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PINK NEWS
SATURDAY 18/05/2019
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In this weeks Issue......
MATCH REPORTS
This week we have match reports from :-

Broughty Athletic v Whitburn Juniors
Lochee United v Thornton Hibs
East Craigie v Lochee United

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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
Consolation League Cup
DJ Laing East Region Cup
Fife and Lothians Cup
GA Engineering Cup
Macron Scottish Junior Cup
McBookie.com East Premier League
McBookie.com East Superleague
McBookie.com North Division
McBookie.com Premier League North
McBookie.com Premier League South
McBookie.com South Division
Signature Signs Cup
Super/Premier League Play Off
Thorntons Property East Region League Cup
V Tech SMT Ltd Fife and Lothians Cup
William Hill Scottish Cup

MATCH REPORTS

Broughty Athletic v Whitburn Juniors
McBookie.com East Superleague (18/05/2019)

(Report Submitted by Whitburn Juniors)

Whitburn lose final league game in controversial match

Whitburn were well poised to take all three points in this game as they were 2 up at half time and playing against 10 men, but ended up losing 4-3. They got of to the best possible start as a Darren Liddell chip in the 5th minute came back off the post and Reece Duncan reacted quickest to knock the ball into the unguarded net. Broughty's Farquharson was adjudged to have stamped on Duncan midway through the half and was red carded though those on the far side felt this harsh. Duncan went on a great run in the 32nd minute before firing the ball under the keeper to double both his tally and the lead. After the break the wheels came off as a poorly judged back pass to Grant Hamilton saw him slip on the greasy surface (may have been contact?) and several Broughty attackers advanced almost unhindered on the goal with McConnachie eventually firing home a life line goal. Midway through the half pacy Louis Appere who had bothered Whitburn all game headed in at the back post following a free kick though the linesman initially put his flag up for offside but seemed to retract it. Meanwhile Andy Thomson went on a run through the centre of the home defence only to be sandwiched between two defenders which caused him to tumble in the box and yet the referee denied an obvious penalty. Appere went on a similar mazy run with 10 minutes to go and fired Broughty into an unlikely lead. Whitburn kept fighting however, despite being on the wrong end of many 50/50 decisions and looked to have salvaged a point in injury time when sub Andy McQuillan netted. It was not to be since the home side went back up the other end, Iain Griffin appeared to be bundled to the ground and the ball came off him for a corner. McCunnie headed the resulting left wing corner into the roof of the net after which the final whistle sounded. All credit to Broughty for grinding out the win but, in the end, Lochee's 6-1 drubbing of Thornton almost guarantees them the league as they are level with their near neighbours but have a 22 goal differential to them. Whitburn ended a creditable fourth in the league - an marvellous achievement as mant 'pundits' reckonded they would be the league's weakest team.


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Lochee United v Thornton Hibs
McBookie.com East Superleague (18/05/2019)

(Report submitted by Lochee United)

Lochee United 6 Thornton Hibs 1

Lochee United all but sealed the Superleague Championship with this comprehensive victory over a Thornton Hibs side forced to play with 10 men for 65 minutes.

Although they still require a point from their final three games to make it mathematically certain, their goal difference over chasers Broughty Athletic is so vast that it would take a collapse of seismic proportions to rob them of the title.

The Bluebells started off like a house on fire with Connor Birse hitting the bar and Scott McComiskie seeing a header come back off the post within the first five minutes.

It didn’t take long for the home side to break the deadlock though. BIRSE twisted and turned inside the Hibs penalty area and sent his shot into the far corner of the net.

Four minutes later and it was 2-0. A Grant Lawson cross fizzed dangerously along the Thornton goal and skipper Greg KIRK raced in at the back post to turn the ball home.

The visitors were showing plenty of spirit but their attacks fizzled out when they got near the Lochee goal. That was until a misplaced header from Kirk saw Garry Thomson race through on goal. Lochee keeper Jordan Millar raced from his goal and did enough to delay Thomson until help arrived.

On 34 minutes Thornton lost Ian Shanks when the defender brought down Birse just outside the box and he was shown a red card.

However, they pulled a goal back three minutes before half time when Scott ORROCK headed home an Andrew Adam corner kick.

Two minutes after half time Lochee regained their two-goal advantage. A long ball found McCOMISKIE with his back to goal on the edge of the Hibs box and the striker turned and lobbed the ball over the head of the keeper.

Birse should have made it four a few minutes later with two attempts to convert Ross McDonald’s cross but he was denied both times by keeper Scott Costello. The keeper also made a good diving save at the feet of Danny Cavanagh.

Thornton’s Orrock tried his luck from 30 yards but Millar spectacularly tipped his effort round the post.

There was some controversy over Lochee’s fourth goal on 68 minutes, scored by Grant LAWSON and deflected in by a defender, as a second ball was on the pitch at the time, but the Hibs dugout’s protest was clutching at straws there as it did not affect the run of play.

Three minutes later LAWSON grabbed his second, stroking the ball into the net from around 12 yards out.

Logan Davie and Jamie Reid came on for Birse and Reece Ritchie with 20 minutes left and the Bluebells tied up the scoring seven minutes from the end. Scott Webster was fouled out on the right and Reid’s free kick brilliantly found Stephen McNALLY who bulleted the ball home with his head.

Webster then went off to be replaced by Kevin Buchan.

Lochee continued to press and Lawson shot over the bar and Reid fired into the side netting, but there were no further goals.

Lochee United: Millar, Webster (Buchan 85), McNally, Kirk, McDonald, Ritchie (Davie 71), Lawson, Cavanagh, McWalter, Birse (Reid 71), McComiskie.

Thornton Hibs: Costello, Drummond, Robertson, Shields, Shanks, Orrock, Keatings, Hepburn (Crichton 78), B Anthony (Coleman 46), Thomson, Adam (McNab 75).

Match Reporter: Jim Davie


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East Craigie v Lochee United
Thorntons Property East Region League Cup (15/05/2019)

(Report Submitted by Lochee United)

East Craigie 4 Lochee United 1

With East Craigie already qualified for the next round of the Thorntons Property League Cup and Lochee United fielding a number of trialists in advance of a crucial league game on Saturday, this game had a pre-season/end of season feel to it, but that shouldn’t detract from a fine performance and result for a young Shipbuilders team.

They took the game to Lochee from the start and should have gone ahead after only five minutes. Rory Faulkner burst through the visiting defence and laid the ball into the path of Finlay Baird who somehow managed to hit the crossbar with goalkeeper Mark Fotheringham stranded.

Then Adam Brown was very unlucky to see his shot rebound off the woodwork and into the arms of Fotheringham.

The Lochee keeper was in action again soon afterwards, diving at the feet of Euan McIlvenny.

It was 25 minutes in before the visitors mustered their first serious attempt ton the home goal with their trialist number 7 hitting the post with a 25-yard drive.

However, on the half hour mark Craigie took a deserved lead when Jordan CONWAY beat Fotheringham with a shot from the edge of the box.

At half time Lochee boss George Shields brought on Connor Birse for Scott McComiskie and another trialist for Kieran McWalter but the home side continued to dominate as an unfamiliar Lochee side, understandably, failed to find any rhythm.

There were other close things for the Lochee goal before the Shipbuilders added a second on 62 minutes, Brown and Nathan Scott combining to set up McILVENNY for a tap-in.

Seven minutes later the home team went three ahead. Brown got to the byline and cut the ball back for McILVENNY to grab his second.

The Bluebells did manage to pull one back 13 minutes from time when BIRSE beat the offside trap and rounded keeper Liam Dunn before  chipping the ball into the net.

And they almost pulled within one goal when their trialist number 7 burst through, only to be denied by Dunn diving to his right to save.

But the final word went to East Craigie nine minutes from the end. Again, the ball came down the right from Sean Reekie and, though substitute Nick Mann miskicked, the ball fell to Conan HOWETT who made no mistake from close range.

So, a well deserved win for the home team and Lochee fans will hope that there is a more familiar look to the line-up when they meet Thornton Hibs on Saturday.

East Craigie: Dunn, Reekie, Christie, McDonald, Brannan, Conway, Brown, Faulkner, Baird, McIlvenny, Howett.

Lochee United: Fotheringham, Trialist, Trialist, McNally, McWalter, McDonald, Trialist, Davie, Reid, Trialist, McComiskie.

Reporter: Jim Davie


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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
Lochee United  19  18  65  55
Broughty Athletic  21  17  53  19  52
Thornton Hibs  21  12  50  36  37
Whitburn Juniors  22  11  58  53  36
Tayport  22  10  42  37  33
Forfar West End  20  36  33  28
Carnoustie Panmure  22  10  37  43  28
Kennoway Star Hearts  21  11  38  37  26
Kirriemuir Thistle  22  12  41  62  22
Fauldhouse United  22  13  34  56  19
Downfield  22  15  33  61  19
Glenrothes  22  15  24  65  13


This week's Results
 
18/05/2019  Broughty Athletic  Whitburn Juniors 
18/05/2019  Lochee United  Thornton Hibs 
18/05/2019  Forfar West End  Fauldhouse United 

Known Future Fixtures
 
20/05/2019  Forfar West End  v Lochee United  7.15pm 
25/05/2019  Kennoway Star Hearts  v Lochee United  2.30pm 
25/05/2019  Forfar West End  v Thornton Hibs  2.30pm 
27/05/2019  Lochee United  v Broughty Athletic  7.15pm 

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

P W D L F A PTS


This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 

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

P W D L F A PTS


This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 

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

P W D L F A PTS


This week's Results
 

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

P W D L F A PTS
Dundee North End  22  19  92  24  59
Luncarty  22  15  73  21  51
Kinnoull  21  14  64  23  44
Scone Thistle  22  14  65  29  44
East Craigie  22  12  57  28  40
Dundee Violet  22  11  10  48  40  34
Lochee Harp  22  10  64  47  33
Blairgowrie  22  10  11  60  45  31
Brechin Vics  22  13  45  76  21
Arbroath Vics  22  17  37  100  13
Forfar Albion  21  17  25  60  10
Coupar Angus  22  22  11  148  0


This week's Results
 
15/05/2019  Lochee Harp  Kinnoull 
15/05/2019  Luncarty  Dundee North End 
18/05/2019  Dundee North End  East Craigie 

Known Future Fixtures
 
25/05/2019  Kinnoull  v Forfar Albion  2.30pm 

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

P W D L F A PTS
Pumpherston Juniors  22  18  75  31  56
Livingston United  22  11  43  29  40
Armadale Thistle  22  11  58  37  37
Bathgate Thistle  22  43  29  34
Lochore Welfare  22  10  47  44  34
Harthill Royal  22  43  39  31
Stoneyburn Juniors  22  12  49  66  26
Newburgh  22  12  41  64  24
West Calder United  22  47  50  23
Rosyth  22  11  44  55  23
Kirkcaldy YM  22  13  32  50  23
Lochgelly Albert  22  14  36  64  14


This week's Results
 
18/05/2019  Harthill Royal  Lochore Welfare 

Known Future Fixtures
 

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D J Laing East of Scotland Cup

This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 

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Consolation League Cup

This week's Results
 
15/05/2019    Whitburn Juniors  Rosyth 
15/05/2019    Lochore Welfare  Kennoway Star Hearts 

Known Future Fixtures
 
20/05/2019  4th Round  Dundee Violet  v Dundee North End  7.15pm 
22/05/2019  Quarter Final  Forfar West End  v Forfar Albion  7.15pm 
25/05/2019  Quarter Final  West Calder United  v Whitburn Juniors  2.30pm 
25/05/2019  Quarter Final  Glenrothes  v Lochore Welfare  2.30pm 
27/05/2019  Quarter Final  Luncarty  v Dundee North End  7.15pm 

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DJ Laing East Region Cup

This week's Results
 
18/05/2019    Pumpherston Juniors  Kennoway Star Hearts 

Known Future Fixtures
 
25/05/2019  Semi Final  Carnoustie Panmure  v Livingston United  2.30pm 

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Fife and Lothians Cup

This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 

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GA Engineering Cup

This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 

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Macron Scottish Junior Cup

This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 

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Signature Signs Cup

This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 
25/05/2019    Dundee North End  v Broughty Athletic  1.00pm 

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Super/Premier League Play Off

This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 

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Thorntons Property East Region League Cup

This week's Results
 
15/05/2019    Carnoustie Panmure  Broughty Athletic 
15/05/2019    East Craigie  Lochee United 
15/05/2019    Fauldhouse United  Thornton Hibs 
18/05/2019    Kinnoull  Livingston United 
18/05/2019    Luncarty  Scone Thistle 
18/05/2019    Glenrothes  Newburgh 

Known Future Fixtures
 
25/05/2019    East Craigie  v Pumpherston Juniors  2.30pm 
29/05/2019  Semi Final  Fauldhouse United  v Broughty Athletic  7.15pm 

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V Tech SMT Ltd Fife and Lothians Cup

This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 
31/05/2019    Livingston United  v Thornton Hibs  7.30pm 

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William Hill Scottish Cup

This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 

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