Last result: Sat 23rd August 2014 - Stoneyburn 2 Berts 3 (League) Next up: Saturday 30th August 2014 - Berts vs. Dunbar United (League) @ Gardiners Park, k/o 2.30pm

 

Berts go Glasgow-bound in the Cup...

Posted: Wednesday 27th August 2014, 9:30pm

 

The Berts head to Glasgow again in the 1st Round of the Scottish Junior Cup on Saturday 27th September 2014 as the club have been drawn away to St. Roch's at James McGrory Park, in the Provanmill area of Glasgow.

 

St. Roch's are nicknamed "The Candy" and their ground is named after the legendary James 'Jimmy' McGrory, who is the British all-time goalscorer in the top flight with 550 goals and played for Celtic and Clydebank after leaving St. Roch's in 1922.

 

They play in the West Region Central District Second Division, with their League season yet to start as they are currently competing in the League Cup, where they are currently 4th (out of 5 teams) in their group, which contains Thorniewood United, Petershill, Bellshill Athletic and Shettleston. Their last game saw them win 2-1 over Thorniewood, who lead the table, but they've also lost 10-2 to Bellshill.

 

The ground is located on Royston Road.

 

Further details and travel arrangements will be announced shortly...

 

Stoneyburn Juniors 2 Berts 3...

Posted: Saturday 23rd August 2014, 10:30pm

 

The Berts continued their unbeaten start to the new season with a hard-working, but deserved victory at Beechwood Park.

 

The game got off to a slightly dubious start when a well-timed tackle was deemed to be a back-pass by the referee and Stoneyburn found themselves with a free kick deep inside the Berts penalty area in the 5th minute, but could not convert.

 

In the 11th minute good work by Conor Schiavone near the half way line saw the winger cut inside to beat his man and send over a deep ball into the box, which was knocked down by Darren Seath and Brett McGuire saw his shot saved by the Stoneyburn keeper Holliday.

 

A couple of minutes later Berts hearts were in their mouths when a sliced clearance when curling away and Andy Barratt couldn't get enough power on the ball to head back to Lee Wilson in goal and instead the Stoneyburn no.9 latched onto it but couldn't find a way past Wilson.

 

The Berts took the lead in the 19th minute in spectacular fashion when full-back Brown's free kick from the half way line caught the home keeper scurrying back to claw the ball away from the top corner, but McGuire was alive to the chance and was following up to stab home the rebound from close range.

 

The lead didn't last much more than a minute when the Stoneyburn no.10 turned and unleashed a spectacular effort from 25 yards that flew past Wilson for a great finish and the equaliser.

 

Stoneyburn took the lead in the 33rd minute when Barratt was deemed to have committed a foul on the edge of the Berts box and no.10 was on hand again to fire the free kick home with another very good finish.

 

There was a drama in the 36th minute when Thomas Hush was harshly booked for a foul when going for an aerial ball. This frustrated Berts manager Craig Ness and he was promptly dismissed from the dug out for expressing his opinions to the official.

 

McGuire nearly got the Berts back on level terms just before half time, but he got under Brown's free kick from the left a little too much and was unable to keep his header down enough to trouble the Stoneyburn keeper. At the other end, Stoneyburn's no.10 missed the chance to complete his hat-trick when his header also looped over the crossbar.

 

Lochgelly were on level terms, however, in the 47th minute when Seath was put through and he showed the power and determination to hold off a defensive challenge as he ran on to fire home an unstoppable shot from the edge of the area for 2-2.

 

In the 56th minute, 'Salmon' couldn't get his effort on target after good work from left back Brown who set Seath through, who held up the ball just inside the home penalty area to then lay off the chance for Salmon.

 

Two minutes later, influential left back Brown cut a cross back at the byline for Seath who couldn't quite connect but the ball fell to McGuire from 8 yards who was thwarted by another excellent save from Holliday.

 

The Berts were having a good sustained period of pressure and it was Michael Perrie's turn to go close when Seath beat the offside trap and laid the ball off to the onrushing Perrie, but the Berts man's effort went just over the bar.

 

Two quick chances came to the home side, but neither overly troubled Berts keeper Wilson before play switched up the other end with Seath and McGuire both unable to convert their spectacular efforts from Salmon's cross.

 

Then it was Holliday's turn to show the heroics again when he excellently kept out Salmon this time, after a quick throw in from Ryan O'Connor saw a cross come over to the Berts veteran.

 

Still Stoneyburn weren't giving up and the no.10 had another chance to beat Wilson from a free kick, but the Berts keeper had the better of him as he palmed the shot away. A minute later Wilson was beaten when no.7 turned and unleashed a spectacular effort from distance that rattled the bar, bounced down and out. It would probably have needed the "Goal Ref" to adjust that one but the official wasn't convinved and nothing was given.

 

That near miss was to turn out to haunt the home side as the Berts netted the winner in the 84th minute when good work from Lewis Grierson, Salmon and Trialist C saw the ball played into the left hand side of the Stoneyburn box for Perrie to smash home the winner.

 

Overall it was a good, solid performance for the Berts and a deserved win against a stubborn, hard-working and unlucky Stoneyburn side.

 

BERTS: 13 Wilson, 2 Grierson, 3 S Brown, 4 Hush, 5 Barratt, 6 Brown (Salmon), 7 O'Connor (sub: Trialist C 78 mins), 8 Perrie, 9 Seath (sub: Triailst B 90 mins), 10 McGuire, 11 Schiavone (sub: Trialist D 48 mins). Subs: 12 McIntosh, 14 Trialist A, 15 Trialiist B, 16 Triailist C, 17 Triailist D.

Goal(s): McGuire 19 mins, Seath 47 mins, Perrie 84 mins.

Booking(s): Wilson, S Brown, Hush, Barratt, Perrie.

 

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South League Table 2014/15

as at games played 23/08/14

 

P

Pts
GD
 Haddington Athletic  
12 
14 
 Dunbar United  
12 
 Rosyth  
10 
 Tranent Juniors  
7 
 West Calder United  
6 
 BERTS  
 Blackburn United  
6 
-2 
 Harthill Royal  
4 
-1 
 Whitburn Juniors  
3 
-2 
 Falkirk JFC  
3 
-2 
 Pumpherston Juniors  
2 
-6 
 Crossgates Primrose  
2 
-9 
 Livingston United  
1 
-8 
 Stoneyburn Juniors  
0 
-6 
 

 

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