Month: August 2018

Kit sponsor – Blackadders

Many thanks to Blackadders who have provided the squad with track suits.

Blackadders is the law firm that works as a team providing first class, trusted advice to individuals and businesses in Scotland.

From planning your and your family’s affairs and investments, advice on resolving disputes, through to commercial legal advice for every type of business, Blackadders is trusted by thousands of clients every year to help them achieve their goals.


Kit sponsor – Lindores Abbey Distillery

Everyone at the club is delighted that Lindores Abbey Distillery have continued their sponsorship of the club supplying the squad with training fleeces.

The Spiritual Home of Scotch Whisky. Revived after 523 years. As custodians of Lindores Abbey, we have made a very sincere commitment to protect this important landmark for future generations. In 2017, spirit started flowing once again from copper stills at Lindores Abbey Distillery. Learning as much as we can from the great Scottish distillers around us, past and present, and from others much further afield, we are looking forward to bringing a very modern whisky-making approach to this ancient site. We have now built a Single Malt distillery in the grounds of the former Abbey as well as a Visitor Centre where you can shop or take a Tour of the Distillery, as well as a Refectory where you can enjoy tasty lunches and refreshments and a Legacy Bar. Both of these can be hired for Weddings or Corporate and Private Events.

Kit sponsor – CommVista

Many thanks to Comvista who have provided the squad with training jackets

Comvista Networks Limited® was formed in 2014 and formerly known as Comvista Limited which was incorporated in 2008. We are a specialist telecommunications service provider based in Central Scotland. We have existing contracts with a wide range of industries. We are also contracted with government organisations  to supply our specialist engineers . We have over thirty five years of industry experience.

Core activities of the business centre on network provision, both external and internal. Comvista Networks Limited® are an Ofcom registered provider of fixed line communications. We specialise in Local and Wide Area Networks and we have particular expertise in structured cabling and optical fibre provision.  We also have an IT division which specialises in provision and site support. This further enhances our capabilities as the ‘complete service provider’ to business.

ComVista Limited established independent service provision capability in 2009 and this has continued with Comvista Networks Limited®. The company has its own ‘in house’ provision, maintenance and billing capability. All of our internal systems link directly to BT Openreach back office systems which enable us to plan installations and maintenance in line with BT field resource. We also offer our own local engineering presence to further enhance the customer experience.

The introduction of industry ‘equivalence’ by the regulator Ofcom in 2007 meant that all registered providers of telecommunications products and services are given fair and equal access to the BT network and resource. This means that Comvista Networks Limited® can offer the same levels of service as its core supplier BT Openreach. The BT Openreach engineering resource, which is UK wide, will install and maintain on behalf of Comvista Networks Limited®.





The ‘Burgh’s next fixture – East of Scotland Cup

Newburgh travel Gibbshil Prk, Hartill this weekend to play Harthill Royal in the 2nd round of this seasons East of Scotland Cup, Newburgh last faced Harthill in the Fife & Lothians cup last season at East Shore Park where the visitors ran out convincing winners.

We look forward to visiting Harthill’s home ground this season having built up a great relationship with their committee and fans last season.

Newburgh v Rosyth match report

Newburgh 3 Rosyth 0

With his Newburgh squad short of bodies on Saturday, manager Scott Hudson drafted in two local youngsters to take their places on the bench for this South Premier league clash with Rosyth.

Willie Wright and Kyle Fraser moved from their familiar positions into the defence and Jamie Gay re-joined the squad after a period out through injury.

Rosyth’s attacking threat is under-pinned with them having Tam Hampson, the league’s leading goal scorer, in their starting eleven.

The opening half an hour of the game was a close affair with Newburgh and Rosyth both having chances to open their account for the day. Newburgh’s defence was well marshalled by Clark with no real threat on the Newburgh goal.

With 25 minutes played Rosyth thought they had broken the deadlock with a cross that was turned in to the Newburgh goal. A break from a long ball over the top, that looked suspiciously offside, allowed the visitor in on goal. A low ball driven across goal was turned past Sutherland in the ‘Burgh goal however the referee adjudged that a hand had been used by Hampson and gave Newburgh the free kick much to the Rosyth dugouts dismay.

Ryan Smart who had been playing well in midfield picked up an injury around the half hour mark forcing Hudson to introduce Jamie Gay into the game earlier than would have been ideal with the ‘Burgh forward returning from injury just this week. 

Gay made his mark on the game shortly after coming on picking up a pass from Skinner just outside the box. He wasn’t closed down quickly enough allowing him the opportunity to turn and lift a beautiful shot into the top corner of the net to give Newburgh the lead.

The priority for Newburgh was then to take the lead into the dressing room at half time which they managed with the defence coping well with back lash from Rosyth at going behind.

The second half was only 5 minutes old when Newburgh doubled their lead with Scot Sutherland crafting an opportunity for himself with his never say die attitude up front. A poor pass back from Hynd to Harkness in the visitors goal allowed Sutherland to use his pace to quickly press the goalie. The keeper tried to move the ball from his left to his favoured right foot, Sutherland got across the keeper as he cleared it and intercepted the ball and slotted the ball into the open goal. A fantastic piece of work by the young forward to bring his tally as a ‘Burgh player to 8 goals in 7 starts. 

Newburgh continued to take the game to Rosyth with the whole team playing well. Rosyth were limited to possession in the wide areas where they struggled to make an impression on the game. A series of knocks slowed the game down as both physio’s were called on to the park to attend to their players.

With Newburgh defending well Rosyth found it increasingly difficult to impose themselves on the game. It was Newburgh who scored the crucial 3rd goal of the game when some excellent work from Craig and Fraser Robinson allowed the ball to be driven into the box from the wide left. A perfect cut back from Robinson was met by Gay who made no mistake in adding to his tally for the day smashing the ball past Harkness to put Newburgh comfortably 3 goals ahead on the 78th minute. 

Newburgh recorded their second home win out of two starts this season, most pleasing for ‘Burgh manager Hudson was his the teams tenacity “we didn’t allow the fact we were down in number affect us today, every single player did his bit on the park. We had players playing out of position but anyone watching who didn’t know the squad would not have been able to pick any player who looked out of place or uncomfortable in where they were playing”.

Newburgh have a break from league duties next weekend when they visit Harthill Royal in the 2nd round of the East Region Cup.

Match report – Lochgelly Albert 5 Newburgh 3

Lochgelly Albert 5 Newburgh 3

Newburgh faced another Fife derby on Saturday with a trip to Lochgelly Albert in the South premier league. Lochgelly, another team under new management, have had a mixed start to their league campaign. They are in a similar position to Newburgh with a fairly new squad this season.

Newburgh welcomed back Ryan Hughes, Sean MacBride and Scott Sutherland back into the squad. Craig Hall dropped out of the squad having picked up a thigh strain the previous week against Kirkcaldy.

Newburgh started the game well with the majority of the possession in the opening stages of the game. Robinson on the left and Fraser on the right were stretching the home defence. Newburgh forced a series of corners which they could not capitalise on with the home defence dealing with the pressure well.

The home side pulled themselves into the lead on the 25th minute. Possession was won in the middle of the park and long ball into the corner wasn’t dealt with allowing Chitmere to close in one on one with Sutherland in the Newburgh goal. The Lochgelly striker picked his spot and passed the ball into the net from 5 yards.

The loss of the goal rocked Newburgh having held so much of the possession and momentum it was disappointing to go behind in the game.

Lochgelly were given a boost with the goal and took a hold of the game pressing hard to find the second goal in the game. Newburgh defended well keeping the home side limited to shots from distance that never troubled the ‘Burgh goal.

With half time fast approaching Newburgh hauled themselves back into the game with a neat move through midfield between Lambert and Smart that released Sutherland. The young strikers pace caught the defence out allowing him to fire a tremendous shot past the home keeper.

Sutherland added to Newburgh’s tally on the stroke of half time. The forwards eye for goal showed as he lifted a lob over the keeper and defenders from 12 yards out which bounced off the crossbar and into the net giving Newburgh a deserved half time lead.

Newburgh extended their lead 10 minutes into the second half. A free kick was awarded on the angle of the 18 yard box 20 yards from goal. Lambert stepped up and drove a shot low into the corner beyond the home keepers reach to give Newburgh the all-important two goal cushion.

The response from the home side on the 56th minute shook Newburgh with a fast break out from midfield leaving Newburgh on the back foot. A pin point accurate cross was met by Stark who despatched a perfectly placed header into the top corner. Newburgh’s 2 goal advantage had only lasted 2 minutes.

Lochgelly hauled themselves level on the hour mark when a Johal tackle inside the box was adjudged by the referee to have been a foul. Johal was insistent that the challenge was a fair one however the referee would not be swayed and Perrie sent the resultant spot kick high into the net.

The game was played at high pace with Newburgh pushing to get themselves back in front. Hughes replaced Fraser. Hughes injected fresh pace to the Newburgh front line and he crafted space for himself soon after coming on with a shot flying just wide of the post. Robinson’s pace on the left continued to make life difficult for the home defence, unfortunately with no reward coming for his work. Smart was controlling the midfield breaking up any attacks and moving the ball around the park well for Newburgh.

Newburgh looked fairly comfortable up to the last 10 minutes of the game until a pair of goals for the home side took the wind out of Newburgh’s sails. A free kick into the ‘Burgh box has not cleared properly resulting in a scramble inside the six yard box which allowed Chitmere to poke the ball into the net.

With only a couple of minutes remaining Newburgh were chasing the game pushing up the park. A long clearance from the Lochgelly defence was picked up by the striker who drove towards goal. Clark met the defender and slid into a tackle that seemed to influence the ball. The referee disagreed and awarded a free kick 20 yards from goal. Perrie stepped up and hit a fantastic shot into the top corner of the net giving Sutherland no chance of reaching it.

Manager Hudson was disappointed that his side had, for the second week in a row, played very well and come away from the game with nothing to show for the hard work. “We were the better team for a considerable time in the match, but goals win games and we have no complaints we will just have to work harder again this week to see some improvement in next Saturdays game against Rosyth. Lochgelly took their chances where we didn’t and that was the difference in the game”.

Newburgh are at home next Saturday with Rosyth providing the opposition. Kick-off is at 14:30.