Men's 2s Continue Winning Run

Watsonians 2's 0 - 8 Kelburne 2's

Saturday, 25th October

After a solid victory over local and league rivals Western, Kelburne travelled to the capital with a strengthend squad with Josh Cairns and Ian Horsefield both dropping down from the 1st XI.  Josh and his brother Jason then arrived late to the pitch having turned up at the wrong ground, which resulted in some late reshuffling of the starting line up.

Watsonians where keen to build on last years vicory, however it became clear early on that Kelburne were in dominant mood and quickly took grip of the game.

Although Kelburne dominated early on some poor decision making and frantic defending meant that the early goal did not materialise, and Kelburne had to wait for a short corner which Fraser Hutchinson scored from in the second phase after the Watsonians keeper had saved from the initial shot from G Menzies.

The goal settled the forwards and further goals could have been scored, most noteably a miss at the back post from Lee Morton which left the youngster frustrated that he had not grasped the opportunity to get onto the score sheet.

Gordie Menzies then scored from a Bryce assist before Jason Cairns slotted home the third to kill the game off before half time.

The second half saw Kelburne turn on the style, and for the first time this season the team were able to play the fluid attacking hockey which has been their trade mark of the past 7 years.

The second half was best summed up when in  a simple 4 pass move Kelburne opened up Watsonians and young forward Ed Greaves slotted home from a Josh Cairns cross, to get the goal that his inteligent play had merited.

Cairns then not to be out done by brother Jason went on a 4 goal scoring spree to provide Kelburne with their largest score of the season.

With seconds remaining midfielder Ewan Carmichael managed to get himself sent off for verbal abuse, which will ensure he has to make a financial contribution to the team fines kitty.

Kelburne will look to build on this result to ensure they close out the first half of the season in pole position to retain the league championship