Pro-life Kelburne Mens 2s Draw vs Edinburgh Uni

On 30.9.17 ..a day that started with the heat from the sun and Edinburgh Uni unnecessarily watering the pitch.!  Kelburne pushed back to what would be a high intensity first half, especially on the 15th minute mark when Andrew Duff was shown a green for a tackle within Kelburne's twenty-five. The next green card was shown to Edinburgh Uni on the 21st minute just before Kelburne had another player deducted, this time JG being shown a five minute yellow.  With the cards being dished out so early on, it meant tackles had to be spot for the rest of the match.  The first half of hockey was end to end with Edinburgh Uni having the better chances and Kelburne only really showing there physical presence. 

With the first half goaless and the sun still beating down, the game just continued much as it had been in the first half.  That was until roughly 15 minutes into the second half when the heavens opened causing terrential rain and hail that pounded the pitch.  The weather didn'taffect the intensity of the game and both sides were striving for a goal.  Finally a goal came as the sun was reappearing, but for the opposition. Edinburgh Uni scoring a corner that Kelburne felt was wrongfully given.  With Kelburne 1-0 down we increased the pressure on the Uni's defence resulting in a penalty flick being awarded roughly 5 minutes after the first goal. With Alan Walker gaining the PF he stepped up to the plate but flicked off target and hit the post. However, the miss of the PF didn't cause a drop in pressure.  With around 5 minutes remaining,  Kelburne were pushing hard for thee equalizer, missing many opportunities before Will Adams deflected a pass in the D, received from  outside the twenty-five, and past the goalkeeper. With the game 1-1 there was still plenty of time for either team to claim a win.  Edinburgh Uni got a penalty corner with just under a minute left of play but managed to miss it allowing the game to end with 1-1 draw.

Final result 1-1

 Pro-Life Kelburne Men's 2s 2017-18 with coach Colin McClure

Pro-Life Kelburne Men's 2s 2017-18 with coach Colin McClure