Newburgh 1 Lochee Harp 0
Burgh scorer Harris
Newburgh 1 Lochee Harp 0
Newburgh 1 Lochee Harp 0
Burgh scorer Harris
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Armadale Thistle v Newtongrange Star
Bo’ness United v Broxburn Athletic
Bonnyrigg Rose v Linlithgow Rose
Camelon Juniors v Musselburgh Athletic
Hill Of Beath Hawthorn v Kelty Hearts
Lochee United v Ballingry Rovers
Penicuik Athletic v Fauldhouse United
Sauchie Juniors v Carnoustie Panmure
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Arniston Rangers v Kinnoull
Bathgate Thistle v Montrose Roselea
Broughty Athletic v Dundonald Bluebell
Forfar West End v Edinburgh United
Jeanfield Swifts v Dundee North End
Oakley United v Dundee Violet
St Andrews United v Glenrothes
Tayport v Dalkeith Thistle
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Arbroath Victoria v Downfield
East Craigie v Kirriemuir Thistle
Forfar Albion v Thornton Hibs
Kennoway Star Hearts v Kirkcaldy YM
Lochore Welfare v Brechin Victoria
Newburgh v Lochee Harp
Scone Thistle v Luncarty
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Haddington Athletic v West Calder United
Livingston United v Stoneyburn Juniors
Lochgelly Albert v Dunbar United
Rosyth v Pumpherston
Tranent Juniors v Crossgates Primrose
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Newburgh welcome Lochee Harp from Dundee to East Shore Park tomorrow in the McBookie.com East North League
Kick off is at 14:30
Newburgh have received a bye in round 1 of the Scottish Junior Cup
The draw made tonight in the Polloch social club is as follows
Forth Wanderers v Dufftown
Annbank Utd v Fc Stoneywood
Ellon Utd v Carluke Rovers
Scone Th v Newtongrange Star
Thornton Hibs v Ashfield
Bonnyrigg Rose v Inverness City
Oakley Utd v Jeanfield Swifts
Sunnybank v Glenrothes
Glentanar v Kelty Hearts
Renfrew v Ballingry Rovers
Wishaw Juniors v Sauchie Juniors
Dundee North End v Kello Rov
Aberdeen Uni v Kirkcaldy YM
St Rochs v Lochgelly Albert
Tranent v Edinburgh Utd
East Kilbride v Johnstone Burgh
Kilsyth Rangers v Blairgowrie
Falkirk Juniors v Islavale
Kilwinning Rangers v New Elgin
Cruden Bay v Tayport
Whitehills v Lochee Harp
Downfield v Vale of Leven
Harthill Royal v Darvel Juniors
Dundee East Craigie v Hill pf Beath
Arthurlie v Hall Russell Utd
Shettleston v Ardeer Th
St Anthonys v Ardrossan Winton Rovers
Colony Park v Clydebank
Cambuslang Rangers v Irvine Measles
Lanark Utd v Penicuik Ath
Lochee Utd v Muirkirk Juniors
Parkvale v Rosyth Fc
Hermes v Petershill
Downfield 3 – Newburgh 4
Newburgh’s tough start to the season continued on Saturday when they travelled to Dundee to face the bookies favourites for the title this season, Downfield.
With new management in place there have been wholesale changes to the playing and coaching staff for the team that finished in third spot last season.
Harris replaced Manzie up front with McNiven returning to the starting line up in place of the injured Dean Elder.
Newburgh opened the scoring after only 4 minutes when the home defence struggled to deal with the direct run of Tulleth. The ‘Burgh’s livewire striker got himself into the box and slotted the ball past the advancing keeper into the net.
Downfield equalised within a minute of the re-start when a long ball from midfield landed in the danger zone, Newburgh’s defence failed to clear the ball properly allowing Hood in to restore parity to the game.
With a half an hour on the clock the home side took a deserved lead on the balance of play. Newburgh’s youthful central midfield partnership of Gray and McNiven failed to close down their opposite numbers quick enough and a long ball over the top was taken in by McLeod who made no mistake smashing the ball under Houston.
Newburgh almost equalised on the 34th minute when a vicious Honeyman shot whistled over the bar with the keeper struggling to make ground across his goal.
Ten minutes into the second half Downfield extended their lead when a lucky deflection off the referee diverted a through ball out of the reach of Davidson and into Hood’s path who once again made no mistake sending Houston the wrong way.
Newburgh picked themselves up from this setback and set about re-establishing themselves in the game. McAdam started to venture forward and his combination with Tulleth led to Newburgh’s second goal. With 65 minutes played Houston sent a quick throw out to McAdam who fed Tulleth on the wide left, the ‘Burgh striker wrong footed his defender and bore in on goal only to be met by the keeper who dived at his feet up-ending Tulleth. The ref pointed to the spot much to the amazement of the home team. Harris slotted the penalty away to give Newburgh fresh hope of salvaging something from the game.
Tulleth was really causing the home side problems every time he had the ball with his direct approach leading to the equaliser on the 74th minute. Tulleth had drawn three defenders as he advanced towards goal allowing Harris space in the middle. Tulleth’s dinked pass found Harris who managed to squeeze the ball past the home keeper much to the delight of the ‘Burgh supporters who at this point would have been happy to salvage a point having been 2 goals down only ten minutes prior.
Neither Tulleth nor Harris were finished though and with only stoppage time remaining the duo combined again to snatch a winner for Newburgh. Manzie’s hold up play allowed him to feed Tulleth whose running again found the home defence drawn to him leaving Harris with space on the right to meet a pin point pass with his left foot to smash the ball under the home keeper.
Nicol was delighted with the result “we didn’t play at our best for much of the game but we have a great team spirit that pulled us through. We gained the momentum after the penalty went in and we will be a danger to any team once we get our tails up”.
Newburgh will welcome Lochee Harp to East Shore Park on Saturday. Kick off is at 14:30
Newburgh: Houston, Honeyman, McAdam, Davidson , Ross, Spence (Manzie 71), Ferguson, McNiven (Slamman 80) Gray (Triallist 80), Tulleth, Harris
Burgh scorers: Tulleth, Harris (3)
Newburgh 2 Thornton Hibs 2
Newburgh looked to build on the previous weeks win at Blairgowrie against a strongly fancied Thornton Hibs side at East Shore Park on Saturday.
Harris replaced Niven in the midfield in an otherwise un-changed line up for the home side.
Thornton came out of the traps the quickest of the two teams and pushed Newburgh back into their half for the opening exchanges. The opening goal was scored by the visitors after 7 minutes. Thornton won a corner and from an excellent delivery Adam Drummond got in front of Houston at the near post to head the ball into the net.
Newburgh looked like a shadow of themselves and were struggling to gain any real possession with loose play allowing Thornton to dictate mush of the game. A shuffle of the midfield found Tulleth drop deeper to assist. This had an impact and Newburgh clawed their way into the game forcing their first chances through good play on both flanks from Spence and Elder.
On the 29th minute Tulleth broke out of midfield linking well with Ferguson whose through ball was collected in the box. As Tulleth steadied himself for a shot a rash tackle found him up-ended leaving the referee no option other than to award a penalty. Dean Elder stepped up and slotted his spot kick low into the corner sending the keeper the wrong way.
For the remainder of the half the game ebbed and flowed from end to end with both teams having opportunities to re-take the lead, the best of which fell to the visitors with a deft Steven Leslie lob beating Houston in the ‘Burgh goal only to hit the bar and bounce out of play.
The second half continued in the same vein as the first with neither team establishing a foothold to build upon. Both sides hit the woodwork before Newburgh took the lead for the first time in the game on the 61st minute. David Gray, who had replaced the now injured Elder, latched onto a poor defensive clearance and with an intelligent header he fed the ball to Grant Manzie who had dropped off the front line. The striker played a perfectly weighted pass to Tulleth on the wide left who played an instinctive cross low and hard across the penalty area. Steven Harris met the cross perfectly to guide the ball beyond the keeper.
The lead was short lived however with the visitors drawing level within 60 seconds. A cross field diagonal ball found Steven Leslie in what appeared to the home support to be in an offside position. The referee who was 30 yards away did not agree and allowed play to continue. Leslie drove a pin point pass into Chris Ireland who deftly dispatched a shot in the ‘Burgh net much to the protestation of the home side and support.
The last 25 minutes of the game was played at a break neck pace with Thronton and Newburgh both coming close to re-taking the lead. An Adam Drummond thunderbolt hit the post for Thornton and only ‘Burgh’s Ricky Wells will know how he did not burst the net when unmarked at the far post in the closing seconds of the game.
‘Burgh coach Paul Martin was pleased not to lose but equally disappointed not to have taken all of the points “we were lucky and unlucky today, I am sure that Thornton will feel similarly aggrieved not to have taken all of the points. It was disappointing to lose the lead so quickly after having gone ahead, the ref only gets one chance to make these offside decisions and I appreciate how difficult it is for him to make a call from 30 yards away with no touchline assistants. That said we could have won the game at the death.
Newburgh visit Downfield on Saturday with kick off at 14:30
Newburgh: Houston, Honeyman, Ross, Davidson, McAdam, Spence, Ferguson, Harris, Elder (Gray 62), Manzie (Wells 74), Tulleth
Arbroath Vics 1-1 Blairgowrie
Dundee East Craigie 3-2 Brechin Vics
Forfar Albion 0-2 Lochee Harp Kennoway Star Hearts 0-1 Downfield Lochore Welfare 2-4 Kirriemuir Thistle
Newburgh 2-2Thornton Hibs
Scone Thistle 5-1 Kirkcaldy YM
Burgh scorers Elder & Harris
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