Last result: Wed 23rd July 2014 - Berts 1 Dunfermline 3 (Friendly) Next up: Saturday 26th July 2014 - Berts vs. ??? (Friendly) @ ??? Park, k/o 2.00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014 - Rosyth Civil Services vs. Berts (Friendly) @ Castle Road, k/o 7pm Saturday 2nd August 2014 - Berts vs. Hill of Beath Hawthorn (Friendly) @ Gardiners Park, k/o 2.00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014 - Berts vs. Crossgates Primrose (League) @ Gardiners Park, k/o 7.00pm

 

Dysart game OFF - new opponents needed...

Posted: Thursday 24th July 2014, 8:30pm

 

Saturday's friendly at home to Dysart has been cancelled due to our visitors being unable to fulfil the fixture.

 

The Berts are now looking for find new opponents - either home or away - to fill this space. If any club is interested, please contact Jock Kinnell on 07568 505304.

 

Berts 1 Dunfermline Athletic XI 3...

Posted: Thursday 24th July 2014, 1:00am

 

Andy Barratt's Testimonial drew the local public of Fife out in support of the long-serving defender to ensure, despite the result, the night was about Andy and went off a big success.

 

Andy's boyhood team, Dunfermline Athletic, had very kindly provided the opposition and a keenly fought game finished with a 3-1 victory for the Pars against the "New Berts" at Gardiners Park.

 

It was first pre-season fixture for the Berts, and with a number of new signings in the starting line-up, Lochgelly were slower off the blocks falling behind to two goals in the opening 11 minutes, with the second taking a nasty deflection to loop the ball over Roy Ness in the Berts goal.

 

Andy Watt pulled a goal for the Berts in the 24th minute when he was put through and placed an excellent finish past visiting keeper Ryan Goodfellow.

 

The second half was diluted with both teams making a number of substitutions before the Pars put the game out of reach in the 68th minute.

 

It was a good work out against tough opposition. We thank everyone at Dunfermline Athletic (and our mutual sponsors Purvis) for making tonight happen and we wish them every success for the season ahead.

 

Pars manager Jim Jefferies selected the Berts Man of the Match, and his award would find few arguments with debutant Stevie Brown (not Salmon - going to have to find a way to distinguish both!!!) putting in a solid performance at left back.

 

BERTS: 1 Ness (sub: Redpath 54 mins), 2 Grierson, 3 Brown II, 4 Barratt (sub: Davies 85 mins), 5 Davies (sub: Hush 66 mins), 6 Duncan (sub: Hindley 62 mins), 7 Brown I (sub: Seath H/T), 8 Swan, 9 Watt, 10 McGuire (sub: Wilson 60 mins), 11 O'Connor (sub: Schiavone 70 mins). Subs: 12 Hush, GK Redpath, 14 Seath, 15 Grubb, 16 Hindley, 17 Schiavone, 18 Wilson.

Goal: Watt 24 mins

Booking: Brown II 75 mins.

 

DUNFERMLINE XI: 1 Goodfellow, 2 Mercer, 3 Drummond, 4 Orru, 5 O'Kane, 6 Graham, 7 McClair, 8 Thomas, 9 Crossan, 10 Duffy, 11 McMillan. Subs: 20 Wilson, 12 Crawford, 14 Galloway, 15 Morrison, 16 Sutherland, 17 Luke, 18 Potter.

Goals: Thomas 8 mins, McMillan 11 mins, Orru 68 mins.

 

Welcome the "New Berts"...

Posted: Tuesday 22nd July 2014, 9:00pm

 

Following on from the recent announcement of the new signings of four players, goalkeeper Roy Ness, defenders James Davies, Stevie Brown and striker Brett McGuire, the Berts are pleased to be able to announce the addition of 8 further new faces to the club.

 

A warm welcome to the following players who have been training with us for the majority of pre-season to: defenders Thomas Hush from Kennoway Star Hearts, Lewis Grierson from Eastvale AFC, Lewis McIntosh from Kelty U19s, midfielders Blair Grubb from Kirkcaldy YM, Paul Hindley from Glasgow Celtic, Gregor Colquhoun from Edinburgh Uni, and strikers Andy Wilson from Kirkcaldy YM and Conor Schiavone from Ballingry Rovers.

 

Good luck to all the 12 new signings at the club.

 

The revised 2014/15 squad list is, as follows: Roy Ness, Ryan O'Connor, Lewis Grierson, Thomas Hush, Andy Barratt, James Davies, Lewis McIntosh, Stevie Brown I, Stevie Brown II, Blair Grubb, Michael Perrie, Dougie Swan, Paul Duncan, Paul Hindley, Gregor Colquhoun, Andy Watt, Darren Seath, Andy Wilson, Conor Schiavone, Brett McGuire.

 

Come on to Gardners Park tomorrow evening against Dunfermline (kick off 7pm) and see the "New Berts" in action!

 

Reminder: Dunfermline friendly Wednesday...

Posted: Tuesday 22nd July 2014, 2:00am

 

Just a reminder that this Wednesday (23rd July) the Berts play their first pre-season fixture when we welcome a Dunfermline Athletic XI to Gardiners Park in aid of Andy Barratt's Testimonial.

 

Admission is £4 for adults, with concessions at £2. A 24-page full colour programme will be on sale, priced at £1.50. There will also be catering facilities available too.

 

Please note that we are expecting a larger crowd than normal, so please ensure you allow extra time to get in the ground to ease the pressure on the gate close to kick off (7pm).

 

Parking at the ground is limited so if you are parking at the ground, please park considerately to maximise the amount of cars able to park and exit the ground at full time. PLEASE ENSURE YOU DO NOT BLOCK ACCESS TO LOCAL RESIDENTS GARAGES IN THE CAR PARK OR BLOCK THEIR DRIVEWAYS.

 

Thank you.

 

4 signings announced, more to follow!...

Posted: Friday 18th July 2014, 3:00pm

 

The Berts are pleased to announced the first four of the new signings for the club during the summer break.

 

A warm welcome to: midfielder Stevie Brown (yes, we now have two Stevie Browns!!!) from Ballingry Rovers, striker Brett McGuire from Lochore Welfare, defender James 'Bear' Davies for his 2nd spell at the club from Benarty AFC and goalkeeper Roy Ness from Kirkcaldy YM.

 

Keep an eye out for further announcements in the next few days...

 

Stevie Brown meets...

Stevie Brown!

Stevie Brown II James Davies Brett McGuire

 

New Sponsors...

Posted: Tuesday 15th July 2014, 1:30pm

 

The Berts are extremely pleased to announce and welcome two new signings to the Berts family in recent week in the form of two new sponsors.

 

Firstly, Diamond Fitness of Lochgelly have kindly taken on the sponsorship of the new Adidas away kit, which is away in the process of being created with their logo and the club badge.

 

 

Meanwhile, it' a warm welcome to Kingdom Maintenance Services from Kirkcaldy who have taken on the sponsorship of the new Training Kit.

 

 

Welcome to the club to both Diamond Fitness and Kingdom Maintenance Services, thank you very much for your support!

 

Two Transfer Listed...

Posted: Thursday 10th July 2014, 9:30am

 

The Berts have placed defender Rory Harrower and midfielder Craig Duncan on the transfer list.

 

Please direct all enquiries to Jock Kinnell on 07568 505304.

 

2014/15 McBookie.com season start...

Posted: Sunday 6th July 2014, 1.15am

 

The Berts will start the new 2014/15 McBookie.com South Division campaign at home by welcoming Fife neighbours Crossgates Primrose to Gardiners Park on Wednesday 6th August 2014, with a 7.00pm kick off time.

 

On Saturday 9th August the Berts are then on their travels to newly-relegated Pumpherston Juniors at Recreation (Servoca) Park, with a 2.30pm kick off.

 

For those heading through to Pumpherston, the ground address is: Drumshoreland Place, Pumpherston, West Lothian EH53 0PE.

 

Pre-Season Fixture News...

Posted: Sunday 6th July 2014, 1:15am

 

The club have arranged the following fixtures as part of their pre-season preparations:

 

Wednesday 23rd July 2014 - Berts vs. Dunfermline Athletic XI at Gardiners Park (Kick off 7pm)

Saturday 26th July 2014 - Berts vs. Dysart at Gardiners Park (Kick off 2pm)

Tuesday 29th July 2014 - Rosyth Civil Service vs. Berts at TBC (Kick off 7pm)

Saturday 2nd August 2014 - Berts vs. Hill of Beath Hawthorn at Gardiners Park (Kick off 2pm)

 

Friendly News...

Posted: Tuesday 17th June 2014, 4:00pm

 

The Berts are in the process of finalising their pre-season friendly fixtures plans in readiness for the 2014/15 McBookie.com season.

 

On Wednesday 23rd July, the Berts will welcome a Dunfermline Athletic XI to Gardiners Park (kick off 7pm) in aid of the long-serving Andy Barratt Testimonial game. Andy has been with the club for 10 years and was awarded this fixture against the club he supports.

 

Andy has been a loyal and consistent member of the Berts team over the years, so we hope you all come out in force to support Andy in his big night and make it an extra special occasion for such a deserving and popular player.

 

On Saturday 2nd August, the Berts will also host Superleague side Hill of Beath Hawthorn at Gardiners in preparation for the new season.

 

Details of the kick off time are still to be confirmed, please check the fixtures tab of this website for further details of this and other pre-season games, along with details of the opening League fixtures once they are announced.

 

Management Team Finalised...

Posted: Saturday 7th June 2014, 11:45pm

 

New Coach Craig Ness has completed and confirmed his new coaching team at the Berts for the new season.

 

Stewart McManus and Davie Scheach will be joining Craig as his Assistant Coaches, whilst Berts keeper Colin Rushford will step up to become the club's new goalkeeper coach and back-up keeper for the new season.

 

We welcome Stewart and Davie to Craig's team, along with Colin's new role at the club. We wish them all every support and success at the club.

 

Programme Monthly Awards...

Posted: Saturday 7th June 2014, 11:45pm

 

Following on from the Berts programme success in the Soccer Swap Shop Awards, "The Berts" also featured in 11th place (out of 58 entries) in the Scottish Non-League category in June's edition of Programme Monthly.

 

Other teams from East Region Junior football were: Luncarty (joint 4th), Kelty Hearts (10th), Blackburn United (where the awards were organised/voted from - 15th), Penicuik Athletic (joint 17th), Tayport (joint 17th), Kinnoull (24th), Broxburn Athletic (28th), Steelend Vics (30th), St. Andrews United (34th), Montrose Roselea (43rd), Haddington Athletic (46th), Fauldhouse United (48th), Bo'ness United (joint 51st), Kennoway Star Hearts (joint 51st), Newburgh (55th), Falkirk (joint 56th) and Musselburgh Athletic (joint 56th).

 

Berts Programme Scoops 2nd Place!...

Posted: Sunday 1st June 2014, 1:15am

 

The Berts matchday programme has received accolades from the Soccer Swap Shop Programme Awards for 2013/14.

 

The awards have been running since 2008 and this year has seen 976 clubs enter the awards ranging from the English Premiership through to the non-Leagues in England, Scotland and Wales - along with a large number of entries from across Europe.

 

Each club are then placed into their relevant category so they are judged more relevantly (it'd be no good comparing a programme from a club like Manchester United with the Berts etc).

 

Last year, in our first season competing in the awards we finished a creditable 5th place. This season we've gone on further and have finished a highly impressive 2nd place.

 

The top 5 programmes for the Scottish Non-League sections from the Soccer Swap Shop Programme Awards for 2013/14 are:

 

1st Place: Formartine United

2nd Place: LOCHGELLY ALBERT

3rd Place: Luncarty (joint)

3rd Place: Ardeer Thistle (joint)

5th Place: Cruden Bay

 

Details of all the results can be found HERE and are currently being correlated for all categories.

 

Welcome Craig Ness...

Posted: Thursday 29th May 2014, 12:15am

 

Following the recent departure of James Watt, the Berts are extremely pleased to announce Craig Ness as the new manager of Lochgelly Albert.

 

Craig has a wealth of experience and has been involved in many matches against the Berts, most notably for Kirkcaldy YM, where he has always been a tough opponent for our strikers. Most recently, Craig has had spells at Rosyth and has been coaching at both Glenrothes and most recently Thornton Hibs.

 

Whilst we welcome Craig to Gardiners Park, we wish to go on record to express our sincere thanks to James Watt and his coaching team for their hard work and contributions whilst with the club. We wish them every success at their new position(s).

 

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