Kelburne Ladies surprise draw with Western Wildcats

Kelburne went in to the game against Western Wildcats hoping to improve on the previous weeks draw against Giffnock. 

Kelburne had a strong start with much of the opening play taking place in the Wildcats defending half. Kelburne looked to have taken the lead with a goal halfway through the first half through new player Hannah Clarke but unfortunately the goal was disallowed after a half hearted appeal from the Wildcat players. Some good team play from Kerri Nunnery and Amy Hisslop threatened the Wildcat defence but the team could not convert any chances. With most of the play in the opposition half Kelburne got caught on a rare fast break which concluded in a goal for Wildcats. The first half ended 0-1.

The team talk at half time had boosted the team and went out to show who the better team was. Within minutes of the second half starting Kelburne won their first short corner of the game. Laura Carlton?s strike from top D went through the keepers legs and levelled the scores.  Play continued as it had in the first half with most of the pressure applied by Kelburne, attacks up the right hand side by Adele Dastey dominated proceedings.  A second Wildcat goal came out of the blue when a break down the right hand side caused confusion in the defending 25 as the ball was passed around the full backs and placed into the goal by a forward. Refusing to be affected; Kelburne carried on and pushed for an equaliser.  After winning a short corner the initial deflection from Kate Longbotham was saved by the keeper but Emma Barlow pounced on the rebound to score the goal to level the game. The game ended 2-2.

Although a disappointing result, Kelburne look to take the positives from the game in to ensure a vital win next weekend against Edinburgh University.