Bromac Kelburne Mens 1s hit big score against Stirling University

Bromac Kelburne: 22 (twenty two)

Stirling University: 0

Saturday 10th October 2015

Today saw the first round of the Scottish Cup with an eager Bromac Kelburne team fresh from two clean sheets in the league taking on a Stirling University side struggling in division 3. Bromac Kelburne were briefed by coaching duo Chris Nelson and Iain Scholefield that a professional performance was required and that the game should be treated like a top of the table clash.

The first half started with Bromac Kelburne putting the Stirling University defense under immense pressure. Lee Morton got proceedings under way with a well taking volley leaving the keeper with no chance. A number of short corners were being won by the Bromac Kelburne team and 'Short corner specialist' Josh Cairns stepped up to slot the ball low past the keeper. Kelburne were in complete control of possession and were making the Stirling Uni team work hard in defense. A number of quick goals were then scored by Ross McIntyre, Lee Morton, Michael Christie, Johnny Christie(2), Michael Christie and Lee Morton. A number of these goals coming from close range with the Bromac Kelburne team passing the ball well and finding the gaps to create simple tap ins.

Half time:

Bromac Kelburne: 12

Stirling University: 0

The new coaching team were keen to keep up the energy and effort in the 2nd half and the team delivered with a further 10 goals. The goal scorers were Josh Cairns, Jack McKenzie, Neil McIntyre, Chris Nelson, Josh Cairns, Jack McKenzie, Lee Morton, Jack McKenzie, Lee Morton and the final goal came from Kelburne new boy Gary Maitles who managed to find some space in the circle to fire a fierce reverse stick shot into the bottom corner. Assistant coach Iain Scholefield said after the game. "The boys did a cracking job today scoring some fantastic team goals, keeping a clean sheet and we were able to run through our full battery of short corner options. The lads can have a day off from training tomorrow and we will re group next week for an important double header of league games."

Full time:

Bromac Kelburne: 22

Stirling University: 0

Bromac Kelburne's next fixtures are a home game against Dundee Wanderers on Saturday 17th October and an away game against current Scottish Cup and Play off Champions Grange on Sunday 18th October.

Pro Life Kelburne Mens 4s beat Pro Life Kelburne Mens 4s to progress to next round of Cup

Pro Life Kelburne 4 V Pro Life Kelburne 3

Glasgow Green


Excellent 3-2 win v Kelburne 3's at Glasgow Green

Substitute keeper Gordon Martin had some fine saves when called into the action.

2-1 up at half time in a tight first half encounter, courtesy of 2 goals from Alan Gillies

Loads of pressure in second half but just couldn't get the third goal to kill the game

Threes equalised from a period of sustained pressure 2-2

An excellent series of quick 1-2 passing saw Alan Gillies score his third and winning goal.

Kelburne kept possession of the ball to run down the clock and secure a fine win

Man of match Alan "Alfie" Gillies

Holders Q-Bike Kelburne Men?s 2s progress to next round of the District Cup

Q-Bike Kelburne Men?s 2s played their second home game ofthe season in the District Cup against last year?s semi-final opponents Dundee Wanderers 2s, pulling out a 3-0 win to continue their string of wins since the seasons start and progress to the next round.

The 12 man side -a repeating pattern among the varying age group team- arrived in high spirits on Saturday 10th October and appeared to start well. Within the first 5 minutes however, Dundee managed to breach the defending circle to bobble a shot towards goal, skimming wide. After the initial shock of this, Kelburne's defence organised themselves with Frasers Hutchison and Scott commanding each other, Mark Connor and new comer Will Adams. Throughout the first half numerous passes made it through Dundee's defensive lines and into the D where shots were either sent away by the keeper, or came within inches of back post deflections. It seemed that the goals would come, the only question was how long. The only serious threat to Kelburne's own goalkeeper came in the form of a short corner towards the end of the first half, which was vigorously parried away by semi-pro sprinter Fraser Hutchison.

Half time score Kelburne 0-0 Dundee Wanderers

After a stern half time talk from the highly experienced members of the team, Kelburne stepped out into the second half with their eyes on the target and their sticks firmly placed in their hands, which helps. After 5 minutes of back and forth play that resembled the first half, Kelburne started to make a habit of breaching into the circle, resulting in a few short corners which didn't quite find their mark at the hands of Ross 'Lenny' MacPherson, Matt McGinley and Miles Goldie. Dundee's downfall came in the form of an over-zealous defender trying to 'chest-bump' the ball off the line from a short corner won by Matt McGinley. John-Gerard stepped up to the mantle to slot a low flick past a highly confused and prone goalkeeper, taking the score -finally- to 1-0. With the taste for numbers on the scoresheet Kelburne began dominating the field for the following 10 minutes in which Lenny, Miles and Ewan Carmichael slotted balls from the mid-field towards the D. It didn't take long for Andrew Duff to collect one such pass on the top left of the circle and fire a reverse hit past two defenders and a keeper to make it 2-0. Soon after another pass found Matt again who drew another short corner, although the original shot was kept out, Duff again stepped up to take a deflection in the air and fired what witnesses could only describe as 'an unnecessarily good' shot  into the roof of the net 3-0. With 15 minutes to go Dundee tried to make reparations to the score sheet with one shot on target, easily saved by Doug Turner, and another short corner, blocked by Fraser Hutchison, with a solid clearance from Fraser Scott. In the final minute another attempt for Kelburne to put away a goal came through the back after a pass up field from Doug, with world-class 1-touch passing through Lenny and up to Matt with a shot that flew just wide of the posts.

The final whistle blew at 3-0, Kelburne's 4th win and 3rd clean sheet.

Q-Bike men's 2s hope to continue their successful season today (Sunday 11.10.15) away against Edinburgh uni 2s)

Q-Bikes Mens Kelburne 2s continue winning start to season

On Saturday 3rd October Q-Bikes Gents Kelburne 2stravelled the short journey across Glasgow to play uddingston rivas men's 2s hoping to continue their fine 100% start to the season

The game started with kelburne dictating possession and uddingston playing a counter attack style via long scoops from the back. The first opportunity to score arrived at kelburne in the 6th minute when Ross Wallace played the ball off a defenders foot in the D. Up stepped Ross MacPherson aka "Lenny" to dispatch the ball into the bottom right corner from the penalty corner. Kelburne continued to probe however it should've been 1-1 but to a fantastic off the line clearance from both Doug Turner in goals and Mikey Nicol in defence. After this scare kelburne upped their game once more and were rewarded when high pressure from Fraser Hutchison and Miles Goldie forced the uddingston midfield into turning the ball over which then provided Andrew Duff to score his first of the game after being fouled trying to round the keeper. A penalty flick was awarded and duff stepped up to send the keeper the wrong way to make 2-0. The rest of the half continued in the same way with the kelburne defence consisting of Mark Connor, Fraser Scott, Neil McIntyre and Mikey Nicol playing the ball around the back looking for space to play the ball into for the forwards and midfielders to run onto. No more goals were scored however JG Shepherd had a great chance to add to the score after Don Tervitt again forced the Uddingston defence into making a mistake and Shepherd pounced only for the keeper to get a nick on the ball as he attempted to round him

HT: Riva Uddingston 2s 0-2 1 Q-Bikes Kelburne 2s

After a stern half time team talk to be more clinical in the 2nd half, kelburne rallied to try and get an early goal to kill off the match. However their efforts weren't rewarded until midway through the second half. After having numerous goal scoring opportunities and Penalty corners cleared it took some magic (and some luck) from Andrew Duff to score his second and kelburnes third of the match to effectively kill off the tie. After collecting the ball just outside the D from Miles Goldie, a combination of skill and using his large frame to block and bounce off four defenders enabled him to have a clear sight at goal and he didn't disappoint, coolly slotting the ball under the on rushing keeper. 3-0. With that goal scored kelburne slacked off and to their own demise. Uddingston capitalised on a turnover in their own Half and broke with pace and guile. They played the ball quickly up to the lone forward who held off challenges from Fraser Scott the slot the ball to a fellow forward for a strike at goal and although the kelburne keeper saved his initial shot there was nothing he could do about the ricochet as the ball hit off the attackers stick and looped into the goal. 3-1. With this goal Uddingston had their tails up and soon almost made it 3-2 but for a superb left hand save from the keeper. This sparked kelburne into life for the final 10 minutes and they kept the ball for a while. Through this possession they scored a fourth with 5 minutes to play. Neil McIntyre stepping up from defence, collecting the ball from Fraser Hutchison and running unopposed into the D to unleash an unstoppable reverse stick strike into the top right hand corner. 4-1. The final five minutes were very controlled with kelburne and Uddingston keeping the ball at the back knowing the game was over as a contest

FT Riva Uddingston 2s 1-4 Q-Bikes Kelburne 2s Next up for the QBikes Gents is a double header. The first being a cup game against Dundee Wanderers 2s at 12pm at Glasgow Green on Saturday followed by a tricky trip away to Edinburgh University 2s.

Prolife Kelburne 3s win tough local game with Prolife Kelburne 4s

Pro Life Kelburne 3s  v  Pro Life Kelburne 4s

On-X Sports Centre, Linwood

Saturday 3rd October

The stage was set for another memorable inter-club game in the Top Division of the West District League.    From the starting whistle, both teams showed great hunger for the ball. As the game progressed it was clear to see both teams were becoming more and more agitated with each other - a nil nil score and some refereeing issues helping to heat the simmering pot.!  However, no matter how hard the 4's tried, nothing was breaking through the very strong 3's defence including Stuart Robin and David Fowler, who worked in his varied tactical ariels, making the game more exciting.    Youngsters James McPherson and Alex Bogan had been drafted in and made their mark in the game.   The 3's mid-field shouldn't go unnoticed either - not only did they show great defending skills, but some slick stick work from the 3s resulted in the 4's breaking play down across the midfield zone.

Up front was strong with youngsters Johnny Hughes and Niall Taylor who kept working hard and pushing through,  even with one man down when 4s captain was bundled off the ball by 3s captain Billy Anderson,  resulting ina yellow card and 5 minute suspension just before half-time.  In the final moments of the first-half, Johnny performed some great stick skills, backed up with Martin Byrne's energetic performance throughout the game, keeping the game goal-less at the break

Half-Time   Pro Life Kelburne 3s  0 - 0  Pro Life Kelburne 4s

After the half time team talk, both teams were chomping at the bit again to get started and make that breakthrough.  Some steady play from goalie Dougie McEwan, Ritchie Morgan and David Bone in defense saw the 3s break through again and up to the forwards for Dick's opening goal high into the net giving the 4's goalie a run for his money!    Great start to the 2nd half for the 3s.  The forward line grew in strength as youngsters Niall, Johnny and Ciaran Wilcox were more able to work as a team..  Later in the second half, David Fowler's outstanding drag flick slotted itself homebound in the net for an unassailable 2-0 lead.

The game finished with handshakes and laughter with a final score of 2-0 to the 3's. Challenging game.!

Full-Time   Pro Life Kelburne 3s  2 - 0  Pro Life Kelburne 4s

Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne Men 5's lose by single goal for second match

Glasgow Uni 3's vs. Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne 5's

3rd October 2015

A youthful Kelburne 5th XI made a good start to the game, putting pressure on the mature Glasgow Uni XI straight from pushback. The intensity in the first 10 minutes was very high, with both Glasgow and Kelburne attacking the opposition circle, but unable to find an outcome. The adult spine of the Kelburne side proved effective from the outset, with Ian McIntyre and Willie Hunt controlling the backline and making several decisive interceptions early on. Good link up play from Lucas Farndale and Gavin Bantges in midfield saw Kelburne enjoy a good spell of possession, before Glasgow Uni countered down the left flank, and scored a dubious goal after a defensive error in the circle. Kelburne suffered after the goal, with the structured approach forgotten, the play became frantic and some seemed grateful for the half-time whistle.

HT Glasgow Uni 1 ? 0 Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne 5s

The young Kelburne side benefited from a rousing team talk by Ian McIntyre and Gavin Bantges at half-time, and started brightly once again. Young midfielders Fergus Noble and Gary Brolly impressed with their work rate, and helped breakdown threatening Glasgow Uni attacks. Craig Speirs, Jay Berry and John Miller were dangerous going forward from attacking positions, but a more physical Glasgow Uni side continued to shut them out of the circle. Kelburne were now solidly on the front foot, with the Glasgow players camped inside their own 25, and resorting only to attacking on the counter. Solid tackles from Ryan Wood on his Kelburne 5th XI debut helped break down these attacks, letting Kelburne continue piling the pressure on the mature student side. Kelburne were awarded a series of penalty corners throughout the half, but were unable to convert. Jay Berry did well to win the ball in the circle, using what strength he has to muscle a defender off the ball and shoot at goal, but the opposition keeper did well to get down to stop the shot. Kelburne keeper Matthew Retson had a massively improved second half, making a number of key saves and clearances.

FT Glasgow Uni 1 ? 0 Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne 5s

A hotly contested match resulted in a loss for a Kelburne team that had the chances to win the match, but on the day struggled to take them. Plenty of positives to take forward into the remainder of the season, but also much to work on at training too. Next Game against Strathclyde Uni 2's, this Saturday at Glasgow Green.

Prolife Kelburne 3s win tough local game with Prolife Kelburne 4s

Tough shift in the Prolife Kelburne 4s v Prolife Kelburne 3s

Very physical Derby game

Currie, Alan, Moore and Flight all created I chances from right side play.

Honours even at half time 0-0 no real scoring chances created by either team

Second half pretty even with 3's scoring from a long corner followed by a short corner 2-0

4's had a couple of chances to equalise but to no avail

Final score 2-0

Man of match Willie Allan

Robbie and Whiting brothers also had strong performances. Next game is against Prolife Kelburne 3s in Scottish Reserve Cup.

Bromac Kelburne 1st XI Men 2 - 0 Clydesdale H.C.

Clydesdale HC - 0

Bromac Kelburne - 2

3rd October 2015

Saturday, Kelburne had to travel across the city to play in a tough away game against Clyesdale in which they comfortably produced a 2-0 win and firmly got there title challenge back on track.  The initial stages of the game were as imagined Kelburne having much of the ball and sticking to the free flowing philosophy the new coaches have implemented. In the early stages of the first half the Clydesdale keeper produced some great saves to keep the score on level par. However, midway through the first half a trademark Joshua Cairns short corner whizzed by the bemused goalkeeper to put the buddies in front.

The remaining 10 minutes of the first half were hard fought the home team showing great energy and desire and putting the league champions under great pressure however the score line remained the same and the teams went in 1-0 at half time.

After half time the half began very much the same as the first; Jack McKenzie making great space for himself and narrowly missing a reverse stick shot from a tight angle. As the half went on the southsiders began to tire allowing the midfield 3 of Kelburne to start dominating the game. The 55th minute led to Kelburne's second - a deflected pass landing towards Michael Christie who laid it on for Andrew Bremner to nonchalantly finish through the rooted keepers legs and cementing all 3 points.

After the game coach Chris Nelson was delighted;" Clydesdale has always been renowned to be a sticky place with a tough atmosphere. We showed some great character and played some great hockey at times. However we will look at the bad points and try to improve going into next weeks cup game".

The teams next game is in the Scottish Cup next Saturday vs Stirling University, 1.30pm at Glasgow Green. 

Missing Stick Bag - Junior Session, Wednesday Night at St Columba's

Attention all members who attended the session last night at St Columba's
A Kookaburra stick bag was left at the pitch at the conclusion of last night's training session. 
The bag is Black with Orange and Green trim and has items in the bag with the owner's name on them. 
Can I ask you to check if you or your child picked it up by mistake. If you know of it's whereabouts please email

Bromac Kelburne Ladies 1s enjoy 6 point weekend as they move into top 3

Watsonians Ladies 1s v.Bromac Kelburne Ladies 1s 

Sunday 27th September 2015.

The game started off with a strong push from the young Kelburne team which put Watsonians under pressure right from the starting whistle. Kelburne needed the 3 points from this away game to secure a 6 point win this weekend and to put them in 3rd place in the league table. Kelburnes structure kept them composed and free from pressure from the opposition. This allowed defenders Clare Laverty and Ellie Halliday to slip the ball into midfield opening up the entire pitch for Centre mid Stevie McInally to do what she does best to run rings around her opposing players. Kelburne managed to work the ball back into Watsonians defending quarter which won a penalty flick. Captain Stevie McInally stepped up to take it but unfortunately pushed the ball slightly too far past the post leaving the score  at 0-0. Watsonians had a few breaks in the first half which never came to any outcome as Kelburne consistently created strong counter attacks and ended up slipping the ball to striker Maddie Cleat to easily put the ball away in the corner of the goal.

Half Time Score -  Watsonians 0-1 Bromac Kelburne Ladies 1s

Kelburne were ready to fight to secure the 3 point win they deserved today and again they stepped up right from the whistle and put the pressure on Watsonians straight away. This caused the home team to crumble and begin to make mistakes which allowed the young Kelburne team to jump straight on these mistakes and push up the pitch. Watsonians managed to create a counter attack and work their way into Kelburne's defending quarter. Watsonians surprisingly managed to work the ball around keeper, Natalie McKinnon and took the shot on goal but Drew Berry was there to save the ball on the line and get it out from the danger area of the D. Watsonians worked their way back into Kelburnes circle for a second time. Even though the play was scrappy, this worked in the home teams favour as they used the space and put away a goal against Kelburne. Making the score 1-1. Kelburne picked themselves up straight from the whistle and again, Stevie McInally gained possession and whilst under constant pressure from 4 opposing defenders she managed to find the space to throw the ball into the circle for Olivia Cain to first time hit the ball into the net securing a 2-1 lead. With not long to go the Watsonians team decide to try hold on to possession of the ball while Kelburne sit back and wait for the opportunity for another counter attack. Kelburne immediately create the turnover and put the ball into their attacking circle for Rachel Bain to win a short corner with only a couple seconds to go. Kelburne bring their entire team up to the circle and whilst not under pressure to score due to already being 2-1 up, they did not give up. The ball came out to top D and after Drew Berry's first drag flicked saved by the keeper she turned to her right and took a lovely reverse stick shot finishing right over the keeper head and into the net.

Full Time Score - Watsonians 1-3 Bromac Kelburne Ladies 1s

Kelburne ladies next game will be at home against Grove on Saturday 10th October.

Young Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne Ladies 2's work hard but lose to Watsonians

Wastonians  5-1  Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne Ladies 2's 

Saturday 26th September

During the first half Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne Ladies 2's were put under pressure, despite this they reacted well. The (rotational) strikers- Ellise Berry, Bethany and Anna Hendry-  had some break throughs , and worked well as a unit however they didn't receive the outcomes they deserved. Wastonians too had some breaks and managed to get 2 short corners. But Eilidh Fleming with the help of the (rotational) defenders- Sarah McHard, Jen Morgan, Catherine McLaughlan, Taylor Bain and Sarah Wilson- managed to save both and kept Kelburne positive. Unluckily Kelburne tired towards the end of the first half and due to the amount of intense pressing from Wastonians they managed to score a goal.

Half time  Wastonians 1-0 Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne Ladies 2's

To start of the second half Kelburne lost our shape and unluckily lost a few goals but were determined to get a goal back. Erin Cain had a collision when passing up the pitch and hurt her neck. Despite this she refused to give up and after a short rest she was back on with a positive attitude. And after good angled passes up the left hand side from Rachel Bananntyne and Anna Hendry Kelburne got a short corner. So after a firm push out by Jen Morgan and a strong hit from Catherine McLaughlan to back post, Rachel Bananntyne managed to get a touch on the ball and into the goal. This put Kelburne into a positive attitude and despite Wastonians gaining another goal Kelburne improved their shape and passes. Especially in the midfield- Olivia Saddler, Anna Barry, Rachel Bananntyne and Erin Cain. After the final while blew the score was 5-1 which didn't reflect the effort from the players.

Full time Wastonians 5-1 Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne Ladies 2's 

Next game is against CALA Edinburgh?Ladies 2s on Saturday 10TH October

Young Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne Ladies 3s record excellent victory

Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne Ladies 3s v Rottenrow BlueSox

Saturday 26th September

Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne Ladies 3's hosted Rottenrow BlueSox at Linwood on Saturday in the West League 2nd division.  Captain Rachael Ewing-Day was supported today by her new team of vice captains Lora Caven and Neave Halliday, who bring both experience and youth as the leadership in the squad is distributed.

With Christine MacCrimmon being called upon to play out of position and in goals the Kelburne squad had to reorganise themselves after last week?s fixture.  Nevertheless the match started with some excellent transitional play from the Kelburne Ladies, with Caven and Emma Ryan controlling the defence alongside Halliday and Joy Fraser.

Katrina Miller and Kim Crawford maintained the width in the midfield and by moving the ball on quickly they played the forwards of Lucy Bliss, Holly Hendry and Laura Aiken in on a number of occasions.  As a result it wasn't long before the first corner was claimed by Kelburne.  Miller injected this with pass to the top of the circle where Ewing-Day's stop was fired just past the left post by Caven.

This pressure continued and it wasn't long till Kelburne opened the scoring.  Ewing-Day picked the ball up outside the circle and slipped by a few defenders and into circle.  Her shot was deflected by a defender, that Bliss was pressurising, and Kelburne were 1-0 up.

In very quick succession the next goal came as Ewing-Day slipped a ball through the Rottenrow defence to find Bliss who calmly slotted it past the keeper.

Then Kelburne were caught high up the pitch and a Rottenrow fast break penetrated our defence and resulted in a lost goal.  The young squad answered this by calmly refocusing and maintaining possession for the next 10 minutes.  Kelburne transitioned the ball well here and quickly played it through the midfield.  As a result Rottenrow tired and Kelburne struck again.  Following a corner Ryan slipped by a number of defenders and her shot at goal was rebounded and found Bliss who again slotted the ball home.

At half time the Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne Ladies 3's found themselves 3-1 up.

The second half began with MacCrimmon being called upon to make some instinctive saves.  The defence coped well with this pressure however by the fiftieth minute a short corner strike was seen late by the keeper and creeped into the Kelburne goal.

A few injuries occurred and the full Kelburne bench of Fiona McGowan, Cara Bruce, Philippa Saddler, Leanne McKissock and Eliza Caven was called into action.  The depth of squad on this occasion proved extremely useful.

The game finished 3-2 to Kelburne 3's and player of the match was awarded to our newest vice-captain Neave Halliday, who was solid in defence throughout the whole game. Due to the October holiday and district tournaments we have no games for the next three weeks.  Good luck to all young players who will represent South-West Scotland in the interdistrict tournament, as they strive to break into the Scotland squads.

Kelburne needs your help!

Kelburne needs your help!

As you know Kelburne has been named as the host for the EuroHockey Club Championships, 13 - 16th May 2016.

This is a massive honour for the club and will be an unforgettable experience for everybody involved, but we require your help to make it possible.

The list below is an idea of some of the areas we require assistance in. If you would like to be involved please contact us using the e-mail address below. by Sun 4th October.

- Team Liaisons 
- Ball Patrol Organiser
- Transport
- Food Stalls
- Merchandise
- Sponsorship/Fundraising
- Match Reports, Website, Social Media
- Hospitality
- Accommodation
- Fundraising
- Junior Tournament
- Accreditation

You can help make this a very special tournament!

Jockey Group - Additional Training Session

We are introducing an additional pitch session for our jockey group.

We will be running the following sessions:

6-7pm U8/U10

7-8pm U12

This will start on Wednesday 30th September and run until October 28th initially.

This will take place at St Columba's astroturf pitch. The address is Gryffe Rd, Kilmacolm, Inverclyde PA13 4BA.

Can anyone wishing to attend please see the thread in the juniors area of the forum.

Bromac Kelburne 1?s hit 6 past Gordonians

Gordonians:                      0

Bromac Kelburne 1?s:         6

Date:  Saturday 19th September

In a tough encounter away to Gordonians the Bromac Kelburne 1st XI triumphed with a hard fought 6-0 victory. The initial stages of the game were shaky as Gordonians could have scored from a breakaway through the middle of the pitch; which resulted in a short corner for the home team. However, after great defense from the corner a quick breakaway resulted in the first goal from Jonathan Christie with a shot from the top of the ?D?. The remainder of the 1st half was hard fought with the only other goal coming 2 minutes before the break when Andrew Bremner deflected a cross in off of the post past the goalkeeper. After a solid first half performance there was room for improvement on the 2-0 score-line and the team performance.

Half Time  Gordonians   0-2  Bromac Kelburne 1?s        

After the break Kelburne came out determined to increase their lead. They did so after a dominating spell resulting in a short corner that was saved off the line and finally put in the back of the net by Lee Morton after good play from Gary Maitles following the rebound. The score was then increased further after Jonathan Christie converted his second of the game after some good play along the baseline following a counter attack. Kelburne were then able to enforce their dominance as the home side tired with the 5th goal coming after a Jonathan Christie shot rebounded off the post and was finished by brother Michael. The scoring was rounded off by a spectacular volley into the ground and over the on-rushing goalkeeper and in to the roof of the net by Ross McIntyre.

Full Time  Gordonians   0-6  Bromac Kelburne 1?s       

Kelburne?s next match is away at Uddingston on Sunday 20th September.

Bromac Kelburne Ladies 1?s continue good start to season

Bromac Kelburne Ladies 1?s:   3                                                                     

GHK Ladies:                           0

Sunday 20th September 2015 at Glasgow Green

This weekend saw Bromac Kelburne Ladies 1?s tackle a double header.  After Saturday?s fantastic effort against last year?s league winners Edinburgh Uni, the team were ready to take some points from this weekend.

The opening 5 minutes of the game saw Kelburne putting pressure on the GHK defence.  Good work from the midfield saw Rachel Bain take an early shot at goal, which she was unlucky not to get in the back of the net.  Within another 5 minutes Stevie McInally gets a shot at goal which just goes over the post.  With Kelburne continuing to pile on the pressure, good build up play again in midfield straight through the middle of the pitch lands with Maddie Cleat. GHK defence are caught out and Maddie coolly scores.

At times GHK did well to put some pressure on the Kelburne defence, however the backline were strong to hold back any threat.  Following more skilful play from midfield, the ball is passed to Imogen Davies who scores a great goal.

Half time:  Bromac Kelburne Ladies 1?s: 2-0  GHK Ladies                 

The second half began with GHK pressing the Kelburne defence and they got 2 short corners which they were unable to convert.  Kelburne also got 2 short corners and were unlucky to score.

Kelburne did get more opportunities to put the game beyond doubt, which they did when Laura Carlton scored.  It was another fantastic effort from every player on the park today and a great start to the season.

Kelburne are up for another double header next weekend, where they play ESM on Saturday 26th September at 3.30pm. (Glasgow Green)

Final Score ? Bromac Kelburne Ladies  3-0  GHK

Good win for Q-Bikes Kelburne Mens 2s against old rivals Clydesdale

Clydesdale 2s ? 0

Q-Bikes Kelburne 2s ? 1

Saturday 19th September 2015

Kelburne traveled to local rivals Clydesdale knowing they were in for a tough game having only managed to overcome them in a penalty shoot-out in the final game of last season. For the second week in a row Kelburne struggled to name a full squad. With some last minute changes and call ups we managed to gather together 12 players for the trip across town.

On a rare sunny afternoon in Glasgow both teams started reasonable well but with neither creating any clear cut chances in the opening 15 minutes. The first major talking point happened midway through the half when Don Tervit received the ball up at the top of the circle skipped passed one defender and in the process of taking it round the keeper was bundled over in what can be described as clumsy tackle at best from the keeper. Both umpires looked at each other and with neither making a decision play ended with a hit out to the defence. Minutes later after some good work down the left side from Miles Goldie his pass found Tervit on the base line who again looked to be fouled but managed to stay on his feet to get a shot off but it was comfortably saved. It was Clydesdale that could and probably should have taken the lead when their forward found himself free in the circle but dragged his shot wide. In the final ten minutes of the half Kelburne won two short corners but failed to convert either. In a fairly even half both teams showed enough to believe they could push on for the win.

Half time Clydesdale 2s  0-0 Q-Bikes Kelburne 2s

After a spirited team talk from player coach Ewan Carmichael Kelburne began the brighter trying to press Clydesdale higher up the pitch. This lead to Kelburne winning the ball in more dangerous positions but unfortunately some wayward shooting and some last ditch tackles kept the score line goalless. However with the higher press form Kelburne this did leave some gaps which Clydesdale manage to exploit with their fast counter attacking style. Fortunately from Kelburne?s point of view these attacks came to nothing thanks to the back four of Mark Connor, Fraser Scott, Richard Morgan and Fraser Hutchison. Entering the last ten minutes it was Clydesdale that had the best opportunities to break the deadlock with two short corners, first was blocked by Ewan Carmichael and the second cleared by Fraser Scott. With the game looking to be destined to finish goalless it was Kelburne that broke out from the back and when Ross McPherson found Don Tervit inside the circle his clever square eliminated the goalkeeper to allow Ross Wallace to finish in what would prove to be the winning goal. Clydesdale pushed hard in the remaining two minutes to find the equaliser but thanks to Doug Turner in the Kelburne goal the team held on to take the win.

In the end it was a good win for Kelburne against a strong and disciplined Clydesdale team that will no doubt feel they should have taken something from the game.

Full time Clydesdale 2s  0-1 Q-Bikes Kelburne 2s

Q-Bikes Kelburne 2s are not in action next week due to the September weekend but will return the following week to take on Uddingston 2s.

Young Pro Life Fitness Kelburne Mens 3s draw with Helensburgh

Match report: Helensburgh 1?s  v Pro Life Fitness Kelburne 3?s

Hermitage Academy

Saturday 19th September

Pro Life Fitness Kelburne 3's turned up at Helensburgh with only 3 senior outfield players and it was understandable that the team took a while to settle into the game against experienced opposition.

Helensburgh took the lead early on and followed that up with another goal from an acute angle past Dougie McEwan on his inside post. So 2-0 down early on, but Kelburne then settled down and eased into the game with John Miller and Martin Byrne starting to get control of the midfield alongside David Bone and as a result the chances started to come.

The pressure paid off late in the first half when Finn Halliday calmly converted a penalty stroke after a short corner resulted in a Ciaran Wilcox shot being kicked on the line after a Billy Anderson missed attempt.

HT Pro Life Fitness Kelburne 1-2 Helensburgh

Kelburne started the 2nd half well and Alex Bogan was settling in well beside Davy Magee on the centre of defence and Kelburne took control of the game with a succession of short corners with Billy Anderson uncharacteristically missing 3 tap ins from well worked routines .

Pressure did pay off though as Magoo stepped forward for a short corner and rifled home to the bottom corner to draw Kelburne level at 2-2. It was then the turn of Niall Taylor to put Kelburne in front with a slight misfit reverse stick shot which caught the keeper off guard and the ball rolled in for a 3-2 lead to Kelburne.

Back came Helensburgh though and 2 break aways in quick succession punished some inexperienced defending and some good flowing hockey saw Helensburgh take a 4-3 lead against the run of play with 10 minutes to play.

The impressive Niall Taylor and Johnny Hughes were causing problem for the Helensburgh defence and to Kelburnes credit the young squad dug in again and forced some great saves from the home keeper saving well from Finn Halliday before David bone won a last second short corner and with everyone around the circle and time finished, Billy Anderson was trusted one more time and this time he did convert from close range much to the delight of the whole team and the support

Over all, an excellent performance against an experienced adult team and captain Anderson was rightly delighted with how hard every player worked for each other and he felt that had we converted more of our chances we would have had the victory.

Great game.

FT Pro Life Fitness Kelburne 4-4 Helensburgh

Sponsorship - Bromac 1st XI Men

Interested in supporting the best hockey team in Scotland?

The Bromac Ltd Kelburne 1st XI Men are looking for additional sponsors to help with their league campaign and building up to hosting the EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy next May. With an extremely exciting year ahead for the team everything is being done to ensure that it will be a successful one. This is your chance to be part of it.

In return for £250 your companies logo will appear on the team's hoodie tops which are wore pre/post match, training sessions and during coaching of the junior teams. Additionally your branding will appear on the Kelburne website and within the clubhouse. Any other forms of exposure can be discussed. This is a great opportunity to gain extensive coverage and at the same time support a top team in their pursuit of success.

Please speak to any member of the 1st XI Mens squad or email for further information. 

Further info can be found here - 2015/16 Sponsorship

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Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne Ladies 3's show character to fight back and secure a point

Western Wildcats 2's 3-3 Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne Ladies 3's

Saturday 19th September

Kelburne Ladies 3's travelled to Auchenhowie to face Western Wildcats 2's in the West League 2nd division.  Youngsters Amber Hendry and Eliza Caven, made their ladies competitive debuts, joining our young team.  Rachael Ewing-Day, Lora Caven and Leanne McKissock being the only players over fourteen.

Unfortunately the girls had to play without a keeper, and instead Lora Caven played kicking back. The match started with some excellent transitional play from the Kelburne Ladies, who wisely used their extra man in defence.  Neave Halliday and Joy Fraser did extremely well in defence during this spell.

Nevertheless during the 16th minute the Kelburne team were caught to high up the pitch and Western broke and scored with a weak left sided shot.  Not long later that lead was doubled with another ball tumbling over the line.  Then just before half time the Wildcats increased this tally to three when a loose cross was intercepted.

Half time - Western Wildcats 2's 3-0 Kelburne Ladies 3's

However after half time the Kelburne Ladies returned to the pitch with a point to prove.  Lora Caven was called upon within the first few minutes to make some instinctive saves, but from them on the ball rarely came into the Ladies circle.  By pushing all eleven players higher up the pitch the Kelburne youngsters finally made the most of their extra outfield player.

At 40 minutes Philippa Saddler, on only her third game playing ladies hockey, reacted quickly to a through ball from midfield and slotted the ball past the Western keeper.  This seemed to inspire the girls and then next ten minutes saw a flurry of attacks down both flanks with Tara Patel and Kim Crawford.  The forward team of Holly Hendry, Amber Hendry and Lucy Bliss did extremely well to hold the ball up and force three corners in succession.

The third of these corners was converted, after Katrina Miller calmly slipped it to the top of the circle where Rachael Ewing-Day stopped before Lora Caven launched it into the bottom corner.

The Kelburne squad failed to give up and controlled play in the remaining ten minutes.  Miller and Crawford worked extremely hard in midfield and linked well with the forwards.

Then finally with just four minutes remaining on the clock this perseverance paid off.  A right sided attack was played into the circle, where Lucy Bliss slipped in front of her marker to claim, before placing it with composure by the Western keeper.

The whistle blew a few minutes later and the score finished 3-3.  This draw felt like a win for the young team who showed resilience beyond their years to come back against a good Wildcats side.  Next game is home against Rottenrow BlueSox in Linwood next Saturday 26th September.