Tag: Kirriemuir Thistle

Early season fixtures announced

The region have released the first seven fixtures of the season including the first round of the DJ Laing East of Scotland cup.

Newburgh’s season starts officially on the 6th of August with a visit from Kirrie Thistle in the McBookie.com North League.

Luncarty re-enter the league after a season in abeyance and Newburgh will look forward to visiting Brownlands park on the 27th of August.

On the 3rd of September we welcome Easthouses Lily MW to East Shore Park for the first meeting between the two clubs.

Old foes Thornton Hibs will visit Newburgh on the 10th of September after dropping back into the North League from the Premier league last season.


  • 06/08/2016 Newburgh v Kirrie Thistle
  • 13/08/2016 Kinnoull v Newburgh
  • 20/08/2016 Newburgh v Forfar Albion
  • 27/08/2016 Luncarty v Newburgh
  • 03/09/2016 Newburgh v Easthouses Lily MW – Easr of Scotland Cup Round 1
  • 10/09/2016 Newburgh v Thornton Hibs
  • 17/09/2016 East Craigie v Newburgh

Upcoming & newly announced fixtures

A busy couple of weeks for Newburgh with midweek fixtures this week and next.

Coupar Angus v Newburgh – Wednesday 27/04/16 – 18:45 ko

Newburgh v Brechin Vics – Saturday 30/04/16 – 14:30 ko

Newburgh v Glenrothes – Wednesday 4/05/16 – 19:00 ko

Newburgh v Kirrie Thistle – Saturday 7/05/16 – 14:30 ko


Todays result

Kirkcaldy YM 3 Newburgh 5

‘Burgh scorers Harris (3) Davidson (2)

Results elsewhere in Newburgh’s favour mean we move back up to 3rd in the League.

Current League Table
Current League Table
  • Blairgowrie         3 – 0        Lochore Welfare
  • East Craigie         2 – 2        Kennoway Star Hearts
  • Forfar Albion      1 – 2        Arbroath Vics
  • Kirrie Thistle       1 – 0        Brechin Vics
  • Lochee Harp       3 – 2        Luncarty
  • Thornton Hibs   2 – 2        Downfield

Scottish Junior Cup Round 2 full draw

sjfascottish jun cup 2 ties throw up East North League derbies with Luncarty facing Forfar Albion and Downfield playing Lochee Harp.




All East North league teams in bold

Livingston vs Shotts

Blackburn vs Musselburgh

Montrose R v Irvine Vics

Arthurlie v Dunbar

Pumpherston v Rob Roy

Newmains v Lochee Utd

Kennoway Star Hearts v Craigmark

Haddington v Linlithgow

Glenafton v Broxburn

Luncarty v Forfar Albion

Bathgate v Blantyre Vics

Edinburgh Utd v Crossgates

Kello v Glenrothes

Grantown v Bellshill

West Calder v Carnoustie Panmure

Clydebank v Lossie Utd

Thorniewood V Kirrie Thistle

Carluke v Troon

Greenock v Newtongrange

Largs v Sauchie

Dalry v Hermes

Buckie Rovers v St Andrews

St Anthonys v Dunipace

Larkhall v Darvel

Saltcoats v Maud

Rosyth v Hurlford

Fraserburgh Utd v Rossvale

Whitburn v St Rochs

Port Glasgow v Ballingry

Burghead v Lugar

Longside v Yoker

Cumnock v Newmachar

Aberdeen Uni v Dundonald Bluebell

Forfar WE v Kelty

Dundee Violet v Maryhill

Portgordon v Banchory

Beith v Cumbernauld

Spey Valley v Aberdeen East End

Lesmahagow v Lochore Welfare

Kinnoull v Arbroath Vics

Downfield v Lochee Harp

Perthshire v Kilbirnie

Girvan v Neilston

Cruden Bay/Tayport v Bonnyrigg

Jeanfield v Bridge of Don

Arniston v Vale of Clyde

Culter v Glencairn

Penicuik v Maybole

Pollok v Whitletts

Royal Albert v Shettleston

Newburgh v Camelon

Nairn v Lewis Utd

Dyce v Forth

Boness v Stoneyburn

Stoneywood v Deveronside

Dalkeith v Kilwinning

Forres Thistle v East Craigie

Broughty v Stonehaven

Irvine Meadow v Benburb

Falkirk v Buchanhaven

Banks o’Dee v Auchinleck Talbot

Thornton Hibs v Kilsyth

Johnstone v Brechin Vics


Kirriemuir Thistle v Newburgh match report

Kirriemuir Thistle 0 – Newburgh 2
Newburgh travelled to Kirriemuir on Saturday with Dylan Honeyman unable to travel due to illness. Graham Nicol made five changes to the starting team that had lost to Lochore the previous week in the EOS Cup.
The home team started the game well with the majority of the possession in the opening 10 minutes of the game. Craig Houston’s goal, however, was never threatened. With Steven Harris the lone striker Newburgh’s five man midfield started to stamp their authority on the game. Bruce McAdam was causing problems for the Kirrie defence every time he picked the ball up in an advanced position. Newburgh almost opened the scoring after 25 minutes when McAdam header was flicked on to Harris who could not find time to craft a shot on target with his effort whistling just wide.
McAdam was to come closest in the first half to scoring when his driven right foot shot rattled the cross bar with the home keeper well beaten.

Newburgh push for the opening goal from a first half corner
Newburgh push for the opening goal from a first half corner

The referee had just started the second half when early Newburgh pressure ended in them being awarded a corner. The out swinging set piece was poorly cleared by the home defence with the ball falling to Jones on the edge of the box; the midfielder guided a sweetly struck volley down past the keeper to give Newburgh a deserved lead.
Newburgh could have added to this lead on the 55th minute when some great work by Elder on the left resulted in a cross being driven fiercely across the face of the goal just out of the reach of the sliding striker Harris.
A determined McAdam run from midfield on the 62nd minute found him advancing in on goal with the defenders trailing in his wake, the ‘Burgh livewire was halted by the advancing keeper with a lunging tackle. The referee had no hesitation in awarding a penalty with McAdam having been denied a goal scoring opportunity.
Steven Harris took charge of the kick smashing a shot past the keeper to give Newburgh a more comfortable advantage.

Steve Harris slams home from the penalty spot to give Newburgh a 2 goal advantage
Steve Harris slams home from the penalty spot to give Newburgh a 2 goal advantage

Newburgh continued to control the game from this point onwards and the home side never really created much to gain a foothold in the game. Newburgh introduced Spence and Gray with 15 minutes remaining to give fresh legs to the team in midfield.
Manager Nicol was delighted with his team’s performance “we were worried that there may have been a bit of a hangover after last weeks poor display but all credit to the team they stuck to the game plan today. The midfield worked really hard to limit Thistle’s possession in the centre of the park”.
Brechin Vic’s are the visitors to East Shore Park on Saturday. Brechin will prove a stern test for the ‘Burgh having had a good solid start to their season. Kick off is at 14:30
Newburgh: Houston, Davidson, Wilson, Gow, Ross, McAdam, Ferguson, McNiven (Gray 75), Jones, Elder (Spence 75), Harris
Subs: White, Slamman, Butters