Newburgh took all three points on offer at Gardiners Park, Lochgelly on Saturday in a game that was played in terrible conditions. The wind blew fiercely across the length of the park making any real football almost impossible to play.
Newburgh chose to play with the wind in the first half and opened their account after only 8 minutes when in form striker Scott Sutherland adding to his already impressive tally of goals beating Hunter with a left foot volley.
Newburgh were in ascendancy for the majority of the first half with Lochgelly struggling to get the ball over the half way line due to the wind. Chances fell to Stanfield and Fraser but with the wind affecting the flight of the ball it was very difficult to register strikes on goal.
With the wind behind them in the second half Lochgelly took control of the majority of possession. Newburgh, having witnessed the home teams struggle in the first half, played a more possession-based game working the ball from back to front without resorting to long balls. Newburgh’s defence dealt well with the conditions and did not offer Lochgelly any attempts that would trouble Calum Sutherland in the ‘Burgh goal.
On the hour Newburgh doubled their lead. From a corner Andy Cameron rose highest to bullet a header off the underside of the crossbar and over the line.
Lochgelly fought hard to grab a lifeline in the game and it was the 73rd minute when they were rewarded for their endeavours. A sweetly struck free kick by Boyle from just outside the 18 yard box curled around the assembled defensive wall and evaded Calum Sutherland into the bottom corner.
As the game progressed no further chances were created to change the score line further with Newburgh managing the game well to its conclusion.
‘Burgh manager Scott Hudson was delighted to have picked up the three points on the road once again “The conditions today made it really difficult for both sides, it was proving difficult to measure a pass in either direction. We saw in the first half ho difficult it was going to be to clear our lines in the second half so I told the lads they would have to manage possession to ensure we were not giving ourselves problems. They stuck to their task and I am really pleased to have taken all three points”.
Newburgh welcome Kinnoull to East Shore Park this Saturday. No spectators are currently permitted into the game but they can follow our social media channels for updates as the game progresses
|October 31, 2020||2:00 pm||EoSFL Conference B||2020 - 21|
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