Month: September 2017

Newburgh v Dundee Violet match report

Newburgh 0 Dundee Violet 4

Newburgh faced league leaders Dundee Violet at East Shore Park on Saturday. The Pansies had three of Newburgh’s squad from last season in their starting line-up, Cammy Black, Steven Harris and Gavin Thomson all having made the switch in the close season.
Stewart Fowler returned to the starting line-up which was otherwise unchanged from the previous weekends win at Forfar Albion.
The visitors started well pushing Newburgh into their own half for much of the opening exchanges with Newburgh’s defensive line restricting the Violet to long range efforts. The defensive unit was working well and cohesively and managed to push up as a one several times to catch the Violets front line offside several times in succession much to the consternation of the Violet dugout.
Newburgh grew into the game with both Anderson and Josh Wilson making inroads going forward with Fowler and Foy holding the ball up well.
With half time approaching Violet had the ball in the ‘Burgh net and but for an offside decision they would have gone in at half time 1-0 up. However once again good positioning by the referee allowed him to call the offside and thwart the visitors.
Newburgh were the happier of the two sides at the break having kept the league leaders at bay.
The second half started badly for Newburgh when a through ball from midfield found Thomson free in the box with only 2 minutes gone. Thomson had enough time to pick his shot and curl the ball around Warrender into the Newburgh goal to open the scoring.
The ‘Burgh were still rocking from this early blow when the visitors doubled their lead on 51 minutes. The Violet played the ball down their left and an accurate cross field ball found Bachelor free to pick his spot and slide the ball under the ‘Burgh keeper.
Fortune rang that changes putting Saunders and Goodwillie on for Lumsden and Foy to try and shake up the game. Newburgh began to put together some decent passages of play with the visitors sitting back into their own half protecting their lead. Fowler and Wilson created opening but could not convert to reduce the deficit.
A quick break away on the 69th minute by Violet from a Newburgh corner led to their third goal with crisp movement and passing presenting Harris with a chance inside the box. The ex ‘Burgh striker took a great first touch and smashed the ball low into the net.
Newburgh continued to maintain their work rate and with the introduction of Brocklebank for Christie in the 80th minute they attempted to increase the pace of the game. Unfortunately it was the visitors once again who found the net with two minutes remaining in the game. Poor marking allowed a free header in the Newburgh box which was converted to give the visitors their 4th goal of the game.
Alan Fortune was realistic about the performance after the game “The Violet are a good side with aspirations of winning this league and re-establishing themselves in the Premier league once again. I thought we had a good first half limiting them to a few chances, we didn’t manage to create much ourselves in this period however which is disappointing. The two quick goals at the start of the second half killed the game for us as we were always up against it from then on in. We have a friendly this coming Wednesday against Burntisland Shipyard so we will be looking at everyone in this game with a view to putting the best team out on Saturday against Kinnoull”.
Newburgh face a trip to Kinnoull this Saturday with kick off in Perth at 2:30pm.
Newburgh: Warrender, F Wilson, Peletier, Cassells, Perrie, Anderson, J Wilson, Foy (Goodwillie 58), Fowler, Lumsden (Saunders 58), Christie (Brocklebank 80)

Football card winner

Thank you to everyone who bought a team from the football card today 
The winning team was Liverpool and the winning team owner was club captain Fraser Wilson who scoops the £30 prize. 

Well done Fraz