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  1. Soapy Bubbles

    Newburgh

    The short trip to Thornton yesterday for a league Cup tie. A dry still day but freezing cold. Thornton started on the front foot and put Burgh under pressure from the start, but they couldn't get a break through. It was somewhat against the run of play that Newburgh grabbed the lead on the 10 minute mark with a good near post header from a corner powered into the net. It was to be short lived as almost from the kick of Thornton went up the park forcing a good save from the Burgh keeper. The second of the resultant corners was headed towards goal when it was stopped by the defender on the line, illegally said the ref, resulting in a straight red card and a penalty which was driven home. From then on Thornton turned the screw, but it was just before half time when they scored a second with a rebound off the post falling straight to the attackers foot who made no mistake. Second half was almost all Thornton but the Burgh players can't be faulted for effort trying to get some sort of reward, three further goals fell to the homeside as they ran out comfortable winners. On to next week and back to league business with a trip over the bridge to Harthill.
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    Newburgh

    First home game of 2019 with KSH the visitors on a dry day but with a blustery wind. KSH started with the wind behind them and had the better of the early play, though Newburgh also had a couple of good chances when long balls were poorly dealt with by the KSH defence. The visitors took the lead with a neat lobbed finish from a long through a ball and quickly grabbed a second with a near post header from a corner. Burgh a plugged away and deserved some reward from their efforts but went into the break 2-0 down. Second half was more controlled from both teams trying to carve an opening, but few clear cut chances were to fall to either team. As the game drew to a close KSH grabbed a third with the last touch of the ball from another header from a corner. Thought it was a good game, played in the right spirit decently handled by the man in the middle. On to next week and the short trip to Thornton.
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    Newburgh

    A trip over the bridge for the first game of the new year and a visit to Livingston. A better day for a game of football you'll struggle to find in January, but the park was soft and bobbly which made a passing game difficult for both teams. The game got off to a niggly start with a few tough tackles flying in, as both teams struggled to get their timing right. Livy took an early lead with a neat near post header, though it was only a matter of 2 minutes until Burgh were back on level terms. Livy then had a penalty saved, the rebound coming back into the box and fired home only to be disallowed for offside, to everyone but the referees bemusement. Livy took the lead just before the half with a volley from close in. 2nd half and Livy began to take charge of the game, the third goal being the pick of the game with a lovely passing move almost the full length of the pitch then fired across the keeper into the corner of the goal. As Burgh pushed to get back into the game it left gaps at the back that Livy took advantage of to give a lopsided look to the score board. A disappointing start to the year, but not as bad as the score suggests. On to next week and the league cup with super league Star being the visitors to East Shore Park.
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    Newburgh

    To Gogsy and Rocket, don't know who pissed on your chips but each to their own, good positive contribution to the discussion you've made there though. Today's game was poor fair, the weather was horrible, and had an impact on the game though Rosyth were deserved winners, but i thought Burgh made more of a game of things second half. Now for a fortnight off to thaw out. Enjoy your Xmas.
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    Newburgh

    Another good game of football at East Shore Park as Armadale paid a visit on league business. Armadale a very good team who appear to have put their early season wobbles well behind them, in my opinion the best team I've seen in the league this year. The first goal came from the Armadale centre half virtually running the length of the park before firing an unstoppable shot from the edge of the box, cracking strike. The second following a couple of minutes later when a looping cross was headed in at the back post. Burgh worked away and got one back just before the break after a long clearance was picked up and taken around the goalie. Second half Newburgh worked hard without creating any clear chances. Armadale got the killer third with 10 minutes to play after a scramble in the box was fired home. Burgh again worked hard to get back into things but it wasn't to be. If Armadale had started the season better they'd have been right up their with Pumpherston vying for the league title. As a general point I'm really enjoying the season so far, the worst game I've watched still had five goals in it. Great value for a £5, you could do an awful lot worse than get out and watch a game, far better than sitting in the house watching Geoff Stelling telling you the scores!
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    Newburgh

    Very entertaining game today, good attacking play from both teams and Newburgh desperately unlucky to not come away with all three points. An early goal after 4 minutes saw Calder go ahead but good movement gave Burgh the equaliser. A chance to take the lead only denied by the post and a couple of great saves by the keeper before the half was out. Second half and Burgh went ahead after a great passing move down the right crossed in and struck home, reward for a good period of play. As the game drew on another fine save from the Calder keeper kept them in the game. As the final whistle closed in Calder were throwing everything at it, 4 minutes into injury time they won a corner and threw everyone up, a good save from the initial header pushed the ball onto the bar, a Calder head was first to the rebound and despite the best efforts of the defender on the line the ball went into the net to break the Burgh hearts. Disappointing to only come away with a point when Burgh deserved all 3, but can't fault any of the players for effort. Looks like a weekend off next week with Thorntons game in the Scottish taking precedence, so Armadale at East Shore in a fortnight to look forward to.
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    Newburgh

    Got to be honest and say I didn't think it was a great game with a heavy bobbly pitch making free flowing football nigh on impossible and a referee with his cards on a piece of elastic booking anyone and everyone. I did laugh when the ref sent off the Stoneyburn coach for something someone in the crowd shouted at him, not the only case of mistaken identity he made. A wins a win and as Grif says good to break the hoodoo.
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    Newburgh

    The short trip to Star yesterday and a break from league business. Burgh started the game well and were more than holding their own against their superleague hosts, all that changed after 10 minutes when the ref awarded Star a penalty and a horrendous red card to the defender, the penalty was missed but the damage was done. Star took full advantage of the extra man and stretched to a 3 goal lead by the half, with the 3rd goal being the pick of the bunch with a lovely volley straight into the top corner. 2nd half and a reorganised Burgh tried to get a foot in the game, Star were happy to soak up any pressure and play the possession game when they had the ball. Star got two further goals as they comfortably saw the game out. A case of what might have been for Burgh as I'm sure the score would of been much closer if the game had been played with a full compliment. Back to league business next week and a trip over the Forth to Stoneyburn, hopefully a good game awaits if the home tie on the opening day of the season is repeated.
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    Newburgh

    All good things must come to an end, Newburghs great home record coming to an end in an entertaining game. From the off both teams went at each other, the vast majority of the play being on the ground with both teams avoiding the long high ball. It made for excellent viewing. Bathgate took the lead slightly fortuitously from an unlucky own goal after the ball was delivered into the heart of the box. Burgh pushed back and were awarded a softish penalty, the keeper pulling off a good save to push the ball onto the bar, the rebound was headed back onto the bar then cleared. As it looked like Burgh would go in one down at the half another dangerous ball into the box was headed home by Bathgate to double the lead. 2nd half and Bathgate were happy to sit back and absorb any pressure Burgh could exert, the did this well limiting any chances. The Bathgate goalie was drawn into action once pulling off an excellent double save to deny the Burgh. As Burgh pushed for anything the Bathgate forward was sprung from the halfway line and finished well to leave a lopsided look to the score board. Bathgate were good value for their win but Burgh played well. On to Cup action next week, and the visit to superleague near neighbours Star Hearts.
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    Newburgh

    Newburghs excellent home form continues with a solid 3-1 win over Lochgelly. Three well taken goals and solid at the back apart from a mix up that led to loosing the clean sheet. It looked like the Albert were missing a few regulars with a very young look to the subs bench, though I'm not convinced it would have made much difference to the result if they'd had a full squad. The three games between the two teams have been good value with 20 goals and a penalty shoot out to view. The three points also means that the Burgh have exceeded last year's season long points total after their opening ten games. Onto next week and the visit of Bathgate, hopefully the home form will continue.
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    Newburgh

    The away hoodoo continues. The strong wind across the pitch made any high ball a lottery, with the soft park making keeping the ball on the ground awkward as well. A referee who left both teams baffled with some of his decisions, my own favourite being blowing for a foul and failing to play the advantage as two Lochore players bore down on the Newburgh goal, if you didn't laugh you would cry. Lochore were good value for their win though Newburgh had their chances they just couldn't get the break some of their play deserved. Taking Pumpherston out of the equation as they are certainties for the league title, there's only 7 points between 2nd and 12th place it shows how tight the rest of the league will be. Anyone is capable of beating anyone on the day, it certainly keeps things interesting. Back to East Shore next week where hopefully the good home form will continue.
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    Newburgh

    A return visit to Gardiner Park for cup business yesterday, earlier in the season it was an 8 goal thriller with Lochgelly running out victorious. The game started under dismal weather with a low mist and steady rain. It was a slow start for both teams with little in the way of goalmouth action. On 10 minutes Lochgelly took the lead with a shot from out wide beating everyone into the roof of the net, slightly against the run of play. On 25 minutes the lead was doubled with more than a hint of offside about the goal, but neatly finished by the attacker. Burgh dragged themselves back into the game and managed to get things levelled by the half time mark, a just reward for their efforts. The second half was to follow a similar pattern with Lochgelly regaining the two goal advantage, but Burgh again managing to peg things back by the final whistle. Onto the lottery of penalties, nine better struck penalties you'll not see with neither keeper having a chance to make a save. The tenth was to prove crucial as the Lochgelly player rattled the post and the ball ran safe giving Burgh the win, probably fair over the balance of the game but not a lot in it. A small word for the Lochgelly number 3, I'm told he's only 16 but he played very well and had the courage to take and score his penalty in the shoot out, good to see youth getting a chance.
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    Newburgh

    Griffin has hit the nail on the head, a cracking game with a stunning 2nd goal saw Newburgh run out worthy winners. More than a few meaty challenges put in by the visitors during the game but Burgh didn't let it knock them off their stride. Only disappointing thing was to loose the clean sheet near the end. On to next week and hopefully a bit of long awaited away success, though I'm sure Lochgelly will have something to say about that.
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    Newburgh

    A long trip North yesterday for Newburgh, in good company as both Lochgelly and Kennoway were also playing teams from the Aberdeen area. The start for the Burgh couldn't of been much worse finding themselves 2 down inside of five minutes as Hermes took the game to them. A determined effort saw Burgh get a foothold in the game and steadying things, getting a just reward by pulling a goal back after 20 minutes. Hermes unfortunately restored the 2 goal lead within a couple of minutes. A soft penalty award gave Hermes the chance to kill the game, but a good save saw it pushed past the post for a corner, with the half finishing 3-1 to the home team. Second half the Burgh came out flying, harassing Hermes all over the park, their good play was rewarded with two goals in the opening 20 minutes to rightly level the tie. The game settled into a more cagey affair but chances fell to both sides. It was Hermes who were to get the decisive goal with 15 minutes to go. Burgh pushed for another equaliser and thought they had it when the Hermes keeper fumbled a ball which was stroked into the net, only for the disappointment of the linesmans flag to be up for offside, one of a few 'odd' decisions from the far side official. The game closed out with Hermes breathing a huge sigh of relief and Burgh wondering what might have been. The end of the Scottish Cup adventure for another year and a return to league business next week.
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    Newburgh

    Another trip over the Forth for Newburgh, looking to build on their excellent performance last week. The game started well with Burgh taking an early lead after less than 5 minutes, they held onto this for the next half hour but lost 2 goals late in the half to go in 2-1 down at the break. 2nd half Newburgh tried to work their way back into the game but Armadale grabbed the crucial 3rd just after the hour mark. As Burgh chased the game the Dale manged to get a 4th, so far offside everyone including the attacker stopped, when the whistle didn't go he took his chance and sealed the points. The 5th just added to the pain. A disappointing day, made worse by no sausage rolls and the worst pie on the planet. Onto next week and a trip to Aberdeen on Scottish Cup duty. Hopefully Burgh can take some of their home form north.
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