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2016-2017 Season

Match Reports from the 2016/17 season.

Burntisland Shipyard 0 Lothian Thistle HV 7

Shippy stung by rampant Thistle.

Once again, the Shipyard suffered a heavy defeat as Lothian Thistle HV won by seven goals to nil at Recreation Park on Saturday. The only consolation, if you could call it one, would be that Lothian can beat most teams in the East of Scotland League by this type of margin. Understandably, when you are at the bottom of the league not many decisions seem to go your way and when the opposition are awarded three penalty kicks, one of them with barely a minute on the clock, you are up against it to say the least. To further rub salt into the wounds it was an extremely harsh decision to give that early spot kick as the ball clearly bounced up and hit the man rather than the player deliberately handling the ball. Continue Reading

Tweedmouth Rangers 2 Burntisland Shipyard 1

Shippy suffer agonising late defeat.

A full match report is unavailable for this game but by all accounts the Shippy were unlucky to lose the match, especially in such a heartbreaking manner, when Tweedmouth scored in the last minute. After a goalless first half the home team took the lead courtesy of an own goal in the 65th minute. The Shipyard were level a few minutes later when Scott Powrie scored from the spot but despite creating the better chances the Shipyard could not capitalise and Tweedmouth got the late goal to take all three points in this basement clash.

Coldstream 6 Burntisland Shipyard 0

Poor show as Shippy hit for six.

The Shipyard returned to their bad old ways at Coldstream on Saturday, bowing out of the King Cup as they conceded six without reply in a very disappointing performance, all the more disheartening, given how well they had defended in the previous week’s victory over Tynecastle. There were four enforced changes to last week’s starting eleven but even so, a more disciplined defensive display would have been expected. Continue Reading

Burntisland Shipyard 1 Tynecastle 0

Shipyard battle to record memorable win.

Well I don’t think anyone saw this one coming given the recent results, however, the Shippy duly seen off their visitors Tynecastle for only their second league win of the season, and recorded their first clean sheet into the bargain. It took an impressive rearguard action and a fine display from keeper Cammy Lambie to ensure the three points remained at Recreation Park after Gordon Bowers had given his side a half-time lead. Steven Wilson returned to the centre of defence, Denis Ginc made a rare start up front, meanwhile Conor Drury returned to the centre of midfield having missed a few games recently. Continue Reading

Burntisland Shipyard 0 Stirling University 7

More woe for sorry Shippy.

Once again, the Shipyard suffered a heavy defeat as the usual suspects raised their ugly heads. Bad decision making, bad luck and poor defending were the culprits as Stirling University scored seven without reply. The Shippy did create a few openings, particularly in the second half, and none more so when they were awarded a penalty, however, Sean Cusick’s shot from twelve yards was saved by Uni keeper James Donaldson who was so far off his line it was embarrassing. Continue Reading

Tynecastle 4 Burntisland Shipyard 0

Shippy nipped as Crabbe grabs hat-trick.

The Shipyard suffered another defeat on Wednesday night, this time to Tynecastle, but at least the hosts had to work for their 4-0 victory as the Shippy produced a much more determined performance than they had at Stirling on Saturday. Indeed it took two contentious offside decisions to present Tynecastle with their first half goals and when you throw in a penalty for the third it would be fair to say it was that kind of night. Continue Reading

Stirling University 6 Burntisland Shipyard 0

Students teach Shippy a lesson.

The Shipyard’s nightmare season continued in Stirling as the local students ran out all too easy 6-0 winners at the Gannochy sports Centre. After conceding a shocker of a goal in the 5th minute it was one way traffic as the students racked up four goals in the opening 45 minutes. The Shippy did improve in the second period but lost a goal at the start and finish of the half as the hosts rounded off the scoring. Cammy Lambie returned in goals as he replaced Marcus Taylor with a trialist starting up front in place of Denis Ginc. Continue Reading

Leith Athletic 9 Burntisland Shipyard 0

No sunshine on Leith for Shippy as hosts run riot.

The Shipyard’s victory in their last match against Heriot Watt University seemed a distant memory as they fell back into their pre-Christmas form at Meadowbank 3G as Leith Athletic ran out easy winners scoring nine goals in the process. Continue Reading