Scone Thistle — Newburgh


Date Kick Off League Season
26th August 2017 2:30 pm League North Division Season 2017-18

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Saturday 26th August saw Newburgh JFC visit Farquharson Park for the first meeting since Scone completed the double over them last season. Newburgh have strengthened over the summer and started with new signing Scott Peletier going straight into the starting line up. Scone were able to welcome back Arran McKay (sponsored by JD Simpson Painter & Decorator) but were without Ross Mitchell & Jamie Ayton meaning manager Derek Lawson (sponsored by Colin Ogilvie Joinery) was able to call up Aaron Carlon & Ross Maclachlan from the 2001s squad.

Both sides had shots on target in the opening minutes but it was Scone that scored first on 19 mins when they were able to catch Newburgh on the break. From a Newburgh corner, Scone quickly moved up the park and when the ball fell to Ben Moffat he was able to cut inside and curled a shot into the top corner from the edge of the penalty area. Newburgh lost Fortune to injury on 31 mins who was replaced by Galloway. Scone & Ben Moffat then scored their second goal of the afternoon when Newburgh conceded a free kick, Kevin Sinclair (available to sponsor) floated the ball towards the far post where Matthew Muir (also available to sponsor) was able to flick the ball back towards Moffat, who with just the keeper to beat was able to rifle in his second goal of the day on 34 minutes. 5 minutes later it looked like Ben had wrapped up a 20 minute hat-trick only for him to see his shot strike the cross bar and the score remained 2-0 at half time. In the second half, it didn’t take long for Ben to complete his hat-trick after Charlie Fertacz (sponsored by Blackadders) was able to break down the right hand side before laying the ball back to Moffat to make it 3-0 on 48 minutes. If Scone needed reminding not to become complacent Newburgh pulled a goal back on 54 minutes via Stuart Fowler but 3 minutes later Scone restored their 3 goal lead when Kevin Sinclair made it 4-1 on 57 minutes when Moffat turned provider and found Sinclair unmarked at the far post to complete a fine performance from the Jaggies. Aaron Carlon replaced Moffat on 76 minutes to get some more Junior minutes under his belt before Ross Maclachlan & Gary Mackie also came on for Lewis Avolio and Arran McKay.
Man of the match for Scone: Ben Moffat who is available to sponsor for the season and on this form is surely worth backing? Any enquiries to sponsor Ben or any of the players can be directed to After the match manager Derek Lawson told us “it was a pleasing result and a comfortable win, with boys coming back from injuries & holidays the squad is only going to get stronger going into the next few games”.
Up next for Scone are Blackburn United in the East of Scotland Cup again at home and a 2:30 kick off. This is sure to be a busy day for the Juniors with later that evening the Club holding a “Race Night” at sponsors the Wheel Inn who will be hosting the even from 7pm on Saturday evening. Players, supporters, sponsors, friends & family are all welcome to attend. If you are interested in sponsoring a race or buying a horse/jockey please see any of the committee/playing staff or email for details.
Match day 4 summary:
Elsewhere in the North Division, the 3 teams who on Saturday morning had a 100% record all lost meaning there are now only 2 points separating the top 7 which might be an early indication that the League could be a closer run thing this year. There was a home win for Blairgowrie who beat East Craigie 7-2 and Brechin, Dundee NE, Luncarty, Lochore Welfare & Lochee Harp all won away. The full League table is available here.