Super Shippy smash ten in record win.
The Shipyard went goal crazy on Saturday as records tumbled on an amazing afternoon at Recreation Park. Since joining the East of Scotland League this was the biggest winning margin, the most goals scored in a game and the most goals scored by an individual player in a game as John Martin netted four of the ten goals. Spare a thought though for big John Crawford as the Eyemouth striker netted all three of his team’s goals and took his tally for the season to twenty.
This was the Shipyard’s day however and along with Martin’s four goals young Sean Johnstone helped himself to a hat-trick, Lee Halpin netted on his return, Brodie Hamilton got himself on the score sheet and Scott Powrie was the man who took the score to double figures.
It took a mere nine seconds for the Shippy to open the scoring as Sam Glancy and Johnstone combined straight from kick off to set up Martin who duly slotted the ball home. It was two in the 3rd minute as Rab Kinnaird crossed for Johnstone to open his account for the day. Martin then crossed for Hamilton to score from close range to make it three and when Martin was tugged back in the box for a penalty, the big striker took responsibility and emphatically beat William Stewart from the spot. Incredibly the Shipyard were 5-0 ahead with only a dozen minutes on the clock as Johnstone got on the end of a Brian Breen cross. Crawford saw his shot deflected for a corner as the visitors had a rare foray into the Shipyard box while at the other end Hamilton and Martin both spurned opportunities. Martin completed his hat-trick in the 34th minute knocking the ball in after being teed up by Callum McAulay. Two minutes later Crawford pulled a goal back for Eyemouth with Shippy manager Grant Brough far from happy about the way the goal was conceded.
Dean Anderson stayed inside at the break and was replaced Tam Graham and early in the second half Anderson was joined inside by Kinnaird who picked up a nasty head injury with Powrie replacing him. Theses changed did not affect the flow of the game as Martin scored his 4th in the 49th minute. Shippy keeper Ryan Adamson saved well from a David Jamieson free-kick but it was soon eight as Martin and Johnstone combined again as the latter completed his hat-trick too. Halpin replaced Hamilton and it only took him a few minutes on his return to the Club to find the net as he converted from close range. Two goals in as many minutes from Crawford brought Eyemouth some respectability but in turn it infuriated Brough with him bemoaning his team’s lack of concentration. Halpin hit the post before the best was saved for last as sub Powrie burst into the box leaving the Eyemouth defenders in his wake before lashing the ball home to make it ten.
Manager Brough was very happy with the outcome but he did not go overboard about the result when he said “Recording back to back victories was always important but to score ten goals today was incredible. We won’t be getting too carried away though. We will still be taking each game as it comes, however, it certainly gives the boys confidence moving forward for the remainder of the season”.
Burntisland Shipyard: R. Adamson, R. Kinnaird (S. Powrie), B. Breen, D. Anderson (T. Graham), R. Lennie, S. Glancy, B. Hamilton (L. Halpin), S. Johnstone, J. Martin, J. Galloway, C. McAulay. Unused Subs: C. Watt, R. Watt, P. Bell, R. Connor.
Eyemouth United: W. Stewart, J. Dougall, T. McLachlan, A. Spiers, O. Dunn, D. Jamieson, J. Rutherford, S. Adamson, J. Crawford, M. Walters (M. Turnbull), W. Giacopazzi.
Referee: T. Ormiston.