Pro-Life Fitness Kelburne 5's 1
The development squad travelled to the dunes of Cambusdoon, Ayr to play a team who were playing National league 3 last season. It was a big ask and with Miles Goldie coming to help this brought the number of adult players to three this week.
The game started with Finn Halliday taking the push back. The ball was lost and Ayr drove forward in numbers and their first shot at goal ended with the ball striking the back board. Try as they might there was just not let up for the young Kelburne team but they never gave up and battled for every ball, unfortunately the score at halftime was Kelburne Pro-Life Fitness 5s 0 Ayr 1s 8. Ayr did have a player carried off and taken to hospital from an innocent looking challenge.
Ayr 1s 0-8 Kelburne Pro-Life Fitness 5s
The second half was much like the first with wave after wave of attack from Ayr who looked to be taking delight in racking up a high score against such a young team. Kelburne youngsters are made of stern stuff and never once let their heads go down and tried to take the game to Ayr with some lovely passing and running and twice Niall Taylor came close to scoring. The youngsters did finally find the back of the net from the stick of Jonny Hughes scoring on his senior debut.
Ayr 1s 15 v Kelburne Pro-Life 5s 1
The young team can take so much from this game. They never gave up, they fought for each other, encouraged each other and they played good hockey.
We heard that the player taken to hospital suffered from a split kneecap we wish him a speedy and full recovery.
Next week Kelburne Pro-Life Fitness 5s play Glasgow University 3s at Glasgow Green Pushback 16.30