The Club is delighted to add two “new signings” behind the scenes as Raymond Drury has joined the Club as goalkeeping coach and Shippy old boy Mark James has accepted an invitation to join the committee. Raymond has coached at both youth and adult level as both an outfield and goalkeeping coach. As a player Raymond had a spell at St Johnstone as a youngster and was involved with local teams in the Rosyth area. Jamesy needs no introduction to Shipyard fans as he has starred for the club during several spells with the Club. Indeed Mark has scored for the Club over four consecutive decades starting in the eighties and ending just a couple of seasons ago. Quite a remarkable achievement in anyone’s book.
The Club would like to offer both men every success in their new roles.
The Club wishes to point out that any posts made on Facebook or other social media are not necessarily the views of the club, manager or committee. The Facebook page in not an official Burntisland Shipyard AFC media outlet. It goes without saying that the club was deeply embarrassed by the comments made and would urge any fans or readers of this website to use this site as an official source of information regarding Burntisland Shipyard AFC.
The Shippy will visit Keirs Park on Wednesday night to play a friendly against junior outfit Hill of Beath Hawthorn with the match kicking off at 7.15pm.
Mid October should see the start of the Club’s pavilion extension. With all loose ends more or less tied up the contractors have given us an estimated start date. At this stage it is difficult to say what matches, if any, will be affected while the works take place, with the project likely to take around 12 weeks to complete. It is important that the contractors have access to the ground through the double gates at all times, therefore we would ask everyone to take care where they are parking. It is also paramount that safety is observed whilst the work is being carried out, therefore we would ask everyone to be safety concious and also make sure children whether taking part in training or spectating are aware of any potential dangers.
Burntisland Shipyard 0 Cowdenbeath U/20’s 4.
The Cowdenbeath youngsters, with a couple of first team players thrown in to strengthen the team, ran out comfortable winners against the Shipyard last night. A goal from Cammy Muirhead saw the visitors ahead at the interval and goals from Stephen Scott,Craig Johnston and Liam Callaghan in the second half secured their victory. The match gave manager Alex Lowe a chance to look at a couple of trialists and give some of his squad valuable minutes on the park but Cowden keeper Jamie Sneddon was rarely troubled as the Shippy struggled to create many chances.
The Shipyard will host Cowdenbeath U/20’s in a friendly at Recreation Park on Tuesday 25th August 2015 with a 6.45pm kick off.
Admission to this match is free.
The match against Hawick Royal Albert that was cancelled on the 25th April has now been rescheduled to take place at Mafield Complex, Easthouses on Wednesday 13th May 2015 kick off 7.30pm
Two new arrivals and two departures.
Manager Alex Lowe made a couple of signings prior to the deadline when he captured Graeme Haywood from local amateur side Burntisland United. Joining Graeme at the club is Ryan Kelly who has arrived from U/19 football. Alex was delighted with his new additions when he said “Graeme has been on my radar for some time now and I am really pleased to have finally got him on board. He is a strong and experienced centre back and will do well at this level”. Commenting on Ryan’s arrival Alex said ” Ryan came along to training with his mate Todd and was keen to help out when we were struggling for a squad. He is maybe lacking a bit fitness at this stage having not played for a few week’s but I’m sure he will do well for us”. Meanwhile, Gavin Bridges and Barry Thomson have left the club and we wish them well and thank them for their efforts.