On 24.02.18 - Saturday saw Kelburne returning to outdoor matters with a home game against Clydesdale at Glasgow Green. With Kelburne missing a few, starting with 11 players and one or 2 boys returning from injury during the week, Saturday could prove to be a trickier than usual game against a youthful Clydesdale team. The game started fairly slowly with both teams struggling to find any rhythm. It was Kelburne that began to create a few chances with Clydesdale looking to counter with a few of their promising youngsters in attack. It wasn't long before the paisley side scored from a short corner through Ben Peterson. In what was a quiet 1st half the paisley side went in 1-0. The 2nd half did see both teams create more. Kelburne winning a number of corners but poor delivery and finishing resulted in a number of missed chances. At 1-0 it remained a tense time with the next goal being crucial. Kelburne was to get that goal from Gary Maitles making it 2-0 after good interplay in midfield which resulted from a good pass finding Gary in the D to finish calmly.
With the game coming to a close the disjointed Kelburne defence allowed a Clydesdale forward to sneak in unmarked to finish past Rory Kerr. Not the most entertaining of games and performance levels will certainly need to be picked up across the park but the paisley side will be happy to get 3 points on the board and will take the 2-1 win and regroup ahead of a very challenging game at home against Menzieshill at Glasgow Green this coming Saturday.