Month: February 2020

Match report – Newburgh v Sauchie CFC

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Newburgh hosted Sauchie for the third time this season at East Shore Park on Saturday. Newburgh won the previous league encounter and Sauchie took the honours in the East Region cup tie. The form book suggested that this would be a close game with Sauchie sitting mid-table in the league having not lost in their last 5 league fixtures. Newburgh were forced to change the central defensive pairing once again with Gordon Clark sitting the game out having picked up a suspension. Sam Kirkham returned from suspension to take his place beside Andy Cameron. Jordan Annandale was added to the starting line up in in place of Craig Robinson who was unavailable due to work. Newburgh’s created the first chance of the game when Jordan Annandale’s strong running on the left set him free from two defenders to flash a cross in front of Houston in the Sauchie goal. Newburgh’s strikers were not able to forward to turn the ball goal bound. Newburgh’s pace was causing the Sauchie defence problems and the opening goal of the game came from a quick break out of defence by the home side. Andy Cameron lifted a pass forward from midfield over the Sauchie defence who were holding a very high line, Harry Galloway took a superb first touch and drove forward supported by Scott Sutherland. A delightful through ball from the outside of Galloway’s foot found Sutherland with just Houston to beat, Sutherland lifted his head and slid the ball beyond the Sauchie keeper into the net giving Newburgh the early advantage. Sauchie were finding it difficult to create chances with Newburgh’s back line well marshalled by Kirkham and Cameron catching the Sauchie attackers offside on several occasions as they tried to get a foot hold in the game. Scarborough and Wight were posing more of an offensive threat in the flanks which was leaving the Sauchie front line isolated as their midfield were being pushed back into their own half. With only a couple of minutes of the half remaining Newburgh created a superb chance to double their lead. Good work breaking out of defence by Ben Scarborough allowed him to link up with Galloway who lifted an inch perfect pass into the path of the ‘Burgh defender as he broke into the Sauchie 18 yard box. Scarborough’s shot whistled just wide of the upright with the keeper beaten keeping the advantage down to a single goal at halftime. Sauchie started the second half in a more positive fashion and were able to work Calum Sutherland into making a save after 52 minutes. A shot from the angle of the 18 yard box looked goal bound but for a strong left hand from the Burgh stopper to turn the ball away for a corner. Sauchie were reduced to ten men with an hour played. Scott Sutherland whose pace had been troubling the defence whenever he broke was pulled back as he advanced into the 18 yard box with just the keeper to beat. The referee showed a straight red card to Sauchie defender Atkins and awarded Newburgh a free kick just outside the 18 yard box. Sauchie loaded the wall expecting a strike at goal from Galloway. The free kick was taken sideways into the path of the un-marked Sutherland who made no mistake from 10 yards out to smash and unstoppable shop into the Sauchie net. With the extra man advantage Newburgh pushed to extend their lead with chances falling to Aidan Edwards and Kyle Fraser both shooting high of the target. Sauchie pushed hard as the game entered the last five minutes of play searching for a gaol. A series of corners were well defended by Newburgh denying any clear cut chances. With time running out Ryan Kinnes dropped deeper to protect the defence and it was looking more likely that Newburgh would keep the clean sheet until a well struck shot was deflected by an outstretched leg over Calum Sutherland to give the visitors a consolation goal in the dying minutes of the game. Scott Hudson was pleased to have returned to winning ways “Sauchie are a really difficult side to break down, they are well organised and do not concede a lot of goals so to come away with all three points was really pleasing. We restricted them to very few chances in front of goal with our defence playing excellently and maintaining their concentration throughout the game”. Newburgh return to Bo’ness Utd this weekend looking to avenge the late defeat suffered two weeks ago at the same venue. Kick off is at 14:30 at Newton Park Bo’ness.

Details

Date Time League Season
February 8, 2020 2:00 pm South Premier League 2019-20 2019 - 20

Ground

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

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Newburgh112
Sauchie Juniors CFC011

Newburgh

10Aidan Edwards 25 Midfield
14Andy Cameron 15 Defender
16Ben English 17 Midfield
3Ben Scarborough Defender
20Brandon Wight Defender
1Calum Sutherland Goalkeeper
21Harry Galloway Forward
15James Bell 14 Defender
17Jordan Annandale 16 Midfield
19Kyle Fraser Forward
23Ryan Kinnes Midfield
5Sam Kirkham Defender
9Scott Sutherland Forward
25Sean Hastie 10 Forward

Officials

Referee
Scott Downie

Match report – Bo’ness Utd JFC v Newburgh

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Newburgh travelled through to Bo’ness for the first of two league fixtures at Newton Park, the second coming along two weeks later.

With Sam Kirkham and Jack Hutchison suspended Newburgh were forced to change the line-up that had performed so well at Armadale the previous weekend. Ben English started in the centre of the park for Hutchison and Andy Cameron returned from illness to take Kirkham’s place in the centre of defence.

Newburgh made the worst possible start to the game conceding a goal in the second minute. A loose back pass by Clark was picked up by Bo’ness striker Balmer who slotted the ball past Calum Sutherland to give the home side a dream start to the match.

Newburgh did not look a shadow of the side that had performed so well the previous week and were soon two goals behind. With just twelve minutes on the clock good work on the left flank by Bo’ness led to a cross which was delivered between Clark and Cameron. Bo’ness midfielder Knox was on hand to lift the ball over Sutherland, his looping shot dropping into the net.

 

Newburgh eventually got themselves going in a forward direction and started to make inroads towards the Bo’ness goal with Harry Galloway and Aidan Edwards causing the home defence problems. It was Ryan Kinnes who almost broke Newburgh’s duck latching on to a through ball lifting his shot just wide of the mark as Brown came off his line to close the space down.

 

A Bo’ness corner which was well defended led to a Scott Sutherland break away , as the ‘Burgh striker entered the 18 yard box Brown, the Bo’ness keeper, made a challenge that sent Sutherland up in the air. The Newburgh bench assumed a penalty had been awarded but the referee who was behind play gave Newburgh a free kick just outside the 18 yard box and booked Brown. The resultant Gordon Clark free kick snuck just past the post and was the closest that Newburgh came to scoring in the first half.

A half time rollicking saw a different Newburgh start the second half re-invigorated. Brandon Wight replaced Ben English shortly after the re-start. This released Kyle Fraser from his defensive duties into midfield. Ben Scarborough was finding much more of the ball on the left and his forward running was causing the home defence problems. It was Scarborough persistence that led to Newburgh’s opening goal driving forward into the 18 yard box and sliding a pass to Craig Robinson inside the six yard box, a poor challenge bundled Robinson over giving the referee no option that to award a penalty.

Craig Robinson assumed the penalty taking duties and sent his spot kick high into the new sending Brown the wrong way. With almost half an hour to play Newburgh had plenty of time to chase a second goal.

Newburgh pressed hard and with the momentum behind them they looked the likelier of the two sides to score. Chances fell to Sutherland and Galloway but neither could convert and as the dame entered the final tem minutes of play Newburgh were being held at bay by some excellent defending.

Jordan Annandale replaced Ryan Kinnes with 8 minutes remaining on the clock in an attempt to create more forward momentum as Newburgh chased the equaliser.

With 5 minutes to play Newburgh got their just rewards for the pressure they were putting Bo’ness under. A throw in from the left to Scott Sutherland was controlled well, Sutherland looked up and swept an inch perfect pass into the on-rushing Kyle Fraser who drove an unstoppable shot from just outside the 18 yard box into the Bo’ness net.

From the kick off Newburgh came out of the blocks quickest and but for two marginal offside calls against first Galloway and then Sutherland they may well have grabbed a winner.

It was however the home side who were to inflict a late defeat on Newburgh with aquick break up the right catching the ‘Burgh defence out. The cross was perfect to Gribben who found himself presented with an open goal to slot home Bo’ness’s third and winning goal.

Newburgh’s day was dealt a further blow when Clark was shown a straight red card for a late challenge just before the referee blew for full time.

Scott Hudson was disappointed with the loss of the late goal after his team had dragged themselves back into the match in the second half “We made the worst possible start and were so far off the pace in the first half that we had to show improvement in the second half. The lads did what was asked of them in the second half and it was a devastating blow to lose the game so late on. It was a very quiet dressing room at full time”.

Newburgh return to East Shore Park on Saturday with Sauchie the visitors. The game kicks off at 2pm.

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Details

Date Time League Season
February 1, 2020 2:30 pm South Premier League 2019-20 2019 - 20

Ground

Newtown Park - Bo'ness United

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Bo’ness United JFC213
Newburgh022

Newburgh

10Aidan Edwards Midfield
14Andy Cameron Defender
16Ben English 20 Midfield
3Ben Scarborough Defender
20Brandon Wight 16 Defender
1Calum Sutherland Goalkeeper
7Craig Robinson Forward
4Gordon Clark Defender
21Harry Galloway Forward
17Jordan Annandale 23 Midfield
19Kyle Fraser Forward
23Ryan Kinnes 17 Midfield
9Scott Sutherland Forward

Manager: Scott Hudson
Assistant Kitman: Robbie McKenzie-Smith
Coach: Scott Lawson
Kitman: Andy Weir
Coach: Willie Hutchison

Officials

Referee
Alan Hogg