Michael: Kil­byon theup

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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

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