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
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
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”.
Season opener ends all square.
With so many players injured or unavailable for the trip to Berwick, having the U/20 squad proved invaluable for the Shipyard as several youngsters were in the pool for the journey to England and they did not let anyone down as they all made a contribution to the Shippy securing a well-deserved draw against hosts Tweedmouth Rangers. The new look Shipyard team had eight starters making their competitive debuts and a further three coming off the bench to make theirs too. Continue Reading
Burntisland Shipyard 3-1 Athletico Rosyth.
The Shipyard’s injury list lengthened after last night’s 3-1 friendly win over Athletico Rosyth. Yanni Iliopoulos had to visit hospital with a cut to his eye and Lewis McIntosh limped off with an ankle injury. The pair join Stevie Wilson, Conor Drury and Sean Malpas on the sidelines with all five likely to miss the trip to Tweedmouth on Saturday. Continue Reading
Burntisland Shipyard 1-4 Cupar Hearts.
Poor defending and passing up good chances is always a recipe for disaster and that is exactly what happened for the Shipyard on Saturday as they lost this feisty encounter 4-1 to Cupar Hearts. Continue Reading
Crossgates Primrose 2-1 Burntisland Shipyard.
The Shipyard continued their pre-season build up with a short trip up the road to face Crossgates at Humbug Park. Both teams had many new faces following summer overhauls, with the Shippy listing six players from their new U/20 set up in the nineteen man squad. Despite the poor weather conditions the teams produced a decent spectacle with plenty of chances at either end, with the hosts scoring two late headed goals to cancel out Lee Halpin’s fine lobbed effort in the first half. Continue Reading
Who can remember Saturday 16th September 2006? For those of you who don’t that was the date the last time the Shipyard were drawn at home in a Scottish Cup tie, it’s almost eleven years since Annan Athletic visited Burntisland for a Scottish Qualifying Cup (south) tie. Continue Reading