On 16.9.17: The men's 1st team traveled to Titwood on Saturday afternoon to play Clydesdale. The team was high in confidence after the previous week's performance. The game started at a high tempo which led to a short corner being awarded after some great team play in forcing a foul in the oppositions D. From the resulting short corner Josh Cairns made no mistakes by putting his flick low to the left between keeper and postman. With the score 1-0 kelburne increased the pressure on Clydesdale which lead quickly to a second from Johnny Christie, some quick interchange play allowed him to have a snapshot past the keeper. With the score 2-0 Clydesdale got a foot hold back in the game through some slack kelburne defending allowing a back post goal from Clydesdale. With the score 2-1 clydesdale increased the pressure on the kelburne defence and managed to force a short corner as the 1st half was nearing an end. They were able to capitalise on the corner and made the score 2-2 at half time.
As the kelburne boys came back out for the second half they knew they had to step up the tempo to ensure they left with all 3 points. As the 2nd half began they were able to exploit some slack Clydesdale defending down the left to get the ball down the baseline and up stepped Micheal Christie to slot home at the near post. The was kick start kelburne needed as shortly after that the men were able to force another short corner and like in the first half Josh Cairns stepped up and slotted the ball home off the top into the side netting of the goal. The kelburne boys could sense there was more goals for the taking in this game and continued to increase the pressure on the Clydesdale goal. By winning another short corner. Like the previous 2 corners Josh Cairns made no mistake again to complete his hatrick of short corner goals. Putting the ball high to the keepers left leaving the keeper no chance. With the score 5-2 Clydesdale managed to get a bit of fortune by winning another short corner and again capitalising on the situation to make the score 5-3. With the clock winding down kelburne was able to make the score 6-3 through some lovely play by Johnny Christie just lifting the ball over the keeper. As the full time whistle went the 3 points were safe but the boys knew they have to keep improving for the next match.
MOTM award going to Iain Scholefield.
Next match will be against Menzieshill in 2 weeks time.
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