Men's 1's win scrappy affair

Clydesdale: 2
Men's 1's: 4

Kelburne travelled to Titwood on Saturday looking for another victory which would keep them on course for a 7th successive league crown. Veteran Don Tervit retained his spot in the squad as the team continued to battle against a chronic injury crisis. Gareth Hall also appeared in the squad following his rib injury.


Clydesdale were up for the game as always, with several former Kelburne players keen to make their mark. Burne were controlling the game in the first half with some patient build up. Burne took the lead midway through the half when Johnny Christie was found in the circle and he was given time to dispatch a reverse stick shot under Brown in the Clydesdale goal. This seemed to spur Clydesdale into action and they were soon on level terms when following some confusion in the burne defence a Clydesdale forward was able to turn home a rebound after Mark Fulton had saved the initial shot leaving the score 1-1 at half time.


Kelburne started the second half on the back foot with Clydesdale very much in the ascendancy. Clydesdale took a shock lead when former burne forward Raymond Wrightson was able to squeeze the ball across the line from an almost impossible angle.


Burne finally seemed to come to life and were handed a lifeline when a Clydesdale defender was yellow carded for playing the ball after the whistle. This allowed Josh Cairns to fire home the resultant corner on his return to the squad. With Kelburne very much on the front foot, the third goal duly arrived from another corner, this time Gordon McIntyre was on hand to deflect a Mark Ralph flick into the goal.


There was still time for one more goal to seal the game as Veteran Tervit fired a shot at goal which was deflected in by a defender to put some icing on the victory with his first goal since his return to the squad.


While it was not a fluent performance by the guys, coach Ralph will be satisfied with the desire and commitment again being shown by the squad. Burne face Hillhead at Bellahouston tomorrow in their latest catch up fixture.