The Under 18s headed to Perth without the services of goalkeeper Blair Martin and Ruiraidh MacArthur but drafted in 13 year old Neil McIntyre.
Their first game was to be against Aberdeen GSFP. With Fabian Goldie playing kicking back Kelburne took the game to Aberdeen from the start playing some excellent free flowing hockey. With the extra outfield player Kelburne dominated the first half starting with a straight hat trick from Adam McInnes, 2 goals from Lee Morton and a goal by Jack MacKenzie. 6-0 in the opening 10 minutes. Kelburne kept the momentum going as Adam got his 4th of the game, Jack McK his second and Ed Greaves his first. The final goal of the first half went to Lee who completed his hat trick.
Ht Kelburne 10-0 Aberdeen
The beginning of the second started with a wake up call for Kelburne as Aberdeen pulled back a goal. But this was a minor blip as Kelburne continued to dominate with youngster Neil McIntyres first goal. Jack McK then completed his hat trick followed by Andrew Duffs first goal. Adam then got his 5th and 6th goal of the game before Andrew Duff finished the scoring for the game. A solid, slick display by the Kelburne team with everyone contributing
Ft Kelburne 16-1 Aberdeen
Next up was Harris Academy. Although not quite playing the same free flowing hockey as the first game Kelburne continued to dominate and the goals flowed. Jack McK scored 2 goals separated by a Lee goal. After this Andrew and Ed scored before Jack McK completed his hat trick. The first half scoring was completed by Andrew.
Ht Kelburne 7-0 Harris
The second half started the same way as the previous game with the opposition pulling a goal back. Jack McK settled any nerves scoring his 4th goal of the game. Harris then had a short corner with Lee batting the ball off the line in spectacular fashion. Shortly after though Harris did convert with Callum Boag almost taking Lees head off with a powerful shot from a short corner. This only inspired Kelburne with Andrew completing his hat trick and Lee scoring his 2nd. Once again Andrew scored the final goal of the game with his 4th. Another solid performance with once again everyone contributing.
Ft Kelburne 11-2 Harris
The final group game was against Grange. Both teams had qualified for the semi finals and a draw or victory would mean Kelburne would finish top of the group. Kelburne started the game in excellent style playing some the the best indoor hockey of the day. Jack McK started the scoring as Grange struggled to keep pace with Kelburne. Lee added a second before Grange replied. Kelburne continued to have the best of the game with Connor Bain, Fabian and Adam working the ball around the back probing for space either through the centre or down the wings. Kelburne created several chances but for a mixture of good goalkeeping and bad luck the score stayed at 2-1. Finally Kelburne made the break through their play deserved with Andrew netting. Ed then scored before a contoversial ending to the first half. As Fabian competed for the ball in the bottom corner the ball went out and the umpire gave a short corner. This would be the final action of the first half as the buzzer sounded. With Hamish Imrie in their side this was always going to be dangerous. Fabian rushed out to block the shot brilliantly, but it clipped Ed on the head and another short corner was called. This time Imrie made it count and the score certainly flattered Grange.
Ht Kelburne 4-2
With Adam feeling unwell he was unable to continue in the second half. Once again Kelburne lost the first goal of the second half as a fired up Grange from their late first half goal found some space on the left hand side and fired into open net from a tight angle. The game was still fast and physical but the development umpires seemed to have lost control. Another short corner to Grange resulted in an equaliser but Kelburne refused to lie down. Andrew restored the lead only for Kelburne to concede, controversially, a series of short corners. 3 short corners later Kelburne found themselves 2 goals down having been denied one if not two penalty flicks, one when a Grange player cleared the ball of the line with his body. As Kelburne pushed up they were caught on the break as another short corner was given. In the end Grange converted 6 of their 7 short corners and this made the difference. At the end the umpire supervisor apologised but the result was to have a big impact as Kelburne would have to play Group B winners Clydesdale.
Ft Kelburne 5-8 Grange
The semifinal was a repeat of the previous weeks west district final with Clydesdale. Unfortunately as Kelburne had finished runners up in the group this meant they lost the services of Jack McAllister and although Adam felt better he wasn't 100%. Clydesdale looked to make up for the previous weeks defeat and started strongly pushing high to put Kelburne under pressure. This worked well and they managed to get an early tap in. Kelburne replied with Adam scoring the equaliser from a short corner. Again Clydesdale pushed forward and took the lead but Kelburne came back with a well worked goal from Andrew. Clydesdale were doing well to put Kelburne under pressure and scored 2 quick fire goals, one from a short corner and another tap in. Kelburne fought back and Andrew pulled one back before half time from an acute angle leaving it all to play for in the second half.
Ht Kelburne 3-4 Clydesdale
The second half began at a frantic pace with both teams playing excellent hockey. Unfortunately Ed got a card and from the resultant short corner Clydesdale extended their lead. Before Ed returned to play Clydesdale had scored again and the game looked almost over. With Lee and Ed rallying the players Kelburne played some excellent hockey taking the game to Clydesdale. A straight hat trick from Andrew dragged Kelburne deservedly level as they were enjoying the better of the game. Against the run of play Clydesdale went up the pitch and once again took the lead with another tap in. Not to be outdone Kelburne replied again with a brilliant redirection from Jack McK between the pads of Gordon Clark and with about 3 minutes remaining it was all to play for. As both teams pushed for the winner it was Clydesdale who got awarded a short corner. Hard call as the ball had struck kicking back Fabian and although had lifted slightly it was not dangerous as there was no one close to him. Clydesdale dispatched the ball into the Kelburne goal leaving very little time to reply. As Kelburne pushed forward they were caught again and although the ball ended up in the Kelburne net the umpires awarded a short corner. Although the danger was cleared time had run out for Kelburne. An excellent game and a great advert for junior indoor hockey. The Kelburne players showed great character throughout the day and probably deserved to get to the final. A special mention for kicking back Fabian Goldie who carried out his duties brilliantly but also to all the kelburne players who did the club proud. Well done to Clydesdale who now play Grange in the final.
Ft Kelburne 7-8 Clydesdale