Late goal blow for Shipyard.
The Shipyard’s first season in the East of Scotland League ended on Saturday with a 1-1 draw against Duns at a rain lashed Recreation Park. Myles had the luxury of a full squad, apart from Stuart Innes, to choose from and that meant a return for Stevie Connor and a rare start for Robbie Cunningham. Continue Reading
Penalty save earns Shipyard draw.
The Shipyard and Hawick fought out a 1-1 draw in what was a poor match played in blustery conditions at Albert Park. The Shipyard were ahead before Hawick drew level shortly before half-time and late in the match the visitors had Mikey Couser to thank for their point when he brilliantly saved a penalty. Stevie Connor and Stuart Innes were unavailable, their places were taken by Martin Nedialkov and Alex Peoples. Lee Henderson dropped to the bench and the returning Pete Bell took his place in the midfield. Continue Reading
Manager left frustrated by poor performance.
The Shipyard turned in a very poor performance as Craigroyston cruised to a comfortable 5-1 victory and took another step towards the title despite going behind in the first couple of minutes. After running Craigy close last week, hopes were high of a possible upset but that was never to materialise as Craigroyston dominated for long spells and fully merited their win. Pete Bell was unavailable due to work commitments and was replaced by the returning Brendan Napier in the only change from Saturday’s trip to Selkirk. Continue Reading
Shipyard frustrated as decisions go against them.
The Shipyard left Yarrow Park with at least the point they deserved thanks to Kevin Masson’s late double, but were baffled by some of the decisions that went against them which ultimately denied them all three points. The visitors had two very strong penalty claims turned down in the second half and in the first Selkirk were fortunate that the referee took no action against Kenny Munro after his very poor tackle. Blair Grubb returned to the starting eleven after serving his suspension and Lee Henderson was promoted from the bench replacing the unavailable Anesu Tabengwa and a trialist respectively. Gordon Grieve, Brendan Napier and Martin Nedialkov were still out through a variety of reasons. Continue Reading
Super Strike Denies Shipyard A Point.
A sensational strike six minutes from time by substitute Mark Hendrie denied the Shipyard a share of the spoils as title chasing Craigroyston came from behind to take the points and close in on Coldstream at the top of the table. Craig McKay had given the Shipyard the lead just before the hour, however, the afore mentioned Hendrie equalised for Craigy, then stole the show with his late winner. Blair Grubb and Martin Nedialkov were missing through suspension, Gordon Grieve was injured and Brendan Napier was unavailable as Myles looked to try and halt Craigroyston’s surge up the table. Stevie Connor and Dale Robertson returned to the starting eleven having been unavailable at the weekend. Continue Reading
Burntisland Shipyard 1 – 1 Selkirk
Neither side could do enough to earn the three points in this evenly contested 1st Division encounter.
Chances were at a premium in the opening stages as both teams struggled to deal with the fiery surface and strong wind.
The home side looked to have opened the scoring in the 20th minute when Jordan Crombie got on the end of a Stevie Connor cross at the back post but the referee ruled it out for offside against the midfielder.
It was the visitors who took the lead in the 40th minute. A long clearance caught the Shipyard defence on their heels and Michael Holness ran through before stroking the ball past Couser.
It took just 4 minutes for the home side to equalise though. A goal bound effort from Dale Robertson was halted by the arm of a defender and Brendan Napier made no mistake from the penalty spot.
The second half was also short of genuine goal scoring chances although Gavin Bridges will be disappointed not to have put his back post header on target after getting on the end of Stevie Connor’s corner in the 49th minute.
Brendan Napier cut inside from the right after 70 minutes but his curling effort went narrowly wide of the keeper’s right hand post.
The last chance of the match came in the 88th minute and fell to Selkirk’s Robert Gay who struck a direct free-kick with power but Couser did well to save at full stretch.
Burntisland Shipyard: Couser, Grieve, Nedialakov, Bridges, Innes, Bell, Tabengwa, Crombie, Connor, Napier, Robertson; Subs: Henderson, Peoples, Grubb, Masson, McCrindle
Selkirk: Dodds, Stephen, Munro, Milven, Pritchard, Inglis, Johnson, Watt, Gay, Holness; Subs: Peoples, Butters, McManus, Battle, Bolton
Gala Fairydean 2 – 1 Burntisland Shipyard
The visitors were left to rue their inability to defend set pieces once again as they lost this match on the artificial Netherdal surface.
The Shipyard welcomed back Brendan Napier after his holiday and he was influential as the game flowed from end to end without many goal scoring opportunities.
Burntisland’s first opportunity came in the 27th minute when Dale Robertson did well to create space wide on the right and his cross narrowly evaded the outstretched leg of Stevie Connor and the ball was gathered by the Gala keeper.
Shortly afterwards, the home side took the lead. A strong run from the Gala midfield was brought to an abrupt halt by Blair Grubb inside the box and Jason Darling made no mistake from the penalty spot.
The Shipyard drew level in the 55th minute when a Dale Robertson effort from outside the box looked to be heading goalwards before hitting the arm of a defender. The referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot for the second time in the match and Brendan Napier capped his return with a confident strike past the keeper.
Gala regained the lead in the 65th minute when Jason Darling rose unchallenged at the back post to nod past Couser and ensure the 3 points stayed in the borders.
Burntisland Shipyard: Couser, Grubb, Nedialakov, Bridges, McKay, Bell, Crombie, Innes, Connor, Napier, Robertson; Subs: Henderson, Peoples, Tabengwa, McCrindle
Damage done by Ramage.
The Shipyard suffered disappointment at Ormiston as a storming finish could not quite produce the goal they deserved as a fantastic save from David Simmonds and the underside of the bar denied them. On both occasions the unlucky player was Dale Robertson and earlier Simmons kept out another goal bound Robertson effort. With Robbie Cunningham, Gordon Grieve, Kevin Masson, Brendan Napier and Anesu Tabengwa all unavailable for a variety of reasons, Martin Nedialkov made his debut and Jordan Crosbie made his first start after a couple of substitute appearances. Two trialists also took a place on the bench. Continue Reading