1st Team start well

Kelburne' s 1st XI began this years indoor campaign with a weakened squad, after losing Gareth Hall and Gordon McIntyre as well as both David and Alan Forsyth to injury. Also unavailable were Kenny Bain and Mark Ralph leaving the 'Burne with a modest 7 players for a 3 game marathon at Perth.
 
First up

were Harris, who proved little opposition for a determined Kelburne. After racing to an early lead with goals from Michael Bremner and Christopher Nelson, the Sky Blues of Paisley fought off a lame Harris comeback to finish the game 7-2 up. A hat-trick from Ian Scholefield along with another from Michael Bremner and an expertly taken Penalty flick from J.Cairns concluded the scoring.
 
Local rivals Hillhead fielding former Kelburne indoor player Wei Adams provided the opposition for the squads second game of the day. Kelburne continued their high scoring record, cruising to a 7-0 scoreline with goalkeeper Mark Fulton remaining almost un-tested through out. This time the goals coming from William Marshall, Josh Cairns, Christopher Nelson, Ross Stott and Ian Scholefield (2).
 
The final game of the day proved the most challenging as Kelburne took on Inverleith with both teams looking to prove their worth as title challengers. A lethargic start by Kelburne saw them fall 3-0 behind early on but after a well worked goal finished off by Michael Bremner, the 'Burne sparked into life. A solo effort from Ian Scholefield brought th scoreline back to 3-2 with the momentum now on Kelburne's side. Equalising seconds after half time with another goal from Bremner the Paisley side looked to take the lead for the 1st time. While pressing forward in the search of the lead, Inverleith began to play on the counter attack, winning and scoring 2 corners mid way through the second half. The final score of 5-3 flattered the Edinburgh side slightly as Kelburne came to terms with their first domestic defeat of the season.
 
Six points out of a possible nine was no more than was expected of Kelburne as they try to mount a realistic title charge in order to prise the indoor National league title from the tight grasps of 6 time champions Menzieshill. Welcoming back two senior indoor internationalists in the form of Kenny Bain and Mar k Ralph boosts the team sheet for next weeks fixtures with the squad looking to build on these results.