Thomsons Cycles Kelburne continue winning ways

Grange 3Xl 0 - 6 Thomson Cycles Kelburne

Kelburne would face newly promoted Grange 3XI in their first away game of the season.  They went into the game knowing not to be complacent as Grange drew there first game of the season 3 each with a good Western 2nd Xl.

The game started at a fairly high pace with Kelburne have the majority of possession and holding onto the ball well with good ball pace round the back of defence.

Kelburne struck first after some good attacking pressure by the Home team, Lee Morton intercepted a loose pass on the halfway line.  His speed took him all the way to top ?D"  where he took an early strike smashing the ball past the keep into the bottom left corner.  Kelburne 1 up.

Kelburne were next to strike again, this time from a new look short corner team consisting of (Harry Godferry ? injector, Fraser Scott ?stopper, Fraser Hutchison ? on strike, Jack McAlister ? drag flicker,  Andrew Duff + Lee Morton ? slip left and finally Ewan Carmichael Slip right.)  After a good push and stop Fraser Hutchison produced a well-disguised top, this caused some confusion on both sides however the ball eventually falling to Lee Morton who swept the ball high into the net, collecting his second goal of the game.

The game continued in the same form, with Kelburne producing all the pressure and Grange sitting with 11 men in their own D.

The 3rd goal came from a good move down the right side with good link play between defence midfield and forwards.  The ball got crashed into the D with Andrew Duff picking the ball up shifting the ball onto his reverse and roofing a reverse stick shot high into the net.

Halftime was shortly after, a welcomed break for the Grange defence.  Kelburne 3 up.

The second half did not start quite as well for Kelburne, experienced Craig Morton receiving a Green Card for not moving 5 meters from a free hit.  However this did not phase the burne as while down to 10 men they managed to net their 4th of the game.  This time while playing half court Jack McKenzie managed to pick up a loose pass on the halfway line.  He produced a driving run to the right side of top D smashed the ball into the top right corner beating the keeper at his near post.

The 5th goal came from a move down the left similar to that of the 3rd goal.  This time Jack McKenzie crossing the ball in to Miles Goldie who calmly deflected the ball into the goal.

Shortly after this Lee Morton, younger sibling to Craig received a yellow card for the same offence as his older Brother.  This seemed a harsh decision and from the reaction of the Kelburne bench and spectators they seemed to agree.  However after returning to the pitch he made a mens by getting Kelburne?s 6th and final goal and completing his hatrick from the last hit of the ball.  A long ball was played to him from defence; he swivelled quickly and crashed the ball through a number of players, somehow the ball making it into the goal.

Kelburne are back at home next week against Western 3XI, noon Push back.

Grange 3Xl 0 - 6 Thomson Cycles Kelburne

Fraser Hutchison