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.
The fixture list will be
announced in due course.
Heriot Watt University
Lothian Thistle HV
St Andrews United
Arniston Rangers (A)
Dalkeith Thistle (H)
Easthouses Lily (A)
Edinburgh United (A)
Hawick RAU (A)
Inverkeithing HS (H)
Preston Athletic (H)
Stirling University (H)
Tweedmouth Rangers (H)
The Shipyard will begin their defence of the Fife Cup when they travel to Central Park to face Cowdenbeath on Thursday 15th November 2018. The fixture has been reversed to Cowdenbeath so that the match can be played under the Central Park lights with the kick off at 7.45pm Admission to the match is £5 for adults and £3 foe concessions.
Following Saturday’s victory over Girvan the Shipyard have been paired with Cumbernauld Colts in the 1st Round of the William Hill Scottish Cup. The tie is scheduled to take place at Recreation Park on Saturday 22nd September 2018 with the kick-off being at 3.00pm. The Shipyard have never faced Cumbernauld before with the Broadwood based club being relatively new to the Scottish Cup scene, having only been formed as an adult team a few seasons ago when they were parachuted straight into the pyramid system at Lowland League level.
Following the 4-1 victory over Golspie Sutherland FC the Shipyard will hit the road again as they travel to face Girvan FC in the 2nd Preliminary Round of the William Hill Scottish Cup. The match is scheduled to take place at Hamilton Park, Girvan on Saturday 1st September 2018 with a 3.00pm kick off. Girvan are no strangers to the Shippy, though the last time the teams met was the 2nd round of the Qualifying Cup in the 1994/95 season when the Shipyard ran out 5-2 winners at Recreation Park on their way to the Qualifying Cup Final and the 3rd round of the Scottish Cup before eventually losing out to Huntly FC.
The Shipyard were landed with a long trek to face Golspie Sutherland FC in the first preliminary round of the William Hill Scottish Cup when the draw was made at Hampden Park today. Grant Brough’s team will make the near 400-mile round trip to King George V Park on Saturday 11th August 2018 to visit the North Caledonian Football League club. Golspie finished runner-up to league champions Orkney FC (it could have been a longer trip) last season in the nine-team division. Golspie like ourselves are full members of the Scottish Football Association and have participated in the country’s flagship competition for many years, though this will be the first time the clubs have met.
When asked what he thought of the draw Grant said “This is my first Scottish Cup tie and throughout my career as a player or manager I don’t think I have ever had to travel so far for a match. Unsurprisingly, I know very little about Golspie but I will do my homework so we are as prepared as possible for the game.”
The winner of the tie faces a trip to Ayrshire to take on Girvan FC in the second preliminary round scheduled to take place on Saturday 1st September 2018.
The Shipyard could not have gotten a more tougher conference than the one they landed in after the East of Scotland Football League unveiled its new look ahead of the 2018/2019 season.
Old adversaries Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale, Tynecastle and Eyemouth United from previous years are joined by a whole host of new opponents, some well known and others not so much after the three conference divisions were announced recently. There will be some Fife derbies as Dundonald Bluebell and Crossgates Primrose are also in Conference B.
Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
New era for Shippy as Club drop amateur name.
Following approval from the Scottish FA Board at their meeting last month, the Club is delighted to announce an alteration to the Club’s name. It has been agreed to drop the word Amateur from the name and the Club will now be known as Burntisland Shipyard Football Club. It was felt that with the Club playing semi professional football within the pyramid structure, the amateur reference may have led to people having a misconception as to what League set up the Club was actually playing in.
The Amateur version of the Club came about in 1923 but this was four years after the Club was first founded by the Burntisland Shipbuilding Company workers in April 1919. With this in mind it was decided that the new Club badge would incorporate the year within its design. Obviously, it will take time for all Club team wear and items bearing the Club badge to be updated.
All this means that the Club is a mere 17 months away from its centenary and the Club will now start planning to celebrate the historic occasion.
The Shippy youngsters have been handed a home tie in the 2nd round of the SFA Youth Cup with Championship side Livingston FC the visitors. The match will take place at Recreation Park, Burntisland on Sunday 1st October with kick time being 2.00pm. Admission to this match will be £2 for adults & £1 for concessions. Catering will be available at this match.
Given that the 20’s play their “home” games at Kelty this match will give the Burntisland public a great chance to see the team in action and your support on the day would be most welcome.