East Kilbride vs Caledonian Braves
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East Kilbride vs Caledonian Braves

L 4 - 2

Ricky Waddell's side made a short trip this afternoon to face East Kilbride FC in this season's third installment of the Lanarkshire Derby between the pair.


The Braves looked to continue their positive form following a 1-0 win over Gretna at Raydale Park in the 'Kettle Derby,' thanks to Luke Main's curling strike.


East Kilbride opened brightly, pressing Braves' defence. Jamie Docherty opened the scoring for East Kilbride, latching onto a delivery across the box to tap-in beyond 'keeper Henry. In the opening 20 minutes, East Kilbride soon doubled their lead, as captain Ronan Hughes struck from distance.


Before the first-half drew to a close, Luke Main had Braves' most notable chance, narrowly chipping over 'keeper Lyle.


In the second-half, the Braves started to open themselves up, and would earn a penalty after Luke Main's mazy run saw him brought down inside the box. Marc Kelly stepped up, and converted to bring Braves back into proceedings. 


Zac Butterworth collected Braves' first yellow, after fouling former Braves man, Neil McLaughlin. Braves made valuable use of corners, earning four throughout the second-half. Luke Main's equaliser would arrive from a corner situation, as he capitalised on a loose ball inside East Kilbride's box.

East Kilbride made the first substitution of the afternoon, as Kevin Rutkiewicz swapped Stephen Bronsky for Jonathan Page. Following this change, Neil McLaughlin headed East Kilbride in front, latching onto an early cross. Cami Elliott would double East Kilbride's lead soon after, slotting beyond 'keeper Henry.


Ricky Waddell made his first change, as Zac Butterworth departed for Jamie Watson. East Kilbride made a double substitution to bolster their attack, as Joao Victoria and Reg McLaren arrived for Cami Elliott and Bob McHugh.


Cameron Breadner and Scott Cusick also departed for Mathew Collins and a trialist late on, however, the Braves fell 4-2 at K-Park in the Lanarkshire Derby.