4th XI Winning Ways Restored!

Sat 6th Nov

Kelburne 4s  (5)  -  Glasgow Accies  (0)

After suffering a heavy defeat from the 3's the 4's turned up on a cold and wet Bellahouston with a depleted squad. Fortunately the 4's were able to call in former 4's midfield rock Paul McGuire and Jonny Barlow,
who was covering in goals for the injured Danny.

The 4's came out of the block's flying with Alfie scoring a PF that found the bottom corner within 3 min's. With this advantage the 4?s found their passing game then Paul crashed the ball into the D which veteran striker Alfie managed to deflect past the opposition keeper. A two goal cushion within 10 mins allowed the 4's to move the ball around with some ease. The 4's were in total control, holding the ball until spaces opened up with Calum and AJ creating chances down both wings. With so much possession the 4's knew they would score another goal and did so with Jack somehow connecting with a ball hit into the D. This was met with some deliberation , the Accies defence was sure their was no touch but, after discussion, the goal stood. This was followed quickly by a short corner routine, the ball was slipped to AJ who's shot was saved but the ball rolled back to Paul who hammered it past the keeper.

With the half time whistle the 4's had a comfortable 4 goal lead with Jonny B having a total of one touch .

The second half started with the 4's maintaining possession and working the Accies defence but were unable to find the killer touch. The  4's defence dealt with anything that the Accies forwards threw at them. The game
continued with the 4's not able to capitalise on the chances created until Alfie completed his hat trick with a goal from a short corner.

The game finished with the 4's enjoying the majority of possession and continuing to create the better of the chances. More impressive was the 4's managed to keep their first clean sheet of the season and Jonny Barlow
only had one touch for the whole game.

A huge thanks has to go to Paul for stepping in at the last minute and dominating the midfield in impressive style. The 3 youngsters, Jack, Steven and Calum again contributed hugely during the game with skill, hard work and determination.

Jonny did not have much to do but once again stepped into the breech when required

This was a very impressive display from the whole team and  they will need to take it in to their next game against Helensburgh.

R Morgan 4XI