Another good win for U/14′s
Sunday 26th August
A man of the match performance from goalkeeper Scott Costello ensured the Shipyard’s winning start to the season continued as they saw off local rivals St John’s by two goals to one. After the Shipyard being on top for the opening period St John’s then came into the match and forced Costello into a few fine saves. The Shipyard took the lead against the run of play when Douglas in the St John’s goal failed to hold Mason McLean’s shot and Kieran Jack volleyed the ball into the net.
St John’s continued to be on top in the second half and again Costello was called into action to keep his side ahead. St John’s then hit the woodwork before drawing level with five minutes to go when a shot from 20 yards found the top corner of the net. However, the Shipyard were soon ahead again when Douglas could only parry an Aeden Brown free-kick and Jack was on hand to fire the ball into the net to secure a fine win for the Shipyard.
U/14′s kick off new season with win
Sunday 19th August
Burntisland Shipyard U/14’s kicked off their new season in resounding fashion with a fine 4 – 1 victory over Townhill U/14’s in Dunfermline on Sunday. Goals from Jake Butler, Aeden Brown and Brett Hodge saw the Shippy lead 3 – 0 at the break and ten minutes into the second half Butler scored again to make it 4 – 0. Townhill pulled a goal back late in the game that their efforts deserved. Coach Dave Costello was happy after the match saying “The boys did extremely well considering they had no pre season games to prepare for the season ahead”.
McDonald’s sponsor kids football
Once again the Shipyard are at the forefront of youth development as the statement below indicates. It is a great credit to all the coaches and volunteers at the Club that youth development goes from strength to strength.
It was a 9am start on the 19th February for an excited group of kids as they boarded their bus to Motherwell. The 2002 group had their first big away day when they were invited to a festival of football at the impressive £32 million Ravenscraig Sports Complex in Motherwell, along with several other Clubs from all over Scotland.
The facilities were wonderful for the tournament that included an amazing 3G artificial pitch. The tournament was played on a “round robin” basis and some fantastic football was played by all Clubs. Much to the delight of the coaches the boys were awarded the “Fair Play” trophy. This was well deserved as the manner in which they conducted themselves all day was a credit to Burntisland Shipyard AFC and themselves. By 5pm when the bus arrived home it was full of very happy and tired boys. The group have also received another invitation to participate in an exhibition match at New Bayview, the home of East Fife FC. This is part of the S.F.A. Player Pathway and will take place on Sunday 22nd May 2011.
The 2002’s season at Pitreavie is well under way and so far they have a 100% record. It is not just the results that are pleasing but also the development that they are showing.