Last result: Sat 20th December 2014 - Crossgates Primrose 0 Berts 4 (League) Next up: Saturday 17th January 2015 - vs. Harthill Royal, home (League) @ Gardiners Park, k/o 1.45pm

 

New website...

Posted: Monday 12th January 2015, 1:15am

 

Over the course of the next few weeks, this website (www.lochgellyalbertjfc.co.uk) will be being closed down.

 

I am currently in the process of building a new website and am putting the finishing touches to it, but it is live now and will be updated with the news/results from the club.

 

Please update your bookmarks and links to redirect to the new website of:

 

www.clubwebsite.co.uk/lochgellyalbert

 

Whitburn game postponed...

Posted: Saturday 10th January 2015, 9:50am

 

Today's McBookie.com South Division home match against Whitburn Juniors has been postponed after failing a pitch inspection for a waterlogged pitch.

 

The Berts are next in action on Saturday 17th January when we welcome Harthill Royal to Gardiners Park. Kick off 1.45pm.

 

Sutherland stays...

Posted: Thursday 1st January 2015, 11:00pm

 

Fraser Sutherland

The Berts are pleased to announce that the loan of defender Fraser Sutherland from Berwick Rangers has been extended until the end of the season.

 

Fraser has made an excellent start to his Berts career and everyone at the club is happy that this deal has been extended.

 

Thank you to our friends at Berwick for their work in allowing this to happen.

 

Crossgates 0 Berts 4...

Posted: Saturday 20th December 2014, 11:15pm

 

The Berts ended 2014 with a convincing victory in the Berts most local derby in the South Division against a hard-working Crossgates Primrose side at Humbug Park.

 

It was the hosts that had the first chance at goal, in the 19th minute, when after a foul by Lewis Grierson, the free kick was lofted into the Berts box. A header across goal fell onto the head of a fellow Crossgates striker who couldn't manage to get his effort on target.

 

Crossgates were dealt a severe blow in the 32nd minute when Russell Smart was given a straight red card for a crunching tackle on Craig Bateson. There seem to be an element of surprise from the home supporters, but my gut reaction was it was the correct decision from the referee - although I've seen them given and not given for similiar. The hosts were feeling aggrieved a short-while later when a similiar-looking foul by Scott Gibson was only "rewarded" with yellow.

 

In between this the Berts took the lead in the 37th minute when Steven Page excellently swept home Bateson's corner on the edge of the six-yard box, nipping away from his marker, to net a good finish.

 

At the start of the second half the home side caused a brief moment of panic in the Berts box, with keeper Lee Wilson making a smart block which then caused a goalmouth scramble before the ball was cleared for a corner.

 

In the 54th minute a good shot from Michael Perrie from close range was well saved by the 'Rose keeper, and moments later a cross from the left by Bateson was met by the head of Gibson who headed wide of the post.

 

In the 58th minute the Berts put the game out of reach when a good break through the middle by Gibson, who in turn flicked onto Bateson who then floated an excellent shot into the top far corner of the net for a sublime finish.

 

In the 73rd minute the visitors then caught the hosts on the break from a corner with Stevie Brown breaking clear to put Michael Perrie with a 3 v 1 situation with Bateson on the left and Lawson breaking on the right. Perrie elected to Lawson but the Berts man couldn't quite manage to get a clean shot away.

 

Lawson was again unlucky in the 81st minute with a good effort on the turn that was pounced upon by the Crossgates keeper.

 

It was two of the Berts substitutes who put the game to bed in the closing stages, with an excellent goal and assist from Gregor Colqhoun and another goal from Blair Grubb.

 

In the 89th minute a long ball forward was flicked backwards by a Crossgates defender which played Colquhoun through one-on-one with the keeper. If you remember one of Eric Cantona's stunning chipped finishes at Old Trafford, the Berts man wasn't too far away from replicating this with an audacious ball chipped over the approaching keeper.

 

In stoppage time it was Colquhoun again who beat the offside trap and laid the ball back for any number of Berts attacking players to run onto and it was Grubb that was presented with the present of the last goal of 2014 as he smashed home from close range.

 

BERTS: 13 Wilson, 2 Grierson, 3 Sutherland, 4 Gibson, 5 Davies, 6 Barratt, 7 Brown, 8 Bateson (sub: Colquhoun), 9 Lawson, 10 Page (sub: McGuire), 11 Perrie (sub: Grubb). Subs: 12 McGuire, 14 Colquhoun, 15 Hush, 16 Grubb, 17 Schiavone.

Goal(s): Page 37 mins, Bateson 58 mins, Colquhoun 89 mins, Grubb 91 mins.

Booking(s): Gibson, Davies, Perrie.

 

 

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South League Table 2014/15

as at games played 20/12/14

 

P

Pts
GD
 Haddington Athletic  
16 
43 
37 
 Whitburn Juniors  
17 
34 
18 
 Rosyth  
15 
32 
26 
 Dunbar United  
15 
29 
21 
 Blackburn United  
15 
26 
14 
 Lochgelly Albert  
14 
21 
 West Calder United  
15 
19 
 Stoneyburn Juniors  
13 
18 
-3 
 Falkirk JFC  
11 
16 
 Livingston United  
16 
16 
-13 
 Tranent Juniors  
15 
14 
-11 
 Harthill Royal  
15 
10 
-33 
 Pumpherston Juniors  
16 
8 
-37 
 Crossgates Primrose  
15 
7 
-34 
 

 

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