Supervet Alan Bryce would have been inspired by the number of youngsters present at this match, had he been here ? the defence this week comprised keeper David Ogilvie and combinations of James MacPherson, Edward McGuire, Ed?s dad Ronnie, Donald Campbell, Martin Byrne and current ball carrier Andrew McAllister. The midfield was made up of combinations of Jack Jamieson, player / coach Steve Bain, Willie Allan,Lucas Farndale, James Wood, and Ian ?Bambi? McIntyre, forwards were Aiden Fitzgerald, Grant Toghill and Sandy Sneddon. The fives also welcomed Ally Urquhart back into their forward ranks following his recent ?abortive excursion? to rivals Clydesdale.
The second half started with some great movement of the ball around the pitch with strong tackling from both teams, the youngsters were giving as good as they were getting. By keeping their shape Kelburne were able to win some short corners, unfortunately they were unable to take advantage and score from them. In a subsequent passage of play Kelburne released a powerful shot from the right hand side of the D which the keeper saved and as the ball came to rest on the ground, he scooped the ball clear and a penalty flick was awarded. Martin Byrne from defence was selected to take the flick and he slotted the ball home to make it 4 -2.
Glasgow University 2 XI 6-3 Kelburne 5 XI
The development squad played some excellent hockey today, particularly in the second half, the defenders stood tall, the midfield worked tirelessly and the forwards put in a power of work but their rivals were just a bit bigger, fitter and older than 70% of the squad.