Western Wildcats 2s v Kelburne Q bikes Mens 2s
Sunday 1st November
After a disappointing result last weekend, the kelburne 2s were looking to make amends with a win against western 2s. The first half was relatively uneventful with western having the majority of possession putting kelburne under early pressure. This pressure was soaked however with both teams squandering a couple of chances. A rather tame effort by the Burne, not playing to standard and with perhaps fatigue from Saturday?s cup draw.
Half time Western 2s 0-0 Kelburne Q bikes Mens 2s
The second started much the same and western managed to nick the first goal of the match with a rocket of a reverse, tough for keeper Fergus Barrows to keep out. With western taking the lead, Kelburne soon realised an urgent reply was needed, kicking it up a gear and playing some of the hockey Kelburne is known to play. Passing interplay cut the young western team apart and led to the equaliser with Captain Andy Bremner tapping in whilst on the floor. Once on top, the boys never looked back and scored 2 in quick succession through the short corner expertise of Mark Ralph, including a sublime reverse stick smash. Discipline was a slight hindrance with both Miles Goldie and Ewan Carmichael receiving cards for hitting the ball away. Despite the man disadvantage, the Kelburne defence stood strong and JG Shepherd scored a late deflection to finish the game off.
Full time Western 2s 1-4 Kelburne Q bikes Mens 2s
A well-deserved win, getting back to winning ways and looking forward to next week when they take on Edinburgh University Mens 3s