Kelburne hoping to maintain momentum against Inverleith
GLYNHILL Kelburne may already have secured their eighth consecutive Subway national league men’s title, but there will be no let-up as Inverleith come calling at Bellahouston today, writes Craig Madden.
“We will be looking to maintain our winning momentum in the run up to the European Club Trophy in Lille two weeks from now,” said Harry Coles, Kelburne’s manager. “Games against Inverleith are always keenly contested and we are aware that we will have to be on our toes defensively as they pose a goalscoring threat throughout their squad.”
The Paisley side have dominated this season’s competition with a 100% record and no fewer than 113 goals scored in their 15 league games so far.
Alan Forsyth and Jonny Christie, the Scotland strikers, have been the most consistent scorers this season but the goals can come from anywhere and youngsters Lee Morton and Ross Mcintyre also have been on target recently.
Inverleith were on the wrong end of a 9-1 scoreline when the sides met earlier in the season and they have gone off the boil with just one point from their last three games, slipping back to fourth place as a result.
Grange could make sure of the runners-up spot and a place in Europe next season if they win at home to AMN Hillhead, whom they beat 5-1 in a cup quarter-final last weekend.
Western Wildcats will try to keep the pressure on Grange for second place by beating VWS Dundee Wanderers at Auchenhowie, but Vishal Marwaha, their coach, admits a Euro place is an increasingly forlorn hope.
Hillhead’s survival may depend upon other results as they are likely to get little change from their final two fixtures against Grange and Inverleith. Their coach, Keith Joss, will be particularly interested in the outcome of today’s local derby between CALA and Edinburgh University. Hillhead lead second-bottom CALA by three points and a better goal difference, and could avoid the relegation play-off spot if CALA lose again today.