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  1. Musselburgh Athletic F.C 2018/19

    Thank you Cookie. I do try and be objective with my match posts. Agree re the result!
  2. Musselburgh Athletic F.C 2018/19

    An extra match takes place at Olivebank tomorrow night. Our under 20s team take on league leaders, The Spartans; kick off; 6.45pm. The first match between the two sides was 1-1 at the end of the March. Perhaps a last chance for the home side players to say to Burgh officials, that they are good enough to be signed for the main team for 2019-20.
  3. Musselburgh Athletic F.C 2018/19

    Final league match of the season for both teams. Win or draw for Penicuik and they would be Conference A winners. However, a win for Musselburgh, couple by a win for Hill Of Beath, at Easthouses and the title would go to the Fife team - definitely all to play for. On the hottest day of 2019, Musselburgh made one change from Wednesday’s match at Peebles, with Ally Adams back in the side instead of Jack Stewart. First main chance of the match fell to Nathan Evans. On 4 minutes, he received the ball on the right hand side of the box, but his shot failed to hit the target. Match was played at a high tempo right from the start, with ball going end to end. In 10 minutes, Stevenson ran down the right wing. His cross came to the centre forward, McIntosh, but his shot went straight to Ally Adams. In the next attack, ball moved up towards the Penicuik goal area. A weak clearance saw Liam Gregory collect the ball. His cross found Mathu King, but his header was easily saved by watt. On 12 minutes, Penicuik on the attack and a cross on the right wing by Caddow, found Ponton but Ally Adams saved the shot. Five minutes later, Michael Deland was fouled by Young. Conor Thomson’s free kick was deflected out for a corner. Ball was played short to Liam Gregory, who floated the ball to the far side. Michael Deland aimed for the net, but ball went sky high and out the ground. With 27 minutes played, ball was deep in the Penicuik half. Nathan Evans dispossessed Stevenson of the ball and played it back to Liam Gregory. Mathu King was screaming for the ball, in the box, but Liam Gregory chose to pass to Jackie Myles, but another shot left the ground and score remained 0-0. Good play by Penicuik on the half hour with Ponton, Jones and Baptie involved. The cross was met at the far post by Caddow but Ally Adams was first to the ball and the danger was cleared. A couple of minutes later, Stevenson punted the ball up the pitch for the home side. McIntosh past by Michael Deland and his shot came off Ally Adams and back into open play. As both teams contested the ball, it went out for a corner to Penicuik which came to nothing. Another couple of chances came and went for both teams, but players went in at half time with score 0-0. Up at Easthouses, they were holding Hill of Beath to a 1-1 draw after 45 minutes. Into the second half; on 53 minutes, a Penicuik shot was just cleared off the Burgh goal line. A number of home supporters in the main terracing shouted that the ball had gone over but play moved on. First goal of match came in 56 minutes. A pass from Liam Reid was kicked up field by Michael Deland. Young was fooled by the bounce and the ball went over his head. Mathu King chased ball to the edge of the box and squared it to Nathan Evans, who laid ball back to Jackie Myles. His shot evaded Watt’s diving effort and Musselburgh were 1-0 up. Penicuik made the first substitution at that point, with Caddow replaced by Simpson. On 59 minutes, as Penicuik looked for the equaliser, McCrory-Irving’s shot went over the bar. Liam Gregory was substituted with Burgh’s Jack Gillan coming on. Five minutes later, Penicuik’s second substitute saw Somerville come on for Ponton in 66 minutes. Shortly after, Burgh were again on the attack, with Michel Deland’s shot kicked out for a corner. As it came over, Page rose to header ball out for another corner, but his heart must have missed a beat as it was close to being an own goal. On 71 minutes, Liam Reid received a needless yellow card for kicking the ball away after the whistle blew for a free kick to Penicuik. Even in the intense heat, the match was a great advert for the East of Scotland league, with ball going from end to end. On 72 minutes, Mathu King had the ball in the Penicuik area. What appeared to be a fair challenge on the keeper, Watt, was not what the linesman thought and from his signal, referee blew for a free kick for the home side. Penicuik went straight on the attack and Ally Adams made the save of the match, turning the ball round for a corner and keeping his team in the lead. Liam Reid was awarded his second yellow of the match following an aerial challenge on McIntosh and for the remaining 17 minutes of the match, Musselburgh would play with 10 men. This saw Mathu King move to centre back. Scott McNaughton was next in the book for a foul on a Penicuik player. With 12 minutes remaining, Penicuik had a throw in on the left wing. As it came into the box, McIntosh collected the ball and set up McCrory-Irving, who past Conor Thomson before stroking ball into the net for the equaliser. From the kick off, Conor Thomson moved up field and was brought down by the Penicuik goalscorer. Conor’s free kick found Mathu King, who turned round towards the goals, but his shot went wide of the post. Ten minutes remaining and Burgh’s second sub saw Ewan Ralton replace Scott McNaughton. With match in last five minutes Penicuik had a corner. Ball went over to the far side and Connolly had a great chance to win the match, but his shot (easier to score) went across the goal area and cleared from the Burgh box. Into injury time and McIntosh played ball out wide to Somerville. He ran into the box and returned the ball to the centre forward, but McIntosh’s shot was saved by the legs of Ally Adams. Full time whistle and with score 1-1, the conference winners were Penicuik. With Hill of Beath beating Easthouses away, the Fife side finished on 62 points. Penicuik’s draw, saw them finish with 63 points. With only losing one league match all season, Penicuik were entitled to celebrate as worthy Conference A winners. Musselburgh’s performance with the 1-1 draw was outstanding, particularly following two earlier defeats in the season by Penicuik. Burgh lost 4-0 in the Qualifying Cup - round 2; and a 5-0 hammering in the first league match, in early October 18. For that, the supporter club’s man of match should be awarded to all the players and for the management team team who got the tactics spot on! As said by another Musselburgh supporter, when Penicuik drew level, even with 10 men, Burgh still went looking for the winner. Supporters will be rightfully proud of their team after that performance and for finishing in third place in Conference A.
  4. Musselburgh Athletic F.C 2018/19

    Thank you for being my proof-reader today!! I will amend. Cheers
  5. Musselburgh Athletic F.C 2018/19

    Wednesday 17 April and league match 23, for both teams as Musselburgh travelled to play Peebles. The reverse fixture last November saw Musselburgh win 6-1 at Olivebank. Due to injury and late call-offs for one reason or another, Musselburgh were down to the bare bones and all 11 starters played the full 90 minutes. Jack Stewart, from the Under 20s, made his full team debut as the Burgh goalkeeper, Other than that, it was the same starting line-up as Saturday. Match kicked off at 6:45pm and though there was plenty of attacking football from both sides, in the first 20 minutes or so, neither keeper had any real saves to make. Best chance of match came in 24 minutes. The ball was played from the Peebles half and it seemed that Michael Deland would get to the ball. However, he slipped and then appeared to hamper the Peebles no. 10 McMath. The forward broke free however, and as he came to the 18 yard box let fly with a powerful shot. Jack Stewart dived to his right and made a great one handed save, putting the ball out for a corner. On 31 minutes, Musselburgh were awarded a free kick, 25 yards from goals. Conor Thomson took the kick with the ball going just wide of the post. However, the first goal came soon after. Conor Thomson headed the ball out of defence, which was flicked on by Mathu King. Nathan Evans running up the right wing latched onto the ball and placed his shot past the out coming keeper, Kerr, and Musselburgh went 1-0 up after 33 minutes. Four minutes from half time, referee blew for a penalty. From a corner, the referee adjusted that the ball hit of Conor Thomson’s arm. It seemed to ricochet from his body onto his arm and though Burgh players protested, the decision was made. Up stepped Peebles no. 6 Lindsay whose penalty went under the body of jack Stewart who was very unlucky not to save the shot. Half time: Peebles 1 – 1 Musselburgh Second half kicked off at 7:40pm. First chance fell to Mathu King. However, his header from a corner was straight into Kerr’s hands. Ten minutes later and Mathu King had another chance with a header, which just went past the keeper’s post. With 65 minutes gone, Nathan Evans had the ball and as he played it into the box, it intercepted by the no. 4 Lamb who tried to play his way out of defence. A mix up between Lamb and Lindsay, allowed Jackie to retrieve the ball for Musselburgh. He turned and from just outside the box pelted the ball into the net and Burgh were leading 2-1. With 70 minutes gone, Peebles made a double substitution with Brown and Sclater replaced by Forrest and Mackay. Three minutes later, Peebles were on the attack with Mackay passing to the captain Zavaroni, who then gave the ball to Lindsay. He shot from the edge of the box but Jack was on hand to make the save. On 75 minutes, Mathu King again had a chance to score, but his shot was just wide of the target. From the by-kick the ball was played into the Musselburgh half, with McMath again one on one with Jack Stewart, but the keeper won the challenge. Into the last 10 minutes and Lindsay received a yellow card as the linesman gave a goal kick to Musselburgh, much to the Peebles player’s displeasure. From the goal kick, ball came to Lamb in the centre circle. He lofted the ball into the air onto the running McMath. Burgh appealed for offside, but play moved on. McMath squared the ball to the sub, Mackay who put the ball into the net. Another appeal for offside but neither the linesman, nor the referee was interested. After 82 minutes, score was 2-2. Two minutes later and Musselburgh were on the attack, looking for the winner. The Peebles right back Mackenzie went into a crunching tackle on Bradley Whyte and was booked for his efforts. From the resultant free kick, Conor Thomson floated the ball towards the far post. Liam Reid rose to header the ball over the stretched keeper, Kerr. It was Liam Reid’s first goal for Musselburgh and soon after the match finished with the score: Peebles 2 – 3 Musselburgh.
  6. Musselburgh Athletic F.C 2018/19

    First visit to the Peebles football ground. Looking forward to it and a cracking night to cheers the team on. MTB!
  7. EoS Conference A chat 2018-19

    Just using the phrase in the same way as you did. No team has a right to win against teams below them. Musselburgh deserved to get beat by Coldstream and Dunbar away. Not so sure about the Nitten loss as that was a much tighter affair. As I said, it's about 24 league matches and not so much about the 2 or 3 that the 'maybe if' scenario is talked about.
  8. EoS Conference A chat 2018-19

    Yawn! Musselburgh are kicking themselves for losing to Penicuik and Newtongrange and only drawing at home to HoB! For these results going our way, Musselburgh would be contesting the league on. Saturday! Remember Burgh took 4 out of 6 from HoB this season - and i’d say HoB are the best team we have played this season. But whoever wins the league on Saturday will deserve it. Title is based on 24 matches, not the 2 or 3 matches that teams were either kicking themselves or considering themselves lucky!
  9. EoS Conference A chat 2018-19

    Hope you’ve got a helicopter or you are not going to see much of the 2nd half , whichever way you do it? Is it Penicuik v Musselburgh first half and Easthouses v Hill o Beath 2nd half, or vice versa? Hope HoB win. tonight and take it from there on Saturday. Burgh played terrible in both matches against Penicuik this season. Probably our best performance of season, was beating HoB away, in the league. IF we replicate our performance of that day, we would have a chance of beating Penicuik this time around.
  10. EoS Conference A chat 2018-19

    Hope that HoB do win tomorrow. Like conference C it would be great, for most, if the league was decided on the last day of the season!
  11. Musselburgh Athletic F.C 2018/19

    League match 22 for Musselburgh and Coldstream, meeting for the second time in two weeks. Coldstream won the last fixture 3-1 to keep up their chances of a place in next year’s EOS Premier League. No match last week for the home side, whilst Coldstream lost to Oakley and Penicuik. The chance of direct promotion is no longer there. So, Coldstream now hoping to win their last three matches in order to finish sixth and a chance of making it into the Premier league. Musselburgh made four changes to the last match. Jack Gillon suspended; Jonno McManus injured, with Ewan Ralton and Scott Moffat on the bench. They were replaced by Greig Callaghan, Jackie Myles, Mathu King and Scott McNaughton, in the starting line up for the first since 27 October, against Tweedmouth. Eight of Coldstream’s starting line up on 30 March remained in the team. First real chance of match came in 13 minutes. Michael Deland’s shot was turned away for a corner by Coldstream keeper, Turnbull. The corner came to Nathan Evans but his header was weak and danger averted. Three minutes later, Liam Gregory had the ball on the left wing. He squared pass to Conor Thomson, who found Scott McNaughton on the right. Scott’s cross, into the box, found Mathu who passed ball to Nathan. Ball returned to Mathu and from six yards, he placed ball by Turnbull and Musselburgh were 1-0 up. Two minutes later, Burgh nearly had a 2nd goal. The left back Bright and Turnbull duffed a pass back and although Scott McN got the ball, the angle was too tight and he could not get the ball on target and it was cleared from the Coldstream penalty box. Burgh did get another goal on 23 minutes. From Ally’s free kick, Connor found Bradley, who passed to Michael D. His pass to Liam G was played back to Liam Reid who then found Jackie. His pass into the Coldstream box was back-heeled by Mathu and Nathan’s shot trundled past Turnbull. Burgh were 2-0 up. Coldstream nearly reduced the deficit. From a corner, centre half Straughan headed over the bar. From the by kick, the ball was slowly moved up the park, involving passing from Liam R, Bradley Whyte, Grieg, Scott McN and Mathu. Ball then played to Liam G whose forward pass was dummied by Jackie. As it reached Mathu, Jackie shouted for the return, which Mathu delivered. From the edge of the box, Jackie’s shot hit the net. After 26 minutes, Musselburgh were 3-0 up. On 37 minutes good play from Coldstream’s left back Bright. From the edge of the Burgh box, his shot just missed the target and past the post. However, the ref deemed that Ally got a touch to the ball and gave a corner, but nothing came from that. The best goal of match came in final minute of first half. This involved ball being passed around by up to six Burgh players. Greig then found Liam G on the left wing. His cross was headed over the keeper by Mathu, for his second of the game and Musselburgh led 4-0 at half time. Ten minutes into the second half; Mathu was unlucky not to get his hat trick. The ball was played into the box, and Mathu, while just about being horizontal; got a shot on target, but Turnbull was able to save the attempt. On 59 minutes, Coldstream were awarded a free-kick. Ally punched the ball out of the penalty area. The left winger, Briggs shot, but his attempt went over the bar. On the hour mark, Mathu and Jackie were subbed with Ewan Ralton and Scott Moffat coming on. The right winger Dawson had Coldstream’s best chance of the match on 65 minutes. He hit a cracking shot from outside the box, but Ally’s save was equal to this as he dived to turn the ball round for a corner. With 75 minutes played, Bright received a yellow card for a challenge on Nathan. Six minutes left to play, another run up the left wing by Deland saw a cross into the box. Scott Moffat’s volley just went past the post, with what would have been a screamer of a goal. Into the final couple of minutes and the right back Malcolm got a yellow for a hefty tackle on Nathan, which many fans thought should have been a red. Match ended 4-0 to Musselburgh with Mathu King awarded the supporters club man of the match. Liam Gregory must have also been in with a chance of this. He was involved in all four goals and took control of the midfield area for most of the match.
  12. EoS Conference A chat 2018-19

    A tad bit presumptuous there with Bonnyrigg. Yes they will be favourites to go up to LL, but in a 2match play off, the other potential opponents, Penicuik, HoB, Broxburn and Linlithgow are all good enough to win that mini league!
  13. EoS Conference B chat 2018-19

    Could all come down to last match of season between the two sides. Haddington have 2 home matches on the bounce, against Crossgates, then Sauchie. If the Hihi win the match, it is all to play for!
  14. Musselburgh Athletic F.C 2018/19

    Its not in the town hall - but rather the Museum in the High Street (Opposite side of street - and about 10-20 yards to the left from the Sportsman Bar) I think it is on each Thursday to Saturday until 8 June - 10:30 to 16:00. All accounts (I've not been yet) is that it is a worthwhile visit.
  15. Musselburgh Athletic F.C 2018/19

    The under 20 matches are played at Pinkie Playing Fields - EH21 7HA. Matches normally kick off at 7.45pm