Kelburne's Under 14 Superstars brush aside rivals in Indoor clean sweep

Sunday 30th October 2011 - Under 14 West District Indoor
Kelburne 1 : 0 Western A
Kelburne 5 : 2 Greenock
Kelburne 7 : 0 Western B
Kelburne 5 : 1 Clydesdale 2

Kelburne Scorers :Jack Jamieson (7), Neil McIntyre (5), Andrew McAllister (3), Aiden Fitzgerald (1), Ed McGuire (1) and Willem Hunter (1)

Kelburne started their indoor campaign minus the services of Ellise Berry,Rachael Bain, Angus Laing and James McPherson, leaving them with only the minimum of 6 players. The defending champions started their first game against Western A slowly. Jack Jamieson was working tirelessly up front in his first indoor tournament and soon scored his first goal which managed to settle the team. Although Kelburne had most of the play Western always looked dangerous and it took a goal line clearance from Neil McIntyre to maintain the lead. The game finished with chances at both ends but Kelburne held on for a morale boosting first victory.

Next up was Greenock and Kelburne quickly took control of the game with 2 goals each from Jack and Neil giving them a 4-0 lead. Greenock showed some real spirit and fought back scoring 2 goals to create some nerves within the Kelburne team. Those nerves were settled when Jack scored his hatrick goal and the score finished 5-2.

Western B were next up and Kelburne's confidence was now quite high. They dominated the match with Ed McGuire solid in defence and Aiden Fitzgerald working tirelessly up front. The goals soon came with Jack scoring 2, Neil 2, Aiden 1, Ed 1 and Willem Hunter scoring his first indoor goal for Kelburne.

The day finished for Kelburne with a game against old rivals Clydesdale. Kelburne started solidly with Andrew McAllister scoring his first goal of the day. Clydesdale replied with an equaliser before Kelburne took control of the game, with Andrew scoring 2 more to complete his hatrick and Neil and Jack each scoring 1. With 5 minutes remaining Ed suffered an injury due to an accidental clash with a Clydesdale player, and to his team's concern had to leave the pitch for some treatment. This left Kelburne with only 5 players for several minutes but every player stepped up and worked really hard to ensure that Clydesdale did not manage to get back into the match. Ed was able to return to action to see out the last couple of minutes much to the relief of his team. The game finished with a 5 -1 victory leaving a tired but happy Kelburne team.

Every member of the team deserves credit for the way in which they played, and thanks to Willie Marshall for coaching. The next session for the Under 14s is on Sunday 27th November when Kelburne have still to play the other 2 Clydesdale teams (including a former player) and Caledonian. Well done and good luck!

Match Report by Ian McIntyre