Shippy still without an away win.
Having headed to the borders with a threadbare squad it was no surprise that the Shipyard left Home Park empty handed, however, this young Shippy team made a decent fist of things, particularly in the second half and had they managed to get a second goal it might have set up a grandstand finish. Due to a variety of call offs the Shipyard only had eleven players available but those who turned up gave their all and they can all be pleased with their performances. Continue Reading
Shippy stung by rampant Thistle.
Once again, the Shipyard suffered a heavy defeat as Lothian Thistle HV won by seven goals to nil at Recreation Park on Saturday. The only consolation, if you could call it one, would be that Lothian can beat most teams in the East of Scotland League by this type of margin. Understandably, when you are at the bottom of the league not many decisions seem to go your way and when the opposition are awarded three penalty kicks, one of them with barely a minute on the clock, you are up against it to say the least. To further rub salt into the wounds it was an extremely harsh decision to give that early spot kick as the ball clearly bounced up and hit the man rather than the player deliberately handling the ball. Continue Reading
Shippy suffer agonising late defeat.
A full match report is unavailable for this game but by all accounts the Shippy were unlucky to lose the match, especially in such a heartbreaking manner, when Tweedmouth scored in the last minute. After a goalless first half the home team took the lead courtesy of an own goal in the 65th minute. The Shipyard were level a few minutes later when Scott Powrie scored from the spot but despite creating the better chances the Shipyard could not capitalise and Tweedmouth got the late goal to take all three points in this basement clash.
Poor show as Shippy hit for six.
The Shipyard returned to their bad old ways at Coldstream on Saturday, bowing out of the King Cup as they conceded six without reply in a very disappointing performance, all the more disheartening, given how well they had defended in the previous week’s victory over Tynecastle. There were four enforced changes to last week’s starting eleven but even so, a more disciplined defensive display would have been expected. Continue Reading
Shipyard battle to record memorable win.
Well I don’t think anyone saw this one coming given the recent results, however, the Shippy duly seen off their visitors Tynecastle for only their second league win of the season, and recorded their first clean sheet into the bargain. It took an impressive rearguard action and a fine display from keeper Cammy Lambie to ensure the three points remained at Recreation Park after Gordon Bowers had given his side a half-time lead. Steven Wilson returned to the centre of defence, Denis Ginc made a rare start up front, meanwhile Conor Drury returned to the centre of midfield having missed a few games recently. Continue Reading