Kelburne returned to fortress Bellahouston following 3 away games looking to cement their place at the top of the league against Dundee Wanderers today. Following a slow start Kelburne were quickly in to their stride and took the lead following a trademark drag flick from Mark Ralph.
'Burne dominated the rest of the half with wave after wave attack keeping the young visitors under constant pressure and were rewarded when a fine solo run and finish by Kenny Bain brought the second goal. Alan Forsyth enhanced his growing reputation by turning home the third goal on the verge of half time. This could have been several moer but for some fine saves by Paul Johnstone in the Wanderers goal.
The second half began with Kelburne playing at a much higher tempo and Wanderers were unable to contain them as the free flowing hockey brought about an avalanche of goals. Ross Stott kept up his record of scoring against his former club, with a neat deflection following a great long ball from irish recruit Iain Horsfield. Set piece expert Josh Cairns fired home the fifth goal from an improvised corner routine and Iain Scholefield added a further goal soon after, following up a rebound from another Cairns flick.
Wanderers heads had dropped by this point and their mood wasn't helped when veteran Ralph added another drag flick and ace marksmen Johnny Christie rammed home from close range. Kelburne then scored 3 goals which could be contenders for goal of the season. First striker Bain picked up a loose ball and unleashed an unstoppable shot which hit both posts before nestling in the back of the net. Secondly young Forsyth latched on to a scoop from Cairns to first time lob the advancing goalkeeper, and finally Ralph completed his hat trick after beating several players in midfield and playing 3 one two's he slid the ball past the advancing goalkeeper.
The only blots on the Kelburne copybook were yellow cards given to Christie and Horsfield, which may prove expensive for then under the new fine system in place. Despite being reduced to nine member Kelburne were able to add a twelth goal when Under 21 internationalist Michael Bremner stroked home a square pass from Bain.
A dominant performance for Kelburne whose record at Bellahouston this season reads played 2 won 2 for 25 against 0. Next week its Clydesdale and Edinburgh Uni's turn to try and stop the flow of goals.