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.
Yesterday’s match against Heriot Watt University at Riccarton was abandoned after 35 minutes due to heavy snow with the students leading by one goal to nil. Somewhat surprisingly the pitch passed a morning inspection, however, on arrival it was clear that area’s of the pitch were unplayable with standing water in both goalmouths and also on a section of the pitch in front of the technical area’s. Furthermore, sections of the pitch were churned to mud as the players did their warm up prior to the match. The heavy snow, which was forecast, duly arrived not long after the match started and within minutes the lines were obliterated which forced the referee to call a halt to proceedings.
Alex Lowe has strengthened his squad with the loan signing of Cowdenbeath youngster Jamie Bouhaddou. 18 years old Jamie can play left back or left midfield and goes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s match at Ormiston.
Manager Alex Lowe has added another coach to his team with the acquisition of Tommy Roxburgh, who was most recently coaching at Dundonald Bluebell JFC. The vastly experienced Tommy needs no introduction to those who know the local football scene. In his playing days Tommy played for the Shipyard and also local rivals Burntisland United amongst others. Over the years he has gained many coaching certificates and holds an SFA “B” License. A few years back Tommy brought a team through the age groups here at the Shipyard and enjoyed plenty of success all the way up to U/21 level with many of the players having decent careers at Junior level in the game.
Everyone at the Club is delighted to have Tommy on board along with Alex and Neil. Chairman Jim Thomson said “If we can get a team as good as the coaching one on the pitch, then we can look forward to better time ahead”.