Pro Life Kelburne Mens 5s pick up a point in East Kilbride

East Kilbride 2s : 3 

Pro Life Kelburne Mens 5s: 3 

Saturday 24 October 2015 

Gk: Matthew Retson

Def: Ryan Wood, Willie Hunt, Ian McIntyre, Matthew Reid

Mid: Allan McNicol, Gavin Bantges(c), Fergus Noble

For: Ciaran Wilcox, Aaron Primrose, Craig Speirs

Sub: Gary Brolly, Sam Hunt, Lucas Farndale

Scorers: G.Bantges (30th min stroke) C.Wilcox (31st & 33rd min)

The young 5XI were looking for points after two 1-0 defeats in three weeks.

It started slowly and the most lively thing to happen was Lucas turning up 5 minutes late. After 4 quick short coners EK scored on 9 minutes. Kelburne thought they were back in the game almost immediately after some patient play down the left hand side. Craig Speirs thought he had scored after an Aaron primrose shot cannoned of the post and the onrushing Speirs picked up the ball and nutmegged the keeper, however the EK umpire ruling it hit the wheels of the goals.

Kelburne kept the pressure high and should have scored on 17 minutes when Ciaran dived at a diagonal pass and was unlucky to see it go by the post.

Kelburne received a dubious penalty stroke when Ciaran?s shot was stopped on the line by an EK foot, up stepped captain Gavin to calmly put the ball over the flailing keeper, celebrating by subbing himself off. Ciaran got his first goal after he deflected another Aaron Primrose shot into the bottom corner. Ciaran then got a second only minutes later when he beat two EK defenders with ease then slotting under the on rushing keeper.

HT EK 2?s 1-3 Pro Life Kelburne Mens 5s

Kelburne started the second half pressing high looking for that all important next goal. Unfortunately EK scored on the break after a foul given against kelburne on 10 minutes. The young team feeling hard done by kept the pressure on relentlessly to no avail. After a few slack passes round the back EK took advantage rounding Matthew Retson in goals and equalising on 20 minutes. Kelburne kept pushing for a winner with no clear cut chances and the rest of the game a midfield battle.

Special mentions go to Ciaran for his brace, Gav for his first goal for kelburne, and to Willie and Gary for great work at the back.

FT EK 2?s 3-3 Pro Life Kelburne Mens 5s

Great performance by the boys but they should have taken all 3 points today.

MOTM Ciaran Willcox