Month: January 2018

Game off


Once again our pitch has failed a morning inspection so todays game has had to be postponed.
Midweek football anyone?? August and May?
You never know co.mon sense may break out at some point.

Management vacancy at Newburgh Juniors

Alan Fortune has informed the Newburgh Juniors committee that due to personal reasons he wishes to step down as manager of the football team.
Alan has offered to continue in the role, short term, until a replacement manager can be recruited to take over the reins.
The committee respect Alan’s decision and would like to record our thanks to him in the work he has put into the squad and also for offering to assist with the running of the team until a suitable replacement can be found.


Newburgh Juniors committee would therefore like to invite applications for the position of Manager.
Please contact the committee for further information
email: – newburghjuniors@btinternet.com
Mobile telephone: – 07516 625033

Management vacancy at Newburgh Juniors

Alan Fortune has informed the Newburgh Juniors committee that due to personal reasons he wishes to step down as manager of the football team.
Alan has offered to continue in the role, short term, until a replacement manager can be recruited to take over the reins.
The committee respect Alan’s decision and would like to record our thanks to him in the work he has put into the squad and also for offering to assist with the running of the team until a suitable replacement can be found.


Newburgh Juniors committee would therefore like to invite applications for the position of Manager.
Please contact the committee for further information
email: – newburghjuniors@btinternet.com
Mobile telephone: – 07516 625033

The big Burgh lotto draw has been made….


The draw for.the massive £1400 prize pot was made this afternoon in Last Orders shop.
Numbers 2-3-5 were drawn and after checking all tickets there are once agai no winners matching the 3 numbers.
The prizepot rises to an unprecedented £1500 next week.
Tickets available throughout the town and from any committee member.

Match report – Lochore Welfare 2 Newburgh 2

Newburgh played their first game since the 18th of November on Saturday with the league fixture against Lochore Welfare providing a welcome return to competitive action.
Newburgh manager Alan Fortune handed debuts to three new signings with Grant Cunningham, Billy Rogerson and Anesu Tabengwa all named in the starting 11.
With both teams lacking in competitive action the opening exchanges were fragmented with neither team able to make much of an impression in the game.
This changed, however, after 12 minutes with Lochore taking the lead. Kinnimouth picked the ball up in midfield and was able to move forward without challenge towards the Newburgh goal. As the Lochore midfielder entered the 18 yard box he had room to curl a shot around the approaching defender beyond Warrender into the net.
The home side doubled their lead 3 minutes later from a corner. A driven ball into the 6 yard box was not properly dealt with allowing Donaldson to pick his spot from 10 yards out.
Newburgh awakened from their post-Christmas slumber finally being able to create some attacking threat in the game. This threat was in the main from Woods who was running the channel well moving the Lochore defence around. Newburgh forced a succession of corners which led to their first goal.  The set piece was driven over by Anderson to the un-marked Tabengwa at the far post. The debutant powered a header up over Inglis in the Lochore goal to give Newburgh hope.
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Lochore started the second half well without managing to create any real pressure on Warrenders goal. After the early pressure Newburgh’s Anderson and Fortune started to get a hold of the midfield for Newburgh with Brocklebank and F Wilson being released forward on the flanks more regularly.
Fresh legs were introduced into the Newburgh midfield on the hour with J Wilson and Christie replacing Brocklebank and Cunningham. The changes caused a change in the dynamic of the ‘Burgh team with the pressing in midfield causing the home side problems.
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Newburgh drew level on the 68th minute. Tabengwa’s persistence and energy up front allowed him to chase in on goal with only Inglis to beat. The ‘Burgh striker picked his spot and slid the ball under the keeper.
Either team could have grabbed the winning goal in the closing 20 minutes with chances created for both sides in the closing minutes.
Manager Alan Fortune was delighted with his team’s persistence and belief in themselves. “We knew this was a difficult place to come and take anything as Lochore are always full of energy. Our three new players were obviously edgy in the opening half an hour but then settled down and all three acquitted themselves well. I am delighted that we have started 2018 in a positive fashion”. The manager is looking forward to next weekend’s home game against high flying Perthshire side Luncarty “they have signed a few players recently who would walk into any team in this league so we have to be aware of the threat that they will pose. If we can take the positivity, work ethic and energy from this week’s game into next weekend’s fixture I will be more than happy”.
Newburgh: Warrender, Rogerson, Cunningham (J Wilson 56), Connolly, O’Brien, F Wilson, Fortune, Anderson, Brocklebank (Christie 60) , Tabengwa, Wood