Kelburne Ladies 1st XI
Saturday 3 March
Kelburne Ladies started the 2nd half of the season with a full strength team, minus one very important player. Former Internationalist and player/coach, Susan Gilmour, who recently tied the knot, is expecting her first child in the summer and is therefore out of action for the rest of the season.
Kelburne faced 2nd top Giffnock at Bellahouston. The game was pretty even in the first half with both teams having their fair share of corners and attaching opportunities. Kelburne maybe edged it, but only just. With the scores tied at 0-0 Kelburne gave away a careless corner with 2 minutes until the half time whistle. Giffnock did not miss their last opportunity of the half and worked the corner well, which left the reliable corner defence standing.
Kelburne came out fighting in the second half and created many chances including several short corners, which again they failed to convert. Giffnock managed to scramble no less than 4 corners off the line. Kelburne fought hard throughout the half and with one Giffnock player being sin binned Kelburne had the advantage in the dying minutes, but again failed to take their chances and the game ended 1-0.
Next weekend Kelburne face league leaders Grove, in Dundee and Western on Sunday at Bellahouston. A tough weekend ahead, but from last weekend?s performance confidence is high and Kelburne will be looking to bag some points over the 2 days. Kelburne are only missing one player going into the weekend. Key defender Kate Longbottom, who lost the top of her right index finger in the Giffnock match, will probably miss the rest of the season.