1's go 7 points clear


Kelburne faced Inverleith in an eagerly anticipated clash at Bellahouston today. Burne were almost at full strength for the first time this season as Kenny Bain returned from suspension and Johnny Christie, Iain Scholefield, Josh Cairns and David Forsyth all returned from injury.

Inverleith stated the game on the back foot and were content to allow the Kelburne backline to play the ball around the pitch. Burne were having great success down the right hand side through the penetrating runs of Chris Nelson and Michael Christie.
Kelburne took the lead midway through the half when following good build up play Alan Forsyth was able to volley the ball home. Burne continued to dictate the pace of the game and were in complete control of the game by the interval when ace marksman Johnny Christie hit a quick fire double to make the score 3-0 at half time.

The second half started a little slowly, however Kelburne inspired by Gordon McIntyre were able to regain control of the midfield and were able to win a short corner. This was duly converted by set piece expert Mark Ralph as he fired a trademark low flick past the Inverleith goalkeeper. Following sharp build up play by Alan Forsyth and Chris Nelson, Gareth Hall was on hand to crash the ball into the roof of the net to make it


Burne were not yet done as first Michael Bremner finished off a great team move to make it 6 and then Forsyth added his second with a low back hand volley at the near post.
Burne switched off towards the end of the game and allowed Inverleith to grab 2 late consolations, but this was the only blot on an otherwise great team performance.
The result leaves the team 7 points ahead at the top of the table with 5 games left and they are now in pole position to clinch thier 6th title in a row.
Next week the team face Grange at 14.30 at Bellahouston.