4's Take Centre Stage

Tomorrow at Bellahouston is Kelburne day as the Gents 2's, 3's and 4's are all in action back to back.
 

First up are the Gents 3's who face Glasgow Accies at 11.30. This could be a tough game for Alan Ralph and his men as Accies are traditionally a physical side and no doubt will be up for the fight tomorrow.

 
The 3's will be looking to recover from last weeks shock 5-0 reverse at the hands of Carnegie in the cup. Burne will be boosted by the return of two players at either end of the hockey spectrum.
 
Veteran David Fowler, who despite his advancing years is still as influential as ever returns in defence and rising star Adam McInnes returns from injury to boost the firepower available to Skipper Ralph. While the 3's will be confident of victory they will have to be at thier best in this one.
 
Next up are the Gents 2's. After a slow start to the season, Fraser Scott's charges have been galvanised in recent weeks and have shown glimpses of the form of past teams. With the youngsters now fully integrated into the style of play the goals have started to flow.

 
Following last weeks fruitless trip to St Andrews for the cancelled cup game, Stirling Uni may be in for a tough time tomorrow.
 
Burne are at thier best going forward where the skills of the talismanic Gordon Menzies and Colin Bryce provide the catalyst for each attack. They are ably supported by Martin Shaw and Ewan Carmichael and with up and coming forward Lee Morton amongst the goals last week, the omens for a home victory look good.
 
However while the attacking players deserve the plaudits we mustn't forget the other end, where  skipper Fraser Scott, Stuart Robin, Jason Cairns and Fraser Hutchison have formed a miserly defence in front of the ever improving John Rooney. Skipper Scott commented,
 
 "In recent weeks it has been good to see the hard work we have been doing in training paying off."
 
Anything other than a good home win would be a shock in this one.
 
Finally in the showpiece game at 14.30 the Gents 4's face fierce rivals the Western Wildcats in a local derby. The fours have had a couple of setbacks recently but last weeks 13-1 victory on cup duty proved that thier is still life in the old legs yet.
 
Skipper Alan 'the cat' Malcolmson will be looking for a similar performance this week if the 4s are to come away with victory. Missing from this team this week is Jonno Fergusson who is unavailable. His absence may allow dutch maestro Greg Van Handlebar an extended run in the midfield role he filled so successfully last week. Skipper Malcolmson will look to Van Handlebar and the blossoming forward partnership of Alfie Gillies and Mark Fulton to fire the team to victory in this one. The Cat added
 
"I'm confident of getting a victory in this one, with Alfie back in form after his 7 goals last weekend, ill be looking to him to continue that level of form this week"
 
With so many teams in action at Bellahouston its an ideal opportunity for all members to get down and cheer the guys to victory.
 
Meanwhile on the other side of the planet, as many as 9 of the gents 1st team will be in action as Scotland led by new captain Chris Nelson will kick off thier world cup qualifying campaign against China. Good luck to the guys in this one where a positive result in the first game is a must.