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Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - SPORTS -

Kello Rovers were beaten 2-0 away to Gir­van in the McBookie Cham­pi­onship on Satur­day.

The game at Hamil­ton Park was played on a warm sunny day which was ideal for foot­ball. It started off with both teams hav­ing their chances but Kello seemed to be gain­ing more con­trol of the game as it went on.

How­ever, in the 20th minute, amidst a lot of con­tro­versy, Black for Kello was sent off for deny­ing a clear goal scor­ing op­por­tu­nity.

It seemed that Black clipped the heels of a Gir­van player who then stum­bled but kept his feet and shot at goal with the ef­fort saved by Dun­smuir. But the ref­eree brought the play back to where the foul took place and awarded a free kick and sent off Black.

This in­ci­dent changed the whole game. Kello then played on with 10 men for 70 min­utes and ac­tu­ally did very well. How­ever, the open­ing goal for Gir­van came af­ter just four min­utes of the sec­ond half from a penalty. Gir­van’s sec­ond goal fol­lowed mid­way dur­ing the sec­ond half.

Kello played well with ten men, even af­ter the forced sub­sti­tu­tions of Hill and Costello due to in­juries, with Rovers sup­port­ers won­der­ing if this hor­ren­dous run of in­juries will ever end.

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