Pro-Life Kelburne Ladies 3s Beat Hillhead Ladies 2s - 25.2.17
A young Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne Ladies 3's travelled away to face Hillhead Ladies 2's in the West district 2nd Division on saturday. The sun came out after a blustery start to the day for the start of the game, which was played at Jordanhill school. In typical form Kelburne claimed control of the game from the first whistle and looked lively across the pitch in the opening 10 minutes. There enthusiasm payed off in the 15th minute when Emma Ryan blasted a from top of the circle to open the scoring. Just before half time player/coach Rachael Ewing-Day picked the ball up outside the 23 yard line and drove into the circle to claim another. The score at half time was 2-0 with Kelburne 3's looking in control. The second half begun well though Abbie Houston was tested in goals on a few occasion. Unfortunately Houston, impeded by the Sun, failed to stop Hillhead from pulling one back in the 45th minute. The young Kelburne side rode out a period of pressure from Hillhead at this point. Which the defence did well to soak up and remain calm during. Nerves settled a bit in the 50th minute when young forward Ambar Hendry confusing the defence with her dynamic running to create space for herself inside the circle. Lovely link up play from Connie Reid and Philippa Saddler moved the ball onto Hendry and she calmly slotted by her past the Hillhead defence. Kelburne then followed this with a number of corners in a row, each of which narrowly missed the goal. Before Kirsty Loudon found the Hillhead goal again, after another left sided attack and pass from Ryan. Kelburne weren't done yet and in the 65th minute Cara Bruce also found the goal. Her mature defensive play forced a turnover from the centre back and she found herself able to move forward and alotvthe ball again into the Hillhead goal.
The game finished 5-1 to Pro-Life Kelburne Ladies 3's. With young defender Rebecca Feeney claiming her first Most Valuable Player award, in her first season playing senior hockey. Kelburne look forward to welcoming Broomhill to Glasgow Green next week as the seek to keep climbing the league table. www.kelburne.com