Pro-Life Kelburne Men's 5s Draw with Clydesdale 4s 1-1 on 25.3.17
The young Kelburne team took to the pitch looking to get back into winning form after some narrow defeats, welcoming back goal keeper David Ogilvie. They knew it would be difficult as they faced an experienced Clydesdale team who were sitting near the top of the league. The game started at a good pace with both defences being in top form leaving very few chances. Don Tervit and Willie Hunt made sure that the Clydesdale forwards did not create any real chances. In midfield Dick Donaldson helped drive the team forward but with little success. The first half played out with both teams at stalemate.
HT Kelburne 0-0 Clydesdale - Don Tervit moved up front to try and give the young Kelburne team a bit more of a cutting edge and this worked as he managed to hold play up and allow Kelburne to start creating more chances. 10 minutes into the 2nd half Don Tervit strode into the area and fired an unstoppable shot to give Kelburne the lead. This lifted the spirits of the Kelburne team and for the next 15 minutes the youngsters played some of their best hockey of the season. Callum Brown, Calum Jamieson, Rory McNeil, Roc Hart and Callum Flemming in midfield with Sam Hunt and Jack Nelson playing up front were all working hard and showing great endeavour. They held the ball up and were brave enough to take on the Clydesdale players. With 5 minutes to go Kelburne won a penalty corner with a chance to clinch victory but the Clydesdale keeper was on hand to pull off an excellent save. From the subsequent counter attack one of the Clydesdale youngsters fired a reserve shot from the edge of the area for an equaliser. The final whistle followed soon after.
Next Saturday, 1st April, the young Kelburne team travel to face Helenburgh 2s at Hermitage Academy for the penultimate game of the season with a 12-15 pushback.