3s Overpower Western

Western 4th 1
Kelburne 3s 8
30th January, 2010

Kelburne went into this game against their rivals Western looking for a response to their defeat the previous weekend. A debut was handed to New Zealander Steve Crossett in centre midfield and from the start he pulled the strings as Kelburne dominated the game.

They broke the deadlock after a David Fowler flick at a corner was saved well by the keeper but as he picked up the rebound he slipped it to Andy Bremner who slotted into the empty net. Kelburne were soon two up when good work down the right hand side seen Chris McNulty slip the ball to Ewan Carmichael on the baseline who fed Billy Anderson for an easy finish at the back post. The 3rd goal was a great corner move as Bremner deflected as Fowler flick high into the net and left the keeper with no chance. It then became four as Kelburne pressed the Western defence and Ryan Edgar intercepted a pass and slotted between the keeper legs. Then Kelburne let Western back into the game as a lack of concentration in defence let the Western forward pull one back despite returning goalie Alan Malcolmson best attempts. But Kelburne soon restored their 4 goal lead as Crossett waltzed past 3 defenders and put the ball in the bottom corner.
Kelburne started the second half very sloppily and were lucky not to concede any more goals as Malcolmson made a few key saves. Once again after good work down the right, Kelburne won a corner which Fowler slotted into the bottom corner for number six. Kelburne started to take control of the game again looking for openings as they moved the ball about well and they finally got another goal late on in a carbon copy of Andersons first goal good work down the right led to Carmichael feeding Anderson the ball at the back post for his second and Kelburnes 7th. With 20 seconds remaining McNulty finished off the scoring with a flick high into the net after a poor push out at a corner.
Kelburne were happy with the overall performance as they passed the ball well and scored some good team goals but can?t let complacency continue to creep into their game. Kelburne will be looking to continue this good form next week away at Helensburgh.