Category: Scone Thistle FC Juniors

News and information from Scone Thistle FC who play in the Scottish Junior FA East Region McBookie League North Division

Carnoustie Panmure – game off

Due to an overnight frost and following a referee’s inspection this morning, today’s game v Carnoustie Panmure at Farquharson Park has been postponed. Scone will next play West Calder Utd in the second round of the D J Laing East Region Cup on Saturday 25th January in Scone at 1:45pm.

Today’s remaining fixtures in the McBookie.com North Superleague:

Luncarty v Lochee Utd

Downfield v Tayport (OFF)

Forfar West End v Broughty Athletic (OFF)

Kirriemuir Thistle v Dundee North End (OFF)

D G Lindsay & Son win football pie award

Everyone loves a half time pie & in Scone we are no different! A couple of seasons ago we made the switch to D G Lindsay & Son who has become our supplier & one of the Club’s sponsors and we are delighted to pass on our congratulations to D G Lindsay & Son who picked up a Gold award in the football category with their Scone Thistle FC Pie. Lindsay also supply our Scotch pie, macaroni pie (bronze award) & our half time raffle, why not try one next time you are at Farquharson Park or better still pop into the shop in North Methven Street to purchase your own to try at home. The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards was hosted by Carole Smillie in Cumbernauld with over 75 butchers submitting their pies! Congratulations once again to all at Lindsay’s & we look forward to sampling another one on Saturday.

Transfer News!

Scone are delighted to announce the arrival of 2 new players as manager Sean Whitworth looks to add to his squad for the remainder of the season. First up, Alan Campbell (pictured) who started his career at Scone before being snapped up by the seniors & going on to play for the likes of Arbroath FC, Carnoustie & Montrose FC. After leaving the “Gable Endies”, Alan also had a spell with Jeanfield Swifts and we are delighted to finally welcome him back to Scone. At the other end of his footballing career, youngster Vincent Edmonds has joined the Club on loan from Carnoustie & looks to be an exciting prospect who we also welcome to the playing squad. On his first signings for Scone, manager Sean Whitworth told Jaggy News “I am delighted to add both Alan & Vincent into the squad. Firstly Alan brings with him a wealth of experience which will be critical for the progression & development of the squad. Vincent is an exciting prospect who can play in a number of positions. He has an enthusiasm to be here & I look forward to seeing how he progresses over the remainder of the season”.

Situations Vacant – Coaching Roles

Following on from this season’s appointment of manager Sean Whitworth to the Juniors team, we are now looking to add to the coaching staff and are inviting applicants to apply. The position would ideally suit an ex-player, someone currently studying SFA coaching exams or anyone who has a keen interest & would like to develop their skills further. For more details applicants can contact manager Sean Whitworth on 07850 082035 for an informal chat or email: seanwhitworth88@hotmail.co.uk for further details.

Role:

  • Warm up drills
  • Training exercises
  • Assist manager in team selection
  • Assist in scouting of new players
  • Support manager in dugout on matchdays

Desirable:

  • Video Analysis
  • First Aid
  • Sports Science 
  • Work with Community Club to continue pathway to Juniors
  • Match reports for upcoming opponents

Bonus Ball – Update!

Please be advised the Jaggies Bonus Ball will be closing at the end of January. We thank everyone for their support, effort & contributions but have decided to look at further ways of fundraising. We will update soon if a replacement weekly draw is announced, in the meantime those that have set up standing orders will need to cancel them at some point this month before February 1st to cease making further payments.

Match Report: Lochee Utd

Saturday 4th January at Farquharson Park, Scone sponsored by Cherrybank Garage:

The first visitors to Scone in 2020 were Lochee United in the McBookie.com North Superleague. The reverse of this fixture saw United win 2-1 back in October with an injury time penalty the decider and Scone would have been well aware that anything but an equally committed performance this time around would be needed. Josh Gorton was man of the match for Scone that day & this was his first return to Scone since his transfer to the “Blue Bells“. Still carrying a number of injuries & absentees, manager Sean Whitworth was forced into a late change with a further injury picked up in the warm up ahead of the 2 teams taking to the field. As the game started, Sam Sanchez, playing further up the field, created Scone’s first chance in 3 minutes with Gorton making the save for a corner kick. United shot wide from their first corner before Calum Black had a chance for Scone at the other end. The opening goal came for Lochee on 11 minutes when a long range effort from Scott Webster found the back of the net. Aidan Benvie then had a shot on target but before Scone could equalise, United doubled their lead through Bryan Weasley on 14 minutes as stand in keeper Band was unable to prevent the goal. As Scone looked to get back into the match, they were caught on the break when Lochee scored on 37 minutes with Logan Davie giving the visitors a comfortable lead at the break.

Half time score: Scone 3-0 Lochee United

As the second half began, Aaron Carlon created Scone’s first chance on 48 minutes before the game became littered with a number of fouls & bookings & both sides making substitutions. As hard as Scone worked, they could not find a breakthrough to get back into the game as Lochee United looked to consolidate their place in the League & catch the top 2 sides. Scone remain 8th level on points with Kirriemuir Thistle directly above them. Scone now have a break with no game on Saturday 11th and hopefully a return of fitness & availability soon will be a boost for the Jaggies.

Full time score: Scone 3-0 Lochee Utd

After the match manager Sean Whitworth (sponsored by Balajee Spice) told Jaggy News “I am pleased with the attitude of the players who on the day never gave up trying to play and create. Ultimately, we conceded 3 quick goals in the first half which were avoidable & too easy, we need to learn from these moments. With a free weekend we will take the opportunity to regroup & focus on the next game“.

Elsewhere in the McBookie.com North Superleague:

All 5 games on the card resulted in away wins. The highest scoring game of the day saw Tayport beat Luncarty 5-3 while league leaders Carnoustie beat Forfar West End 2-0. Broughty beat Kirriemuir 3-1 while Dundee North End won 4-2 against Downfield. The updated league table is available here. Scone’s next home game is Saturday 18th v Carnoustie at 1:45pm in Scone.

Match Report: Forfar West End

Saturday 28th December at Strathmore Park, Scone sponsored by Jempson Joinery:

Scone ended 2019 with an unfortunate defeat away to Forfar West End at the weekend in the McBookie.com North Superleague. Despite both sides struggling in recent weeks this was a keenly contested match & a much improved performance from Scone since the reverse of this fixture back in September. West End created the first chance of the game in the opening minutes but their effort was ruled offside and Scone continued to pass the ball around well with Ross Mitchell creating the first of Scone’s chances in the opening minutes before trailist Galletly had a shot off target on 13 minutes. Mitchell created a further couple of chances for Scone before Gavin Sorley was called into action at the other end on 35 minutes but neither side could find the breakthrough before the interval.

Half time score: Forfar West End 0-0 Scone

Scone continued to look the more likely side to score with Mitchell forcing Gary Thain into a save on 51 minutes before Galletly again created another chance. Calum Black who was having another good game, had 2 chances of his own as the game hit the hour mark. The hosts made the first changes of the afternoon with 15 minutes to go but the game was unfortunately decided by a controversial moment on 78 minutes. With a Scone player down in the box from a heavy head knock, the referee allowed play to continue & when a Ricky Gillespie cross fell to the Scone defence, Sanchez was unfortunate to see his clearance end up in the back of the net. Scone then made changes themselves & continued to create chances with a trio of late free kicks & corners but were unable to find the equaliser. Scone were unlucky not to take anything from the game that their performance deserved & will hope their luck returns in 2020.

Full time score: Forfar West End 1-0 Scone

Man of the match for Scone: Calum Black (sponsored by Johnston Carmichael). After the match manager Sean Whitworth (sponsored by Balajee Spice) told Jaggies News “Again our performance level throughout the game was good, with unfortunate that the breaks again not going our way in front of goal. We are creating a lot of good efforts which is pleasing, along with competing throughout the pitch. We will work hard on getting a positive result which our play deserves“. Next up for Scone is the first of 3 home games for the Jaggies in January with Lochee United the first visitors of 2020 at the slightly later time of 1:45 on January 4th at Farquharson Park.

Off the park this week, Saturday’s bonus ball was number 9, there were no winners & we thank everyone who has made payments over 2019. This weekends jackpot rolls over to £175.

Elsewhere in the North Superleague:

Downfield’s game at home to Broughty Athletic was surprisingly postponed leaving 3 other games played in the North superleague. Carnoustie continued their good form winning 5-2 at home to Kirriemuir Thistle. Lochee Utd won away to Tayport 3-2 while North End & Luncarty shared the points in a 1-1 draw in Dundee. The final league table of 2019 is available here.

Match Report: Tayport

Saturday 21st December at Farquharson Park, match sponsored by Cherrybank Garage:

At the weekend, Tayport were the visitors to Scone for the return of the match that the Jaggies won 2-1 back in September. As expected at this time of the year, there were a number of absentees due to injuries & availability and manager Sean Whitworth looked to bolster the matchday squad with a number of trialist drafted in. Ross Mitchell had Scone’s first chance on 7 minutes but was unable to beat Jack Shaw in goal for Tayport. Aidan Benvie was looking lively & as the game approached the half hour mark, created a hat-trick of chances coming closest on 31 minutes when he was unlucky to see his shot bounce off the woodwork. Gav Sorley made a couple of saves at the other end before Tayport were reduced to 10 men on 33 minutes when Jamie Mackie was sent off for serious foul play. Scone looked to maintain their pressure but were unable to find a breakthrough before the interval.

Half time score: Scone 0-0 Tayport

As we have seen many times before, loosing a player can have a galvanising effect on a team and Tayport continued to believe they could get something out of the game & ultimately won the game with 2 goals in as many minutes. Liam McArtney opened the scoring on 57 minutes before Dayle Robertson got the second. Scone continued to attack with both Benvie & Mitchell creating further chances before both sides made changes on 71 minutes. On 82 minutes Scone did pull a goal back when Aidan Benvie (sponsored by G & J Glaziers, Scone) got the goal his performance deserved from a Calum Black free kick. Tayport saw the game out making a further change in the last few minutes as they held on to take all 3 points home with them.

Full time score: Scone 1-2 Tayport. 

Man of the match for Scone: Sam Sanchez (sponsored by D J Lindsay & Son Butcher). After the match manager Sean Whitworth (sponsored by Balajee Spice) told Jaggy News “There was plenty of positives to be taken out of the performance, with a lot more chances created than in recent weeks. On another day we would have converted more & run out winners. We need to continue to work hard for each other & soon enough we will get that positive result that the effort being put in deserves”. Next up for Scone is the away trip to Forfar West End at 1.30pm on Saturday 28th December.

Off the park this week, Saturday’s bonus ball number was 26 & there were no winners so the jackpot this Saturday will be £150.

Elsewhere in the North Superleague:

Downfield & Kirriemuir’s games v Carnoustie & Forfar West End respectively were both postponed while Lochee Utd won 4-0 at home to Dundee North End. Lucarty picked up a surprising win on their travels to Broughty Athletic winning 3-1 moving them above Scone who now sit 8th in the League with Tayport still 9th. The updated League table is available here.

Match Report: Carnoustie

Saturday 14th December at Laing Park, Scone sponsored by Jempson Joinery:

At the weekend, Scone travelled to Carnoustie to take on the League leaders in the McBookie.com North Superleague. Having already lost in the opening game of the season, Scone were looking for an improved performance and in the opening 20 minutes it looked like we might be in for a closer game. Scone created the first chance of the game when Craig Mitchell got on the end of a Gav Sorley free kick only for his long range shot to drift over the bar but it was the hosts that opened the scoring on 24 mins through Ryan Dignan. Before Scone had a chance to get back into the game the “Gowfers” doubled their lead on 31 minutes when Sam Simpson got on the end of a McLellan cross. Max Avolio created Scone’s next chance on 38 minutes but it was Carnoustie that scored again just before half time when Brian Clark found the back of the net on 42 minutes.

Half time score: Carnoustie 3-0 Scone

At the break Scone re-grouped and looked to contain the hosts for the remainder of the game. On 56 minutes Scone made the first change when Aidan Benvie came on for Darren Gray who had picked up a knock & looked lively for the rest of the game. Aaron Carlon had a couple of chances as the game approached the hour mark as his pace continued to cause problems for the opposition but on 68 minutes, Carnoustie were awarded a penalty & Simpson had the chance to score his 2nd of the afternoon but was unable to covert his effort. As it looked like Scone might see out the rest of the game, Carnoustie would score 2 late goals to give them a more comfortable win. Paul McLellan scored on 85 minutes before substitute Patrick Martin scored the pick of the bunch in injury time when a long range effort left Gavin Sorley little chance in goal. Both sides remain in the same league positions that they started the day on and next up for Scone is a home game v Tayport at Farquharson Park on 21st December at 1.30pm.

Full time score: Carnoustie 5-0 Scone

After the game manager Sean Whitworth (sponsored by Balajee Spice) told Jaggy News “ I felt that we had a better structure to our play than we have shown in recent weeks however having conceded we need to learn to manage the game better, conceding 3 goals in a 15 minute period in the first half & then another 2 within the last 5 minutes. Credit to Carnoustie who showed why they are currently top of the table with their patient play & clinical finishing”.

Off the park this week, Josh Gorton has completed his move to Lochee United, we wish him well & thank him for his 4 years at the Club. Saturday’s bonus ball was no 56 There was no winner & next weeks jackpot will be £125.

Elsewhere in the North Superleague:

Broughty Athletic remain 2nd after beating Kirriemuir Thistle 2-1 at home a score matched by Downfield who beat Lochee Utd in Dundee. Dundee North End beat Forfar West End 4-2 on their travels while next weeks opponents Tayport beat Luncarty 4-1 at home, the updated league table is available here.

Carnoustie – matchday preview

Today’s game is sponsored by Jempson Joinery

This weekend, Scone travel to Carnoustie to take on “The Gowfers” at Laing Park in the McBookie.Com North Superleague at the slightly earlier time of 1.30pm. Carnoustie comfortably beat the Jaggies on the opening day of the season in August and have remained at the top of the League pretty much ever since. Manager Sean Whitworth still has a squad carrying a few injuries & absentees as we enter the festive period but will be hopeful that his side can give today’s hosts a run for their money.

Live updates will be on our sister twitter a/c @jaggieslive and on our website available here from 1.15pm. We will bring you a match report including the result of tonight’s bonus ball winner over the next couple of days. A reminder that our fixtures remain in place (weather permitting) for Saturday 21st at home v Tayport and on Saturday 28th away to Forfar West End so if you are off work for the festive period why not come along & give the Jaggies some Christmas cheer.

Elsewhere today in the North Superleague: 

Broughty Athletic v Kirriemuir Thistle

Downfield v Lochee Utd

Forfar West End v Dundee North End

Tayport v Luncarty