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Match report – Harthill Royal v Newburgh

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Newburgh travelled to Harthill Royal on Saturday in the 3rd round of the Thornton’s League cup. Newburgh faced a Super League side away for the second time in the competition having beaten Armadale Thistle in the previous round. Dell Newlands, signed midweek, was added to the starting line up with Harry Galloway out through suspension. Harthill’s groundsman had worked wonders getting the park playable but with tough underfoot conditions the game was never going to be interlaced with beautiful football. Newburgh opened the scoring in the 18th minute from the penalty spot. A clumsy challenge on Scott Sutherland as he was about to shoot up ended the ‘Burgh striker. The referee was well positioned and blew without hesitation awarding Newburgh the spot kick. Sutherland stepped up and converted the kick to give Newburgh an early advantage. The job was made more difficult for Harthill just after the re-start with the linesman signalling to the referee to attract his attention. The referee spoke with the linesman before issuing a straight red card to Thomson the Harthill goalkeeper for foul and abusive language. Newburgh pushed hard to extend their advantage, the second goal coming just after the half hour mark. A corner from the left by Aidan Edwards was half cleared by the home defence, the ball falling to Gordon Clark on the edge of the box. Clark struck a left foot shot that took a wicked deflection off a defender shin diverting the ball past the keeper into the net. Harthill could have grabbed a goal just after the re-start with Calum Sutherland being called upon to make a goal line stop as the home side pushed hard to establish a foot hold in the game. With the pitch becoming more and more difficult to play on the first half ended with Newburgh taking their two goal advantage into the dressing room. The second half was a similar affair to the first with both team struggling to create any clear chances in the slippy conditions. Newburgh’s defence were holding a good line which Harthill were finding difficult to break down. Harthill were once again to suffer from ill-discipline. The home side were reduced to 9 men in the 56th minute with Johnston shown a red card for retaliation after being fouled. The third goal of the game came just past the hour with Aidan Edwards, whose driving play had been causing Harthill problems all game, picked up a pass in midfield from Ryan Kinnes. Edwards drove towards goal and slipped a nice pass into Scott Sutherland who found space to drive a shot across the Harthill keeper into the net establishing a three goal cushion. Jamie Gay replaced Dell Newlands who had played well in his first start for Newburgh. Harthill could have been excused if they had folded at this point but all credit to them they rallied and pushed hard to get themselves into the game. With twenty minutes remaining on the clock Johnston grabbed a goal for the home side when Newburgh’s defence failed to deal properly with a corner. Spurred on by the goal Harthill took the game to Newburgh having gained some momentum. A second goal came in the 76th minute when some excellent play on the right by Barclay allowed space for the Harthill midfielder to score with a shot that was flashed across the Newburgh goal. Newburgh restarted the game knowing that they were going to have to take control of the game to stop the impetus of the Harthill attack. Jordan Annandale replaced Jack Hutchison in the ‘Burgh midfield as they looked to close out the game stopping the home side from gaining any further momentum. As the game became further stretched it was Newburgh who looked the likelier to score and it was Scott Sutherland who grabbed his third and Newburgh’s fourth goal of the game in the closing minutes. A perfectly weighted ball from Gordon Clark over the Harthill back line was met by Sutherland whose pace allowed him to outstrip the home defence. With just the Harthill keeper to beat Sutherland took the ball around the keeper and slotted it into the empty net closing the game out in style for Newburgh. Newburgh manager Scott Hudson spoke after the game “We are on an excellent run of form at the moment and I said to the lads to go out and enjoy themselves which is exactly what they did. We were superb across the whole team today from front to back and I feel we fully deserved the win”. Newburgh are away from home once again this coming Saturday against Kirkcaldy & Dysart in the league. Kick-off is 2:30 at Alex Penman Park Kirkcaldy.

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Date Time League Season
March 7, 2020 2:30 pm East Region League Cup 2019 - 20

Ground

Gibbshill Park, Harthill
12 E Main St, Harthill, Shotts ML7 5QW, UK

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Harthill Royal022
Newburgh224

Newburgh

10Aidan Edwards Midfield
14Andy Cameron Defender
3Ben Scarborough Defender
20Brandon Wight Defender
1Calum Sutherland Goalkeeper
Dell Newlands 11 Midfield
4Gordon Clark Defender
18Jack Hutchison 17 Midfield
11Jamie Gay Forward
17Jordan Annandale 18 Midfield
19Kyle Fraser Forward
23Ryan Kinnes Midfield
9Scott Sutherland Forward

Officials

Referee
Darren Robertson
Ewan Pow
Kieran Whalen

Match report – Stoneyburn Juniors v Newburgh

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Newburgh travelled over the River Forth to face league leaders Stoneyburn Juniors on Saturday in a first v second tie. Stoneyburn have managed to remain un-defeated so far this season so this was going to be a difficult trip for the ‘Burgh

Newburgh started the game well with some neat passing and movement causing Stoneyburn problems in the opening exchanges. Jamie Gay and Jack Hutchison were working well together in the middle of the park moving the ball through the home defence for the lively Harry Galloway.

Newburgh opened the scoring in the tenth minute the product of some excellent play by Jack Cowan. A crossed ball into the box was neatly flicked on by Sam Kirkham finding Cowan inside the penalty area. The ‘Burgh livewire beat three defenders to give himself space to slot the ball into the corner establishing an early lead for Newburgh.

Newburgh were well worth their lead at this point and could have extended the advantage creating several chances shortly after the re-start. The home side pulled their socks up and fought their way back into the game with Gowans causing the Newburgh defence problems with his movement and pace on the left-hand side.

The equaliser came in the 27th minute with Robertson pouncing on a loose pass across the defence. The Stoneyburn top goal scorer curled an inch perfect shot beyond Calum Sutherland to restore parity to the score line.

A crazy 2-minute spell just after the half hour shaped the remainder of the game. In the 32ns minute Stoneyburn were awarded a penalty when Gordon Clark tackled a Stoneyburn forward in the box. The ‘Burgh defender insisted to the referee that he played the ball first but the official had made his mind up and the spot kick was converted by Gowans to give the home side the lead.

Within a minute of the re-start Newburgh were reduced to ten men with Thomson send for an early shower after a poorly timed tackle cost him his second yellow card of the game.

Newburgh continued to play well but with ten men the game was always going to be an uphill struggle.

The second half continued in a similar vein as the first had ended. Stoneyburn held on to the ball well and with Newburgh chasing the game chances were few and far between,

Stoneyburn added a third goal to give them a 2-goal cushion in the 68th minute with a perfect strike by Craig from 10 yards out beating Sutherland.

Newburgh crafted several chances in the remainder of the game the with Scarborough, Ananndale and Kirkham all coming close to reducing the deficit. As the game drew to a close Stoneyburn stamped their authority on proceeding and as Newburgh’s ten me tired they found it more and more difficult to create chances.

A Stoneyburn header that hit the ‘Burgh post in the closing minutes was as close as either side came to increasing their goal tally.

Manager Hudson spoke after the game “What was going to be a difficult task was not helped with the sending off. Stoneyburn are not top of the league by accident. We played well in phases and I am proud of the way we continued to play our game even being a man down”.

Newburgh are without a fixture this coming weekend with their next fixture on the 30th of November away to Kirkcaldy & Dysart FC.

 

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Date Time League Season
November 16, 2019 1:45 pm South Premier League 2019-20 2019 - 20

Ground

Beechwood Park - Stoneyburn
14 Strathyre Dr, Stoneyburn, Bathgate EH47 8AZ, UK

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Stoneyburn Juniors213
Newburgh101

Newburgh

10Aidan Edwards 19 Midfield
14Andy Cameron Defender
3Ben Scarborough Defender
1Calum Sutherland Goalkeeper
4Gordon Clark Defender
21Harry Galloway 9 Forward
23Jack Cowan 17 Midfield
18Jack Hutchison Midfield
11Jamie Gay Forward
17Jordan Annandale 23 Midfield
19Kyle Fraser 10 Forward
5Sam Kirkham Defender
9Scott Sutherland 21 Forward
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