Men's 1's Close the Gap

Men's 1's: 5
Hillhead: 1

Burne faced Hillhead in their latest catch up fixture at Bellahouston on Sunday. The squad already hit hard by injuries was further reduced due to the anavailability of Iain Horsfield and Steve Crossett, and Gareth Hall was back on the sidelines following his comeback attempt on the Saturday. As a result of this Colin Bryce, Euan Carmichael and Craig Morton were called up form the 2nd team squad. 

 

Kelburne were soon into their stride and were 2 goals up within 9 minutes, first Michael Christie followed up a rebound at a short corner to fire home the opener, before set piece expert Josh Cairns opened his account for the season following his return from injury.

 

Kelburne continued to control the game and were particularly dominant in midfield with Christie, Scholefield and McIntyre working tirelessly to create openings for the forwards.

 

The third goal arrived midway through the half, when Christie stole the ball in midfield and fed Don Tervit, Tervit then released Christie into the D and he unleashed a rocket past the Hillhead goalkeeper. Just before the half time whistle slack marking in defence allowed ex Kelburne player Chris Caldwell to bring Hillhead back into the game.

 

Any thoughts Hillhead had of a comeback where quickly extinguished when following good work from Lee Morton, Christie was able to get his hat trick with a well taken finish.

 

Burne saved the best until last, as a long pass from defence found Johnny Christie, who in turn fed the ball to Tervit at the top of the D. Using all of his experience and guile the veteran was able to turn the defender before rolling the ball past the advancing goalkeeper to complete a comfortable victory.

 

A 6 point weekend for the team which narrows the gap on Grange at the top to 1 point. The guys are back in action this weekend as they travel to Aberdeen on Saturday and face Edinburgh University on Sunday in yet another double header.