Gretna 2008 vs Caledonian Braves
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Gretna 2008 vs Caledonian Braves

W 0 - 1

Gretna 2008 hosted Caledonian Braves for this season's second installment of the 'Kettle Derby.'


Ricky Waddell's side looked to improve on away form, as Gretna entered tonight's match off the back of a 1-0 win over Cowdenbeath.


Gretna pressured Braves early along the right-hand side, however, Cameron Breadner was able to deal with oncoming attacks.


It was Cameron Breadner who also had Braves' first chance, sending what initially appeared as a cross towards goal, only going narrowly wide of Gretna 'keeper Main's far post.


Scott Cusick collected the game's first yellow shortly after 21 minutes, as tempers would flare throughout the first-half. Gretna also found themselves on the receiving end of the referee's book, as a cynical challenge set up a Braves free-kick outside Gretna's box. Scott Cusick stepped up to take, and his effort would be claimed at the far post.


Ross McNeil also drew close to breaking the deadlock, as his strike from inside Gretna's box would force 'keeper Main into an acrobatic save. The opening 45 minutes concluded with both sides at a stalemate. 


Braves got us underway in the second-half, as Ricky Waddell's men started to dominate, pressing Gretna directly through Luke Main, who linked up with Marc Kelly, however, the latter’s effort went wide of Gretna's goal. Captain Scott Forrester went down with an injury, departing for Jacob Long as the game headed into its final 15 minutes. Jack Duncan assumed captaincy for the rest of the match, winning his aerial and ground duels.


As it looked like the match was headed for a 0-0 conclusion, Luke Main curled an effort beyond Gretna's 'keeper Main to spark lively celebration among the travelling support, as the Braves managed to see out a 1-0 victory in the' Kettle Derby.'