Gillies Drought Ends

Kelburne 4XI (8) V Giffnock 2XI (1)

The 4?s continued their rich vein of form on Saturdy with an emphatic 8-1 victory over Giffnock 2XI at Bellahouston.

The 4?s started the match with added caution, with their defeat to Giffnock earlier in the season in the back of their minds.

However, this wasn?t to last, and after only 15 minutes they went ahead.

Striker Alan Gillies ending his goal drought by spectacularly deflecting a Paul Maguire pass high into the roof of the net, to set the 4?s on their way.

Gillies then doubled his tally 5 minutes later with a fine finish from close range.

Then before the half was over, midfielder Paul Maguire crashed home number three from a penalty corner.

After a number of changes at half time, the 4?s came out flying, and it wasn?t long before they had extended their lead.

Youngster Mark Connor finding space in the crowded D to fire home past the helpless keeper.

Connor then doubled his tally two minutes later, slotting home goal number 5 after some un-selfish play by the impressive John Ferguson.

Giffnock did manage to get what was mearly a consolation goal, before the onslaught continued.

Midfielder and cricket legend Scott Hamilton provided goal number six, finding time to pose for the cameras before firing an unstoppable first time shot past the deflated keeper.

Then, came home keeper ?the cat ? Alan Malcolmsons moment of glory, for the second week in a row winning the battle of wits at a penalty stroke, forcing the striker to shoot past the post.

Kelburne then re-introduced the sensational Alan Gillies to the game, and he immediately made an impact, scoring a further two goals to round off an impressive days work.

After the match Captain Fantastic Alyn James nominated himself as man of match and said, ? I?m happy with the way we played today. It was a terrific team performance, with everyone playing their part in what could have been a tricky match ?