Jekyl and Hyde Burne Fail to Make Top 4

The gents 1st team travelled to Perth on Saturday knowing that nothing less than two wins would aid their quest for a top 4 spot for the second half of the season.

 
Changes to the squad saw Mark Ralph and Willie Marshall come in for Iain Scholefield and Ian Horsefield and with David Fowler in attendance in a coaching capacity hopes were high of positive results.
 
In the 1st game burne faced previously unbeaten local rivals Western. They produced their best performance of the season to completely rout the Wildcats 8-1 within a great display of passing and clinical finishing.
 
Burne started the game in confident fashion with Ralph and Cairns pulling the strings from the back. They raced into an early 3 goal lead to clip the wildcats claws. A rare mistake in the back line allowed Scott McArtney to pull one back for Western but this was as good as it got for Western.
 
Kelburne ran in a further three goals in the first half to lead 6-1 at half time and controlled the game well in the second half and added a further 2 goals. Scorers were Cairns (4), Marshall (2), Ralph and Stott.
 
What followed in the second game was symptomatic of the indoor season so far. Kelburne went down 8-5 to a stubborn Grange.
 
Burne failed to reach the heights of the first game as they fell 4-1 behind. They fought back to level the scores at 4-4 before Grange ran in some late goals as they chased victory.
 
The results have consigned Kelburne to the bottom four for the second half of the season.