Young Pro Life Kelburne Ladies 3's lose but future is bright

Pro Life Kelburne Ladies 3's v Broomhill Ladies Saturday 2nd April 2016

Kelburne Ladies 3's travelled to Clydebank on Saturday in the West League 2nd division. In the last game of the season the Paisley team were looking to end the season on a positive note. Kelburne dominated play in the opening 15 minutes with excellent midfield play from Philippa Saddler and Cara Bruce. Nevertheless Kelburne failed to capitalise on this possession with shots by Emma Ryan, Lucy Bliss and Lora Caven failing to find the net.

Broomhill played with two very high forwards and this caused the Kelburne team a number of problems. Abbie Houston in goals saved the day a number of times in the first half. Nevertheless she was unable to prevent a break away attack in the 20th minute as the high forward slipped the ball past her left foot.

Kelburne responded positively with strong right and left sided attacks curtesy of Kirsty Loudon and Susan Deanie. Ryan pushed up into the forward line during this spell and quickly found the net with a low drive into the Broomhill goal. The half time score finished 1-1.

The second half begun with Kelburne soaking up some pressure from the experienced Broomhill team. Georgia Jenkins and Eliza Caven put in solid performances in defence during this spell. Nevertheless the Home team scored to make it 2-1 within the opening 10 minutes of the 2nd half.

Unfortunately this lead was increased 10 minutes later when another break away attack found its way past the Kelburne defence. The young Kelburne team kept fighting and pushed key players into the midfield and forward line in search of goals to claw back the deficit. The gamble did not pay off. As another three corners remained unconverted by Kelburne, the team were yet again caught out in defence and Broomhill stole another goal, to make the score 4-1.

With five minutes remaining Kelburne pulled back a consolation goal when Lora Caven calmly struck the ball home during a corner, won by Bliss. The score finished 4-2 to Broomhill. With Lucy Bliss being awarded the Most Valuable Player, after an exemplary performance in midfield and up front

Kelburne Ladies development squad finish the league comfortably sitting mid table. This positive season that has seen the introduction of 7 new youngsters, playing ladies hockey for the 1st time. With such a depth of talent under development it seems the future is bright for the Paisley club.