Match report – Newburgh v Linlithgow Rose CFC

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


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


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


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Linlithgow Rose CFC112


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


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

Match report – Rosyth v Newburgh


Newburgh travelled to Rosyth’s temporary home at the Fleet Grounds in one of the few games to go ahead with heavy rain and high winds putting paid to almost every fixture that was not being played on 4g surfaces.

James Robson was drafted in to take his place between the sticks with regular No1 Calum Sutherland falling foul of a bug. Robson had previously played for Newburgh in season 2017-18.

Newburgh opened the game well taking play to the hosts with the pace of Edwards and Robinson causing the home defence problems from the off. Newburgh stretched the game and were looking likeliest of the two sides to open the scoring in the first quarter of the game. Scott Sutherland and Andy Cameron came closest to breaking the dead lock with efforts from corner kicks that were whipped into the box by Aidan Edwards.

Newburgh eventually gained the lead that with a goal from Scott Sutherland in the 35th minute. Ben Scarborough fed an inch perfect pass in behind the retreating home defence that Sutherland latched on to. Penman in the Rosyth goal came off his line in an effort to stop Sutherland, the ‘Burgh striker took a fantastic touch to round the keeper and slot the ball into the open net giving Newburgh a well-deserved lead.

Newburgh created several more chances as they pushed to add to their lead before the break. The home defence held out restricting Newburgh to the single goal lead at the break.

Rosyth started the second half on the front foot and looked a different team from the off, grabbing an equalising goal after only 2 minutes of the half had been played.

The game continued at a frantic pace with both sides creating and missing chances aplenty. Newburgh were forced to make two changes in quick succession with Kyle Fraser and Andy Cameron picking up knocks being replaced by Callum Galloway and Gordon Clark. Shortly after these enforced changes Rosyth were awarded a penalty when Sibanda was up-ended in the box by three Newburgh defenders. Hampson made no mistake from the penalty spot leaving Newburgh training by the odd goal in three.

Newburgh almost equalized in the 75th minute with Scott Sutherland rising highest to drive a bullet of a header goal bound from a Jamie Gay corner. The ball struck the post with penman well beaten rebounding to safety.

Newburgh freshened up the attack with Harry Galloway replacing Aidan Edwards in the front line.

Hampson who had been quiet up until the penalty sprung into life grabbed his side’s third goal in the 77th minute with some excellent play making space for a left footed drive placed perfectly into the corner of the net.

Newburgh responded quickly and with 80 minutes on the clock they pulled themselves back into the game when a goalmouth scramble ended with Scott Sutherland nodding the ball over the line.

The pace of the game did not drop with this as Newburgh pushed hard for an equaliser. In their attempts to draw level Newburgh were always wary of the counter attack. Rosyth won a corner from a quick break and Hampson was again in the right place to flick a header at the near post over Robson to re-establish the 2 goal cushion that would allow the home side to see the game out.

Manager Scott Hudson was disappointed when he spoke after the game “We were well on top in the first half but just could not convert any of the chances we were creating. We talked at half time about Rosyth starting the second half quickly and we were caught conceding the goal with only two minutes played which is really disappointing. I felt that if we could have contained them till the 60 minute mark we would have been favourites to go and take all the points”.

Newburgh have a home fixture this Saturday with Linlithgow Rose CFC the visitors to East Shore Park, kick off is at 1:45 pm.


Date Time League Season
January 11, 2020 1:45 pm South Premier League 2019-20 2019 - 20


Fleet Grounds - Rosyth
Rosyth, Fife, Scotland, KY11 2AW, United Kingdom


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals


10Aidan Edwards 21 Midfield
14Andy Cameron 4 Defender
16Ben English Midfield
3Ben Scarborough Defender
12Callum Galloway 19 Midfield
8Fraser Robinson Midfield
4Gordon Clark 14 Defender
21Harry Galloway 10 Forward
18Jack Hutchison Midfield
11Jamie Gay Forward
19Kyle Fraser 12 Forward
5Sam Kirkham Defender
9Scott Sutherland Forward


Barry Dickson

Come and join us – everyone is welcome!

Would you like to get involved at Newburgh Juniors?

East Shore Park, Newburgh

Have you always fancied being involved in local football but
not sure how to make the first step? Read on we would love to talk with

Newburgh Juniors are a progressive club with a strong
committee attending to everything that is needed to run a semi professional
football club.

However, we are always looking for extra help to improve the
club, so how do you fancy getting involved?

We have compiled a few FAQ’s about helping at the club and
would love to speak to anyone interested in joining us.

Q – How much time
will I need to commit to the club if I come along to help?

A – We are all
volunteers so anytime that you can commit will be appreciated. There is no
minimum commitment.

Q – What may I be
able to assist with?

A – We have a broad
range of work going on around the club all year round. A few examples include

  • Park maintenance
  • Ground maintenance
  • Building maintenance and cleaning
  • Match day assistance for home games
    • Manning the gate
    • Selling raffle tickets
    • Pitch preparation – nets, lines and flags
    • Linesman
    • Help in the kitchen
    • Cleaning up after game
  • Strip cleaning (facilities provided)
  • Fundraising
  • Photography/Videoing of matches
  • Website upkeep

Q – Do I have to
be there very week

A – No any
assistance is voluntary and based upon your availability

Q – How do I get

A – Get in touch
– we really are a friendly bunch – we would be delighted to hear from you.

Q – What will I
get out helping?

A – You will be
guaranteed to enjoy yourself. We are a sociable committee and very welcoming.
We all enjoy being involved for the benefit of the football club.

Newburgh’s next fixture

Newburgh’s first fixture at East Shore Park of 2020 is scheduled for this Saturday with Linlithgow Rose the visitors. The recent encounter in December was a tale of two halves with both sides registering a brace of goal in opposing halves of the match

Entry is via the North gate. Adults £5, Concessions £3 and U16’s free. Come along and support your local team