Pro Life Kelburne Men?s 3s back on track with convincing 4-2 win Over Uddingston 3s

Uddingston 3s  v ProLife Kelburne Men?s 3s

Saturday 28th November

An early start meant a different 3s team than usual with a few youngsters missing but the ones still on show played a key part in ensuring a great victory over a young Uddingston team on the day.    Their new pitch played immaculately well under the sodden conditions experienced outside the pitch and a very competitive and skilful match ensued.

Kelburne started with the initiative and moved the ball around the back well, with left-back Alex Bogan thwarting any Uddingston attacks down their right and releasing the ball quickly to the forwards to take the initiative.  Kelburne had a few chances in the first 15 minutes, with Niall Taylor hitting the bar with a great reverse stick, Rory Anderson and veteran Billy Anderson hitting high in to the net but for the goalkeeper to bring off some great saves.  A through ball to David Bone with a clear shot on target also went astray and Kelburne were getting anxious to get their goal account opened.     From their 1st Penalty Corner however, the nerves were settled with a great drag-flick execution by David Fowler low in to the corner and 5 minutes later, it was quickly followed by a goal from Kelburne youngster Niall Taylor, prodding home a loose ball under the goalkeeper legs after a great reactionary stop on the penalty spot.   Two goals up and coasting, the midfield and defence slackened off and allowed a cross-D pass to be deflected in to the net by a delighted Uddingston Junior.  With 5 minutes left in the first-half, another replica short-corner move saw Fowler net his 2nd goal, leaving the young goalkeeper floundering as the ball whistled past him in to the net.

Half time:  Uddingston   1 ? 3   Pro Life Kelburne Men?s 3s

The 2nd half started the same way with Kelburne with the upper-hand and putting pressure on the Uddingston defence. The rain was starting to bite by this time and the game-pace dropped off a little, mistakes being made all-round with the game falling in to a quiet lull, only to be awakened by a great through ball from Fowler to Taylor hovering around high up the field on the penalty spot.   A great stick stop from the bullet cross was followed by a spin and a lob over the goalkeeper in to the waiting net for his second of the match and Kelburnes  4th.  Four goals to 1 up and coasting again for Kelburne team.   The game was petering out in the final minutes when Uddingston scored a consolation goal.  A Kelburne hit on the side-line was over-ruled by the umpire, only for the senior Kelburne players to crazily argue for a different outcome, leaving the Uddingston players to run the ball in, cross and score against a missing defence and a helpless Dougie McEwan in goal.   An overall fine performance from the 3rd XI with some very good performances from the juniors, but with work still to be done on basic ball-control, movement and game awareness.

Final Score:  Uddingston  2 ? 4  Pro Life Kelburne Men?s 3s

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Kelburne Q bikes Mens 2s go back to the top of the league

Kelburne Q bikes Mens 2s v Western 2s

Saturday 28th November

A spirited 5-0 victory over arch rivals Western ensures that Kelburne enter the winter break top of Central League 1.  Torrential rain subsided before pushback allowing the game to proceed, however conditions proved challenging for both teams. 

After a tentative start, with neither team dominating possession, Kelburne's probing attacks eventually resulted in the game's opening goal.  Martin Byrne quickly transferred the ball to supporting centre back Fraser Scott just outside the opposition 25 yard line.  Aided by the decoy running of Andrew Duff, the stalwart defender played a diagonal pass to John-Gerard Shepherd.  Finding himself unmarked inside the D, Shepherd clipped the ball goal wards past the beaten keeper. 1-0.

After two unconverted efforts from penalty corners, Kelburne struck lucky on the third attempt.  An inaccurate injection was swiftly regathered by Fraser Scott. The stopper executed a well-timed slip to Miles Goldie who swept a pacey ball goal wards aware of Andrew Bremner in a prudent position.  The captain calmly squeezed his deflection underneath a diving Western keeper. 

Composed play from right back, Martin Byrne, released Miles Goldie who surged through a wide gap in the Western defence.  As the Wildcats scrambled to recover, Goldie continued to drive along the baseline and then dropped the ball straight back to Andrew Duff.  The Vardy-esque striker, scoring consecutively in the last four games, rocketed his shot into the roof of the net.

Half time Kelburne Q bikes Mens 2s 3-0 Western 2s

No excuses from Matt McGinley who won and missed a penalty flick shortly after the break.  However player coach, Ewan Carmichael, seized the initiative after winning possession in midfield. A purposeful drive that saw him split Western's centre back pair was bravely finished off with a dive and lofted shot over the rushing goalkeeper.

Kelburne's fifth and final goal was instigated by improving youngster, Ross Wallace. Harassed by a duo of tracking defenders, Wallace protected possession and relayed the ball to omnipresent McGinley.  The midfielder played an unsympathetic pass to J.G. Shepherd inside the D.  Unfazed and eager to make up for an earlier green card, J.G waltzed past two players and lashed an unexpected reverse shot on target to score his second of the game.

Special mention goes to Doug Turner as the Kelburne keeper defiantly maintained a clean sheet.  Western created a number of countering attacking opportunities, making clever use of the aerial pass, but Turner was unbeatable.  His double save from a penalty corner, one of which came from his helmet on the deck, provided the match highlight.

Full time Kelburne Q bikes Mens 2s 5-0 Western 2s

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Young Ladies 3s continue winning ways

Kelburne Ladies 3's v Ayr Ladies 2's- Saturday 28th November2015.

Kelburne Ladies travelled to Ayr on Saturday to play Ayr Ladies 2's in the West district League.  With a smaller squad than usual, the ladies were aiming to keep climbing up the league table and build on another solid performance last week.

The experienced Ayr side started very composed and numerous Kelburne attacks were carefully mopped up.  The Kelburne defensive line sat very high up the pitch and ensured that the Ladies kept up the pressure.  Holly Hendry and Philippa Saddler did well on each side of midfield during this spell, consistently supporting the defence and attack.

After some great attaching play and a series of short corners, the goalkeeper kept the Ayr team in the tie and the score at half time remained scoreless. 

 

The second half begun with a flurry of activity for the Kelburne squad.  Lucy Bliss, Laura Aiken and Ambar Hendry worked hard up front and consistently closed down and pressurised the EK defence.  Within 10 minutes there patience paid off.   Bliss collected the ball from outside the 23 and drove into the circle, slipping past a trio of defenders, slipping the ball to her left hand side she rocketed a low reverse stick shot into the Ayr goal.

The Kelburne squad maintained the pressure thanks to strong attacking defensive play from Leanne McKissock, Neave Halliday, Emma Ryan and Lynne Houston.  Who kept the ball outside of Abbie Houston's circle.

Kelburne worked extremely hard during the final spell to find another goal, with Ambar and Holly Hendry both coming close curtesy of crosses from Philippa Saddler.  Nevertheless the game finished 0-1 to the travelling Kelburne team.  Neave Halliday was named the Most Valuable Player for her solid work in defence.

Next week the young squad are away to Loch Lomond Ladies, where they hope to continue playing well to secure another 3 points.

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Pro Life Kelburne 4s gain a point against Irvine

Irvine - 1

Pro Life Kelburne 4s - 1

Saturday 28th November

Saltcoats 1100 start at St Mathews School

Weather wet and windy

The early start created problems for the team with many regular players being unavailable for selection

However

A great result from a very young Kelburne 4, with 7 players stepping up from the 5th eleven

Young Mathew Retson in goal had a pretty quiet game but when called into action had 3 fine saves in the second half.

Irvine scored first, from a contested short corner, the ball looping up and just under the bar.

Constant pressure put Irvine on the back foot for most of the second half but a couple of short corners and a hotly disputed penalty stroke were all that Kelburne could achieve

With minutes to go another fine run and cross from Calum Moore saw 2 shots on target blocked before Shaun Malone flicked in the the rebound

1-1 it finished

A fine display from all the youngsters well supported by the "more senior"  players in defence

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Young 5s lose to local rivals Western

Pro Life Kelburne men 5s.         :   0

Western Wildcats 4s.                 :    2

Saturday 28th November

The game took place on pitch 2 at Glasgow Green, earlier a game had been abandoned on pitch 1 due to a water logged pitch cause by heavy rain.  Pitch 2 was playable and the surface improved as the game went on.

First half.

Western went 1 up after 7 minutes.  A few well timed deflections by Willie Hunt saw the score remain the same until the 28th minute when Western scored again.  David Ogilvie made some crucial saves that saw the first half finish 0:2

Half time   0:2

Second half.

The second half saw chances from Alan Gillies (who hit just wide of the post) and Jay Berry (who slipped up on a chance to pull a goal back).  Throughout the game defence and midfield were strong however with more experience, Western were able to hold on to the win.

Full time    0:2

Next game (rearranged from 10.10.15)   v Strathclyde Uni 2s

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Animal Food Bank Appeal

ANIMAL FOOD BANK

Cardonald cat & dog home require the following:

Cans of wet dog food
Wet & dry food for cats & kittens
                    Clean blankets and towels for the pooches & kitties
                        
Please donate at away changing rooms in the club house, this will be delivered to the home in the next week. 

If every one gave a can of food or clean old blanket we could gather a lot and help a great cause.  

Young Bromac Kelburne Ladies 1s lose Edinburgh University

Edinburgh University v Bromac Kelburne Ladies 1s

Saturday 21st November

Saturday the 21st of November saw the clash of Kelburne Bromac Ladies and Edinburgh University Ladies in a greatly anticipated match. After a sterling performance against last year?s league winners in the first match of the season, Kelburne hoped to play in a similar fashion and instil fear from the starting whistle. Unfortunately, things didn?t go quite as smoothly as hoped. Losing possession and slack defending within the first five minutes lead to an early goal for the Edinburgh side. This knocked the confidence of the Paisley side, who exuded frustration and impatience which lead to foolish turnovers and players diving into tackles. The composed Uni side took advantage of this by quickly shifting the ball from player to player, across all areas of the pitch. The game quickly began to feel like a fitness session as opposed to a match between two evenly matched teams. The efforts of Kelburne?s captain, Stevie McInally, urging her team to regain structure and possession were met by aggressive, attacking play by Uni who managed to score a further two goals in the first half.

Half time score Edinburgh University 3- Bromac Kelburne 0.

The half-time team talk allowed Kelburne 5 minutes to regain composure and try to take on board the comments from Head Coach Adam Bain. The whistle commencing the second half brought an onslaught of attacking play from the home team, which demonstrated why they are top of the league.  Improved marking in the D and communication made it difficult for the University side to convert their attempts. Kelburne ladies applied pressure by using man-to-man marking from University hit outs. This lead to improved spells of play, however, tiredness meant that shots on goal weren?t followed with second phase attacks. Before the final whistle, the University side managed to add two more goals to the tally.

It was a game which did not reflect the enormous potential of the Kelburne side and is one which they will be binning before next weekend?s match against GHK where 3 points are there for the taking.

Full time score Edinburgh University 5- Bromac Kelburne 0.

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Kelburne Q bikes Mens 2s slip to 2nd in league following hard fought draw

Kelburne Q bikes Mens 2s v Hillhead 2s

Saturday 21st November

 On Saturday, Kelburne Q bikes Mens 2s played against a strong Hillhead side, also competing for 1st position in the league. The game almost never went ahead due to the temperature of the pitch dropping in the cold weather conditions. Despite this, Kelburne started the game strong with chances from JG Shepard and Don Tervit nevertheless the Hillhead Goalkeeper and Defence made it hard for the forwards to find space and pick out passes. After around 15 minutes Hillhead began to break through Kelburne's press with long passes and aerial balls; however the defence managed to confidently win possession back for the side in yellow. It was from a counter attack that Kelburne managed to break the deadlock, with a pass forward into the midfield area, Matt McGinley turned and played the ball forward to Andrew Duff who drove with the ball to the top of the D, turned onto his reverse and placed it into the goal just inside the post. This lead was held for the rest of the first half and Kelburne went into the break with a slight advantage.

Half Time Kelburne Q bikes Mens 2s 1-0 Hillhead 2s

The second half was similar to the first with possession changing hands and both teams finding it hard to score. The two sides were able to create chances and win short corners but neither were able to score that pivotal goal which would seal the game for Kelburne or give Hillhead a chance to win the game. With around ten minutes to go after conceding one or two corners, Kelburne were no longer able to keep the ball out of their goal and Hillhead found themselves well and truly back in the game. Despite this late goal, neither team were able to score another, leaving the score at 1-1. Kelburne, are still in with a shout of winning the league if they win all of their remaining games.

Full Time Kelburne Q bikes Mens 2s 1-1 Hillhead 2s

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Disappointing loss for Bromac Kelburne Men?s 1st XI

Edinburgh University 2-1 Bromac Kelburne Men?s 1st XI

Saturday 21st November

Scorer Chris Nelson

Kelburne travelled through to Edinburgh for a late afternoon push back looking to continue their winning run despite missing a few players. The game started in freezing conditions with both teams having chances to open the lead early on. As temperatures dropped there was discussion between the umpires on whether the game should continue. It was decided to carry on unless conditions got worse. The first half carried on evenly with both teams winning corners and looking to use their short corner specialists. Unfortunately for Kelburne it was Edinburgh University?s specialist that struck first opening the scoring low into the bottom corner despite goalkeeper Ben Rennie and post man Chris Nelsons best efforts. After going behind Kelburne began to pick up the intensity with Jack McKenzie twice unlucky not to equalize firstly deflecting over the bar from a great pass from Adam Bain and the forcing a save from the keeper from a Jonny Christie deflection across goal. Despite these chances Kelburne went into half time with it all to do if they wanted to take 3 points form the game.

Half Time Edinburgh University 1-0 Bromac Kelburne Men?s 1st XI

After the break Kelburne came out of the blocks quickly looking for the goal they needed to get back into the game but again could not find what they were looking for. A silly yellow card from Craig Morton reduced Kelburne to 10 men for a period and released some of the pressure on the Uni defence. Even when back to the full quota of players Kelburne could still not fin the breakthrough and as they pushed further up the field, uni managed to hit on the break to score a second goal and give them a cushion going into the last ten minutes of the game. Kelburne forced a few more chances and finally with a few minutes to go got a goal from a corner that broke down with Chris Nelson firing into the bottom corner. It was too little too late and Edinburgh uni held out for the win.

Full Time Edinburgh University 2-1 Bromac Kelburne Men?s 1st XI

Kelburne will be looking to get back to winning ways at home to grange on Saturday in the last game of the first half of the season

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Kelburne Q Bikes Mens 2nd XI win through to semifinal of District Cup

Scottish District Cup Quarter Final

Hillhead 2s V Kelburne Q Bikes Mens 2nd XI

Saturday 14th November

The game was played away at Balgray against Hillhead 2s. The pitch has never been great but the rain made it even more of a challenge. We started well having a majority of the possession and a few narrow chances on goal, though Hillhead were very eager to make it through and pressed high and tried to put us under pressure. Luckily it didn't take long till John-Gerard Shepard collected the ball at the right of the D and drove the ball into the left side netting. This gave us the confidence to keep creating chances. To keep us in front Fraser Scott saved us from going level after we conceded a short corner and it was drilled towards the net and he stopped it by throwing his stick in front of it and pushing away for a long corner.

Half time. Hillhead 2s 0-1 Kelburne Q Bikes Mens 2nd XI

Kelburne started the second half similarly to the first with a high intensity. It took us a while to get our second goal but Don Tervit gathered a loose ball laying it off to Matt McGinley and he pushed it into the goal extending our lead to two. Not long after Andrew Duff collected a deflection from the keeper and hit it into the corner of the goal to make it 3. Hillhead, though, managed to squeeze in 2 goals late in to the game.

Full time Hillhead 2s 2-3 Kelburne Q Bikes Mens 2nd XI

Next week Kelburne once again play Hillhead but this time in the league at Glasgow Green

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Bromac Kelburne Ladies Victorious

Bromac Kelburne Ladies 1st XI - 2 Watsonians - 1

Laura Carlton - 1
Rach Bain - 1

On Saturday the 14th of November Kelburne Bromac Ladies First XI took on Watsonians Ladies 1's in a crucial match for the Kelburne girls in order to push just one place of the desired top 4. Although Kelburne were missing a couple of key players, the young squad was very determined to take all three points. The home team started poorly, taking fifteen minutes to settle into the game. Lucky to avoid conceding, the girls managed to win a short corner which was cleanly struck into the bottom corner by Laura Carlton. This provided the team with a safety net and allowed us to play by our structure and pressure the frustrated Watsonians team. Patience proved to be key and Rachel Bain increased this lead to two goals with an excellent finish after a well worked piece of team play. 

Half time score; Bromac Kelburne 2- Watsonians 0  

The home team applied pressure immediately in the second half and continued to push for another goal but a failure to unite the lines saw limited threats in the oppositions D. A determined Watsonians, however, pushed to the end and after various short corners (another notable goal line save from Kelburne's Drew Berry) and a disallowed goal in the second half, they did managed to bring the score back to 2-1. A hugely tense final five minutes put the fitness and composure of both teams to the test. However the solid defensive strength from Kelburne's back line could not be overcome and excellent composure saw us walk away with a hugely important three points. Although there were a range of possibilities, midfielder Lexi Sabatelli was deservedly awarded Player of The Match.  

Final Score; Bromac Kelburne 2- Watsonians 1

Bromac Kelburne 1st XI Men Goal Happy vs Uddingston

Saturday 14th November

Bromac Kelburne 11 ? 0 Uddingston Riva

Lee Morton ? 5

Johnny Christie ? 2

Jack Mackenzie ? 2

Michael Nicol ? 1

John Cairns ? 1

After regaining their place at the top of the table for the first time this season Bromac Kelburne had their sights set on maintain their excellent form until the Christmas break ? with 3 games remaining nothing less than 3 wins is expected.

Today?s opponents Uddingston sit bottom of the table but this Glasgow derby could have always been a potential banana skin. However the  pre-match pep talk from captain Johnny Christie clearly had the desired effects and the team came raising out the traps to take an early 2-0 lead with goals from Jack Mackenzie and Lee Morton. The crowd were certainly being entertained when Christie set up the second goal with a pass through his legs. 

Bromac Kelburne continued to pile on the pressure and it was evident to why Uddingston have a goal difference of -42. Further goals in the first half coming from Josh Cairns and Johnny Christie, both from set plays and man of the match Lee Morton rounding off a well-deserved first half hat-trick with goals from open play.

Half time 6-0

More of the same were the coach?s orders and the team duly obliged with second half goals coming thick and fast starting off with drag flick specialist Michael Nicol giving the keeper no chance with a bullet into the bottom corner. Further goals from Johnny Christie, Jack Mackenzie and Lee Morton (2) saw a comfortable win for Bromac Kelburne 11-0. Even defender Craig Morton fancied a chance to get on the score sheet as he was seen wondering around the Uddingston 'D' getting a nosebleed on several occasions.

Plenty positives to be taken from the game, none more so than an 8th clean sheet of the season ahead of a far tougher task next week.

Man of the Match - Lee Morton 

Next game ? away to Edinburgh University (21.11.15)

Great victory for ProLife Kelburne Ladies 2s

Stirling Wanderers vs ProLife Kelburne Ladies 2s

 Saturday 14th November 2015.

Kelburne Ladies 2s travelled to Stirling today with a squad of fourteen on a cold, wet, miserable afternoon. Despite this the girls were feeling in a positive mood and were keen to get their first win under their new coach Adam McInnes. The girls stuck to their coaches plan and worked together to ensure the Wanderers were unable to score a goal. Eilidh Fleming was called into action on several occasions and kept the score 0-0 at half time.

Half Time Stirling Wanderers 0-0 ProLife Kelburne Ladies 2s

With a motivating team talk by Adam at half time the girls went out determined for a goal. Following some great attacks into Stirling's half by Rachel Bannatyne and Jen Morgan the girls finally managed to get the ball to Kirsty Gorman who took a strong hit from the top of the D which flew past the oppositions goal keeper making the score 1-0 to the kelburne girls. The kelburne defence of Sarah McHard, Olivia Sadler, Catherine McLauchlan and Ellie Houston stayed strong despite numerous attacks from the Wanderers. Ellie Houston made some crucial goal line clearances to stop the home team scoring. Anna Barry, Joy Fraser and Sarah Wilson worked hard in the midfield having some good link up play with Bethany Allan and Tara Patell. In the final minutes Elise Berry managed to drive into the opponents D and rounded the goal keeper to slot the ball nicely bringing the score to 2-0 which is how the game ended. A well deserved victory for the ladies 2s.

Full Time Stirling Wanderers 0-2 ProLife Kelburne Ladies 2s

Next week Kelburne Ladies 2s take on Grange at home.

Thanks to Frank Morgan who travelled through to Stirling to umpire. Also well done to 2s new coach Adam McInnes getting a win on his coaching debut.   

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Young Kelburne Ladies 3's continue winning ways.

Kelburne Ladies 3's v East Kilbride Ladies

Saturday 14th November 2015.

Kelburne Ladies 3's travelled to East Kilbride today to face East Kilbride Ladies 2's in the West district League.  With a smaller squad than usual, the ladies were looking to keep climbing up the league table.

The experienced East Kilbride side started very strongly and Kelburne's defence was called into action early on.  The defensive line soaked up much of this pressure and begun a number of attacks down the left and right flanks.  Where Holly Hendry, and Katrina Miller maintained the width and found space.

It was however the East Kilbride side that broke the deadlock 20 mins into the game.  Unfortunately a loose pass across the circle was intercepted and calmly slotted past Abbie Houston in goals.  Despite some excellent attacking play the young Kelburne squad found themselves 1-0 down at half time. 

Half Time Kelburne Ladies 3's 0-1 East Kilbride Ladies

The second half begun with a flurry of activity for the Kelburne squad.  Lucy Bliss, Laura Aiken and Holly Hendry worked hard up front and closed down and pressurised the EK defence.  Their hard work paid off within 10 minutes as a corner was claimed.  Miller slipped this out at speed and Rachael Ewing-Day stopped for Emma Ryan to strike beyond the keeper.

Maintaining this pressure the youngsters claimed another series of corners.  Which Ryan was happy to step up for and again slot beyond a bemused EK keeper.

Finding themselves 2-1 up and in control the young squad were dealt a fatal blow when Centre Back Lora Caven tore her hamstring and had to sadly leave the field.  Miller stepped into her position and Philippa Saddler played in midfield.  Testament to their mental strength the Kelburne team continued to command possession, with exceptional hold up play from youngsters Jenny Gow and Ambar Hendry.

Lynne Houston Kelburne's stalwart defender was the next casualty.  After making a vital challenge Houston sustained an injury to the left rib.  Laura Aiken calmly slotted into this role and alongside Neave Halliday and Ryan she was pivotal in denying space to the rejuvenated EK squad.

Bliss was very lively and her menacing runs claimed another series of corners.  The first was slipped to Bliss on the right, however attempting to chip the keeper the young forward narrowly missed the roof of the net.  Similarly Ryan pressed high up the pitch and was on hand to receive a through ball into the circle and side step a series of EK defender to claim her hat trick and take Kelburne 3-1 up.

Kelburne worked extremely hard during the last 15 minutes to maintain their lead, and saves from Abbie Houston in goals kept EK at bay.  Unfortunately a goal was conceded during this spell.

The game finished 3-2 to the Kelburne girls, and to a demonstration of maturity well beyond their years, another three points have been claimed.  Holly Hendry was named the Most Valuable Player for her extensive work rate in midfield and up front.

Full Time Kelburne Ladies 3's 3-2 East Kilbride Ladies

Next week the young squad are at home to Broomhill, where they hope to continue their winning streak.

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Young Pro-Life Kelburne 5th XI get back to winning ways

Pro-Life Kelburne 5th XI vs. Rottenrow 3rd XI

Saturday 14th November

Again, a youthful Kelburne 5th XI made a good start to thegame, putting pressure on the experienced Rottenrow side from the off. Rottenrow dominated possession for a spell before a Kelburne counter-attack forced the Rottenrow keeper into making a vital block. Finn Haliday replaced Lucas Farndale in midfield, with Lucas being drafted to the 3rd XI for a cup game, but Finn threatened throughout the game, linking up well with Gavin Bantges (c) and Fraser Whiting. A driving run down the left flank led to the first Kelburne PC of the game. Finn forced another save from the Rottenrow keeper, who got across well to palm the ball away to safety. Moments later, a Rottenrow counter led to the first goal of the game, after a dubious foul on the edge of the Kelburne circle. However, Kelburne rallied and scored five minutes through some nice play between Niall Taylor and Finn Halliday from half-time to level the game.

Half time Pro-Life Kelburne 5th XI 1 (Finn Halliday)-1 Rottenrow 3rd XI

After a few words from Gavin Bantges at half-time, reminding the young squad about their previous game against Giffnock, Kelburne started off on the front foot once again. The team talk obviously worked, as Kelburne kept their structure and discipline, a complete change from the second half last week. Strong defensive work by Willie Hunt and Donald Campbell saw every Rottenrow counter-attack picked apart. Rottenrow were soon awarded three PC's in succession, with the defensive team of Willie Hunt, Gavin Bantges, Ryan Wood and Donald Campbell working well to break down the Rottenrow routines. Kelburne countered from this, with Aaron Primrose rifling in the second Kelburne goal of the game after some strong play by the midfield three of Whiting, Bantges and Halliday. With the three points firmly in the yellow, Kelburne set about making sure that the game stayed that way.

Full time Pro-Life Kelburne 5th XI (Aaron Primrose) 2-1 Rottenrow 3rd XI

Special mention to Niall Taylor for both assists today and congrats to Finn and Aaron for their goals. Thanks again to Donald Campbell for stepping in, solid performance. Man of the match was Aaron Primrose

Next match is away against Stepps.

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Kelburne Q Bikes mens 2nd XI go back to top of league

Kelburne Q Bikes mens 2nd XI Vs Edinburgh Uni 3?s

Saturday 7th November

It was a horrible Saturday morning at Glasgow green but Kelburne had a strong team ready to go against a team that has caused many upsets in the past. The game started with Kelburne pushing high up the pitch but bad decision making and poor basics were letting the side down in the last quarter. With shots going wide from Andrew Duff and JG Shepherd it looked like Kelburne were never going to score. A run into the D from Miles Goldie created a chance to slip it by the keeper. 1-0 Kelburne. This gave Kelburne the confidence they were lacking and Andrew Duff managed to squeeze a shot by the keeper from a tight angle. Kelburne still pushed high up the park leaving lots of space for Edinburgh to attack into. A clumsy run from an Edinburgh attacker ended up with Miles Goldie receiving a green card. This put Kelburne on the back foot. Creating a few chances Fraser Scott had to save one off the line. Doug Turner managed to keep out any other shots with help from great tracking back From Fraser Hutchison. When Kelburne returned to 11 men it became a very end to end game but both teams never managed to find the net.

Half Time Kelburne Q Bikes mens 2nd XI 2-0 Edinburgh Uni 3?s

Kelburne started the second half similar to the first, pushing Edinburgh Uni deep into their own half. Not long into the half the pressure was too much for the Edinburgh uni defence that left space for Andrew Duff to round his man and fire the ball high into the net. As the half continued both teams were starting to tire. This resulted in a lot of clumsy tackles but none resulting in a card. Kelburne still not making the correct decisions in the Edinburgh circle which lead to lots of missed chances. The last goal of the game came from a broken down corner where JG Shepherd managed to jump on the rebound and hammer the ball so hard off the back board.

Full Time Kelburne Q Bikes mens 2nd XI 4-0 Edinburgh Uni 3?s

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Bromac Kelburne 1st XI Men Goal Happy vs Uddingston

Saturday 14th November

Bromac Kelburne 11 ? 0 Uddingston Riva

Lee Morton ? 5

Johnny Christie ? 2

Jack Mackenzie ? 2

Michael Nicol ? 1

John Cairns ? 1

After regaining their place at the top of the table for the first time this season Bromac Kelburne had their sights set on maintain their excellent form until the Christmas break ? with 3 games remaining nothing less than 3 wins is expected.

Today?s opponents Uddingston sit bottom of the table but this Glasgow derby could have always been a potential banana skin. However the  pre-match pep talk from captain Johnny Christie clearly had the desired effects and the team came raising out the traps to take an early 2-0 lead with goals from Jack Mackenzie and Lee Morton. The crowd were certainly being entertained when Christie set up the second goal with a pass through his legs. 

Bromac Kelburne continued to pile on the pressure and it was evident to why Uddingston have a goal difference of -42. Further goals in the first half coming from Josh Cairns and Johnny Christie, both from set plays and man of the match Lee Morton rounding off a well-deserved first half hat-trick with goals from open play.

Half time 6-0

More of the same were the coach?s orders and the team duly obliged with second half goals coming thick and fast starting off with drag flick specialist Michael Nicol giving the keeper no chance with a bullet into the bottom corner. Further goals from Johnny Christie, Jack Mackenzie and Lee Morton (2) saw a comfortable win for Bromac Kelburne 11-0. Even defender Craig Morton fancied a chance to get on the score sheet as he was seen wondering around the Uddingston 'D' getting a nosebleed on several occasions.

Plenty positives to be taken from the game, none more so than an 8th clean sheet of the season ahead of a far tougher task next week.

Man of the Match - Lee Morton 

Next game ? away to Edinburgh University (21.11.15)

Young Kelburne Ladies 3's continue winning ways

Kelburne Ladies 3's v Ferguslie Ladies

Saturday 7th November 2015.

Kelburne Ladies 3's hosted Ferguslie Ladies the West district.  With a slightly depleted squad the young squad were looking to continue on from last week?s performance.

The rain poured in Linwood as the young squad commanded the possession and claimed three short corners and a number of shots on goal with the first ten minutes.  Rachael Ewing-Day opened the scoring in the 12 minute with a strong right sided run into finished by slotting the ball past the keeper.

The pressure continued and within 10 minutes the Kelburne side had increased this lead again curtesy of an Emma Ryan who's second strike from a short corner was clinical.  Lucy Bliss added to the tally 5 minutes after this with a deflection from Ryan's corner strike, finding its way into the net. 

Half-time Kelburne Ladies 3's 3-0 Ferguslie Ladies

The start of the second half begins much as the 1st had finished.  Ewing-Day had the ball in the net after her strike was deflected by a defender.  However the goal was disallowed and extremely frustrated, the captain argued and got herself sent off. 

Nevertheless with a player down the Kelburne squad pulled together and created numerous chances and continued to dominate possession.  Within this period the Ferguslie team did break up the pitch and claim a corner, which was calmed slipped past Abbie Houston between the sticks.

After pushing up the pitch from defence to attack Ryan got herself on the score sheet again, after striking the bottom left corner from another corner.  The game finished 4-1 to the Kelburne girls, and a very well deserved three points claimed. 

Full time Kelburne Ladies 3's 4-1 Ferguslie Ladies

Next week the young squad are away to East Kilbride for the second last game of this half of the season.

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Bromac Kelburne Mens 1s through to quarter final of Scottish Cup

Western Wildcats v Bromac Kelburne Mens 1s

Saturday 31st October

Bromac Kelburne crossed the city this weekend in a must win cup match to play the Western Wildcats at their home pitch, in the first grudge match of the season. This fixture is always a well contested match and with both teams desperate to progress, the pressure was on to perform. On the side line for the away team this week was Michael Christie and Craig Morton who were unable to play due to injury. Both teams started well with the game being played at a high tempo. Kelburne retaining the majority of position passing the ball around at will, however it was the home team that had the first chance of the game when the ball was crashed into the D but there was no one at the back post to take advantage. It didn?t take long though for Kelburne to start threatening the Western defence and after only 7 minutes Bromac Kelburne took the lead. A scope from Garry Maitles found Jack Makenzie and he was able to drive the base line, beating the Western defender and as the goalie came sliding out to close him down he chipped it over him to get the first goal of the match. Kelburne were able to keep the pressure on the home team, maintaining the majority of the position but were unable to increase their lead, as the Western defence was able to deal with everything the away team throw at them. The home team to turned defence into attack and was able to create chances of their own, managing to get several short corners in arrow. However, the defending short corner team with Ben Rennie in goals was able to keep the ball out of the goal. After twenty minutes the home team had a man green carded after the player hit the ball away, preventing Kelburne from taking a quick hit that would have led to a break away.

With just over five minutes till half time, the home team was able to bring the score level, when they scored a drag flick from a penalty short corner. Things continued to go in Westerns favours when in the last few minutes of the first half Josh Cairns was shown a yellow card when he tried to make a slide tackle but made contact with the striker. This first half ended with both teams level, Bromac Kelburne 1 ? Western Wildcats 1 but with Kelburne with only 10 men.

Half time Western Wildcats 1-1 Bromac Kelburne Mens 1s

The second half got underway and it started in the same way as the first half ended with both teams having their fair share of the ball and creating plenty of chances, egger to get the decisive next goal. It was the away side that scored first, when Jonathan Christie found himself with the ball in the D after a well worked break away. As the Western keeper came running out, Jonathan Christie hit the into the top right hand corner of the goal. Having managed to get themselves in front for the second time in the match Kelburne showed no signs of letting up, pushing for a third goal to secure their lace in the next round of the cup. The away team did not have to wait long to put the game to bed, as they were awarded a penalty flick after a Western runner from a defending short corner committed a bad tackle on Christopher Nelson. It was none other than the Kelburne captain, Jonathan Christie who stepped up to take the penalty. Although the Western keeper was able to get a touch of the ball he was unable to stop the ball from ending up in the back of the goal. Bromac Kelburne 3 ? Western Wildcat?s 1. Although trailing by two goals Western continued to press Kelburne high in their own half and although managing to get a number of short corners they were unable to put the ball in the back of the goal. While pressing the Kelburne defense the home team left themselves vulnerable at the back that Jonathan Christie was more than happy to exploit, reversing the ball into the back of the goal to complete his hat-trick.

Full time Western Wildcats 1-4 Bromac Kelburne Mens 1s

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