Penalty miss proves costly.
The Shipyard were made to rue a missed penalty as they more than matched their Premier League opponents in this King Cup clash at Recreation Park. The home team dominated the match for long spells and restricted Coldstream to few chances but they did convert two that ultimately won the match for them. With Blair Smart suspended Alan Clark replaced him in centre defence and Myles opted to go with Jordan Mushet in goals rather than the on loan Mikey Couser. The pitch was soft in places but was passed playable despite early morning rain that caused concern at the time. Continue Reading
Fyfe goal wins the points.
A goal from Jamie Fyfe just before the hour mark secured a vital three points for the Shipyard as they look to climb away from the bottom end of the table, and indeed a win at Duns next week would see them level on points with current third placed team Berwick Rangers. Myles chose to pick the same eleven that started against Hibernian last week giving them the opportunity to redeem themselves after last week’s poor show. Joe Samson who has joined the club from Lochgelly Albert took a place on the subs bench. Continue Reading
Hibs youngsters too strong for Shipyard.
Despite playing with ten men for 85 minutes the Hibernian youngsters had too much quality for the Shipyard on the day and ran out comfortable 4-0 winners. Surprisingly the home team did not seem too keen to play in the conditions but referee Maskell deemed the pitch perfectly playable, so it was game on. Although the underfoot conditions were perfect the howling gale and persistent heavy rain and sleet did make it difficult for the players. Mikey Couser having rejoined the club on loan from Alloa Athletic was in goal, however, trialist Mickey Cameron has moved on to become manager of Berwick Rangers. Continue Reading
Cameron shines as Shipyard secure vital win.
The Shipyard squad was boosted with the inclusion of ex Raith Rovers, Hearts, Wolves and Scotland star Colin Cameron as a trialist and he did not disappoint as he scored a fine goal towards the end of the first half. Jordan Crombie, Brendan Napier and Grant Blyth dropped out from the starting eleven with their places being taken by Cameron, Craig Lowe and Dale Robertson. Andy MacDonald returned from a few weeks out to take a place on the bench. This match had been switched from Hawick due to the Albert Park pitch being unplayable, however, there was no such issue’s at Recreation Park with the pitch being in reasonable condition despite the poor weather. Continue Reading
Penalty call costs Shipyard dear.
A slack five minute spell after a contentious penalty decision cost the Shipyard dearly as they succumbed to Premier Division Leith Athletic for the third time this season. Manager Myles Allan made two changes to the starting line-up from last week. With Jordan Mushet attending a family wedding, young goalkeeper Callum Speedie was signed on loan from Cowdenbeath and made his debut while Alan Clark returned to the side with Blair Smart dropping to the bench. Despite unnecessary concerns from the visitors the referee deemed the pitch perfectly playable for this Image Printers Qualifying League match at Recreation Park. Continue Reading
Masson leads Shipyard to victory.
The Shipyard turned in another fine performance as they beat premier league side Craigroyston 2-1 at St Marks Park. In horrendous weather conditions, but with captain for the day Kevin Masson pulling the strings in midfield as he produced a virtuoso performance, a goal in each half cancelled out a deflected effort from the home side and although Craigroyston had a lot of the ball, the Shipyard defence stood firm and indeed Keith Buckley passed up a great chance to score a third late on. Stuart Blake and JP McPhail returned from injury to replace Craig Lowe who was injured himself, with Adam Doig dropping to the bench. Andy MacDonald missed out again with a groin strain. Continue Reading
Fine performance earns deserved point.
A goal in the 71st minute denied the Shipyard all three points against Hibernian, though once the visitors had equalised they laid siege to the Shipyard goal, but a man of the match performance from goalkeeper Jordan Mushet earned the Shipyard their deserved point. Alan Clark, Renato Sartarello and Brendan Napier were only fit enough for the bench and Myles’ plans were further disrupted when Andy MacDonald had to pull out during the warm up as a groin injury flared up. Stuart Blake failed to shake off a chest infection, John Paul McPhail had not recovered from the knee injury he picked up against Leith and Lee Henderson was unavailable. Continue Reading
Shipyard slump to heavy defeat.
The Shipyard turned in another very poor performance as they bowed out of the South of Scotland Challenge Cup as Leith won as easily as the scoreline suggests. Poor defending, misplaced passes and a general lack of urgency were the main reasons for the defeat, with a bit of bad luck thrown in. Jordan Mushet, Gavin Bridges and Adam Doig dropped out from last week and were replaced by Ryan Connor, Stuart Blake and Dale Robertson. Continue Reading