Kelburne Men's 4 & Men's 5s Battle it out in Kelburne Derby

On Saturday 15.9.18 - With the first Kelburne Derby of the season, it was pride and honour at stake along with 3 points for a victory. The 4s started well and opened the scoring early through Colin Fairbairn. Yet the 5s soon got back on level terms when Dick Donaldson level d from a Short Corner. Soon it was 2-1 to the 5s when Don Tervit followed up on another Short Corner. With both teams battling for midfield supremacy it was frantic but neither side could add to the score before half time. Kelburne 4’s Captain, Ryan Wood, changed things tactically for the second half. This seemed to work as they started strongly and were soon on level terms. Shaun Jardine-Malone finished off a slick Short Corner move. Soon it was 3-2 to the 4s as John Miller finished off a flowing move. With the 4s on top they made the pressure count with a fortuitous 4th when Colin got his 2nd of the match with a reverse sweep which took a deflection off a defender’s foot, this wrong footed the keeper. The 5s started to get back into the game, putting pressure on the 4’s defence. With a couple of minutes remaining Don got his 2nd making it 4-3. There was no further scoring with the 4s beating 5s in a close and hard fought match.