Newburgh travelled to Stirling University on Wednesday last week to fulfil the first ever fixture between the two teams.
Scott Hudson added Youseff Elseedawy to the squad with Reece Redpath and Jamie Gay unavailable for the game.
Newburgh made a oor start to the game conceding a goal in the third minute at a poorly defended corner.
Newburgh were able to maintain possession moving the ball well but they could make no impression in the final third of the park. Newburgh’s woes were compounded in the 22nd minute when the students doubled their lead once again at a corner.
The first half was made all the worse for Newburgh with Ben Scarborough picking up and injury on the half hour, Jordan Annandale replaced Scarborough in the defence.
The third goals for Stirling came as half time approached giving Newburgh a mountain to climb in the second half.
A stern half time talking to seemed to have worked wonders when Gordon Clark rose at a corner to head Newburgh’s first goal of the game in the 50th minute. Newburgh looked a different team and drove the students back pressing hard to grab another goal.
Scott Sutherland won a penalty in the 67th minute which he duly converted to bring Newburgh to within one goal of the Uni side who looked to be rocked by Newburgh’s second half response.
It was Scott Sutherland who once again grabbed Newburgh’s equaliser in the 70th minute. The ‘Burgh side were now playing on the front foot and looked like a team who were likely to add to their score.
As Newburgh pressed forward there were gaps being left at the back and a forward run by the Uni left back beat three defenders allowing him space to slot that ball past Sutherland in the Burgh goal.
Time was running out for Newburgh as they pushed hard for another goal. The Uni added a fifth to put the game beyond doubt in the last few minutes of the game.
|October 14, 2020||7:30 pm||EoSFL Conference B||2020 - 21|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|