Category: East Region South Premier League

West Calder v Newburgh – match report

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Newburgh made the journey across the Queensferry Crossing on Saturday to face West Calder in the McBookie.com South Premier league. The hosts have had a difficult start to their season with a recent change of management bringing some stability back to the club. Newburgh introduced new signing striker Harry Galloway to the starting line-up. Ryan Smart returned to midfield and Aman Johal retook his place in the defence. It was the home side who created the first chance of the game with a snap shot needed Sutherland, in the Burgh goal for the 50th time, to be at his best to parry the drive wide. Newburgh took control of the game shortly after this with the midfield working well together to retain possession and move West Calder around the park. With 12 minutes played Newburgh worked the ball forward to Galloway on the right. Galloway drove at the defence losing possession to a strong tackle. The tenacious ‘Burgh forward nipped the ball back off the defenders toe as he looked to clear his lines cutting the ball back inside the box to Gay who made no mistake smashing the ball into the net. A head clash in midfield after 15 minutes brought an end to Ryan Smarts game with McKinnon replacing him in the centre of the park. Newburgh doubled their lead with 21 minutes on the clock. A wonderful pass from Gordon Clark found Fraser Robinson whose first touch beat the defender who had to pull the ‘Burgh wide man down to stop him driving in on goal. Jamie Gay’s free kick was met at the back post by Sam Kirkham who rose and powered a header past the keeper. The third goal for Newburgh followed shortly after. Gordon McKinnon was first to a West Calder bye kick, playing Scott Sutherland in behind the home defence. Sutherland’s pace took him in on the keeper with the ‘Burgh striker able to slide the ball under him into the net. Ben Scarborough replaced Jordan Annandale, who had picked up a strained thigh, on the half hour Newburgh’s fourth goal of the half was soon to follow in what had been a difficult spell for the home side. Fraser Robinson was fouled outside the box giving Jamie Gay a nice angle to drive a free kick in on goal. The keeper did well to get to the strike but could only parry the ball into the path of Harry Galloway who made no mistake slotting the ball home to give Newburgh a commanding lead which they took into the break. The second half started well for Newburgh. Ben Scarborough broke into the box and was fouled by the defender giving the referee no option other than to award a penalty. Scott Sutherland took the spot kick which was well saved by the keeper. Newburgh added to their lead on the 50th minute. Some excellent ball retention in midfield allowed the ball to be worked out to Fraser Robinson who broke to the bye line and lifted an inch perfect cross to Harry Galloway who rose well and headed the ball home for his second and Newburgh’s fifth of the game. With the game now beyond them the home side seemed to relax and started to play some good football. The midfield found more energy and started to cause the ‘Burgh defence problems. A break into the box on the 63rd minute was stopped illegally allowing West Calder to grab a goal from the penalty spot. Newburgh replied to this almost instantly with Sutherland notching his second of the game after some great work in midfield between Hutchison and Robinson. Newburgh appeared to switch off somewhat and sat back allowing West Calder to bring the game to them. A second penalty was awarded with 15 minutes remaining. The spot kick was excellently saved by Sutherland in the Burgh goal to deny the home side a second goal. As the game entered the final ten minutes the homes side eventually got the reward for their hard work with a goal that came from some nice play from front to back through the midfield. As the game entered the last minute another goal was conceded by Newburgh with West Calder finishing the game in the front foot. Newburgh Manager Scott Hudson was pleased with the win but was far from happy with the concession of the late goals, “it is always great to take points away from home and we are delighted that result today have allowed us to take top spot in the league but I have spent time in the dressing room stressing to the squad that we need to concentrate right to the final whistle. We became complacent and thankfully it has not affected todays result but we cannot allow ourselves to switch off in the way we did”. Newburgh take a break from league duty next weekend hosting South Superleague side Whitburn in the Macron Scottish Junior cup. Kick off at East Shore park is 2:30pm   WEST CALDER V NEWBURGH MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Details

Date Time League Season
September 7, 2019 2:30 pm South Premier League 2019-20 2019 - 20

Ground

Hermand Park - West Calder
71 Harburn Rd, West Calder EH55 8AT, UK

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
West Calder United033
Newburgh426

Newburgh

2Aman Johal 3 Defender
3Ben Scarborough 2 Defender
1Calum Sutherland Goalkeeper
23Chad Easton 17 Defender
8Fraser Robinson Midfield
4Gordon Clark Defender
22Gordon McKinnon 6 Midfield
21Harry Galloway Forward
18Jack Hutchison Midfield
11Jamie Gay Forward
17Jordan Annandale 23 Midfield
6Ryan Smart 22 Midfield
5Sam Kirkham Defender
9Scott Sutherland Forward

Match report – Newburgh v Bo’ness UTD JFC

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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

Details

Date Time League Season
August 24, 2019 2:30 pm South Premier League 2019-20 2019 - 20

Ground

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

Results

ClubGoals
Newburgh2
Bo’ness United JFC0

Newburgh

3Ben Scarborough Defender
1Calum Sutherland Goalkeeper
8Fraser Robinson Midfield
4Gordon Clark Defender
22Gordon McKinnon Midfield
18Jack Hutchison Midfield
11Jamie Gay Forward
17Jordan Annandale Midfield
19Kyle Fraser Forward
5Sam Kirkham Defender
9Scott Sutherland Forward

Newburgh’s next fixture

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.

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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

Details

Date Time League Season
August 24, 2019 2:30 pm South Premier League 2019-20 2019 - 20

Ground

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

Results

ClubGoals
Newburgh2
Bo’ness United JFC0

Newburgh

3Ben Scarborough Defender
1Calum Sutherland Goalkeeper
8Fraser Robinson Midfield
4Gordon Clark Defender
22Gordon McKinnon Midfield
18Jack Hutchison Midfield
11Jamie Gay Forward
17Jordan Annandale Midfield
19Kyle Fraser Forward
5Sam Kirkham Defender
9Scott Sutherland Forward

Newburgh’s next fixture

Match day #4 in the South Premier leagues and we welcome the newly re-branded Kirkcaldy & Dysart FC to East Shore Park this Saturday.

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Details

Date Time League Season
August 17, 2019 2:30 pm South Premier League 2019-20 2019 - 20

Ground

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

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Newburgh000
Kirkcaldy & Dysart FC101

Newburgh

10Aidan Edwards Midfield
3Ben Scarborough Defender
1Calum Sutherland Goalkeeper
14Fraser Crossley Defender
8Fraser Robinson Midfield
22Gordon McKinnon Midfield
18Jack Hutchison Midfield
11Jamie Gay 19 Forward
6Ryan Smart Midfield
5Sam Kirkham Defender
12Scot Harvey Midfield
9Scott Sutherland 7 Forward
7Craig Robinson 9 Forward
19Kyle Fraser 11 Forward