Newburgh were on the road again this weekend with a trip to Rosyth. This has always a difficult place for Newburgh to gather point where they have struggled in recent years to take anything away with them from the fixture.
The home side started the game in a positive fashion taking play to Newburgh with the physical presence of Sibanda in the front line giving the home side a platform to build on.
A series of corners kept Newburgh’s defence on their toes with Clark and Kirkham coping well with the aerial threat.
Newburgh’s midfield imposed themselves on the game with Edwards and Annandale’s pace in the wide areas giving the Rosyth defence problems whenever they broke forwards.
It was Rosyth who opened the scoring in the 22nd minute with a well taken goal from Henderson the result of some excellent build up play in the middle of the park.
Newburgh responded almost immediately with a leaded goal from Kirkham just 60 seconds after the re-start. A perfectly delivered ball from Gay found Kirkham rising highest to loop a header over Penman in the Rosyth goal.
The first half continued at pace with both sides creating chances as the game became an end to end affair. Two incident in the closing minutes of the half were to effect the game in different ways for either teams.
As the half time team talk was being formulated a bad head knock to Scott Sutherland resulted in a trip to the hospital for the ‘Burgh striker to be checked out.
Rosyth took the lead just before half time was called with Page driving in on goal from a perfectly weighted through ball. The Rosyth striker’s shot was parried by Calum Sutherland but Page picked up the loose ball and drove it under Sutherland to re-establish the home sides lead.
Rosyth added a further three goals to their tally in the second half thanks to a hat trick for Sibanda.
Manager Hudson spoke following the game “I thought the game was even up to the second Rosyth goal. The loss of Scott affected us in the second half as we missed him in the front line. He had been causing their defence problems whenever he had the ball. Thankfully the news from the hospital was positive and he will be on the mend soon”.
Newburgh face Lochgelly Albert this Saturday in a home fixture at East Shore Park. Kick-off is at 2pm
|November 2, 2019||2:00 pm||South Premier League 2019-20||2019 - 20|
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