Kelburne?s challenge for the Indoor title has been dented by the unavailabilty of their GB junior quartet.
With these players absent as they train for their trip to Australia in January and senior GB internationalist Niall Stott also not available as he starts his quest for a place in the GB team for the Bejing Olympics, Kelburne were short of numbers. Injury also deprived Kelburne of Mark Ralph and Johnny Christie so it was a depleted squad that took to the court in Perth.
Kelburne started their Indoor campaign with a match against league newcomers Clydesdale and played exceptionally well in a comfortable victory.
Chris Nelson was the star for Kelburne with a strong performance in the midfield position.
Gareth Hall & Chris Nelson both scored hat ? tricks, Ross Stott and Willie Marshall scored 2 each and Stephen Percy completed the scoring.
Kelburne?s second match was against their outdoor challengers Grange. This game could have gone either way with the main difference in the game being the fact that Kelburne missed from their corners and Grange converting the chances that they created.
Kelburne were not helped by an injury to Scottish Internationalist Willie Marshall which saw them having to complete the game with no reserves.
This weekend sees Kelburne play 3 games, their first game being against Scottish Indoor champions Menzieshill, this is followed by matches against Inverleith and Western. Kelburne are boosted by the news that Mark Ralph and Johnny Christie should be fit and available and that Willie Marshall hopes to have recovered from his injury also.
Kelburne need to look at taking 6 points this weekend if they want to finish in the top 4 before the league split.