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CLUB STATEMENT

Shipyard announce new management team.

The Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Grant Brough as the manager of Burntisland Shipyard. Grant has agreed to take over the reigns at Recreation Park following Chris Maxwell’s decision to work with the under 20 squad and the recent resignation of Craig Cowan. The Club would like to thank Craig for all the hard work he put in at the Shipyard and wish him all the best for the future. The Club would also like to thank Raymond Drury who stood in as interim manager for the last two matches. Raymond certainly got a tremendous effort out of the players and again we wish him well in the future.

Grant will be assisted in his role by Stuart Innes, Paul Thomson and Ryan Connor at first team level while Chris, John Shaw and Gary Cunningham will continue to look after the 20’s. The new manager comes to the Club with a wealth of experience at Junior level having been in charge at Steelend, Dundonald, Sauchie and Glenrothes. Stuart and Paul have both played for the Shipyard in the past and know the Club well. Ryan who has been goalkeeping coach at the club since the start of the season will remain in that role.

Chairman Jim Thomson said “We are delighted to be able to appoint Grant, someone who has a wealth of experience in the game both as a manager and player. Furthermore he has brought in a strong backroom team to assist him as we look ahead with almost a full season in front of us”. Jim went on to say ” I look forward to returning from holiday and working with Grant and his team along with the players that he is looking to bring to the Club. I wish them every success in their new roles at Burntisland Shipyard Football Club”.

 

Burntisland Shipyard 1 Lothian Thistle HV 5

Thistle sting Shipyard in second half onslaught.

The Shipyard leading 1-0 at half-time must have raised a few eyebrows around the other East of Scotland League grounds but the fact of the matter was that the Shippy were good value for their lead. When news broke that Coldstream were ahead against Kelty many must have thought they might be in for a sensational day of shocks. Ultimately that was not to be the case as the more fancied sides came from behind to win. Continue Reading

Tynecastle 7 Burntisland Shipyard 0

Tynecastle prove too strong for young Shippy team.

The Shipyard fielded a young and inexperienced side as interim manager Raymond Drury took the team to Edinburgh to face Tynecastle at Saughton Enclosure on Wednesday night. Several of the under 20 squad were involved after a spate of late call offs decimated the squad. Despite the heavy 7-0 defeat the players gave their all in a back to the wall performance and luck was against them with ball breaking kindly for the Tynecastle players to score on more than one occasion. Continue Reading

Burntisland Shipyard 0 Colville Park 7

No cup run for Shippy after heavy defeat.

Once again it was defensive frailties the contributed to the Shipyard crashing out of the William Hill Scottish Cup at the first hurdle as Colville Park romped to an easy 7-0 victory. Colville thoroughly deserved their victory but the margin could have been a whole lot less had it not been for the generosity of the Shippy defending. The Shipyard squad was still missing Stevie Wilson which was a big blow as the central defender remains on the sidelines as he recovers from ankle ligament damage. Continue Reading

Burntisland Shipyard 2 Heriot Watt University 1

Resurgent Shippy stun students.

What a difference a few days can make! The Shippy progressed out of the group stages of the League Cup to earn an away tie against the winners of Group B after their 2-1 victory over Heriot Watt University at Recreation Park on Saturday. It would be wrong to ignore Wednesday night’s humiliating defeat at the hands of Lothian Thistle HV because it was totally unacceptable but as the squad today proved they have the ability, fight and desire to compete with the teams in this League. Those attributes were sadly lacking on Wednesday evening but Credit where it is due, the players rolled up their sleeves, dug in and got their due rewards. Those standards and levels of commitment have to be achieved every week if the Club is to move forward in the coming weeks and months. To progress into the next round given the depleted squad at Tweedmouth and the still under-strength group available for the visit of Heriot Watt is testament to what can be done if everyone sticks together and pulls in the same direction. Furthermore, the team qualified from the group despite being the lowest seeds and having only one home match. Continue Reading

U/20’s kick off with friendly win

Sauchie U/19’s 1-3 Burntisland Shipyard U/20’s.

The new Shipyard U/20 team began life with a 3-1 friendly victory over Sauchie U/19’s in Alloa last night. After a goalless first half, two goals from Reece Brown and one from Andrew Gallacher had the Shippy three ahead before Sauchie pulled one back. Shipyard coach Gary Cunningham commented after the game ” There were some good performances throughout the squad. It was a really good work out for the boys”.