Anderson Rolls Back the Years

Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne 3's    6
Uddingston.                                1

Coming off the back of their clinical performance last week, Kelburne 3XI hosted Uddingston 3XI on pitch 1 of Glasgow Green. The developing Kelburne side got off to a great start to the match, pressing their opposition high up the park when off the ball and working hard for each other when in possession. This positive start lead to not one, not two, but THREE early goals inside the first 7 minutes for the home side with all of the goals being finished in fine fashion by club veteran Billy Anderson. It was clear that Billy wouldn't accept an easy finish after flicking his first high into the open net from all of one foot before the line. 

This Uddingston side clearly hadn't turned up and looked in complete shock as to what was happening. The day was only to get worse for them when Fraser Bone got on the end of a cross and calmly slotted past the away keeper. In between the Kelburne onslaught of goals, the away side did show some fight and were trying to get some outcomes on the break, but a strong Kelburne defence stood in their way and cleared up the danger with great composure shown from Captain Stuart Robin, sweeper Gordon Robbie and the returning Alan Ralph. 

Before half time there was time for a goal from each side, with Kelburne's coming from a positive passing move and being finished off again by Billy Anderson. 

5-1 at half time. 

The second half continued in much the same manner as the first, with Kelburne controlling most of the play and earning multiple short corners. It was with one of these short corners that the home side would improve their lead further, with the combination of a Billy Anderson injection and a Steven Robbie stick stop, Davie Fowler was able to drag flick the ball past the helpless Uddingston goal keeper.

Other than a few fast counter attacks from the away side, the rest of the game was played out with the Kelburne side happy to hang on to their lead by holding possession and creating chances when the space was there to take advantage of. There was still time before the final whistle, however, for a Gordon Robbie green card. 

There were plenty of positives to take from this game and the team's performance certainly showed that they are ready to put up a fight for the West District Division 1 league title. Next for this improving Kelburne side is Irvine 1XI away from home on Saturday 11th October.