Month: November 2014

Today’s result

Forfar Albion 0 Newburgh 8 (eight)
Burgh scorers
22 mins Ferguson
25 mins Ferguson
32 mins Ferguson
38 mins Harris
44 mins Harris
45 mins Harris
60 mins Falconer debut goal
64 mins Spence

Good result

Drummers on the turn

Went to Kelty Hearts v Bo’Ness as Newburgh’s game called off
Burgh loyal supporter Allan “Drummer” Doig bought himself a Hearts scarf at the gate?
Will he return to East Shore Park after this???

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Today’s game is off

A waterlogged Thornton pitch has led to today’s game being cancelled
Kelty Hearts v Bo’Ness in the Junior cup for me as an alternative
Mon the Hearts!!

This weekends fixture

Newburgh are scheduled to travel to Thornton Hibs Jubilee Park this Saturday – kick off is 13:45
Jubilee park is notoriously difficult to play fixtures on throughout the Winter as the park hold a lot of water suffering from poor drainage.
Hopefully the weather will be kind and Newburgh will fulfil this fixture having missed playing against Scone Thistle last weekend due to adverse weather

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Signing News

Newburgh manager Graham Nicol is delighted to have secured the loan signing of striker Daryl Falconer from East Fife.
Daryl will be a welcome addition to the Newburgh squad.

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Match report from yesterday’s game against @arbroathvics

Newburgh 3 – Arbroath Vics 1

Newburgh’s poor home form was put to the test on Saturday with the visit of Arbroath Vics, a team in a rich vein of form away from home. Twelve of the fourteen points that the Vic’s have in league have been earned on the road this season.

Newburgh had Manzie back in the squad but Dean Elder was still on the injury list. Slamman earned his first start for several weeks playing alongside in form striker Harris.

Newburgh pressed the visitors from the start with the home midfield taking a hold of proceedings, Davidson and Ferguson were able to control the centre of the park with Spence proving a handful for the Vics defence with his strong running causing his opposing number problems every time he had the opportunity to run at him.

Harris and Spence combine well on the right stretching the Vic's defence
Harris and Spence combine well on the right stretching the Vic’s defence

The visitors were conceding free kicks in dangerous areas one of which led to the opening goal in the 26th minute. Ferguson delivered a driven ball from 30 yards out on the wide left that was met by Harris who directed a perfectly placed header beyond the reach of the Vic’s keeper.

Slamman was industrious in his role beside Harris closing down possession and defending from the front, this was paying off with the visitors finding it difficult to string together any meaningful play. As the half drew to an end McAdam was unlucky not to double Newburgh’s lead whipping a right foot shot just wide of the post from 15 yard out on the left.

The early exchanges in the second half were mainly in the midfield areas with neither team able to press the danger area. McAdam and Hood were combining well on the left and on the 58th minute a well-paced pass from Hood allowed McAdam to drive past his opponent and bear in on goal. The central defender drove across and scythed McAdam down, the referee indicated to the penalty spot with no hesitation, booking the Vic’s defender.

IMG_8948 Steven Harris stepped up and calmly slotted the spot kick into the net to double his and Newburgh’s tally.

Newburgh were rampant creating chances almost at will. On the 61st minute Newburgh added to their lead with Ross notching his first goal for the ‘Burgh when he rose above everyone at a corner and headed the ball perfectly into the net.

Ross grabs his first goal for Newburgh
Ross grabs his first goal for Newburgh

The game increasingly was being played in Newburgh’s half as the Vic’s pushed to grab a foothold in the game. The visitors pulled themselves back into the game grabbing a well-deserved goal in the 68th minute. Poor marking left the lively striker free to smash a shot past Houston who was out of position in his goal and caught on his heels.

The flow of the game changed soon after this with the Vic’s being reduced to ten men after a last man tackle was adjudged illegal by the referee. A straight red forced the Vic’s to shuffle formation and as is so often the case Newburgh began to struggle against the 10 men left on the pitch. The remainder of the game was played in the Newburgh half much to the frustration of the Newburgh coaching staff.

The pressure could not be converted to goals for the visitors with no further scoring leaving Newburgh the deserved victors.

Manager Graham Nicol was delighted with his team’s performance in the first hour of play “We laid out a plan in the dressing room which the boys stuck to for the first hour. This is young team and they were really firing on all cylinders getting us three goals up”. Nicol was not so complimentary of the last third of the game however “Concentration is key particularly when you are ahead. The sending off caused us more problems and we did not adapt our play quickly enough to counter the formation change that they made”.

Newburgh will welcome Scone Thistle to East Shore Park this Saturday. Thistle are only one place below Newburgh in the league and will prove a stern test. Kick off is at the earlier time of 13:45.

Newburgh: Houston, Gray, Hood (McNiven 76), Ross, Honeyman, Davidson, McAdam (Wilson 83), Ferguson, Harris, Spence, Slamman (Manzie 80)

Subs – White, Butters