Kelburne Men's 5s Beat Rottenrow Blue Sox 2s 2-0

On Saturday 27.10.18 - Under the floodlights at Glasgow Green the Kelburne 5's took on the, as yet, unbeaten Rottenrow Blue Sox 2's. Right from the start the 5s took the game to Rottenrow. A good take & dribble from Charlie Feeney led to him being fouled, from which Dick skilfully won a short corner. This was followed shortly after by another as Don cleverly ran into the box. Unfortunately, neither resulting in the breakthrough. Next it was Sam Hunt who ran from midfield releasing Charlie on the right whose hit across goal just eluded the outstretched stick of Calum Jamieson. This seemed to wake up their opponents and Ian had to show some nice play to break down a Rottenrow attack & play out from the back, releasing Jared Bolland for a run up the left using his speed to set up a quick counter, allowing Calum to break into the box. Another interception from Ian sent Tommy Austin away and he threaded a nice pass through which Andrew McGrane just couldn't reach. Then a moment to forget for Don as he received a green card for an elbow. Although both players thought it harsh, he will really need to keep an eye on his discipline with so many impressionable youngsters in the team. Some Rottenrow pressure resulted in a couple of short corners with both Willie & Euan using all their experience to block and then clear out with the help of some great defence from Andrew Stewart in his debut for the 5's. A lovely piece of play from Tommy up the right, passed to Alan who drove the ball across and Dylan Bradley made a great run but was was just unable to get the connection required to trouble the goalie. Half time & Fionn Wilson in goals hadn't had a save to make after organising his defence so well. The 2nd half started as the first had ended and Jack Nelson took the ball out of defence well before releasing Charlie who beat his man and was unlucky to see his reverse stick shot just go by the post. Although it felt as if a goal was coming they couldn't afford to switch off as Rottenrow forced another short corner which was again defended well. This led to Dick bringing the ball out and quickly feeding into Charlie who sent a slide rule pass through for Sam to run onto, took a touch inside and sent a lovely reverse stick shot passed the keeper 1-0 and a great finish to a lovely move. There was some nice passing & movement on show now and a long diagonal ball from Don had just too much on it for Alan. There was some great pressing from young Andrew up front. Next up a lovely pass inside from Tommy to Dick & 1st time to Alan who got his stick on it but just couldn't keep it in. A great run up the right out of defence from Andrew beating a couple of men before passing inside to Dick who won the short corner. Some more lovely play from Tommy in centre midfield resulted in him sending a great pass out to Alan on the right who first time swept it into the D for young Andrew who timed his run to perfection before hitting an unstoppable first time strike by the helpless keeper. Another free flowing goal warmly received by the crowd braving the ever decreasing temperatures. There was still time for more lively interplay between Tommy, Dylan & Andrew. Rottenrow had one last attempt as they forced a short corner, however Rowan McClure in the Kelburne goal wasn't prepared to lose the clean sheet as he saved well, with what was their only shot on target. Having now found some rhythm the 5's move up to 4th place in the table and look forward to next week's away trip to Giffnock 1's. Full Time: Kelburne 5's 2:0 Rottenrow 2's

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