Tag: Scottish Junior football

Match report Newburgh v Kennoway Star Hearts

Newburgh 0 Kennoway Star Hearts 3

Newburgh welcomed Superleague side Kennoway Star Hearts to East Shore Park in the return leg of the Thorntons property East region league cup on Saturday. The fixture at Treaton Park resulted in a heavy defeat for Newburgh having played 80 minutes of the game with ten men due to an early sending off.

Newburgh’s squad was bolstered with the signings of Cunningham and Stapleton, both of whom featured in the squad, Cunningham starting and Stapleton on the bench.

The game started well for Newburgh with some good possession and forward momentum putting the visitors under pressure. Newburgh forced a series of corners that were well dealt with by the Kennoway defence.

The opening goal of the game on the 13th minute came from a quick break by Kennoway who had been defending a corner. The ball was played long to Muir who controlled the ball well and lifted a speculative lob over the Sutherland who had come out of his area to try and clear the ball. Muir’s lob bounced once before dropping into the net.

Kennoway were buoyed by their opening goal and pushed to extend the lead. Newburgh were holding fast at the back with a goal line clearance by Craig Robinson the closest the visitors came to extending their lead. The pressure began to tell on the home side, a series of corners for Kennoway culminated in a second goal. A well taken corner was met by Bryce at the front post who flicked a header into the top corner on the 24th minute.

In the run up to the half time break Newburgh began to create chances, Hastie and Fraser Robinson were causing the home defence problems stretching them, chasing down every ball that was played forward. The best of these chances fell to Hutchison who broke free in midfield and drove in on goal. As the Kennoway keeper closed him down he pulled his shot wide of the target.

In the second half Newburgh continued to probe the resolute Kennoway defence for a foot hold in the game. Manager Hudson freshened up his attack on the hour with Scott Sutherland and Greg Stapleton replacing Hastie and Craig Robinson.

As Newburgh pushed for a goal Kennoway were always likely to break quickly up the park exploiting the space being left in midfield by Newburgh. Cunningham, making his debut for Newburgh, was alert having an excellent game and looked assured alongside Clark in the defence. The youngsters play belied his years as he broke up any Kennoway attacks.

Skinner began to find space on the left and was increasingly playing forward supporting Robinson. On the 78th minute this pair combined to open up the Kennoway defence on the left hand side. Robinson got beyond his man and delivered an inviting ball across the face of the goal that was beyond the strikers reach. 

With time running out Newburgh pushed hard but Kennoways defence held firm denying any clear cut opportunities.

With the game into stoppage time a corner for Kennoway found Brewster un-marked to head the ball across the line to. The referee blew for full time before the re-start could be taken.

A frustrated Hudson spoke after the game of his pride and frustration “We made a poor start going down to the two early goals which meant we were always chasing the game. If we could have made an impact on the score line before half time I think it wold have been a very interesting second half. I am really pleased that the lads dug in and really imposed our game on Kennoway in the second half. Logan and Greg both did what we asked of them and should be proud of their contribution”.

Newburgh are in cup action again this Saturday with another league cup game in prospect. A trip to Superleague Thornton Hibs will be another stern test for Newburgh.

Would like to be involved at Newburgh Juniors?

Are you interested in getting involved at East Shore Park but haven’t been sure how to take the first step.

There is a scheduled monthly committee meeting in the clubroom this Thursday the 6th of October at 19:00, if you are interested in joining us please come along, you will be made very welcome.

If you can:

  • Sell a lotto ticket?
  • Assist on match days with any of the following – putting nets up, putting corner flags out, hanging strips up,  putting the flag up, selling raffle tickets, manning a gate, being the linesman, taking nets down, bringing in the corner flags, taking down the flag, sweeping out changing rooms?
  • Assist in the kitchen or with match day hospitality?
  • Help with ground or building maintenance?
  • Creating match programmes?
  • Taking photographs?
  • Maintaining a website?
  • Video the game?
  • Edit and publish the match filmed on youtube?
  • Assist securing sponsorship?
  • Assist with any form of fundraising?

And any of the other various tasks that go along with being a part of a junior football club, COME AND JOIN US!!

We are always looking for committee members or assistance with any of the above (and anything else I haven’t thought of) agm2

If you would like more info or would like to come along with no obligation at all to see if it is for you please come down to the meeting on Thursday and make yourself known – you will be made very welcome.

Alternatively make contact through any of our social media channels or on the contact form below to find out more.

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Newburgh v Hermes this weekend

​Newburgh face North region super league side Hermes tomorrow in the first round of the ETHX Scottish Junior Cup at East Shore Park.

The ground will be open from 13:30 allowing fans of both sides to sample.some of the hospitality available at the newly opened club room.

Both teams have had a poor start to their league campaigns and will likely welcome the break from league duty to focus on Junior footballs blue riband event.

Newburgh have performed.well recently even with results.going against them so they will be looking at tomorrow’s game with a view to it kick starting the season for them.

If you fancy and entertaining afternoon of football why not come along to East Shore Park, Newburgh. £6 entry for adults with youths/concessions £3. Great value entertainment for less than the cost of a couple of pints of beer. 

This weekends fixture

We welcome Scottish Cup football to East Shore Park this weekend when Hermes visit from the North Super league.


The ground will open at 13:30 with the hospitality suite open for business for anyone who would like to join us.

After the game we plan to keep the suite open to allow the visiting team and officials from Aberdeen sample some good old fashioned Fife hospitality. Anyone who wishes to join us will be made very welcome.

Come along and join us at East Shore park for a great days football.