Michael: Kilbyon theup
Michael Anderson reckons it won’t be long before East Kilbride find the form that led them to the Lowland League title last season.
The 18-year-old netted a late winner at K-Park on Saturday, helping Kilby close the gap on leaders BSC Glasgow to two points following their shock defeat at Civil Service Strollers.
It completed a great week for the defending champions who beat Strollers 3-0 in midweek to banish the memories of their costly 5-0 defeat to East Stirling.
Anderson’s winner helped gain vital ground in the title race and while the midfielder knows his side haven’t been anywhere near top form yet, he reckons that is about to change.
He said: “Confidence is gaining again.
“We’ve still not shown our best this season but I think we will soon. There’s a lot more to come.
“We are not hitting the same form as we did last season but it’s going to happen soon. It’s a good three points for the team the way other results went, so hopefully we can kick on from here.
“There’s still a long road ahead but hopefully this is a turning point.”
Anderson’s header was his second goal for the club following his promotion from the under-20 squad last season.
He found the net away at Gala in August as Kilby came from behind to win 2-1.
And the former Calderglen High School pupil added: “My first goal for the club was against Gala when I came off the bench at 1-0 down and scored, so both my goals have been pretty important.
“The manager just told me to go on and do my best, get in the box as much as I could so I was happy to get the goal.
“It’s good to get into the first team and score goals for them. It shows I’m confident and happy playing alongside the rest of the team.
“I joined the U20s last year and I have progressed pretty quickly, so it’s a big season for me and I want to do well.”
Progress EK kid Anderson