Month: September 2018

This weekends fixture

Newburgh travel to Aberdeen this weekend to play in the 2nd round of the MACRON Scottish Junior cup against Hermes.

Newburgh played Hermes in the Scottish Junior cup at a similar stage of the competition in season 2016-17 at East Shore Park. A match the North Super league side won comfortably 5 – 0.

We still have a few seats left on the coach to the game if you would like to join us please get in touch and we will book your seat.

The bus leaves Glenrothes Lomond Centre at 09:30 with a pick up in Newburgh at 10:00. We are stopping in Stonehaven for brunch before making our way to the game. The coach will depart from Aberdeen at approximately 19:30.

The MACRON Scottish cup ties featuring East region teams are listed below

Aberdeen East End v Lochgelly Albert
Arbroath Vics v Largs Thistle
Auchinleck Talbot v Forfar West End
Bathgate Thistle v Craigmark Bruntonians
Benburb v Broughty Athletic
Carnoustie Panmure v Longside
Clydebank v Armadale Thistle
Cumnock Juniors v Coupar Angus
Downfield v Larkhall Thistle
Dundee Violet v Maryhill
Glenrothes v Brechin Vics
Hall Russel United v Kennoway Star Hearts
Hermes v Newburgh
Kello Rovers v Blairgowrie
Kinnoull v Saltcoats Victoria
Kirkcaldy YM v Renfrew
Livingston United v Kilsyth Rangers
Lochee United v Dalry Thistle
Lochore Welfare v Fauldhouse United
Newmachar v Whitburn Juniors
Pumpherston Juniors v Forfar Albion
Rosyth v Newmains Utd
Scone Thistle v Neilston
Shettleston v Dundee North End
Spey Valley v Harthill Royal
Stoneyburn Juniors v Luncarty
Tayport v Port Glasgow
Thorniewood United v East Craigie
Thornton Hibs v Stoneywood Parkvale
Troon v Lochee Harp
Wishaw v West Calder United

 

 

 

 

Armadale Thistle v Newburgh match report

Armadale Thistle 5 Newburgh 1

Newburgh were on their travels again this weekend making the trip to Armadale for the first time in the South Premier League looking for their first points away from East Shore Park.

Armadale who have had a difficult start to the season came into the game having picked up their first win since the opening weekend of the season last week against Stoneyburn.

Newburgh started the game well and were rewarded for their efforts with a goal on the forth minute Some tenacious work by MacBride in the left found him winning the ball inside the 18 yard box. The home defense struggled to deal with the ball which fell to Lambert who made no mistake from close range giving Newburgh the early advantage.

The lead could have been doubled shortly after with Hughes through on goal, his pace catching the home defense out, as he drove a shot just past the post.

Armadale dragged themselves back into the game and began to cause the ‘Burgh defense problems. Johal and Skinner were called into action in close succession to thwart the home sides attacks.

It was just after the half hour when Armadale deservedly equalized a free kick from just outside the box was well saved by Sutherland low to his left, the ball was not cleared from the save and Armadale’s striker Allison pounced to turn the ball into the net.

As the half was ending Armadale took the lead with a Gray free kick perfectly placed in the top corner.

The half time team talk seemed to stimulate the ‘Burgh with a succession of chances going a begging just after the re-start. Newburgh looked likely to equalize as their pressure began to tell on the home defense. Chances fell to Sutherland and Hughes who both struggled to capitalize on the pressure that Newburgh were putting the home side under.

Armadale increased their lead on the 69th minute when Robertson latched on to a through ball from midfield. Newburgh, who had been pushing up the park were caught out and Robertson found time and space to pick his spot giving the home side the all important 2 goal lead.

With Newburgh now chasing the game Armadale were finding space to break out and pressurise the ‘Burgh goal. Allison and Robertson both grabbed another goal apiece in the last 5 minutes to put the game well out of Newburgh’s reach.

‘Burgh manager Hudson spoke after the game “We stressed at half time that the next goal was crucial. If we had scored in the opening 5 minutes of the 2nd half it would have been a much closer game. We gambled and it cost us the game with Armadale defending well and catching us out at the back”.

Newburgh travel to Aberdeen next weekend for a Scottish Junior cup ties against North Super League outfit Hermes.

Tomorrow’s fixture details

Newburgh travel across the River Forth once more tomorrow to face Armadale Thistle in the McBookie.com South Premier league.

Armadale beat Stoneyburn 4-1 in their last fixture and sit one place below Newburgh in the league.

Premier South league fixtures tomorrow:

Armadale Thistle v Newburgh

Bathgate Thistle v Kirkcaldy YM

Harthill Royal v Stoneyburn Juniors

Livingston United v Lochgelly Albert

Lochore Welfare v West Calder United

Pumpherston Juniors v Rosyth

 

Newburgh strips available from Direct Soccer

We have been asked about the replica strip that our mascot, Lyndon, was wearing at Saturdays game so thought it would be good to post details of where they can be bought from.

Our team wear is supplied by Direct Soccer from Dundee.

The home top can be found here – https://www.directsoccer.co.uk/brighton-ls-striped-football-jersey-junior-16978

The away top can be found here – https://www.directsoccer.co.uk/pisa-long-sleeve-jersey-junior-15936

These tops can be ordered online and it is possible to add the Newburgh crest, a number and a name if required.

  • When you have selected the correct size click on customize and add to basket option
  • Next select to add an embroidered badge
  • Next select to add it to the left breast of the top and click on the use previous badge option
  • In the next page search Newburgh and you will get the option to all the Newburgh club badge to the top.
  • Then follow the directions for adding numbers and or names – all of our shirts use the MADRID style numbering.
  • When all is done please add a Newburgh Juniors club token to your order (free)

The tops and customization are very reasonably priced at around the £20 mark and Direct Soccer are an excellent company to deal with.

TIP: To save the £5 postage costs select the collect from store option – Drop us an email on info@newburghfc.co.uk and we can collect for you as we are at their premises every week. The tops can then be picked up from the club or dropped off with you in Newburgh.

Newburgh v Livingston UTD match report

Newburgh 3 Livingston UTD 1

Newburgh welcomed un-beaten Livingston United to East Shore Park for the first time on league business. Livingston have made an un-beaten start to their season winning 2 and drawing 3 so far in the McBookie.com South Premier league.

Newburgh welcomed Scott Sutherland and Ryan Smart back into the starting line-up.

Livingston started the first half on top of play with their midfield winning the battle in the middle of the park for possession. The visitor’s front men created a flurry of chances in the opening minutes giving the Newburgh defence and Calum Sutherland in goal plenty to think about.

Newburgh settled into the game creating more forward moving play with Smart and Lambert creating more space for themselves in the middle of the park. The breakthrough came for Newburgh in the 23rd minute with a slide rule pass from Smart being latched onto by Scott Sutherland. The ‘Burgh striker drove across defender and into the 18-yard box. As the Livingston keeper came off his line Sutherland passed the ball under him and into the net.

Livingston continued to bring the game to Newburgh with the home side coping well in defence as the visitors probed for an equaliser. Gordon Clark and Kyle Meaney were dealing well with the aerial threat with Fraser and Skinner snuffing out any attacks down the flanks.

As the half drew to a close Livingston forced a series of corner which were well dealt with by Newburgh. Sutherland in the goal was confident in the air and gave the visitors no clear chances ensuring that his team took the lead into the dressing room at half time.

The visitors came out early for the second half and with the game re-started it was obvious they had been well motivated by the coaches to press for an early goal. Newburgh mopped up the pressure however and didn’t look likely to concede. Wright in the middle of the park played slightly deeper ensuring his defence had extra cover to protect the slim lead.

Newburgh were forced to make a change as Fraser picked up a knock early in the half, Johal replaced the Burgh defender in a straight swap.

The visitors did manage to draw level just after the hour mark, some excellent play in the middle of the park opened up space for McGurk who didn’t miss his opportunity to force the ball into the net.

Almost immediately from the re-start Livingston looked likely to draw level when a break from midfield saw McGurk one on one with Sutherland in the Burgh goal. Meaney somehow covered the ground and managed to make a perfect tackle just as he was about to shoot snuffing out the chance to take the lead.

Newburgh’s lead was restored two minutes after the re-start with the perfect response from the home side. Robinson picked the ball up on the left and combined with Smart who threaded an inch perfect pass through the defence for Sutherland to run on to. The ‘Burgh striker picked his spot and stuck the ball past the keeper to give Newburgh the lead once more.

Losing the goal so soon after they had drawn level sucked the life out of the Livingston side who had looked very lively since the start of the 2nd half. Newburgh looked the more confident side and this was proven on the 73rd minute when they increased the lead with another goal from Sutherland who completed his hat trick.

The goal came from a corner with a vicious cross whipped across box by Lambert, Sutherland made a perfect near post run getting on front of is marker to volley the ball in at the near post.

Sutherland left the park shortly after completing his hat trick to a well-deserved round of applause from the home support. Ryan Hughes was introduced into the game up front hoping his pace and guile would cause the visitors further problems.

Hughes and Gay combined almost immediately with Gay collecting the ball deep and beating two men to open up space for Hughes who ran a lovely line in on goal. The ball was cleared for a corer just as the Burgh striker was about to unleash a shot goal bound

Newburgh managed the remainder of the game well closing out the game mainly in the opposition half to ensure the 3 points were secured.

Scott Hudson, Newburgh manager, was pleased with the performance and confidence that his team showed in the game “I talked to the team at half time about managing the game and making sure we played in areas that suited us so it was pleasing to see the lead we had established protected as the game drew to a close”. On Sutherlands hat trick Hudson commented “It is the forwards job to score goals, Scott is tireless and creates his own chances by working hard. Just as pleasing for me is the defensive display that we put together, all of the back 4 including Kyle’s replacement Aman played exceptionally well today. The tackle Kyle Meaney made at 1-1 changed the game”.

Newburgh are on their travels once again this weekend with another trip over the River Forth to visit Armadale Thistle kick off is at 2:30 pm.