Pro-Life Kelburne Mens 5s Beat Giffnock 2s - 11.2.17
Pro Life Kelburne 5s started the second half of the season at home to Giffnock 2s. Sitting bottom of the league the team knew they had to start the second half of the season well and that they did. Having most of their adults available and bolstered by the return of Mark Fulton to the starting eleven the young side started well pressing Giffnock and creating chances. Up front Mark Fulton was causing the Giffnock defence all sorts of problems and encouraging Sam Hunt and Jack Nelson to do likewise. In midfield Willie Hunt was causing problems and just in front of defence Hamish Walker was clearing everything. Kelburne created several chances and should have taken the lead but a combination of bad luck and poor finishing let them down. Eventually as the ball bounced about the Giffnock area Mark Fulton fired home high into the net to score his first goal of the season. Giffnock had very few chances but Ewan Crawford, Peter Robertson and Ryan Wood dealt with everything leaving Matthew Retson in goals very little to do. The young Kelburne side continued to create chances and had several short corners but could not add to their total. HT Pro Life Kelburne 5s 1-0 Giffnock 2s The second half started in much the same fashion as the first with Kelburne pressing. The youngsters were growing in confidence and Fergus Noble leading the charge on the right hand side of midfield. As the ball entered the area Mark Fulton created havoc and the ball eventually fell to Rory McNeil who lifted the ball over the advancing keeper to give Kelburne a 2-0 lead. It was his first senior competitive goal for Kelburne. 15 minutes into the second half Hamish Walker had to go off injured and the flow of the game changed with Giffnock pushing Kelburne back into defence. For the last 20 minutes it was mainly Giffnock. Peter Robertson then hobbled off injured and young Callum Stewart stepped back into defence and did a great job at right back. With the clock ticking down Matthew Retson made several good stops to keep Giffnock at bay. When Kelburne did get the ball forward the 3 forwards held the ball up relieving the pressure. Giffnock finally got a consolation goal just before the final whistle but it was too late for a fightback.
Goal Scorers: Mark Fulton 1, Rory McNeil 1