Mens' 2nd XI win readies them to top league!

This week Kelburne 2nd XI headed to Edinburgh for the second week in a row but to play Grange instead of Inverleith.

Going into this match Kelburne knew it was going to be much harder than the game the week before. Kelburne started strong and gained most of the possestion early on. They created a few good chances but was unable to convert any of them. It wasnt long however till Kelbunre managed to score the first goal of the game. The goal came after 1o minutes from James "Jimmy" McCrea after a well worked play to get the ball to him in the "D" and to score his first of the season. It didnt take the Grange team long to retaliate. After a stick tackle in the kelbunres "D" Grange a were awarded a penalty short corner. It wasnt the best short corner but after a few frantic passes they managed to put the ball in the back of the net to bring the score back to level terms. Grange then kept up the preasure and had a few good chances to go infront but were unable to score any of them as a result of them making mistakes in the Kelburne "D" and a few great saves from  Mark "Robbo" Robertson to keep the Kelburne team in the game. 1 each was how the First half finished.

After a team talk the Kelburne team came out into the second half and started to dominate the game again. As a team Kelburne played much better and started passing the ball around much more effectivly which started to put Grange on the back foot. After several failed attempts Kelburne final managed to score again to make it 2-1. This goal came from Johnny Christie as he reversed the all into the back post giving the goalie no chance of saving it. Kelburne showed no signs of letting up and keeped piling on the preasure and after Iain Horsfield had a great run into the top of the "D" dribbling past several defenders Kelburne were awarded a penalty flick as the Grange defender deliberately foiled him to stop Iain finishing his run. Gorden "The Beast" Menzies stepped up to take it and calmly put the ball past the keeper to make it 3-1. However at 3-1 Johnny Christie was not satisfied and aftter a bit of a scramble in the "D" he flisked the ball into the goal to make it 4-1 and to score his second of the day.

This is how the game ended: Kelburne 4 - Grange 1, which was a great result for the team. It keeps the pressure on Western and Clydesdale who are ahead but Kelburne has a game in hand so if they win that then they will go top of the league.

by Michael Nicol