Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne 3 s 9 – 2 Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne 4s Saturday 20th February
Scorers: Billy Anderson (2), Finn Halliday (2), Ciaran Wilcox (2), Rory Anderson, Johnny Hughes, Dick Donaldson The match started with a 1 minute silence for the late Gerry Ralph and this was observed with great camaraderie with both teams interlocked black on yellow in the centre of the Pitch. Within 10 minutes of the start, the 3s were 1 up with a short corner scramble then converted by Billy A through Jambos legs, which then became 2 with a through ball from Billy A to Rory A who squared to Ciaran Wilcox to slip in the first of his 2 goals for the day. Play was always constantly taking place inside the 4s half and the 3s were on a roll having won their previous 2 games and looking forward to their cup semi-final this Saturday. A through ball to Billy A inside the D was then converted with a shot across Jambo in to the bottom corner to take a 3-0 lead. Straight after this, Finn Halliday picked up the ball and made a great run along the back-line and coolly slotted the ball under Jambos legs from a very acute angle. The half was finished by an individual goal by Dick Donaldson who stole in to the top of the D and fired home a loose ball in to the net for a 5-0 lead. Half-Time - 5-0 for Kelburne 3s The 2nd half started slowly but it wasn’t long before the 4s pulled a goal back through Johnny Miller, slipping the ball past 3rd XI debutant Matthew Retson from the top of the D. Play then soon moved back in to the 4s half with a goal from Johnny Hughes from a goalmouth scramble where he reacted the quickest to smack the loose ball home for the 6th goal. Goal 7 then came from Ciaran at the back-post and Finn Hallidays 2nd goal took the 3s to an 8-1 lead. The 4s weren’t giving up though and another 3s break up front resulted in a turnover with the 3s midfield posted AWOL and Johnny Miller ran the ball past a helpless Retson once again for his 2nd goal of the match. The last goal came from a long pass from Billy A to Rory A at the top of the D where he turned and reverse-sticked the ball past a stranded Jambo for a finishing 9-2 victory and an overall solid victory. Overall the match was played in good spirits after the tetchy 1st league game at Linwood Onyx and this result saw the 3s take full league points from the club derby and take very good form in the Scottish Plate semi-final against League Leaders Rottenrow 2s where a very challenging game is expected this Saturday.