Saturday 16 January
As always the team prepared extremely well for the first game in Perth( push back 10 AM!!) with 4 of the players ariving at 10 o'clock sharp
and one not even wearing shoes,shinguards or socks at push back.
Highschool took an early 2-0 lead but Kelburne got a goal back and the game finished 3-1. Scorer Stephanie Kirkland from a deflection at a short corner.
Kelburne woke up in the second game and started extremely strongly taking a goal within the first 10 seconds through Emma Barlow following some great team work from Amanda Maxwell and Emma Barlow. Other goals were scored by Amanda Maxwell and another from Emma Barlow.
Another good start against a strong Mary Erskine team, Emma Barlow scoring an early goal but Kelburne could not extend the lead and ended up conceading unneccessary goals and missed a crutial penalty flick. In the end Kelburne lost 3-1.
After some player(s) took a short nap, the game against Kelso High was a must win game. Great work from the hard working defenders Kirsty Gordon, Lindsay Allan, Emmy Martin and Stephanie Kirkland. With the defence being so strong the attack worked well together and scored some spectacular team goals. After a great performance the game ended 4-0 to Kelburne, scorer of all goals Emma Barlow.
The final game of the group stage was against the strong group leaders Strathallan. Kelburne held off the oposition attack but conceded two goals from short corners. Kelburne fought back hard and scored from a short corner from Emma Barlow to reduce the goal difference. Although one of the strongest performances of the day from the team, we couldnt find another goal and the score ended 2-1 Strathallan.
The team finished 4th in their tough group and were headed to play against Berwickshire High School for 7th and 8th position overall, but both teams were needing to get back home, so the game was settled with the flip of a coin. Captain Lindsay Allan made a great call on the flip and Kelburne won the toss/game.
Although the team hoped to do better the team played extremely well especially young keeper Laurie kirkland. The team will be looking on to improve their performance next year as well as in the interdistrict tournament which takes place on the 30th of January which many of the team will be part of. The players had great fun on the day scocialising with other teams, eating ice cream, napping, falling over before and during the game and of course the hockey itself.
Coaches of the tournament - Jen Morgan and Christine MacCrimmon!!
Umpire of the tournament - Judith Crawford!!
Best player - Laurie Kirkland
Top goal scorer - Emma Barlow
Fall(s) of the tournament - Lindsay Allan