continues to adhere to the instructions given by the UK Government, the Scottish
Government and the Scottish Football Association regarding Coronavirus (Covid
19) as the country battles to overcome this pandemic. All football is suspended
until at least 30/04/2020 and everyone will have to wait for further
announcements from the above-mentioned authorities. Social gathering
restrictions also means that group training sessions have been cancelled with
the Club more or less locked down.
The Board of
the East of Scotland Football League (EoSFL) have agreed to cancel the
continuation of The League Cup meaning our 2nd round tie against
Stirling University has been shelved. No decision has yet been made on the
completion or otherwise of the league programme as the Board discuss the
situation with other leagues and awaits further instruction from the relevant
authorities. Another EoSFL Board meeting is scheduled for 02/04/2020 where more
information will hopefully be forthcoming.
The Fife FA
have made the decision to abandon this season’s Fife Cup with the Annual
General Meeting and dinner for this year also cancelled.
Casino Night scheduled for Saturday 21st March unfortunately fell
victim to the social gathering restrictions, however, we hope to rearrange the
event for later in the year.
the Club was devastated to learn of the tragic passing of former player Ewan
Fotheringham. Ewan had two spells at the Shipyard playing in the East of
Scotland League as a tenacious, hardworking wide player alongside his brother
Pete Bell, who is still with the Club.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ewan and Pete’s family at this very sad time. RIP Ewan.
The shipyard went down 2-0 to Rosyth FC in there final pre-season friendly match on Wednesday night. Despite dominating the first half the Shippy fell behind on the stroke of half-time losing a sloppy goal. Once again a host of great chances were passed up as the boys struggle to find their shooting boots. A disputed penalty awarded for handball, which Michael Gibb initially saved, was netted on the rebound to give Rosyth their second goal and complete the scoring.
The Shipyard have been drawn away to Lochee United in the 1st Preliminary Round of the William Hill Scottish Cup following the draw at Hampden park today. Lochee gained entry into the competition by virtue of winning the East Region Junior Super League last season. The Dundee based outfit are sure to provide a stern test for the Shippy when the teams clash on Saturday 10th August 2019. The winners will be at home to either Lothian Thistle HV or Wigtown and Bladnoch with that tie scheduled for Saturday 31st August 2019. Both these clubs are known to the Shipyard, in particular Lothian Thistle who are a fellow East of Scotland League team. Wigtown are no strangers either as the clubs met in the 2007 competition at Trammondford Park with the Shippy coming out on top, winning 5-3. Details for the match at Thomson Park against Lochee will be announced when they become available.
The Shipyard and Raith Rovers have agreed to play their Fife Cup tie on Tuesday 20th August 2019. The match at Recreation Park kicks off at 7.00pm. Admission to the match is Adults £5 & Concessions £3.
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.