Month: March 2018

Easter Raffle winners

Many, many thanks to everyone who bought raffle tickets or contributed prizes to our Easter draw.
The results are in:

  • Easter Hamper – Eileen Bremner
  • Drinks Hamper – Jack c/o E Hayes
  • Chocolate Bunny – J.R.
  • Milk Tray – Ronnie c/o Distillery
  • Nescafe pack – G Strachan
  • Cocktail Baubles – Jess McAuley
  • Cranberry Biscuits – Isobel Lawrie
  • Easter Egg – Katie Scott c/o Distillery
  • Easter Egg – Muriel McKenzie
  • Soaps – Jack c/o E Hayes
  •  Easter Egg – Jane Clark
  • Easter Egg – Claire c/o Distillery
  • Easter Egg – Elaine Clunie
  • Easter Egg – Andy Burnett
  • Bottle of Baileys – Jane c/o Distillery
  • Bottle of Whisky – Douglas Birrell
  • Bottle of Red Wine – Douglas Birrell
  • Bottle of Vodka – Robbie McKenzie-Smith
  • Orchid – Joan Cook
  • Crate of Energy Drinks – Pauline Hamilton

Pitch ìnspection result

The referee inspection has resulted in todays game against Scone Thistle having to be called off.
Due the amount of rain in the last 24 hours one part of the pitch is deemed too soft to play on.

Dundee Violet v Newburgh Match report

Dundee Violet 3 Newburgh 0

Newburgh’s first fixture under the new management team could not have been a more difficult prospect with a visit to title chasing Dundee Violet the prospect.
Scott Hudson introduced his four new signings to the starting line up with Kurtis McKenzie, Gavin Reilly, Jamie Gay and Kyle Fraser all making their debuts for Newburgh.
The Violet kicked the game off and stroked the ball around confidently probing for an opening in the Newburgh defence. MacBride had marshalled the ‘Burgh defence around him and they were coping well with the early attacks.
It took a piece of good fortune for the home team to open the scoring on the 8th minute when Kedra dribbled the ball into the Newburgh box almost losing possession a couple of times before slipping the ball to Thomson who made no mistake from the edge of the 6-yard box smashing the ball into the net.
Newburgh settled well into the game after this initial setback and produced some nice possession moving the ball about well probing for a way past one of the strongest defences in the league. Gay was causing particular problems for the home defence linking up well with McKenzie and Rogerson on the left. This period of pressure from Newburgh however failed to provide a breakthrough.
Just before half time Newburgh went two goals behind when a quick attack from the home side after possession had been given away in midfield allowing the ball to be pushed out to the wide right channel. A driven cross was met by Harris who despatched a crisply struck shot past Warrender into the net.
The second half started well for Newburgh forcing a corner the result of good pressing by Fraser and MacBride. This was to be the tale of the first quarter of the half with Newburgh pressing high up the pitch not allowing the home side time to build any real momentum. Reilly and Connolly in the centre of the park were working hard to quell any attacks and with Newburgh’s defence dealing well with any long balls played over midfield the game lacked any real chances at either end.
On the hour Newburgh swapped Reilly for Fortune and McKenzie for Wilson to freshen up the midfield. Fraser pushed forward with Gay to try and grab Newburgh a lifeline in the game and were unlucky not to create a chance between them with Gay just short of a pass into the penalty area that had the Violet keeper off his line to grasp the ball off the toes of the ‘Burgh striker.
The game was put out of reach of Newburgh on the 70th minute when Warrender picked up what looked like a mis placed pass inside his 6-yard box. The referee blew his whistle to all of the Newburgh players astonishment and awarded an in-direct free kick for a pass back to the keeper. Newburgh’s defensive line were on the goal line with the free kick just yards from goal. A short pass to Duffy allowed the Violet centre midfielder to slam the ball through the advancing defenders past Warrender into the net.
The remainder of the match payed out with little chances being created for either team.
Manager Hudson spoke after the game “It was disappointing to get off to a losing start, however there were some real positive moments and would have been interested to see what would have happened had we taken managed to get the foothold of a goal in the game, as we made Violet uncomfortable at times when we played around them”.
Moving on to the next fixture Hudson added “We will push on from here working hard on the new formation and asking the boys to gel together, that in turn will build confidence and allow the individual players to express themselves and become more team focused on the park.
Newburgh are at home next Saturday facing Scone Thistle at East Shore Park, kick off is at 14:30
Newburgh: Warrender, Brocklebank, Rogerson, P MacBride (Meaney 78), Millar, Reilly (Fortune 60), Connolly, S MacBride, Gay, Fraser, McKenzie (J Wilson 60)

'Burgh lotto result

The ‘Burgh Lotto draw tonight saw numbers 4 – 6 – 18 come out of the bag
No winning tickets matched these number so the prize pot rises next week to £400
Tickets are available throughout the town or from any committee member

Dundee Violet 3 Newburgh 0

Newburgh’s first competitive fixture under new management resulted in a 3-0 loss to promotion chasing Dundee Violet.
Newburgh are at home next week to Scone Thistle