Men's 2s Return to Action

Glasgow University 2nd XI: 1
Kelburne 2nd XI: 6

Sunday, 13th February 2011

Kelburne travelled to Garscube to play bottom of the league side Glasgow University on a wet Sunday afternoon. With Kelburne missing Ed Greaves and Jimmy McCrea who where on holiday (not together!) and Craig and Lee Morton both away with the 1st XI, the 2?s called up Andrew Bremner and Christopher McNulty from the 3?s.

This being the first outdoor game back after the indoor season Kelburne were looking for a positive performance against the students. Kelburne started brightly with plenty of possession and territory but lacked any killer passes that would unlock the tight defence. Eventually, after some good work from Jack McAllister and Miles Goldie up front winning a corner, Gordon Menzies straight strike broke the deadlock. Shortly after Kelburne were two up as Ewan Carmichael pounced on the defender?s mistake and calmly slotted past the keeper. With Kelburne in complete control of proceedings a momentary lapse allowed the ball to bounce loose in the circle for the University attacker to slot home past the helpless Mark Robertson. As Kelburne dominated possession again the third came when Chris McNulty won a short corner which Gordon Menzies converted.

3 ? 1 halftime

The second half began where the first half left off, Glasgow Uni camped in their own half. 10mins into the half Menzies completed his hat trick with a carbon copy of his first two. With Glasgow Uni?s best opportunity coming from the counter attack Mark Robertson had to look lively to keep the students at bay. 

Kelburne added a fifth after good work from Colin Bryce down the right hand side set up Chris McNulty for the shot which the keeper saved well, but Fraser Hutchison was on hand to lift the ball high into the net. With time running out Ewan Carmichael added his second and Kelburne?s sixth after tapping in Chris McNulty?s cut back.

Kelburne will travel to the capital next Saturday to take on Edinburgh Uni 2nd XI and then on Sunday replay the game against Western that was cancelled last year.

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