Men's 1: 12
Clydesdale travelled to Bellahouston on Saturday looking to halt the 100% record of the Men's 1st XI. Burne were missing Steve Crossett and Gareth Hall from the squad, while Clydesdale welcomed ex Burne player Adam Bain back into their ranks.
Burne started the game with a high tempo and were soon on the front foot with the midfield trio of Michael Christie, Chris Nelson and Ross McIntyre dominating proceedings in the midfield area. Burne created a number of early chances but were unable to convert. The expectant home crowd didn't have to wait too long as following a fine passing move Michael Christie was able to open the scoring from close range.
Kelburne continued to control the game and were hit with the sucker punch when in their first entry into the Kelburne D Clydesdale were able to win a short corner which was deflected past Mark Fulton in the Kelburne goal. Burne were soon back in front as from their 3rd corner of the match player coach Mark Ralph was able to convert a trademark low drag flick. Kelburne were now in complete control and added two more goals before half time, with Ralph converting a penalty flick following a foul in the D and Christie also added his second to give the team a 4-1 half time lead.
The second half started as the first half finished with Burne bossing the game. Two more goals followed quickly after half time with Johnny Christie and Alan Forsyth opening their accounts. Moments later the game took a strange turn when following a challenge on Christie, Stuart Brown in the Clydesdale goal had to retire injured with suspected concussion and the Dale took the unusual step of playing with an extra outfielder. Initially Burne struggled with the extra player but as soon as the team adjusted the avalanche of goals continued with Johnny Christie adding a further 3 goals and Willie Marshall, Lee Morton and Ross McIntyre got themselves on the scoresheet. The copybook was only slightly blotted by a Clydesdale consolation as the clock ran down.
Another great win for the team. They are back in action this weekend when they face Menzieshill at Bellahouston with a 13.30 pushback.