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2014/2015 Season

Burntisland Shipyard 0 Peebles Rovers 0

Rovers keeper keeps Shippy at bay.


Shaun Keatings takes on the Peebles keeper.


The Shipyard finished the season in disappointing fashion as they were held to a goalless draw by Peebles Rovers at Recreation Park. The Shippy dominated for long spells and created more chances against the league champions but visiting keeper Darren Walker was in fine form and could not be beaten. Despite having a depleted squad due to injury and other commitments the Shippy played well enough to merit the win though they did extend their unbeaten run to eight games.

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Hawick Royal Albert 0 Burntisland Shipyard 2

Shippy keep their unbeaten run going.

Brendan Napier scored for the third match in a row after his strike v Hawick.

Brendan Napier scored for the third match in a row after his strike v Hawick.

The Shipyard extended their unbeaten run to seven matches after a two nil victory over Hawick Royal Albert but it was no stroll in the Easthouses sunshine last night as they had to work hard to come out on top in this bruising encounter. This was the match that was rearranged after last month’s postponement and switched to Easthouses by the East of Scotland League Board. The Shippy were dealt a blow prior to the match as Kevin Masson was ruled out for the final two matches of the season with an ankle injury. Continue Reading

Eyemouth United 1 Burntisland Shipyard 5

Shippy keep good run going win another big win.

Big Hendo scored double v Eyemouth

Big Hendo scored double v Eyemouth


The Shipyard came flying out the traps for the second week running securing an early lead and this time it only took 17 seconds for the same man, Brendan Napier to find the net. Another goal just before half-time gave the Shippy a two goal lead but manager Alex Lowe was far from happy with his team’s performance when he said after the match “Although the boys have put together some great results over the last few weeks anyone watching the first hour of this game would not have predicted a 5-1 scoreline as Eyemouth were probably the better team and we did not play well for most of the first half and all credit to Eyemouth who passed the ball a lot better than us. The first fifteen minutes of the second half followed the same pattern and Eyemouth came into the game with a deserved goal”.   The starting eleven showed one change from last week’s win over Heriot Watt with Kevin Masson replacing the injured Pete Bell. Continue Reading

Burntisland Shipyard 1 Heriot Watt University 0

Napier nips in to seal win.


Brendan Napier scores winner v Heriot Watt University

The Shipyard kept their decent run of form going with a 1-0 win over Heriot Watt University at Recreation Park with a Brendan Napier strike in the first minute the difference between the teams. Kick off was delayed for an hour as the University encountered huge traffic problems on the approach to the Forth Road Bridge as did the referee and other teams travelling to Fife. Manager Alex Lowe made one change from the last outing with Napier coming in for Kevin Masson.

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Burntisland Shipyard 6 Hawick Royal Albert 1

Masson hat-trick as Hawick are hit for six.


Kev Masson (hidden on right of picture) scores the first of his hat-trick v Hawick


The Shipyard put a poor first half performance behind them as they hit Hawick with six unanswered goals in the second to wrap up an eventual 6-1 victory at Recreation Park. The Shippy have now scored 14 goals in the last two matches with an incredible 13 of them coming in the second half’s of the matches. Alex selected the same starting eleven as last week at Duns, with Brendan Napier and Andy MacDonald returning to the squad and finding places on the bench. Continue Reading

Duns 2 Burntisland Shipyard 8

Shippy leave Duns eight-some reeling.


Ethan Anderson took his goal tally to five for the season after his treble at Duns


The Shipyard recorded their biggest ever victory in the East of Scotland League as they crushed Duns 8-2 at New Hawthorn Park. With the score tied one each at half time the Shippy were simply irresistible in the second half as they banged in seven goals and if it had not been for Paul Tansy in the Duns goals then it would probably been double figures. Sure, Duns finished the match with nine men but the referee had no option but to red card Dougie Brydon for retaliation and the second red, shown to Leigh Walker, was never going to change the outcome of the match. The Shipyard travelled to the Borders without the holidaying Brendan Napier and Pete Bell, while Andy MacDonald and JP McPhail were injured. Continue Reading

Heriot Watt University 1 Burntisland Shipyard 1

Prolific Pete on the bell.

The Shipyard had to fight hard to gain a creditable 1-1 draw with Heriot Watt University at Riccarton Campus last night. Despite losing an early goal and being under the cosh for a period the Shippy weathered the storm and fought back to gain a point, with Pete Bell scoring for the second game in a row, and with a bit of luck could have won it in the end. With the injuries, suspensions and unavailability disappearing Alex had a full 16 man squad with no trialists being used. Continue Reading

Burntisland Shipyard 3 Hawick Royal Albert 0

Keatings shines in Shippy win.

The Shipyard responded in fine fashion to last week’s disappointing performance at Kelso with a 3-0 victory over Hawick Royal Albert at Recreation Park. Some of the players that were missing last week were back in the fold but manager Alex Lowe still used two trialists in his squad which enabled him the luxury of listing five substitutes. Continue Reading