in the 5th minute, when New Zealand international Phil Burrows fired home a reverse stick effort. Kelburne spent much of th first quarter on the back foot and were thankful to goalkeeper Mark Fulton, who made a fine stick save from Robert Van Der Horst at the dutch sides first short corner.
Kelburne went into this game knowing that only a win would keep thier slim hopes of qualification alive, however they were up against Rotterdam, one of the top clubsides in the world.
Rotterdam took the lead
Rotterdam continued to press in the second quarter, they had several opportunities but some tough defending combined with some fine work by Fulton kept the score down to 1 at half time. As the half drew to a close Kelburne began to create some half chances but were unable to capitalise on any of these.
Kelburne began the third quater on the front foot and had several more opportunities to take something from the game. Mark Ralph and Josh Cairns had opportunities from the short corner but these were will defended by the Rotterdam defence. The dutch side were finally able to add to their tally when Marc Shwarz was left with a simple tap in at the back post following a pass from Burrows.
Rotterdam were able to add 4 more goals to thier tally, despite the efforts of Fulton in goal, as the pace of the game took its toll on the players. the guys will be fairly dissapointed with the final result, but were in the game into the 4th quarter. Kelburne must look to learn lessons from this experience and ensure the league title is secured to enable them to continue to play at this level next year.