Newburgh are delighted to announce the next of our player sponsors for season 2019-20
Many thanks to Newburgh stalwart Mr Danny Ferguson for his sponsorship of Ryan Smart.
We travel to Sauchie next Saturday to play our round 1 tie in the East Region Cup.
We welcome Bo’ness United JFC to East Shore Park for their first ever visit on Saturday. Bo’ness have joined the junior ranks this season.
Newburgh faced Bo’ness Utd in this South Premier league fixture looking to bounce back from their first defeat of the season the previous weekend.
With holidays and injuries restricting Newburgh to 2 fit substitutes this was going to be a stern test against the previously un-defeated Bo’ness side.
Newburgh started the game well taking the pay to the visitors with the front two of Sutherland and Gay causing problems from the off. Sutherland almost opened the scoring on the 7th minute, latching on to a long ball over the defence. Sutherland’s pace took him beyond the last defender, the goalkeeper was quick off his line to close the angle with Sutherland’s shot hitting the post and rebounding allowing a defender to clear.
At the other end Calum Sutherland was called into action twice in quick succession pulling off superb reaction saves from Bo’ness attempts to maintain a clean sheet.
Newburgh finally broke the deadlock on the 34th minute with Jamie Gay latching on to a loose ball inside the penalty area. Gay’s quick feet allowed him to make enough space to slot the ball low into the corner of the net.
Newburgh took the game to Bo’ness and were rewarded with a second goal before half time. Clark took a free kick from just outside Newburgh’s 18 yard box and placed a perfect diagonal pass into Robinson’s path. A superb first touch allowed Robinson to attack his marker at pace. The Bo’ness defender looked to have stolen the ball from Robinson, but the tenacious wide man stole the ball back and bore in on goal. The keeper came off his line to narrow the angle but Robinson slotted the ball past him into the net.
With the second goal providing a cushion Newburgh saw out the first half taking the advantage into the break.
The second half found Bo’ness holding a good proportion of the possession but unable to break down Newburgh defence with chances for either side few and far between. Newburgh’s midfield were playing well with Hutchison and McKinnon in the central areas breaking up any attacks before they were allowed to develop. The wide combinations of Scarborough and Annandale on the left with Fraser and Robinson on the right were stretching the play making it hard for Bo’ness to build any momentum. Any attacks that did break through found Clark and Kirkham in superb form at the centre of the defence.
Newburgh grew into the half and from the hour mark looked to increase their lead, with Sutherland and McKinnon coming close. As time ran on Newburgh managed play well breaking up play and frustrating the visitors who could not find any way through towards the ‘Burgh goal.
Newburgh manager Scott Hudson was pleased to see his side back to winning ways, “last weeks result could have set us back if we had allowed it as momentum is massive in football. Thankfully the lads responded well today and we got the result that we needed before the break for the cup tie next weekend. Everyone stepped up today every one of them played well and I have nothing but praise for their performance”.
Newburgh travel to Sauchie on Saturday to play in the 1st round of the DJ Laing East Region Cup
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The draw was made for this season Scottish Junior Cup this afternoon. Rounds 1 & 2 were drawn.
Newburgh have landed a home tie against South Superleague side Whitburn in round 1. The winners of this tie will then travel to Dundee to play against North superleague side Dundee North End in round 2.
The full draw is as follows.
First Round (Sep 14)
- Kilwinning Rangers – Dundee Violet
- Maybole Juniors – Benburb
- Newburgh – Whitburn Juniors
- Neilston Juniors – Yoker Athletic
Second Round (Sep 28)
- Aberdeen University – Dalry Thistle
- Annbank United – Whitletts Victoria
- Arbroath Victoria – Islavale
- Ardeer Thistle – Rutherglen Glencairn
- Ardrossan Winton Rovers – Royal Albert
- Arthurlie – Beith Juniors
- Ashfield – Colony Park
- Bellshill Athletic – Auchinleck Talbot
- Blairgowrie – Stoneywood Parkvale
- Blantyre Victoria – Muirkirk Juniors
- Buckie Rovers – Stoneyburn Juniors
- Burghead Thistle – Lochgelly Albert
- Cambuslang Rangers – Harthill Royal
- Carluke Rovers – Clydebank
- Craigmark Burntonians – Kilsyth Rangers
- Cruden Bay – Banchory St Ternan
- Cumbernauld United – Hurlford United
- Cumnock Juniors – Rossvale
- Dufftown – East Kilbride Thistle
- Dundee North End – Newburgh or Whitburn Juniors
- Dyce Juniors – Sunnybank
- Deveronside – Maybole Juniors or Benburb
- Downfield – Greenock Juniors
- East Craigie – Nairn St Ninian
- East End – Port Glasgow Juniors
- Ellon United – Bo’ness United Juniors
- Fauldhouse United – Carnoustie Panmure
- Forfar Albion – Bathgate Thistle
- Forres Thistle – Pollok
- Gartcairn – Lanark United
- Girvan – Tayport
- Glasgow Perthshire – Broughty Athletic
- Glenafton Athletic – West Calder United
- Hall Russell United – Lochee United
- Irvine Meadow XI – Buchanhaven Hearts
- Irvine Victoria – Kello Rovers
- Johnstone Burgh – Armadale Thistle
- Kennoway Star Hearts – Larkhall Thistle
- Kilbirnie Ladeside – Vale of Leven
- Kilwinning Rangers or Dundee Violet – Bridge of Don Thistle
- Kirkcaldy & Dysart – Saltcoats Victoria
- Kirkintilloch Rob Roy – Pumpherston Juniors
- Largs Thistle – Luncarty
- Linlithgow Rose Community – Fraserburgh United
- Livingston United – Shotts Bon Accord
- Lochore Welfare – Brechin Victoria
- Longside – Whitehills
- Lugar Boswell Thistle – Newmachar United
- Maryhill – Forfar West End
- Maud – Kirriemuir Thistle
- Neilston Juniors or Yoker Athletic – Forth Wanderers
- New Elgin – St Anthony’s
- Petershill – Newmains United
- Sauchie Juniors Community – Hermes
- Scone Thistle – Lochee Harp
- Spey Valley United – Lesmahagow Juniors
- St Roch’s – Renfrew
- Stonehaven – Glentanar
- Syngenta – Shettleston
- Thorniewood United – Banks o’Dee
- Thornton Hibs – Rosyth
- Troon – Montrose Roselea
- Vale of Clyde – Darvel Juniors
- Wishaw Juniors – Culter
Tthanks to @Scottishfootballfixtures for compiling this list
Newburgh opened up the league campaign for season 2019-20 with a victory at East Shore Park on Saturday against one of the four new teams to join the league this season, Syngenta Juveniles.
Newburgh’s starting line-up featured several new faces, Fraser Crossley, Gordon McKinnon and Scot Harvey all joined the ‘Burgh in the close season. Aidan Edwards and Ben Scarborough both joined on permanent deals graduation from the Abernethy U19 side that was hosted at East Shore Park last season.
Newburgh started quickly and were soon ahead. With barely a minute played a clearance by goalkeeper Sutherland caught the Syngenta defence out. Craig Robinson’s pace allowed him to get through one on one with the goalie. The ball bounced in the 18 yard box and as the goalkeeper tried to punch the ball. Unfortunately for Syngenta he only managed to take Robinson out in the process. The referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Jamie Gay stepped up and slotted the ball into the corner to give Newburgh the perfect start to the season.
Newburgh doubled this lead on the forth minute. Aidan Edwards picked the ball off the toe of a Syngenta forward midway into the Newburgh half. Edwards drove forward at pace passing the ball to Gay who timed a pass to the wide left perfectly. Edwards, who had continued his run forwards, picked the ball up inside the box and flicked his shot over the keeper into the net.
The visitors fought their way back into the game grabbing the vital third goal of the game on the 28th minute. A sweeping move through midfield allowed the wide midfielder to get an inch perfect cross over the danger area between the penalty spot and the six yard box. The ball was volleyed into the net giving Sutherland no chance of making a save.
Syngenta looked the likelier to score the next goal over the remaining minutes and but for some excellent work by the ‘Burgh defence and the midfield pair of Hutchison and McKinnon they may well have grabbed an equaliser.
As the first half drew to a close Gay picked up a painful injury in a 50-50 challenge in midfield. The ‘Burgh attacker returned to the field to see out the remaining minutes of the half in visible pain. He was not to return after the break with Scott Sutherland coming off the bench.
Sutherland’s introduction introduced a new dynamic to the ‘Burgh attack with his pace offering a new option. Within two minutes of the re-start Clark played an inch perfect ball over the Syngenta defence that Sutherland latched on to. The ‘Burgh striker snatched at his shot hitting the side netting.
Newburgh extended their lead on the 55th minute after some excellent play down the left by Ben Scarborough. The wide man beat his man to whip a cross into Craig Robinson who beat two defenders to the ball and turned it under the keeper and in off the post.
The third goal was decisive with Newburgh now comfortably two goals ahead they relaxed and started to managed the game well as Syngenta pushed forward trying to grab a goal. Crossley, Johal and Clark coped well with the attacks and in playing through midfield Newburgh looked likely to add to their tally.
Scot Harvey made his debut replacing Gordon McKinnon adding some fresh legs to the middle of the park.
Kyle Meaney replaced the tireless Edwards with ten minutes remaining with Newburgh moving to a back four for the remainder of the game.
Scott Sutherland who had been testing the visitors defence since half time was finally rewarded with a deserved goal in the 84th minute. Jack Hutchison won the ball back in midfield with a crunching tackle. The ball broke to Kyle Fraser who swept a pass out wide to Craig Robinson. The ball was crossed to Sutherland who took his defensive marker out with a superb first touch allowing him to put the ball under the goalkeeper to give Newburgh a convincing victory.
‘Burgh manager Scott Hudson was delighted to have started the campaign with a win, “pre-season has been about getting everyone ready for today, we have worked hard on aspects of the game that shone through today. I have been stressing that we must manage the game better particularly after we score as we have been guilty of conceding goals shortly after we had scored. I was delighted that this was not the case today we managed the Syngenta reaction well”.
On the new squad members, “With the exception of Scot Harvey who joined us last week the additions to the squad have been with us all of pre-season. They have gelled well with the rest of the squad and have added competition for places in the starting 11. They all know they will have to train hard and play well to be picked in the starting 11 every week which is great as we need competition for places to keep everyone at the top of their game.
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Newburgh have the pleasure of hosting Syngenta Juveniles in their first ever Junior fixture. The club from the Larbert area are a well respected organisation in the youth footballing ranks.
Newburgh look forward to welcoming the club to East Shore Park, kick off is at 2:30pm the ground will be open for entry from 1:30pm. Come along and give the lads your support.
Entry – Adult £5 – Concession £3 – Under 16 free
Prior to the first game of pre-season this weekend Scott Hudson and his coaching team are delighted to have completed the signing of several players. These signings add to the current squad who signed up from last season.
Joining Newburgh for season 2019 – 20
Ben Scarborough – A product of the successful partnership with Abernethy Under 19’s Ben joins Newburgh this season. Ben is s tidy left back with a mean left foot delivery from the wide areas.
Aidan Edward – Aidan played for Abernethy U19’s last season and guested for Newburgh several times towards the end of the season. He fitted in well and will be a great addition to Newburgh’s midfield.
Sam Kirkham – Sam missed last season through injury having had a superb season the year before with the successful Strathmiglo Utd side. A tall athletic centre back Sam will be a great addition to the squad.
Fraser Crossley – Fraser played for Newburgh a few season ago before stepping into the amateur leagues with several sides in Fife. Fraser is a strong left footed centre back with a cool head in defence.
Jordan Annandale – Jordan impressed against Newburgh in a pre-season friendly last season playing for Bridge of Earn. Jordan is a quick winger and a player the management team have had their eye on for some time.
Gordon McKinnon – Gordon played with Cupar Hearts last season and suffered an injury early in the year that put him out for the season. Back to full fitness and with a good pre-season behind him Gordon will add strength to the ‘Burgh midfield
Jamie Gay – Jamie played part of the last 2 seasons at Newburgh and returns to our squad this season. A quick forward with an eye for goal we look forward to seeing Jamie play at East Shore Park again this season
Kurtis McKenzie – Kurtis is another player returning to East Shore Park having played for us in the two previous seasons before moving on. Kurtis is a quick, intelligent midfielder with height and pace in abundance.
Newburgh look forward to getting our pre-season fixtures underway this Saturday when we welcome Lumphinans United to East Shore Park.
Lumphinans play in the Kingdom of Fife Premiership and will prove a tough test for the Newburgh squad in the first of our pre-season fixtures.