Congratulations to Burntisland United won the Stenton Shield for the very first time after they defeated the Shipyard 5-3 on penalties after the match finished three all during the ninety minutes. Reece Brown scored twice for the Shippy, one being a penalty with Andy Watt also netting from the spot. A double from Jamie McKay and a last gasp equaliser from Craig Farley took the match to penalties with the Shippy’s Benn Hutchison the only one failing to convert when Ryan Couser saved his strike.
The Clubs are delighted to announce that £376 was raised on the night to go towards Dillon McLaren’s wheelchair fund. So a big thank you to everyone who turned out on a wet night to support such a worthy cause.
The Shipyard and Bowhill Rovers drew 1-1 in a friendly at Dalgety Bay Sports Centre on Saturday. Both sides were rusty, particularly in front of goal, as a few decent chances were missed at both ends, though credit to the keepers for some good saves. Bowhill took the lead in the 48th minute after the Shippy made a hash of clearing the ball, however, Jonny Galloway, playing his first match since dislocating his elbow, scored a great goal as he curled in a beauty from the edge of the box on the hour mark to level things up.
Burntisland Shipyard: A. Trialist, R. Lennie, G. Skinner, D. Hunter, I. Millar, S. Strang, R. Brown, Jon. Galloway, A. Watt, E. Stanfield, S. Glancy. Subs: Jor. Galloway, B. Hutchison, R. O’Donnell, B. Trialist, C. Trialist.
The Shipyard will face Dunfermline Athletic on Tuesday 6th August 2019 in their centenary match. Kick off is at 7pm. Admission to the match is Adults £5, concessions £3 and Under 12’s free. A commemorative programme will be published for the occasion. The Club would like to thank DAFC for agreeing to play the match and look forward to welcoming the Pars and their supporters on the night. The Club would be delighted to welcome any ex players, management or committee members to help us celebrate this historic occasion. The bar at the ground will be open before and after the match along with the usual food and drinks outlet.
The town’s two football clubs are delighted to announce they will be participating in a challenge match to raise funds towards a new wheelchair for local lad Dillon McLaren. As many of you will be aware the townspeople have been rallying around Dillon to help him get the new wheelchair he requires. So why not come along to Recreation Park on Wednesday 17th July 2019 and support this worthy cause. The match kicks off at 7pm and entry to the match will be a minimum donation of £3 for adults and £1 for concessions. The food and drinks outlets will be open on the night with all proceeds also going towards the fund.
To add a bit of spice to the match the Stenton Shield will be up for grabs.
Dunfermline Athletic FC have kindly agreed to help the Shipyard celebrate its centenary by sending a team to commemorate the occasion by playing a match against us on Tuesday August 6th 2019 kick off 7.00pm
As we start to look ahead to next season a couple of cup draws have already taken place and for the Shipyard we can look forward to visits from the Rovers in the shape of Raith in the first round of the newly expanded Fife Cup. In the South Region Challenge Cup draw it is the Rovers from Threave who will make the long journey to Recreation Park. The dates of both fixtures have still to be confirmed.
The Shipyard will face four different Fife opponents next season with Oakley United and St Andrews United also featuring beside the Shippy in Conference A. Both teams will be played on a home and away basis. There will be a visit from Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts and the Shippy will travel to newcomers Glenrothes with both these teams in Conference B. Four teams that were in Conference B with us last season, Dunipace, Eyemouth United, Haddington Athletic and Lothian Thistle HV will again provide opposition both home and away. Dalkeith Thistle and Tynecastle will again visit Recreation Park as Conference B teams.
The format means that every team over the two conferences will be faced at least once giving every club 17 home and 17 away league fixtures. Both Conference winners will be promoted with the two runners up playing off for the third promotion place.