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Shippy share spoils in friendly encounter

Shipyard 1 Falkland 1

The Shipyard and Falkland played out a 1-1 draw in this hastily arranged friendly at Recreation Park yesterday as both teams took the chance to give their developing squads a bit more game time. Prior to kick off both teams respectfully observed a minutes silence in memory of the victims of the Colombian air disaster. Continue Reading

Friendly Match Arranged

The Shipyard will face Falkland AFC in a friendly match at Recreation Park on Saturday 3rd December with the kick off at 1.00pm

Ormiston 4 Burntisland Shipyard 0

10 man Shippy overpowered by Ormiston.

Once again the Shipyard defence could not cope with the pace and power of the Ormiston forwards with Yusif Bernawi in particular giving them a torrid time. 4-0 might have flattered Ormiston but until the Shippy cut out the individual mistakes they will continue to concede goals on a regular basis. Keeper Cammy Lambie signed for the club during the week with big goalie Marcus Taylor still on the side-lines; along with fellow long term absentee Marc Black and the team suffered another injury setback as Connor Allison pulled up in the warm up.,

Despite it being bitterly cold, playing conditions were fine for the game though the low sun did cause some problems before disappearing behind the trees. Lambie pulled off a couple of saves early on from Graeme Purves and Bernawi without being over stretched while at the other end an Alan Hynd long range strike was on target. The Shippy fell behind after 15 minutes when Bernawi turned his man some 30 yards from goal, drove forward and then calmly put the ball behind Lambie. The Shipyard could have been level seven minutes later when Yanni Iliopoulos latched on to a poor pass back but with only keeper Daryl Johnstone to beat he shot weakly into the big keepers arms. Minutes later a Sean Doyle drive was deflected for a corner as the Shipyard enjoyed a good spell in the match. Two minutes before the break Lambie did well to thwart Bernawi as he saved with his legs.

The second half continued in the same vein as the first until the 60th minute when both teams were dramatically reduced to 10 men. After a tackle from Iliopoulos the handbags were out and Kevin Amagou received a caution for his part in the fracas, his second of the match and he was subsequently sent off. Iliopoulos received a straight red for his part, though after the game the ref’s explanation regarding the incident, left more questions than answers. This appeared to be a turning point in the game as Ormiston took complete control and pinned the Shipyard back. Lambie saved from Purves before the home team increased their lead when a deep cross from the left found its way to the back post were Alasdair Simpson stooped to head home. The game was up for the Shippy in the 74th minute when Bernawi again caused all sorts of problems and when the ball fell to Mark Samson he made no mistake from a tight angle. Shipyard sub Arran Haddow headed wide in a rare attack but it was Ormiston who scored again with six minutes remaining when a drive from outside the area was deflected, leaving Lambie helpless as the ball hit the net.

Ormiston: D. Johnstone; R. Fairnie; M. Samson; Z. Walker; K. Smith (R. Ferguson); R. Cowan; K. Amagou; A. Simpson (C. McArthur); Y. Bernawi; N. Cairns; G. Purves (T. Carr).

Burntisland Shipyard: C. Lambie; D. Hyslop; R. Calder; C. McAleavey; D. Roberts; K. Ford; T. Hall (A. Haddow); A. Hynd; S. Cusick; S. Doyle (A. Haddow); Y. Iliopoulos.

Referee: G. Haynes.

Burntisland Shipyard 2 Coldstream 2

Shippy see light at end of tunnel.

The Shipyard were delighted to finally get a point on the board after drawing 2-2 with Coldstream but the overriding emotion would be one of disappointment as after going in at half-time 2-0 up, another poor second half showing allowed Coldstream back in to the match and in the end the Shippy were hanging on a bit as the game drew to a conclusion. Marcus Taylor and Marc Black were still out through injury and Connor Allison was suspended after last week’s red card though there was a welcome return from Danny Roberts to add to the new signings and another couple of trialists as Chris and Craig look to build a competitive squad. Continue Reading

Heriot Watt University 9 Burntisland Shipyard 0

Students second–half Tsunami swamps Shipyard.

The Shipyard’s woes continued on Saturday as they went down 9-0 to top of the table Heriot Watt University, as the new management team started to seek a solution to this season’s problems with more trialists coming into the squad. Central defender Marc Black and keeper Marcus Taylor were both missing, having picked up injuries in last week’s game but there were able replacements in the form of Connor Allison and Cammy Lambie, who was to put in a great performance in the Shipyard goal, despite the loss of 9 goals. Continue Reading

Burntisland Shipyard 1 Tweedmouth Rangers 5

Injuries hamper Shippy’s bid for elusive win.

Although the Shipyard suffered another heavy defeat it was one of those days when everything seemed to conspire against them as Tweedmouth came out on top in this basement battle. After an even opening 15 minutes the Shippy were dealt a major blow when after racing from his goal to clear the ball, Marcus Taylor landed awkwardly and could not continue after suffering knee and ankle damage. Outfield sub Kenny Ford replaced the injured keeper who was taken to hospital to have his injury assessed. At this stage it is unclear how long big Marcus will be out for. Just before half-time centre back Marc Black suffered a knee injury and despite treatment at the time and during the break Black had to be replaced within a minute of the restart.

Ford was tested for the first time in the 22nd minute and rose to the challenge as he saved well from Rangers striker Lee Dodd. The same man also went close a few minutes later with a headed effort. The Shippy took the lead in the 43rd minute when a great cross from Ewan Fotheringham was turned into his own net by Rudy McLeod. As has been the case when the Shipyard have taken the lead in matches they failed to hold on to it for long as Tweedmouth broke from deep and Jake Rutherford was on hand to knock the ball home from inside the box. Agonisingly for the shipyard the goal came in the time that was added on for Taylor’s injury.

Shippy have shout for handball.

Shippy have shout for handball.

Daryl Taylor shot wide for the Shippy as did Ross Moore for the visitors and the Shippy’s Sean Doyle headed into the side netting as both teams looked to gain the lead. The Shipyard had a strong claim for a penalty turned down when the Tweedmouth defender appeared to handle Daryl Taylor’s cross (see pic). It was the visitors who got the goal as the game moved into the final twenty minutes when Rutherford smashed an unstoppable shot in off the underside of the bar giving Ford no chance. The Shipyard could not find a way back into the match and seemed to run out of steam as Tweedmouth added another three goals in the final ten minutes. Substitute Luke Dickson bundled the ball home as the Shipyard looked for an offside decision and a minute later Stuart Coyle capitalised on a defensive mistake as he rounded Ford and rolled the ball home. The fifth goal came in the final minute as a speculative long range shot from Jordan Ainslie deceived Ford and found its way into the net.

This Saturday the Shippy make the short trip across the Forth to face Heriot Watt University at Riccarton with the match kicking off at 3pm.

Burntisland Shipyard: M. Taylor (K. Ford); G. Grieve; C. Hempseed; M. Black (T. Hall); C. Allison; C. McAleavey; A. Hynd; D. Hyslop; E. Fotheringham; D. Taylor; S. Doyle (D. Butt).

Tweedmouth Rangers: G. Cain; R. McLeod; J. Ainslie; K. Cromarty; K. Ainslie; C. Howard (L. Dickson); J. Rutherford (C. Colquhoun); S. McGregor; L. Dodd (P. Macascal); R. Moore; S. Coyle.

Referee: K. Lindsay.

Burntisland Shipyard 0 Ormiston 6

Same old story for sorry Shipyard.

The Shipyard’s season continued to lurch from one heavy defeat to another as visitors Ormiston hit six without reply at Recreation Park on Saturday. Although there was little between the teams in the early stages once Ormiston took the lead in the 24th minute they never looked back and ran out easy winners in the end. In fairness to the Shipyard players their cause wasn’t helped by some controversial and baffling decisions from the referee.

Graeme Purves opened the scoring for Ormiston with a header from a ball played in from the left-hand side and Craig O’Neill made it two in the 29th minute when he converted after the Shippy defence failed to clear a ball cut back from the bye-line. Ormiston’s third was hugely controversial when the referee awarded them a penalty for a trip despite a clear case of dangerous play in the build by an Ormiston player, however, Mr Smith claimed he never saw the infringement. Johnathon Edmond calmly stroked the ball home from 12 yards.

Edmond scored from the spot again in the 61st minute though this time the award was merited. Edmond then completed his hat-trick in the 66th minute when he easily scored from inside the area after side stepping his marker.

In a rare attack from the Shippy Ewan Fotheringham burst clear of the visitors defence only to be hauled down as drove towards the box, however, Mr Smith saw it differently and awarded Ormiston a free-kick much to the surprise of everyone inside the ground. Ormiston scored their sixth with a couple of minutes remaining when Nicky Cairns’ deflected free-kick found the net.

Due to a fixture reversal the Shippy are at home again this week (22/10/2016) as we welcome league newcomers Tweedmouth Rangers from Berwick upon Tweed to Burntisland. Kick off 2.30pm.

Burntisland Shipyard: M. Taylor; D. Roberts; L. Fleming; A. MacDonald; M. Black; L. Thompson (C. Allison); G. Buckley; G. Grieve; N. McKay (S. Murphy); E. Fotheringham; D. Taylor.

Ormiston: D. Johnston; R. Fairnie; J. Malcolm (R. Ferguson); R. Cowan (D. Nash); Z. Walker; A. Simpson; Y. Bernawi (K. Amagou); N. Cairns; J. Edmond; C. O’Neill; G. Purves.

Referee: N. Smith.

Burntisland Shipyard 0 Leith Athletic 6

Difficult season continues as Leith beat Shipyard.

After last week’s debacle at Eyemouth the Shippy faced up to last season’s champions Leith Athletic at Recreation Park and there was no let up for the beleaguered home team as the visitors ran out easy 6-0 winners. That being said, Leith will beat other teams by similar score lines such is the quality in their ranks, therefore, the Shipyard can take some crumbs of comfort from their performance and in particular the Taylor brothers, with Marcus turning in a fine performance in goal and Daryl who was unlucky to be denied by the woodwork on two occasions.

Marcus Taylor saves.

Marcus Taylor saves.

Leith took a grip of the game from the outset and grabbed the lead in the 4th minute when Chris Beaton stroked the ball home from around twelve yards. Marcus Taylor saved well from Jack Combe before Kerr Allan should have done better than shooting wide from a decent position. The Shippy were almost level in the 21st minute when Daryl Taylor’s angled drive came back off the post before the ball was cleared. Leith continued to dominate as James Hainey and Neil Lowson both went close as the Shippy defence worked tirelessly to keep the visitors out. The Shipyard rearguard was breeched again in the 36th minute with a fine strike from Lewis Tracey which found the corner of the net. Keeper Taylor denied Combe just before the interval and repeated that feat at the start of the second period.

Leith keeper Neil Fairnie was called into action and he dealt well with a Sean Cusick effort while at the other end Allan saw his drive crash back off the bar. Leith’s third goal arrived in the 54th minute when Hainey headed home a free-kick delivered from wide on the left. The visitors sub Rhys Craigie came on and made an immediate impact when he scored two goals in as many minutes with the second in particular being a fine strike from distance. Fellow sub Gavin Kneeshaw completed the scoring in the 81st minute though Taylor later admitted he was disappointed not to keep the shot out. Daryl Taylor was denied a consolation goal in the final minute when his ferocious free-kick came back off the bar with Fairnie well beaten.

The Shipyard are at home again on Saturday 15th October with Ormiston being the visitors. Kick off 2.30pm.

Burntisland Shipyard: M. Taylor; M. Hall; L. Fleming; G. Buckley; D. Taylor; D. Roberts; S. Cusick; A. MacDonald; D. Butt (N. McKay); M. Black; B. Paterson (Quinn).

Leith Athletic: N. Fairnie; M. Wilkie; K. Fee; N. Lowson; S. Melvin; C. Beaton; L. Tracey; K. Allan (G. Kneeshaw); J. Hainey (R. Craigie); J. Combe; D. McKinlay (J. Ferguson).

Referee: B. Dickson.