1st Team Stutter to victory

The gents 1st team made the trip along the M8 for an early game against Grange. Grange have had a poor start to the season but the guys were in no doubt that this would be a tough game. Kelburne were boosted by the return of inspirational skipper Gareth Hall for his first appearance of the season, following an injury picked up on Scotland duty.
Grange started the game with a half court press, looking to hit 'burne on the break, They were to have an early success when a long through ball and some poor defending allowed Cammy Fraser to slip the ball to Colin MacIver to open the scoring for the home team.
The rest of the half was spent with Kelburne dominating possession but the normally prolific trio of Johnny Christie, Alan Forsyth and Kenny Bain contrived to miss several golden opportunities. The Grange defence was feeling the pressure and following good build up work by Josh Cairns, Kenny Bain turned on the right hand side of the D and fired an unstoppable shot into the back of the net to bring the sides level going into half time.
The second half of the game followed a similar theme to the first, with Kelburne keeping the Grange defence pinned back on the edge of their own D. Their pressure was finally rewarded when following a passing move involving Iain Scholefield and Gareth Hall found Alan Forsyth free in the D who un selfishlessly squared the ball to Johnny Christie to scramble the ball over the line.
Grange had a late opportunity to draw level but Internationalist Craig Harper fired well wide from the only short corner of the game. 3 points achieved perhaps not in there usual style, but following Inverleith's surprise loss to Menzieshill, Kelburne now lead the league by 2 points from rivals Western.