Mens 1s come through in Aberdeen

The game started well with Kelburne in control of the game with a fewearly chances which the Gordonians keeper dealt with well. After excellent work down the left side and into the circle by Adam Bain, Chris Nelson and Douglas Simpson the ball fell to Jonathan Christie who pounced on the loose ball to fire a upright reverse stick shot into the net for a very well taken first goal. The 'Burne then seemed to settle down and began to find a lot more space and passes into midfield.

The second goal followed shortly after with good work from Ross Mcintyre and Douglas Simpson into the circle who found Lee Morton who passed to Miles Goldie who had the simplest of tap-ins. From the restart of the goal Gordonians began to assert the physical dominance on the game with a few strong challenges coming in. This led to some frustration in the Paisley ranks and several silly yellow cards for back-chat and other offences led to them being down to 10 men for at least 20 minutes of the second half.

Despite this Kelburne seemed to get their act together and were to able to score the third goal. That finally came when Mark Ralph scored a trademark drag-flick high into the net to make it 3-0. Even with 10 men Kelburne still seemed in control but two good fast counter-attacks led to Gordonians making the scoreline a lot closer than the game might have suggested.

Coach Ralph commented that he was "Happy that we came away with the 3 points and that no-one was injured going into the next couple of weeks in preparation for the EHL in Barcelona."