Last result: Sat 12th April 2014 - Whitburn Juniors 1 Berts 3 (League) Next up: Saturday ??th July 2014 - Berts vs. ??? (League) @ ???, k/o 2.30pm

 

 

Club Announcement: New Secretary...

Posted: Thursday 17th April 2014, 10:30pm

 

Gary Charles

The club have announced that Gary Charles will be the new Club Secretary following the resignation of Jimmy Brown.

 

Gary will continue to fulfil his duties as physio, whilst Jimmy Rushford will continue in his role as 'Matchday Secretary'.

 

Jimmy Brown has been with the club for a number of seasons but has decided to step down for personal reasons. We thank Jimmy for all his hard work and contributions during his time at the club and wish him every success in the future. Hopefully we'll still be seeing you at Gardiners Park whenever possible.

 

We wish Gary the best of luck in his new additional role.

 

Connor McManus Exits the Berts...

Posted: Thursday 17th April 2014, 10:30pm

 

Connor McManus

The Berts have announced that defender Connor McManus has left the club following the conclusion of the season after Saturday's game at Whitburn.

 

It's been a big step up for Connor and he has been a dedicated, reliable and committed player who has always given 100% whether it been on a match day or at training.

 

Connor played 9 games and 10 substitute appearances this season.

 

We thank Connor for his hard work and genuinely wish him all the very best for the future. A big thank you, also, to Connor's sponsor Forever Candles for their sponsorship his season. Thank you.

 

Whitburn Junior 1 Berts 3...

Posted: Monday 14th April 2014, 9:30pm

 

The Berts put a happy ending to a largely miserable 2013/14 season following last week's success over Dunbar, they completed their first double of the season by defeating Whitburn on Saturday.

 

Once again, the Berts were playing with a depleted team against opponents who are currently playing their home games 'away' at the Whitburn Academy instead of their usual Central Park home which is out of action at the moment following storm damage.

 

It was an excellent all-round performance from the Berts against opponents that didn't really threatened Colin Rushford's goal, whilst the Berts had solid performances all over the park with makeshift left-back Michael Perrie a constant thorn down the left flank.

 

The Berts managed to take the lead in the 12th minute when Darren Seath smartly swivelled to fire home a Perrie corner from 6 yards out. It was a well executed maneouvre and the Berts' man's 3rd goal in under 45 minutes action after his substitute two-goal blast against Dunbar.

 

Joy was short-lived when the home side equalised a minute later (have to confess that I missed the goal as I was tweeting our goal!!!).

 

Further chances came the Berts way with some fluid moves being orchestrated in particular by Paul Duncan and Rory Harrower in the centre of the park, whilst the defence marshalled by skipper-for-the-day Andy Barratt was holding firm.

 

The lead was restored in the 41st minute when the energetic Perrie carved a perfect ball for the lively Andy Watt to run onto down the left hand side. The Berts number 9 held off his marker as he raced towards goal and slotted a low shot past the keeper with a well-taken finish.

 

As the second half began, the Berts were forced into an early reshuffle when Steven Watt had to come off injured and be replaced by the only fit substitute, Connor McManus.

 

In the 53rd minute the home side were reduced to 10 men when the Whitburn no.4 needlessly clattered into Harrower on the touchline about 10 yards inside the Berts half and received his 2nd yellow card of the game. It was a unneccessary foul which wouldn't have pleased the Whitburn manager.

 

The Berts capped a fine and encouraging display with a 3rd goal in the 82nd minute when a ball forward was badly trapped by a Whitburn defender on the edge of the penalty area and Seath quickly latched onto the loose ball to fire a powerful shot into the roof of the net.

 

It was a great result for the Berts, combined with last Saturday's win over Dunbar, leaving many scratching why this couldn't have happened more during the course of the season, whilst also leaving a note of encouragement for pre-season. The team need to re-group, put aside any issues and play with the passion and determination that these past two performances has shown is possible.

 

Make no doubt about it, 2013/14 has been a frustratingly disappointing season for the club, but one that we need to prove is just a blip as we are much better side than our final League position has shown. But words only tell half the story, it's up to the management and players of Lochgelly Albert JFC to go out on the pitch next season and prove it.

 

BERTS: 1 Rushford, 2 Barratt, 3 Perrie, 4 S Watt (sub: McManus 49 minutes), 5 Ross, 6 Harrower, 7 Brown, 8 Trialist, 9 A Watt, 10 P Duncan, 11 Seath. Subs: 12 McManus, 14 Macfarlane.

Goal(s): Seath 12 mins, A Watt 41 mins, Seath 82 mins.

Booking(s): Trialist.

 

Can you help the Berts?

Posted: Saturday 8th February 2014, 10:00pm

 

The club is seeking to add to it's already hard-working Committee at Lochgelly Albert. Whether it be during the week, or on a matchday helping out even on the morning of the game or actually before/during the game itself, can you spare some time to help out?

 

We're interested in people who can offer some of their time, no matter how big or small, to join and be a part of a dedicated team of volunteers that are essential for helping any football club operate and succeed.

 

If you think you can help, or just want an informal chat, please contact us either through the website on our Contact Us page or calling Jock Kinnell on 07568 505304.

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South League Table 2013/14

as at games played 12/04/14

 

P

Pts
GD
 Edinburgh United  
26 
*61 
51 
 Dundonald Bluebell  
23 
51 
50 
 Blackburn United  
24 
50 
37 
 Haddington Athletic  
20 
39 
29 
 Dunbar United  
24 
*37 
 Whitburn Juniors  
21 
35 
15 
 Falkirk JFC  
24 
35 
 Tranent Juniors  
26 
31 
-19 
 BERTS  
26 
30 
-14 
 Stoneyburn Juniors  
25 
28 
-40 
 West Calder United  
23 
25 
-9 
 Rosyth  
24 
23 
-21 
 Crossgates Primrose  
24 
22 
-33 
 Harthill Royal  
24 
8 
-62 
 
* Edinburgh United 3 Points Deducted
* Dunbar United 3 Points Awarded

 

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