Category: Newburgh Juniors

Match report – Stoneyburn Juniors v Newburgh

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Newburgh travelled over the River Forth to face league leaders Stoneyburn Juniors on Saturday in a first v second tie. Stoneyburn have managed to remain un-defeated so far this season so this was going to be a difficult trip for the ‘Burgh Newburgh started the game well with some neat passing and movement causing Stoneyburn problems in the opening exchanges. Jamie Gay and Jack Hutchison were working well together in the middle of the park moving the ball through the home defence for the lively Harry Galloway. Newburgh opened the scoring in the tenth minute the product of some excellent play by Jack Cowan. A crossed ball into the box was neatly flicked on by Sam Kirkham finding Cowan inside the penalty area. The ‘Burgh livewire beat three defenders to give himself space to slot the ball into the corner establishing an early lead for Newburgh. Newburgh were well worth their lead at this point and could have extended the advantage creating several chances shortly after the re-start. The home side pulled their socks up and fought their way back into the game with Gowans causing the Newburgh defence problems with his movement and pace on the left-hand side. The equaliser came in the 27th minute with Robertson pouncing on a loose pass across the defence. The Stoneyburn top goal scorer curled an inch perfect shot beyond Calum Sutherland to restore parity to the score line. A crazy 2-minute spell just after the half hour shaped the remainder of the game. In the 32ns minute Stoneyburn were awarded a penalty when Gordon Clark tackled a Stoneyburn forward in the box. The ‘Burgh defender insisted to the referee that he played the ball first but the official had made his mind up and the spot kick was converted by Gowans to give the home side the lead. Within a minute of the re-start Newburgh were reduced to ten men with Thomson send for an early shower after a poorly timed tackle cost him his second yellow card of the game. Newburgh continued to play well but with ten men the game was always going to be an uphill struggle. The second half continued in a similar vein as the first had ended. Stoneyburn held on to the ball well and with Newburgh chasing the game chances were few and far between, Stoneyburn added a third goal to give them a 2-goal cushion in the 68th minute with a perfect strike by Craig from 10 yards out beating Sutherland. Newburgh crafted several chances in the remainder of the game the with Scarborough, Ananndale and Kirkham all coming close to reducing the deficit. As the game drew to a close Stoneyburn stamped their authority on proceeding and as Newburgh’s ten me tired they found it more and more difficult to create chances. A Stoneyburn header that hit the ‘Burgh post in the closing minutes was as close as either side came to increasing their goal tally. Manager Hudson spoke after the game “What was going to be a difficult task was not helped with the sending off. Stoneyburn are not top of the league by accident. We played well in phases and I am proud of the way we continued to play our game even being a man down”. Newburgh are without a fixture this coming weekend with their next fixture on the 30th of November away to Kirkcaldy & Dysart FC.  

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Details

Date Time League Season
November 16, 2019 1:45 pm South Premier League 2019-20 2019 - 20

Ground

Beechwood Park - Stoneyburn
14 Strathyre Dr, Stoneyburn, Bathgate EH47 8AZ, UK

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Stoneyburn Juniors213
Newburgh101

Newburgh

10Aidan Edwards 19 Midfield
14Andy Cameron Defender
3Ben Scarborough Defender
1Calum Sutherland Goalkeeper
4Gordon Clark Defender
21Harry Galloway 9 Forward
23Jack Cowan 17 Midfield
18Jack Hutchison Midfield
11Jamie Gay Forward
17Jordan Annandale 23 Midfield
19Kyle Fraser 10 Forward
5Sam Kirkham Defender
9Scott Sutherland 21 Forward
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Linlithgow Rose CFC 1 Newburgh 4 – match report

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Linlithgow Rose CFC 1 Newburgh 4

Newburgh returned to league duties on Saturday with a visit to Linlithgow Rose CFC. Linlithgow joined the Junior association this year and have made a good start to their life in the East region having progressed to the 3rd round of the Scottish cup and only having lost once in the league so far.

Linlithgow started well and were to create the first chance of the game in the 3rd minute. Good work in midfield carved an opening for a snap shot that hit the side netting.

Newburgh were to open the scoring on the 8thminute. Scott Sutherland benefitted from some excellent build up play down the right with Kyle Fraser and Fraser Robinson combining to create space for a cross that Sutherland turned under the goalkeeper to give Newburgh an early lead.

 

Linlithgow managed to restore parity soon after from the penalty spot. A lunging tackle on the edge of the 18-yard box was penalised by the referee who awarded the spot kick to the home sided. MacLean made no mistake from the spot sending Calum Sutherland the wrong way.

The remainder of the first half passed without any real clear-cut chances for either side with most of the play taking place in the midfield areas.

The second half was only a few minutes old when Newburgh once again took the lead. A corner from the left was swung over by Jamie Gay. Gordon Clark rose at the back post to win the header back into the danger area where Jack Hutchison controlled the ball and smashed it high onto the net giving the home keeper no chance of making a stop.

Linlithgow took the game to Newburgh to seek an equaliser. A series of corners and free kicks were conceded by Newburgh as they defended en-masse to keep the home side at bay. Newburgh crafted third goal on the break in the 57th minute to kill off any hopes of a Linlithgow revival. Sam Kirkham defended a high ball into the box finding Ryan Smart in midfield with his header. Fraser Robinson and Aidan Edwards broke quickly splitting the home defence leaving space for Scott Sutherland to pick up an inch perfect Jamie Gay pass and slot the ball into the corner of the net.

Linlithgow’s cause was made all the more difficult shortly before the hour when they were reduced to 10 men following a straight red card for dissent.

Callum Galloway making his ‘Burgh debut replaced Kyle Fraser, who had taken a knock, just after the hour played.

Ben Scarborough and Aidan Edwards were causing the home side problems on the left-hand side with their pace and direct running and with the introduction of Harry Galloway for Scott Sutherland the home defence were really having to be on their toes to deal with the attacking threat that Newburgh possessed.

A fourth goal came in the 75th from the penalty spot with Aidan Edwards converting the spot kick to earn himself a well-deserved entry on the score sheet.

Newburgh ended the game on the front foot and were well worth their win.

Manager Hudson was delighted with the way his side had played, “It is great to earn the 3 points and to win here against a side who have started their Junior life in a very positive manner, but what impressed me more than anything was the way we kept a hold of the ball moving it around the park probing for opening. We were patient and did not try to rush things. The work that we are putting in on the training park is really starting to shine through on game days”.

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Date Time League Season
October 5, 2019 2:30 pm South Premier League 2019-20 2019 - 20

Ground

Xcite Linlithgow - Linlithgow Rose CFC

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Linlithgow Rose CFC101
Newburgh134

Newburgh

10Aidan Edwards Midfield
3Ben Scarborough Defender
1Calum Sutherland Goalkeeper
8Fraser Robinson Midfield
4Gordon Clark 15 Defender
21Harry Galloway 9 Forward
18Jack Hutchison Midfield
11Jamie Gay Forward
19Kyle Fraser 12 Forward
6Ryan Smart Midfield
5Sam Kirkham Defender
9Scott Sutherland 21 Forward
12Callum Galloway 19 Midfield
15James Bell 4 Defender

VENUE CHANGE FOR THIS WEEKS FIXTURE

Newburgh were contacted by Sauchie today to request a swap of venues to East Shore Park for this weekends cup tie as Beechwood Park is due to host Sauchie’s EOS team this weekend.

We are happy to help out and have agreed to the game being swapped to East Shore Park this Saturday. We look forward to welcoming Sauchie to Newburgh this Saturday.