Men's 1: 5
Edinburgh University: 1
The Men's 1st team returned to Bellahouston on Saturday as they faced off against the students from Edinburgh. William Marshall returned to an otherwise unchanged squad from the week before.
Traditionally the Students have always shown themselves to be a very fit team and this occasion was to prove no different. This was shown in the early exchanges as the normally fast starting team was having difficulty in breaking through the Uni's well organised defence. As the half wore on Kelburne began to exert their authority on proceedings. After a number of half chances were either spurned or turned away by the Uni goalkeeper, top scorer Alan Forsyth was on hand to score a neat deflection at the near post.
This seemed to spur the team into action and they had their best spell of possession following this. The team were rewarded when following a free flowing passing move Chris Nelson was upended illegally in the Students D. The ever reliable Mark Ralph stepped up to coolly slot the ball home from the spot. Kelburne were able to add a third goal when youngster Michael Bremner was able to finish off another excellent team move as he received a pass from Ross McIntyre on the run before firing home from close range to continue his fine run of goal scoring form.
The second half began very much as the first had ended with Kelburne having the majority of possession and probing at the Uni defence who were working hard to limit the opportunities for the Burne forward line. Burne were able to add 2 more goals in the second half, Ralph adding his second with a trademark drag flick before Bremner again pressed his claim for a more attacking role with his second of the game. Uni were able to grab a disputed consolation which took some off the gloss off a solid display.
With Inverleith dropping points against Western, Burne now hold a 5 point lead at the top of the league. They face a tough game this week as they travel to Stirling to face Inverleith in a top of the table clash.