Month: January 2020

Match report – Armadale Thistle v Newburgh

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Newburgh travelled to Volunteer Park Armadale on the back of two disappointing defeats in the league. This break for the Thorntons League Cup tie came at a good time as the squad looked to re-group and push forwards in the remaining league fixtures. Armadale Thistle have been flying high in the South Super League all season and were sitting in second place just one point off the top so Newburgh new that they would have to be at their best to progress in the cup. Armadale started the game well moving the ball around the park probing for an opening in the Newburgh defence. In the 4th minute a clumsy challenge in the box cost Newburgh a penalty. Dalziel stepped up and converted the spot kick low to Calum Sutherlands right to establish an early lead in the match for the home team. Newburgh were pushed back as Armadale dominated the opening 10 minutes with Newburgh having to defend in numbers to ensure the game did not escape. Newburgh drew level in the 13th minute with a superb break by Scott Sutherland up the left-hand side where he found time to cut the ball back perfectly for Kyle Fraser to meet at the edge of the 18-yard box and strike a fantastic shot past Murdoch in the Armadale goal. Newburgh settled after the equaliser and took the play to Armadale showing the home side that although a league below this was a team to be reckoned with. Newburgh could have taken the lead in the 22nd minute with Aidan Edwards driving in at pace from the right hand side, the ‘Burgh wide man snatched at his shot and drove wide much to the relief of the large home support. A catalogue of bad luck cost Newburgh at the other end of the park in the 27th minute. Slessor broke down the right for the home side and unleashed a strike that was going wide until it deflected off Gordon Clark and seemed to be goal bound but for the outstretched palm of Calum Sutherland to just reach out and turn the ball away from the line. Unfortunately, it was Dalziel again who was first to pounce smashing the ball high into the ‘Burgh net. Newburgh could rightly feel aggrieved having acquitted themselves well in the game. Newburgh once again rallied and it was not long until they were once again level. A slack back pass from the Armadale midfield was pounced upon by the ever-lively Scott Sutherland who drove into the 18-yard box wrong footing Murdoch and rolling the ball into the net to once again drawing Newburgh level. Both sides created further chances as the game drew towards half time but the stalemate could not be broken and the teams retired to their respective changing rooms for half time. It was Newburgh who were to start the second half in a positive fashion. Aidan Edwards and Brandon Wight combined well on the right forcing the Armadale defence to concede a corner. Edwards delivered a pin point accurate ball into the box where Scott Sutherland rose above everyone to power a header into the net to give Newburgh the lead in the game for the first time. The Newburgh central defensive partnership of Sam Kirkham and Gordon Clark were called into action as Armadale pressed for an equaliser. With support from Ben Scarborough and Brandon Wight the Newburgh defence held strong. Wight was replaced with Callum Galloway as the youngster started to tire. With Scott Sutherland and Harry Galloway playing well up front holding on to the ball allowing the midfield to support them Armadale were finding it increasingly difficult to create anything that was likely to threaten the ‘Burgh goal. As the game approached the closing stages Newburgh introduced Ben English for Jack Hutchison and Jordan Annandale for Aidan Edwards. The fresh legs helped and Newburgh could have clinched another goal in the 80th minute with Scott Sutherland’s drive grazing the outside of the post. Armadale drove forward as the game entered injury time but they could find no way through on goal with every Newburgh player contributing to what was a fantastic team performance clinching a place in the last 8 of the competition. Manager Scott Hudson was delighted with his sides performance against a strong Armadale side “Armadale are a very good side with an array of highly experienced players in their line-up. We said to the lads before the game that they should take the game to Armadale. They played exactly to the game plan and got their just rewards with a well-earned win”. Newburgh return to league duties next weekend with a visit to Newton ark to face Bo’ness Utd Juniors. Kick off is at the later time of 14:30 next weekend.

Details

Date Time League Season
January 25, 2020 1:45 pm East Region League Cup 2019 - 20

Ground

Volunteer Park - Armadale
1 North St, Armadale, Bathgate EH48 3QB, UK

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Armadale Thistle202
Newburgh213

Newburgh

10Aidan Edwards Midfield
16Ben English Midfield
3Ben Scarborough Defender
20Brandon Wight Defender
12Callum Galloway Midfield
1Calum Sutherland Goalkeeper
4Gordon Clark Defender
21Harry Galloway Forward
18Jack Hutchison Midfield
17Jordan Annandale Midfield
19Kyle Fraser Forward
23Ryan Kinnes Midfield
5Sam Kirkham Defender
9Scott Sutherland Forward

Tomorrows fixture details

Newburgh’s Thorntons East Region League Cup campaign kicks off tomorrow with a visit to Armadale Thistle. This will be a real testing tie for the lads as Armadale are a strong experienced side. All support is welcome with the game kicking off at 13:45 in Armadale Thistle’s Volunteer Park.

Match report – Newburgh v Linlithgow Rose CFC

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Newburgh called up two youngsters from Leven U19’s to assist with the match day squad on Saturday with Mitchell Young and Josh Ellis gaining their first experience of Junior football.

Newburgh were looking to get back to winning ways having fallen to Rosyth the previous Saturday.

Newburgh started brightly with Scott Sutherland immediately putting MacArthur under pressure from kick off. Linlithgow settled down and were the first team to create a chance with a poor shot from 18 yards not testing Calum Sutherland in the ‘Burgh goal.

Newburgh were holding the majority of possession but they could not craft any clear cut chances in front of goal.

It was the visitors who took the lead in the 23rd minute with Henderson driving in on goal at the angle giving himself space to smash a shot into the net across the face of goal.

Newburgh were not playing cohesively and were really struggling to create anything resembling the form they had been showing recently. Craig Robinson and Jack Cowan playing in the wide area of midfield were finding themselves isolated when they collected possession and the swarming defence of the visitors was coping well with Newburgh coming at them.

The second half opened well for Newburgh with a series of corners. The equalising goal arrived in the 48th minute when Kyle Fraser picked up a header from Sam Kirkham to slot the ball under MacArthur.

Linlithgow reacted to the set back and started to create chances. The lively Henderson was proving a thorn in Newburgh’s side with his pace and movement pulling the defence around. The game became fragmented with neither team seeming to be able to craft anything.

Ben English who had picked up a knock in the face in the build up to Newburgh’s goal was replaced by Harry Galloway around the hour mark.

With the game stretched and becoming more and more fractious Newburgh lost possession in the midfield giving Coleman time to pick a pass to Henderson who slipped a lovely weighted pass through to Sneddon who had continued his run into the box. The Linlithgow midfielder was composed enough to lift the ball over the advancing Sutherland to restore the visitors lead.

With half an hour to play Newburgh took the game to the visitors attacking in numbers to try and drag themselves back into the game. Half chances fell to Scott Sutherland and Harry Galloway but there appeared to be no way through the organised defence.

Newburgh continued to press right to the end of the match but there was to be no late fightback with Linlithgow running out winners.

Scott Hudson spoke after the game “We managed to retain a good level of possession but we really lacked a cutting edge in the last third of the pitch. It is disappointing to have dropped more points in the league but we have to lift our heads and get on with it”.

Newburgh travel to Superleague Armadale Thistle next Saturday in the Thornton’s Property League cup. Kick-off is at 13:45

Details

Date Time League Season
January 18, 2020 1:45 pm South Premier League 2019-20 2019 - 20

Ground

East Shore Park
2 Coach Rd, Newburgh, Cupar KY14, UK

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Newburgh011
Linlithgow Rose CFC112

Newburgh

14Andy Cameron Defender
16Ben English 21 Midfield
20Brandon Wight Defender
1Calum Sutherland Goalkeeper
7Craig Robinson Forward
21Harry Galloway 16 Forward
23Jack Cowan 25 Midfield
18Jack Hutchison Midfield
15James Bell Defender
19Kyle Fraser Forward
5Sam Kirkham Defender
9Scott Sutherland Forward
25Sean Hastie 23 Forward

Officials

Referee
Lee Pirie

Newburgh’s next fixture

In a break from league business next weekend we travel to Armadale to play Armadale Thistle in the second round of the Thorntons East Region League Cup.

Armadale have established themselves in the Super League this season so this is sure to be a real test for Newburgh.

Tomorrows fixture details

Newburgh’s first home fixture of the decade is scheduled for tomorrow at East Shore Park. Linlithgow Rose are the visitors. THe previous two games have resulted in a 4 – 1 win for Newburgh at Linlithgow and a much closer 2 – 2 draw when Linlithgow visited in early December.

We look forward to a cracking game of football tomorrow – come and join us!! Entry costs £5 for Adult, £3 for concession with Under 16’s gaining free entry