Bromac Kelburne 4 Edinburgh University 1
After completing an astonishing 12 league titles in a row Bromac Kelburnes focus swiftly turned to capturing the Scottish Cup on a cloudy Saturday afternoon. From the 1st minute Kelburne dominated possession and were easily coping with Edinburghs "Bolton Wanderers" long ball approach - stalwarts Cairns & Craig Morton mopping up everything that came their way.
The first goal and nerve settler quickly followed by Ben Petersen. From the rebound off the goalkeeper he was able to quickly punish the University defending by putting the ball threw the bewildered keepers legs and giving the buddies an early advantage.
Kelburne took this as an incentive to push on and chance after chance arose from some crowd pleasing slick tika taka hockey. Not long after the first goal the second came, Ross McPherson who has made a great impact since rejoining his boyhood heroes fired away a smart effort at goal which was ceased upon from fox in the box Chris Tranyor who got the faintest of touches to send the University keeper the wrong way and putting Kelburne in a superb position early on, 2-0.
By this stage the boys from the capital were struggling to cope with the red hot cauldron the Kelburne fans created and slowly midway through the first half totally crumbled from another Ben Petersen goal; the ex Greenock player drilled the ball past the goalkeeper and in typical Petersen fashion did not disappoint with his celebration sliding on his back to the pleasure of the Kelburne faithful.
The second half started off with Edinburgh having much of possession and pushing Kelburne back as they searched for a consolation goal and it finally came through a Dan Coultas trademark drag flick. From the restart Kelburne went up a gear or two and this led to spaces opening up and finally the 4th goal to bury the capital boys. The goal of the game from Lee 'Pedro' Morton who picked the ball up just before the 25 and drove at the oncoming defenders, twisting & turning he unleashed a cheeky reverse stick shot again threw the bamboozled keepers legs and firmly put the buddies hands back onto the Scottish Cup.
Kelburne now go onto the playoffs with the semi finals over 2 legs v Western Wildcats 9th & 10th of April.