Bryce Returns for Ladies 1's

Scotland International Julie Bryce makes her return from injury for the Ladies 1's this weekend in

what could prove to be pivotal to their aspirations of winning silverware this season. On Saturday they face Western, who have made a perfect start to the season so far.

 
'Burne have struggled for consistency this season, with the some good victories negated by shock losses to Giffnock and last week to Dundee Wanderers. Bryce has been sidelined for 3 weeks to rest a series of nagging injuries and she will have to be at her best if the ladies are to be successful. She commented,
 
"It will obviously be the hardest game of the season so far, but we`ve done our homework on Western and we intend to make it as difficult as possible for them"
 
The game pushes back at 14.30 at Bellahouston and Kelburne must win the game to retain any hope of winning the league this season.
 
On Sunday the Ladies also face Western, although this time the 'A' side, in the Scottish Cup. 'Burne will be looking for a victory here as they aim to go one further than last season and win the trophy.
 
The Ladies 2's and 3's will also be looking for victories this week to continue thier fine starts to the season.
 
The 2's face Western Blue Sox at Titwood and will look to Fiona McGowan to continue her fine scoring start to the season.
 
The 3rd team, fresh from handing Uddingston an 8-0 drubbing last week face a trip to Lower Windy Edge to face Hilhead.
 
Centre stage in the Mens section this week goes to the game everyone has been waiting for, the 3's v 4's. The game starts at 11.30 at Bellahouston and promises to be its usual lively affair.
 

The 3's are on a high following thier demolition of Western last week. At times they played what was described as "thier best hockey of the season".

 
Captain Alan Ralph will be quietly confident of achieving victory, but will have to guard against the sort of complacency that allowed Western to score 3 late goals last week.
Ralph is again without David Magee, on international duty, but welcomes back David Fowler, and he will be looking to Musky, Aaron 'Cup Cake' Dooley and Andy Bremner to drive his team to victory. 
 
The 4th team suffered a shock reverse at the hands of Hillhead and it remains to be seen if the veteran legs of the team can keep up with the more sprightly 3rd XI.
 
Captain Alan 'the cat' Malcolmson is looking to the ageing AC Milan team's performance in midweek for inspiration. Top Scorer Jonno Fergusson returns to the 4's line up to reform his deadly partnership with Alfie Gillies and with David Wrightson also making his first appearance of the season an upset may be on the cards.
 
Both teams will be going all out for victory with bragging rights for the first half of the season up for grabs.
 
The Gents 2nd team will be looking to consolidate thier place at the top of the Central League following thier 2-0 victory over the Western Wildcats last week.
 
They travel to Edinburgh to face Watsonians at 4pm. 'Burne will have to be on thier guard, as they lost the corresponding fixture last season.
Captain Fraser Scott returns to the line up following his absence last week and the line up is further boosted by the addition of Iain Horsfield and Gordon Menzies. Scott admitted,
 
"I will have a problem picking the team this week, the boys got a great result last week and it is always difficult to change a winning team"
 
Finally the Gents 5th team, led by the evergreen Steve Bain and returning legend Gordon Robbie, face the long trip to Dumfries for their West District league fixture. The youngsters have shown good promise so far this season, but will have to put in a strong performance if they are to earn a positive result.