Kelburne 4XI (6) V Ayr 2XI (1)
The 4XI continued their push for the title with an impressive 6-1 victory over Ayr 2XI at Linwood on Saturday.
With no fewer than 5 under 16?s in the team, this was one of the youngest 4th teams in recent history, and even the monsoon conditions couldn?t dampen their enthusiasm.
The home side started brightly, with the midfield taking control and the young frontline causing havoc, and after a few near misses, they found themselves ahead.
In a move with no fewer than 15 passes, the ball found it?s way to David Wrightson who stormed down the right, and when his cross found the impressive Ryan Dunn, he made no mistake, slamming in from close range.
Soon after the 4?s doubled their lead.This time Dunn was the provider, crossing for Captain Alyn James to crash home number two.
By this time Kelburne were dominating proceedings and they soon stretched their lead.
Youngster Jason Cairns, in his first start for the 4?s, smashing home from 10 yards past the helpless Ayr goalkeeper.
The second half started with the 4?s continuing to press for more goals and soon after they got what they deserved.
Midfielder for the day David Wrightson scoring from an accute angle to put the game beyond any doubt.
The scoring wasn?t finished there, and when Jason Cairns latched onto a Kenny MacDonald pass, he made no mistake in burying his shot past the keeper for his second and Kelburne?s fifth.
Then just as the 4?s had been having things their own way, Ayr pulled a goal back.
After a misunderstanding at the back, the ball found it?s way into the D and fell to the Ayr striker who gave Keeper Alan Malcolmson no chance to score what was mearly a consolation goal.
Then with minutes remaining Young Jason Cairns rounded off his hat-trick in style, keeping a cool head to nutmeg the keeper much to the delight of his team mates.
An emphatic victory for the 4?s who are ready to take advantage of any slip ups by Western in their quest to regain the league title.