Match report – Blackburn United v Newburgh

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Newburgh faced Blackburn United in the second round of the The Soccershop Direct South Challenge Cup on Saturday in West Lothian. Blackburn currently sit in the league above Newburgh in the East of Scotland Premier League. Newburgh started with Aaron Leadbetter slotted into the middle of the defence in place of the injured Andy Cameron. Ben Jenkins made his first competitive start for the ‘Burgh in place of Scott Sutherland in the striker role. On the 4G park at New Murrayfield Newburgh settled well and moved the ball well with Hutchison and Redpath making an impact on the game early showing their willingness and ability to get on the ball and make things happen around them. Newburgh opened the scoring in the ninth minute, a quick free kick from an offside decision by Gordon Clark was pin point accurate to set Aidan Edwards one on one with the Blackburn keeper. Edwards managed to pick his spot and slot the ball through the keeper’s legs into the net. Newburgh were playing well and with Jenkins working really hard in the front-line Blackburn were not being allowed any time to settle into the game. Jamie Gay was picking up loose balls in the middle of the park and working his magic, Newburgh could have extended their lead near the half hour mark when Gay slipped a ball through to Jenkins but the striker’s effort was just off target. As the half came to a close the home side picked up the pace and began to threaten but with Leadbetter and Clark working well in partnership they could find no route to goal as the half ended. Newburgh made no changes at half time as they looked to keep a hold on the game. Black burn had other ideas and a stern half time team talk brought them out of the traps with their tails up. The home side scored a deserved equaliser in the 50th minute having pressed Newburgh hard from the off. On the hour top scorer Scott Sutherland was introduced for Ben Jenkins who had run himself into the ground leading the line. In the 66th minute a midfield lapse of concentration cost Newburgh, Possession was surrendered just outside the 18-yard box and a speculative shot was whipped up into the corner of the Burgh goal out of the reach of Calum Sutherland. The game was put out of reach in the 72nd minute, possession again lost cheaply in the midfield allowed a swift counter attack which caught the ‘Burgh defence out. The ball was played across the face of the goal and was turned into the net beyond Sutherland’s reach. Blackburn were reduced to ten men in the last 10 minutes, the result of an off the ball incident spotted by the nearside linesman. Newburgh to their credit continued to push the home side hard looking for a way back onto the game with Sutherland coming close as the final whistle approached there was no way through for the ‘Burgh. Blackburn used all of their experience and closed the game out in a well-managed fashion. Scott Hudson was please with his sides showing but disappointed to have exited the cup “We gave as good as we got for a vast majority of the game and but for a couple of errors this could have gone either way. The lads will be disappointed but we see the potential that is there and we will keep on working hard to improve”.

Details

Date Time League Season
November 21, 2020 2:30 pm Soccershop Challenge Cup 2020 - 21

Ground

New Murrayfield Park
West Lothian, Scotland, EH47 7LL, United Kingdom

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Blackburn United033
Newburgh101

Newburgh

16Aaron Leadbetter Midfield
10Aidan Edwards Midfield
2Aman Johal Defender
24Ben Jenkins 9 Forward
3Ben Scarborough Defender
1Calum Sutherland Goalkeeper
4Gordon Clark Defender
18Jack Hutchison 19 Midfield
11Jamie Gay 8 Forward
17Jordan Annandale Midfield
19Kyle Fraser 18 Forward
22Reece Redpath 23 Midfield
23Ryan Kinnes 22 Midfield
9Scott Sutherland 24 Forward
8Tijan Nyass 11 Midfield

Newburgh’s next fixture

Newburgh travel to West Lothian tomorrow afternoon to play in the first cup tie since we have joined the EoSFL.

Blackburn United are our opponents in the Soccershop Challenge Cup round 2.

This cup competition includes entrants from the East of Scotland, West of Scotland, South of Scotland and the Lowland Leagues making this competition one of the biggest cup competitions in the land.

Saturdays game kicks off at 2:30 and is once again behind closed doors with full COVID-19 protocols in place. Updates will be available throughout the game via the USQOR app which can be downloaded from the IOS and Google Play app stores.

‘Burgh lotto

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Newburgh’s next fixture

Newburgh travel to West Lothian this weekend to play in the first cup tie since we have joined the EoSFL.

Blackburn United are our opponents in the Soccershop Challenge Cup round 2.

This cup competition includes entrants from the East of Scotland, West of Scotland, South of Scotland and the Lowland Leagues making this competition one of the biggest cup competitions in the land.

Saturdays game kicks off at 2:30 and is once again behind closed doors with full COVID-19 protocols in place. Updates will be available throughout the game via the USQOR app which can be downloaded from the IOS and Google Play app stores.

Match report – Luncarty v Newburgh

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A poor second half cost Newburgh at Brownlands Park on Saturday. The ‘Burgh faced Luncarty, who were yet to drop a point in the league, with new signing Andy Wainwright in the middle of the park making his debut.

Newburgh started on the attack pressing the game high up the park not allowing Luncarty to settle on the ball. Scott Sutherland and Evan Stanfield worked hard defending from the front line harassing the home defence whenever they were in possession.

Newburgh created a half chance in the 10th minute with Sutherland unable to get the ball under control from a Scarborough diagonal ball.

Luncarty worked their way into the game and started to pose a threat in the forward area with Clark, Hutchison and Cameron in the ‘Burgh backline being called upon to thwart any attacks before there were opportunities to score.

Leadbetter and Elseedawy in the middle of the park were working together with Wainwright to stifle any possession before there was a threat.

The game looked to be deadlocked as half time approached. Newburgh had a corner that came to nothing and a quick break out by Luncarty caught Newburgh on their heels. A driven cross from the left-hand side was met by Mills who made no mistake from 6 yards out to provide the home side with the half time advantage.

Newburgh would have been wounded by the loss of this late goal but with a strong first half performance behind them they had no reason to doubt that they could get themselves back into the game.

However, the Luncarty side who came out in the second half were keen to add to their lead and they attacked from the off.

An Anton penalty conversion that just slipped under Sutherland gave Luncarty the comfort of the second goal in the 51st minute and from then on Newburgh struggled to defend the onslaught that they faced.

Luncarty added goals from Fergus in the 58th minute and when Newburgh thought things couldn’t get much worse a 4th goal was added when a Mollison cross evaded everyone and looped under the bar in the 60th minute.

Scott Hudson shuffled his pack introducing Fraser for Elseedawy, Edwards for Leadbetter and Ben Jenkins made his competitive debut replacing Scott Sutherland.

A fifth goal for Luncarty in the 69th minute was added by Green and the final nail in Newburgh’s coffin was struck on full time with Yates adding the home sides 6th of the day.

Manager Scott Hudson was disappointed with the second half but took heart from the opening 45-minute performance “This is a harsh lesson for the lads. We cannot afford to switch off against the top teams which is what happened in the second half. It is really disappointing as we more that held our own and were probably the better team in the first half.  The second half capitulation is something we will have to talk about at training as it is not what we are about”.

Details

Date Time League Season
November 14, 2020 2:00 pm EoSFL Conference B 2020 - 21

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Luncarty156
Newburgh000

Newburgh

16Aaron Leadbetter 10 Midfield
10Aidan Edwards 16 Midfield
14Andy Cameron Defender
25Andy Wainwright Midfield
3Ben Scarborough Defender
1Calum Sutherland Goalkeeper
21Evan Stanfield Forward
4Gordon Clark Defender
18Jack Hutchison 17 Midfield
17Jordan Annandale 18 Midfield
19Kyle Fraser 15 Forward
22Reece Redpath Midfield
9Scott Sutherland Forward
15Youseff Elseedawy 19 Midfield
Ben Jenkins 9 Forward

Officials

Referee
Gordon McCabe

‘Burgh lotto

This week the ‘Burgh lotto prize pot is £100, the draw takes place on Saturday at 4pm.

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EoSFL Fixture #7

The tough games keep coming in this very competitive league. We visit Luncarty tomorrow to face the only team left in the league with a 100% win record. The Bleachers have only conceded 3 times in their 4 league fixtures so this is going to be a real test for the’Burgh.

‘Burgh lotto

This week the ‘Burgh lotto prize pot is £100, the draw takes place on Saturday at 4pm.

Get you tickets at shops throughout the town or send us a message to arrange directly

If you would like to enter the lotto please send an email with your name and contact details along with your 3 numbers choices to lotto@newburghfc.co.uk or send this page a direct message.

Payment can be made by bank transfer to the following account. Please add the word Lotto and your name as the reference.

ACCOUNT NUMBER 00230816

SORT CODE 83 – 25 – 25

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