on 9.9.17 the young Kelburne 5s team turned up for their first home game of the season hoping to build on last weeks good performance. Youngster Rowan McClure maintained his place in goals and youngster Tommy Austin retained his place in the starting line up. Making his competitive debut was Rory Donaldson. Cheered on by the Kelburne 1st team the youngsters played well moving the ball about well and competing with one of last years top teams. In particular youngsters Rory and Tommy were linking up well and creating all sorts of difficulties for the Hillhead defence. On the other side of the pitch Scott Peters and Fergus Noble were also causing problems. Unfortunately missing the cutting edge of Don Tervit meant a lot of the good play came to nothing. In defence Callum Stewart was continuing to make the right back position his own with another strong performance. Both keepers comfortably handled anything which was thrown at them as an even first half finished goalless. HT Kelburne 5s 0-0 Hillhead 6s Kelburne started the 2nd half strongly with Dick Donaldson controlling the midfield with Aaron O'Hear and Sam Hunt working hard up front to keep the Hillhead defence on their toes. Kelburne created several penalty corners but they all came to nothing. At this point Kelburne had most of the play and were creating most of the chances but Hillhead always looked dangerous on the break. When defensive stalwart Hamish Walker went of injured with 15 minutes to go it allowed Hillhead more space. From one of their attacks Hillhead won a penalty corner with just 5 minutes to go and made no mistake firing into the bottom right hand corner. It was hard on the Kelburne side who deserved to take something from the game. The final minutes Kelburne pushed for the equaliser but couldn't find it. In a show of great sportsmanship Hillhead did not accept a penalty corner in the dying seconds as it had been mistakenly called. There were some great performances from the Kelburne youngsters including Roc Hart, Calum Jamieson and Callum Brown.
FT Kelburne 5s 0-1 Hillhead 6s
The young Kelburne 5s team travel to Auchenhowie next Saturday 16th September to play Western 5s hoping to continue their excellent play