goalie kept the score at 2-0 at the final whistle. A very mature performance by the Kelburne team who will be looking to build on this for the rest of the first half of the season.