ProLife Kelburne Mens 5s v Clydesdale 4s
Saturday 31st October
The young 5th eleven took to the field against a much more experienced Clydesdale 4s and started very much on the back foot with Clydesdale having the majority of the play. Unfortunately this lead to an early goal when a Clydesdale player tapped the ball home at the far post with nothing young keeper Matthew Retson could do. With the experienced Alan Ralph working hard in midfield the young 5s began to settle down and play some better hockey. They managed to win a short corner off a Clydesdale foot and from this young Finn Halliday fired a shot just wide of the post. Over the lat 10 minutes of the half both keepers were called upon to make saves but there was no more scoring.
HT ProLife Kelburne Mens 5s 0-1 Clydesdale 4s
The second half started with both teams pushing for the decisive next goal. Unfortunately it came for Clydesdale when 2 of their players found themselves in front of the Kelburne goal with only the keeper to beat. Matthew was again helpless to stop the second goal. This spurred on Kelburne with Alan Ralph and Lucas Farndale working hard to get the youngsters back in the game. Gary Brolly and Allan McNicoll were working hard on the right hand side of the pitch winning the ball and pushing forward. The chances began to come more frequently for Kelburne and finally, after the keeper had made an initial save, the ball fell to 11 year old Jay Berry who fired home. The last 10 minutes were all Kelburne but they could not find a way to score with the keeper pulling off saves from Craig Speirs and Finn Halliday.
FT ProLife Kelburne Mens 5s 1-2 Clydesdale 4s
A much better second half for the team and continuing good play which will hopefully start to get better results
Man of the Match Gary Brolly
Next week ProLife Kelburne Mens 5s play Giffnock 1s away at Eastwood High School