KELBURNE B 4 - 4 CLYDESDALE B
(Tony Fitzgerald, Jay Berry, George McMahon 2)
Kelburne win on Penalty Flicks
U10 CUP FINAL
KELBURNE A 3 - 7 WESTERN
(Alastair Urquhart 3)
U16 CUP FINAL
KELBURNE 9 - 2 CLYDESDALE
(Brodie McKay 3, Ed Greaves 2, John Gerard Shephard, Adam McInnes, Jason Cairns, Callum McNaught)
West District U10 PLATE FINAL
Kelburne B 4 ? 4 Clydesdale A
Kelburne win on sudden Death Flicks
Kelburnes young U10 squad took to the court in the final of the West District Plate, with quite a few of them showing nerves.
They got off to the worst possible start, when after 20 seconds they conceded a penalty stroke for an infringement in the ?D?. Captain Ed McGuire expertly saved the penalty.
The Kelburne squad were then caught on the break and conceded a goal. This setback though seemed to galvanise the team and Tony Fitzgerald equalised for Kelburne, then 5 year old Jay Berry picked out a long pass from skipper Ed McGuire and coolly put the ball into the Clydesdale net.
Clydesdale hit back immediately from the push back and equalised.
Half Time 2-2
Clydesdale scored 2 quick goals at the beginning of the second half to race into a 4 ? 2 lead. Kelburne pressed for the goals to get back into the game and were unlucky when they hit the post, through Tony Fitzgerald, Abbie Houston also came close as did Sophie Kirk, Robbie Edgar & Elise Berry. At the other end Ed McGuire and Georgia Coyle kept Clydesdale out and prevented them from increasing their lead.
With 2 minutes remaining Kelburne were still 2 goals down when George McMahon deflected a long pass from the back into the Clydesdale goal & with 30 seconds to go he turned to crash the ball into the Clydesdale goal to draw Kelburne level.
Clydesdale looked deflated and it came as no surprise when Captain Ed McGuire saved the Clydesdale penalty and in the sudden death flick competition he then scored the winning penalty, starting off huge celebrations amongst the team and supporters.
Ed McGuire (Capt)
COACHES: Duncan McInnes & Emmy Martin
WEST DISTRICT U10 CUP FINAL
Kelburne A 3 ? 7 Western
The holders of the competition were up against a very strong Western squad who had a few new faces to strengthen their ranks.
Kelburne started the strongest and were unlucky when Alastair Urquhart saw his penalty corner strike disallowed for being outside the ?D? when he struck it, Rachel Bain and Cameron McIntyre also came close to opening the scoring.
Kelburne were the team playing the hockey and Western played a counter attacking game. It was through one of these counter attacks that Western took the lead, they then scored a second soon after to take a 2-0 lead.
Captain Alastair Urquhart then scored 2 goals to pull Kelburne level at the break.
At the start of the second half Western scored a quick fire double to take a 4-2 lead, Kelburne then started to chase the game and although they threatened the Western goal their attempts were always thwarted by a strong defence, Kelburne were then hit on the break again as Western scored 2 more goals to take a 6-2 lead, before Alastair Urquhart completed his hat trick by scoring from a penalty corner.
With the seconds ticking down Western scored a 7th as the whole Kelburne team pushed forward trying to score.
This squad can be proud of their achievements, and if it was not for the brilliance of 1 Western player, who scored 6 goals, Kelburne would have been celebrating yet another victory in the competition.
Alastair Urquhart (Captain)
COACHES : Duncan McInnes Emmy Martin
WEST DISTRICT U16 CUP FINAL
Kelburne 9 ? 2 Clydesdale
Kelburne were up against old rivals Clydesdale in this years eagerly awaited U16 Cup Final. Both squads were at full strength.
Brodie McKay gave Kelburne an early lead when he deflected a long through pass from Adam McInnes into the Clydesdale goal.
Clydesdale then equalised with a controversial goal, and scored soon after to take a 2-1 lead, these were the last goals that Clydesdale scored.
Ed Greaves equalised when he scored from a rebound after skipper Jason Cairns penalty corner was saved by the keeper. Ed Greaves then gave Kelburne the lead when he tapped in at back post after a superb long pass from Jason Cairns.
Brodie McKay scored his second and Kelburnes 4th when he deflected another long pass from the Kelburne defence high past the keeper. Kelburne held a 4-2 lead at the break.
Senior internationalists Alan and David Forsyth gave an encouraging half time team talk & the second half started with John Gerard Shepherd tapping in after great work from Lee Morton and Adam McInnes.
Adam then scored Kelburnes 6th with a goal from a well worked penalty corner switch. Skipper Jason Cairns scored a well deserved goal when he raced into the ?D? and put an unstoppable shot past the helpless keeper.
Brodie McKay then completed his hat trick when he tapped in after Harry Godfreys effort was well saved by the keeper. Callum McNaught finished the scoring by deflecting another long pass high into the net.
This was a complete team performance by an excellent Kelburne team, defensively sound, industrious midfield and quick thinking forwards.
Newly appointed Scotland captain, Kelburne?s own Chris Nelson, presented the winning squad with their cup and medals.
Jason Cairns (Captain)
John Gerard Shepherd
COACHES: Jeff Cairns David Forsyth Alan Forsyth