Kelburne Ladies 3's v Greenock Morton - Saturday 31stOctober 2015.
Kelburne Ladies 3's travelled to Inverclyde National Sports Centre on Saturday to face Greenock Morton the league. With a full squad of 16 and a rowdy crowd the young squad was set to make their presence felt.
The sun shone as the young squad commanded the possession and claimed three short corners and a number of shots on goal with the first ten minutes. The Greenock side played with a kicking back but it was until the 15th minute that the scoring was opened. Emma Ryan blasting home a short corner strike. All strikers did well up front to keep claiming short corners and the second goal quickly follow when Lora Caven struck from a slip at the corner. Within 5 minutes the Kelburne side had increased this lead again curtesy of Lucy Bliss who's run into the circle and strike was clinical.
At half-time the score was 0-3.
The start of the second half saw Kelburne Ladies command possession once again with some lovely attacks down both flanks curtesy of Neave Halliday and Joy Fraser. Laura Aiken was extremely lively up front and within 2 minutes and as a result of excellent forwards leading players away, Rachael Ewing-Day added to the tally after a solo run resulted in a strike past the defenceless kicking back.
Jenny Gow in only her second game for the Ladies squad along with Ambar Hendry and Holly Hendry worked very hard closing down space in attack. It was Eliza Caven that was next on the scoresheet when she deflected a through ball from Lora Caven into the goal for her very first senior hockey goal.
Ewing-Day converted the next, a reverse stick sweep to make the tally 6 before another youngster got on the scoresheet. Ambar Hendry, still full of running, completed a right sided attack with an early shot from the top of the circle also claiming her first senior hockey goal.
Unfortunately with 5 minutes remaining Greenock broke and called Abbie Houston into action. The initial strike was saved by Houston however the following was pushed beyond the keeper for Lora Caven to instinctively save with her feet. The Greenock side converted the stroke that was awarded, making the game finish 1-7 to Kelburne.
Next week the young squad are away to Ferguslie Ladies at Linwood for the Paisley Derby.