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2016-2017 Season

Match Reports from the 2016/17 season.

Burntisland Shipyard 1 Eyemouth United 0

Final match win for resilient Shippy.

The Shipyard concluded their season on a high with a narrow but deserved win over Eyemouth United on Saturday at Recreation Park. A goal from Donald Hyslop in the 74th minute turned out to be the winner but unfortunately Ormiston’s win at Tweedmouth meant that the three points were not enough to lift the Shippy off the bottom of the table. Given the position the team was in a the bottom of the league, it was no surprise that once again it was a depleted squad that was available to the management team. A huge amount of credit has to go to those guys who have stuck with it and worked their socks off all year for this great Club. Continue Reading

Coldstream 3 Burntisland Shipyard 1

Shippy still without an away win.

Having headed to the borders with a threadbare squad it was no surprise that the Shipyard left Home Park empty handed, however, this young Shippy team made a decent fist of things, particularly in the second half and had they managed to get a second goal it might have set up a grandstand finish. Due to a variety of call offs the Shipyard only had eleven players available but those who turned up gave their all and they can all be pleased with their performances. Continue Reading

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