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SATURDAY 29/04/2017
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MATCH REPORTS
This week we have match reports from :-

Bonnyrigg Rose v Dundonald Bluebell
Newtongrange Star v Musselburgh Athletic

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RESULTS AND FIXTURES
We have tables and results from the following leagues and Cup Competitions:-

D J Laing East of Scotland Cup
G A Engineering Cup
McBookie.com East Premier League
McBookie.com East Superleague
McBookie.com North Division
McBookie.com South Division
Pre-Season Friendlies
Scottish Junior Cup
Super/Premier League Play Off
The Conservatory Converters Fife and Lothians Cup
William Hill Scottish Cup

MATCH REPORTS

Bonnyrigg Rose v Dundonald Bluebell
McBookie.com East Superleague (29/04/2017)

(Report submitted by Bonnyrigg Rose)

Rose Run Out Comfortable Winners

 

Although Dundonald competed well for the first forty five minutes, Bonnyrigg ultimately had too much class for them and ran out worthy winners in a competitive match. Bluebell frustrated a busy Rose side in the first half,but once McGachie made the breakthrough early in the second period, there was only going to be one winner.

 

Dundonald made the visit to New Dundas Park today looking to complete their McBookie.com East Super League fixtures, and complete the double over the reigning champs. The Fifers were looking to Round off an excellent season which sees them currently fourth in the Super League and came into the game in fine form, having thrashed Bo'ness Utd 5-0 last Saturday and drawn with Linlithgow Rose on Monday night. Bonnyrigg Rose have had a busy campaign with success in Cup competitions meaning that they still have 10 league games after today as well as an interest in the DJ Laing East of Scotland Cup. After their narrow Scottish Cup exit to Glenafton last Saturday, they won in the league at Camelon on Monday night and then lost out on penalties to Bo'ness Utd in the Fife and Lothians Cup on Wednesday. If Rose were to keep their hopes of retaining their Super League title alive, they simply could not afford to slip up against the Bluebell.

 

Bonnyrigg showed a number of changes from the side eliminated from the Junior Cup last Saturday. Manager Robbie Horn taking the opportunity to freshen up the side after three games in five days earlier in the week.

 

Rose were straight onto the offensive and referee Smith waved away a decent penalty shout in the first minute as McGachie appeared to be pushed over. From the following corner which  Donaldson seemed to miskick, the ball arrived at Hoskins who shot straight at goalkeeperRoberts.

Bluebell won an early free kick but Drummond's kick came to nothing. Rose were pushing for the opener and won free kicks and a corner which again came to nothing. With 7 minutes played Turner put in a cross which McGachie stretched to head and Roberts saved well. Donaldson then lobbed a ball forward which Turner nearly got to, but Rose were looking dangerous.

With 15 minutes played McKenzie showed good skill on the edge of the Rose box before the ball broke to Sibanda, but his effort was blocked.

Rose looked the more likely with good interplay on the left involving Donaldson and Turner created a shooting chance for the latter, but his effort was blocked.

Bluebell's Drummond then fired in a free kick which was deflected for a corner which was cleared.

Roberts pulled off a good save from a Jamieson drive after McGachie had won a header back across goal.

Dundonald were dangerous from set pieces and another free kick from Laurie was deflected for a corner. Meikle swung the ball over and Wedderburn got his head on it, but it was comfortable for Andrews in the home goal.

Five minutes before the break the visitor's McKenzie shot over.

Rose's Jamieson had the last chance of the half after a goalmouth scramble but couldn't make it count.

The half belonged to the home side but Dundonald were proving difficult to break down.

 

Half Time  Bonnyrigg Rose 0; Dundonald Bluebell 0

 

There were no changes after the turnaround and Rose were encouraged to hear that title rivals, Kelty Hearts were also being held at the break.

 

Rose were in determined mood and won a corner after 51 minutes. Donaldson's cross found Hoskins at the far post, but his header was across goal. However Rose took the lead a minute later. MCGACHIE received the ball on the right side of the area and his super turn and finish gave Roberts no chance - a great piece of skill from the target man.

After 59 minutes,Turner was almost on the end of a through ball but a Dundonald defender made a timely interception.

Dundonald made two changes after the hour as Martin and Meikle made way for Buchan and Lennie.

Bonnyrigg were in control now and McGachie got on the end of a Donaldson free kick before a Young shot was cleared for a corner. From that corner Hoskins won the ball at the far post and headed across goal for MOYES to head home.

After 65 minutes, Moyes nearly added his own second and Roses third. He got his head to a Brett free kick and his header came back off the underside of the bar.

Bonnyrigg replaced McGachie and Brett with McIntosh and Nelson and minutes later Donaldson made way for Gray, as Rose freshened the side with their busy programme in mind.

After 76 minutes, Dundonald had a penalty claim turned away after a goal mouth scramble resulting from a Drummond corner.

With 84 minutes played Rose got their third. Sub Gray made a darting run on the left. The ball came to Kidd and his measured cross was headed in by MCINTOSH at the far post.

With 90 minutes played, Rose put a gloss on the scoreline when TURNER scored a excellent solo goal to cap off a fine personal display.

Rose deserved the points and go on to Fauldhouse on Monday night. It was a solid team performance and manager Horn handled his squad well with an eye to future fixtures.

For Dundonald it is the end of a long season which has seem them have a excellent start to life in the Super League.

 

Full Time Bonnyrigg Rose 4; Dundonald Bluebell 0

 

 

Teams

Bonnyrigg Rose

Andrews, Brett, Hoskins, Young, Moyes, Stewart, Turner, Kidd, McGachie, Jamieson and Donaldson Subs Horne, Gray, Nelson, McIntosh and Paterek

Dundonald Bluebell

Roberts, Gray, Drummond, Wedderburn, Rarity, Forbes, Martin, Sibanda, Lawrie, McKenzie and Meikle Subs Buchan, Walker, Lennie, Ward and Patrick

 

 

Referee Duncan Smith Assistants Jonathan Gall, Jason Crocker

 

Gordon Baird

Neutral Reporter


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Newtongrange Star v Musselburgh Athletic
McBookie.com East Superleague (26/04/2017)

(Report submitted by Newtongrange Star)

Star Grind Out Vital Win

 

Newtongrange won a tight encounter with local rivals Musselburgh Athletic in a match which showed why both sides are struggling at the wrong end of the table. The only goal was a scrappy one in a match of few chances and little fluent football. However, the result saw Star leap up to twelfth as Athletic slipped into one of the automatic relegation places. 


With games running out and both sides involved in the relegation battle, this McBookie.com East Super League encounter was a vital clash. Star have been enjoying a better run of form recently and can see a glimmer of hope in what has been a season where they have found points hard to come by. Musselburgh are in a stronger position, with games in hand, but they need to pick up points if they are to avoid the play off with the third placed side in the Premier League and a loss to Star would deepen their problems. The teams met as recently as April Fool's Day at New Victoria Park when Athletic held on to win 3-2 in a very close encounter. 

 

The first half chance fell to Douglas after hesitation in the Burgh back line. However, the striker put the chance wide. 

Musselburgh's first chance came after McManus got his head to an O'Kane free kick with nearly 10 minutes on the clock. A few minutes later, Moffat sent in a tame shot but the first goal was not far away. 

With 17 minutes played Star won a corner, Hamilton was on the end of it but his shot was blocked. The ball popped up and DOUGLAS scrambled a header past Adams - a really scrappy goal typical of the play so far. 

Star's next effort on goal was from a Currie free kick but it was well wide. 

Neither side could find any fluency and there was very little in the way of good football although lots of endeavour. 

With 25 minutes played Douglas should have doubled the home side's lead. He got on the end of a through ball and rounded Adams but before he could slide the ball into the empty net Lynch got back with a saving tackle. O'Brien was next go try a shot from range but he fired last. 

Musselburgh were creating little but had a decent penalty claim waved away after 28 minutes when a corner fell to King and he went over. Five minutes later the visitors created their best chance. Moffat sent in a fine cross from the left and Donaldson leap to side foot the ball but it slipped wide of the far post. 

With 36 minutes played it looked like Star had added a second. Currie fired over a corner which Lally rose highest to sent a header towards the far corner. However, King leapt high at the far post and headed the ball clear. 

With 4 minutes to the break, Musselburgh's O'Brien played a great through ball but the alert Amos just got to it before King. 

Star just about deserved their half time lead although neither side were in great form and it was a tense affair. 

 

Half Time  Newtongrange Star 1, Musselburgh Athletic 0

 

The second half followed a similar pattern to the first and a chance fell to Athletic after 54 minutes. O'Kane sent in a free kick which McManus headed goalwards but Amos pulled off a fine stop. 

After 57 minutes, Adams pulled off a great save after O'Brien created an opening for Douglas- the striker looked certain to score. 

After 70 minutes Lander showed great skill as he cut in from the right, but his effort was well stopped by Adams. 

Two minutes later and Burgh worked Amos with a snap shot from range but it was easy for the keeper. 

Star had a great chance to secure the points after 74 minutes. Douglas rounded Adams for the second time in the match, but Hamilton got back to clear his goal bound effort. 

After 81 minutes,  Burgh substitute Thomson found Cherrie with a free kick but he shot over. 

With 5 minutes remaining Star's O'Brien made good progress on the right before crossing to Lander who chested the ball down, before he blasted his shot wide. Lander nearly scored minutes later but his firm shot from the left was turned away at the foot of the post. 

Deep into added time Star failed to clear their lines and McManus headed over. 

 

Star held on for the points which they probably deserved but the points were never secure with only a single goal separating the sides. Murray was very solid for Star and King best for Burgh. 

 

 This win gives Star a chance of avoiding the drop but they are still struggling with only two games left - but they have renewed hope after back to back wins. Athletic are in freefall at present and look a team short of confidence and with very few attacking ideas. 

Musselburgh host bottom club Fauldhouse United on Saturday while Star travel to Dundee to face Lochee United. 



Full Time  Newtongrange Star 1; Musselburgh Athletic 0
 

Newtongrange Star
Amos, Swaney, Martyniuk, Murray, Hamilton, Currie, Douglas, Lander, Wilson, O'Brien and Lally Subs  Weston T,  Cook T, Dyet T, Richardson and Flynn

Musselburgh Athletic 
Adams,McManus Lynch, Hogg, O'Kane, Murphy, Cherrie, Murray, King, Donaldson and  Moffat. Subs Dunn, Gillan, Ralton, Thomson and Renton 

 


Referee 

Stewart Luke, Assistants Boise Allan and Steve Ross 

Gordon Baird

Neutral Reporter


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Current league tables and this week's results
Information supplied by SJFA East Region.

McBookie.com East Superleague   (To view all this seasons results click here )

P W D L F A PTS
Kelty Hearts  27  22  75  28  69
Bonnyrigg Rose  20  17  44  15  51
Penicuik Athletic  26  14  62  35  48
Dundonald Bluebell  30  13  11  65  58  45
Boness United  26  13  58  32  43
Broxburn Athletic  27  11  10  68  52  39
Lochee United  25  11  10  42  41  37
Broughty Athletic  25  10  40  43  37
Carnoustie Panmure  28  13  42  68  33
Camelon Juniors  29  11  11  33  47  32
Hill of Beath Hawthorn  26  12  37  47  28
Newtongrange Star  29  14  42  62  27
Jeanfield Swifts  25  11  46  64  26
Musselburgh Athletic  25  10  10  36  39  25
Linlithgow Rose  20  26  27  24
Fauldhouse United  26  22  24  82  10


This week's Results
 
24/04/2017  Camelon Juniors  Bonnyrigg Rose 
24/04/2017  Linlithgow Rose  Dundonald Bluebell 
26/04/2017  Newtongrange Star  Musselburgh Athletic 
29/04/2017  Bonnyrigg Rose  Dundonald Bluebell 
29/04/2017  Broughty Athletic  Broxburn Athletic 
29/04/2017  Carnoustie Panmure  Jeanfield Swifts 
29/04/2017  Hill of Beath Hawthorn  Penicuik Athletic 
29/04/2017  Kelty Hearts  Boness United 
29/04/2017  Lochee United  Newtongrange Star 
29/04/2017  Linlithgow Rose  Camelon Juniors 
29/04/2017  Musselburgh Athletic  Fauldhouse United 

Known Future Fixtures
 
01/05/2017  Linlithgow Rose  v Newtongrange Star  7.00pm 
01/05/2017  Fauldhouse United  v Bonnyrigg Rose  7.00pm 
03/05/2017  Fauldhouse United  v Penicuik Athletic  7.00pm 
03/05/2017  Hill of Beath Hawthorn  v Linlithgow Rose  7.00pm 
03/05/2017  Camelon Juniors  v Boness United  7.00pm 
03/05/2017  Broxburn Athletic  v Bonnyrigg Rose  7.00pm 
06/05/2017  Musselburgh Athletic  v Linlithgow Rose  2.30pm 
06/05/2017  Lochee United  v Broughty Athletic  2.30pm 
06/05/2017  Fauldhouse United  v Jeanfield Swifts  2.30pm 
06/05/2017  Broxburn Athletic  v Hill of Beath Hawthorn  2.30pm 
06/05/2017  Boness United  v Penicuik Athletic  2.30pm 

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McBookie.com East Premier League   (To view all this seasons results click here )

P W D L F A PTS
Kennoway Star Hearts  28  19  75  42  60
Forfar West End  28  18  54  29  58
Sauchie Juniors  22  16  58  23  51
Tranent Juniors  27  13  49  40  45
Tayport  26  12  48  36  44
Dalkeith Thistle  28  13  11  49  41  43
Bathgate Thistle  28  11  56  45  41
Arniston Rangers  25  11  38  34  41
Haddington Athletic  27  10  11  57  50  36
Downfield  24  10  43  49  32
Glenrothes  27  10  15  40  60  32
St Andrews United  28  15  37  56  23
Whitburn Juniors  24  13  43  52  21
Armadale Thistle  27  20  23  74  13
Dundee Violet  23  18  31  70  9


This week's Results
 
26/04/2017  Dundee Violet  Tayport 
26/04/2017  Sauchie Juniors  Bathgate Thistle 
26/04/2017  Whitburn Juniors  Armadale Thistle 
29/04/2017  St Andrews United  Downfield 
29/04/2017  Armadale Thistle  Bathgate Thistle 
29/04/2017  Forfar West End  Sauchie Juniors 
29/04/2017  Haddington Athletic  Whitburn Juniors 
29/04/2017  Tayport  Glenrothes 
29/04/2017  Tranent Juniors  Dundee Violet 

Known Future Fixtures
 
03/05/2017  Sauchie Juniors  v Tranent Juniors  7.00pm 
06/05/2017  Sauchie Juniors  v Tayport  2.30pm 
06/05/2017  Dundee Violet  v Haddington Athletic  2.30pm 
06/05/2017  Downfield  v Arniston Rangers  2.30pm 

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McBookie.com North Division   (To view all this seasons results click here )

P W D L F A PTS
Kirriemuir Thistle  22  18  104  25  57
Thornton Hibs  23  17  84  22  55
East Craigie  25  15  70  33  50
Kinnoull  25  14  70  34  50
Scone Thistle  25  15  63  39  48
Dundee North End  23  14  69  30  46
Luncarty  24  12  73  36  44
Blairgowrie  26  12  69  57  41
Lochee Harp  25  13  48  64  28
Coupar Angus  25  14  45  69  25
Arbroath Vics  25  15  44  77  24
Newburgh  25  18  48  82  17
Brechin Vics  23  17  31  80  14
Lochore Welfare  25  20  32  104  11
Forfar Albion  25  19  27  125  8


This week's Results
 
26/04/2017  Kirriemuir Thistle  Arbroath Vics 
26/04/2017  Dundee North End  East Craigie 
26/04/2017  Coupar Angus  Luncarty 
29/04/2017  Thornton Hibs  Kirriemuir Thistle 
29/04/2017  Lochee Harp  Lochore Welfare 
29/04/2017  Forfar Albion  Luncarty  13 
29/04/2017  Dundee North End  Coupar Angus 
29/04/2017  East Craigie  Kinnoull 
29/04/2017  Arbroath Vics  Brechin Vics 
29/04/2017  Blairgowrie  Newburgh 

Known Future Fixtures
 
03/05/2017  Kirriemuir Thistle  v Forfar Albion  7.00pm 
06/05/2017  Newburgh  v Lochee Harp  2.30pm 
06/05/2017  Luncarty  v Thornton Hibs  2.30pm 
06/05/2017  Lochore Welfare  v East Craigie  2.30pm 
06/05/2017  Kirriemuir Thistle  v Coupar Angus  2.30pm 
06/05/2017  Kinnoull  v Arbroath Vics  2.30pm 
06/05/2017  Forfar Albion  v Scone Thistle  2.30pm 
06/05/2017  Brechin Vics  v Blairgowrie  2.30pm 

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McBookie.com South Division   (To view all this seasons results click here )

P W D L F A PTS
Blackburn United  26  21  72  22  65
Dunbar United  24  21  85  19  64
Pumpherston Juniors  25  20  95  39  61
Lochgelly Albert  22  14  56  28  47
Easthouses Lily MW  26  12  11  50  59  39
West Calder United  26  11  10  53  49  38
Edinburgh United  25  63  59  34
Rosyth  23  10  37  41  31
Oakley United  26  13  50  71  31
Craigroyston  26  15  47  69  23
Livingston United  24  14  38  69  20
Crossgates Primrose  25  16  46  77  17
Stoneyburn Juniors  24  17  23  59  15
Kirkcaldy YM  26  19  31  85  9


This week's Results
 
29/04/2017  Rosyth  Easthouses Lily MW 
29/04/2017  Crossgates Primrose  Stoneyburn Juniors 
29/04/2017  Dunbar United  Blackburn United 
29/04/2017  Lochgelly Albert  Edinburgh United 

Known Future Fixtures
 
03/05/2017  Lochgelly Albert  v Rosyth  7.00pm 
06/05/2017  Pumpherston Juniors  v Lochgelly Albert  2.30pm 
06/05/2017  Livingston United  v Dunbar United  2.30pm 
06/05/2017  Edinburgh United  v Stoneyburn Juniors  2.30pm 

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D J Laing East of Scotland Cup

This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 
06/05/2017  Quarter Final  Whitburn Juniors  v Dundee North End  2.30pm 
06/05/2017  3rd Round  Carnoustie Panmure  v Bonnyrigg Rose  2.30pm 

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G A Engineering Cup

This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 

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Pre-Season Friendlies

This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 

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Scottish Junior Cup

This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 

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Super/Premier League Play Off

This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 

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The Conservatory Converters Fife and Lothians Cup

This week's Results
 
26/04/2017    Boness United  Bonnyrigg Rose 
Match went to penalties final score was 5-4 on penalties
26/04/2017    Glenrothes  Linlithgow Rose 

Known Future Fixtures
 
06/05/2017  Quarter Final  Tranent Juniors  v Kelty Hearts  2.30pm 

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William Hill Scottish Cup

This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 

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