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58 minutes ago, Slaverysam said:


Tell you you pair are being, thats just a pair of c***s

Can’t comment on your thoughts about the other guy, but thank you for your honesty if you are referring to me as well! 

My comments are based on the match on Saturday and I think I have said it as I saw it. If you disagree then feel free to back up your wee rant just now. Football is all about opinion.

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Looks like there maybe should be some extra words in there Sam, to help it make sense.

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Up to Arniston tomorrow and another team that looks like it's turned a bit of a corner.  Decent local game for the first 2pm k.o.

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5 hours ago, RobM said:

Up to Arniston tomorrow and another team that looks like it's turned a bit of a corner.  Decent local game for the first 2pm k.o.

This was our last fixture of season 2017-18, with Musselburgh beating Arniston 5-2. 

We now have three of the Arniston players on our books now. Think the home side will be much changed since we met in May 18, so we will see how the match pans out tomorrow afternoon.

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18 hours ago, RobM said:

Up to Arniston tomorrow and another team that looks like it's turned a bit of a corner.  Decent local game for the first 2pm k.o.

Didn’t look like they turned any corner last week 

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Musselburgh should have won today’s match up at Arniston at a cantor. We were 3-0 up and coasting, but back came The home team, and Burgh limped over the finish line 3-2 winners.

Supporters club man of match was Jackie Myles. Good choice, but I may have gone for the other Jack (Gillan), who is turning out to be a right good player! 

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Musselburgh’s 8th league match saw them away to Arniston, and started the match playing against a strong wind. First chance came in two minutes with a through ball from Jackie to Mathu, who should have hit his shot straight away. Mathu tried to control the ball, but his attempt pushed the ball away from him.

On six minutes, play involving Ralts and Bradley up the right wing, was then played into Jackie. He passed to Mathu, who had his back to the net. Mathu shot as he turned but shot easily saved by the keeper, Newman.

First goal of match fell to Musselburgh in 14 minutes. From defence, ball moved up right wing and Ralts played a long pass into box. Liam Gregory was there and he placed ball past Newman’s left hand side to go 1-0 up. 

Five minutes later, it was 2-0. Mike Deland’s throw in, was played sideways by Jackie. Bradley had his shirt pulled, but ref played on. Gary took control and placed a good ball through the middle of the park. Mike was first to the ball surrounded by four Arniston defenders in the goal area. Not fussed, Mike left footed ball past Newman and in the net.

Musselburgh were in total control of the match. On 20 minutes a through ball towards the Arniston goal area was left by Liam G. Mathu moved one on one with the keeper, but his shot went straight to Newman and another chance went by.

Arniston had  ball in the Burgh net on 27 minutes, but ref ruled it offside. More chances fell to Burgh, but half time score remained 2-0 to Musselburgh.

Five minutes into 2nd half, Arniston were awarded a penalty. Jackie was adjudged in bringing down the no. 11 Horseburgh. Tom McNally took the penalty which saw a save by, Ally pushing the ball onto the bar. The rebound was placed high over the bar.

From the by-kick,  ball eventually came to Gary. He moved from the half way line and made a cross field pass, which reached Ewan Ralton on the right hand edge of box. Ralts moved in and drove the ball into the corner of the net to increase lead to 3-0.

Musselburgh were streets ahead of Arniston, but could capitalise matters by scoring any more. Indeed, on 59 minutes, Arniston reduced deficit to3-1, when Jamie Butler stroked ball past Ally into the net. Burgh used their three subs but changes did not yield a further advantage.

With 10 minutes left, Mike delivered a ball into the goal area, but from 3 yards, one of the subs, Nathan Evans blasted the ball over the bar. Then on 88 minutes, Bradley’s corner was met by Mathu. His header went straight to the keeper. Arniston then moved up left wing, and ball went out for a throw in. This came into the box and headed high into the net; with Jamie getting his and Arniston’s second.

Final score was Arniston 2 - 3 Musselburgh. Best three Burgh players were Gary Cherrie, Jack Gillan and Jackie Myles. Man of match awarded to Jackie. Good to see a great Musselburgh servant getting back to the player he was before his horrendous injury whilst he was at Linlithgow.

A mention for Liam, Gregory, Liam Reid and Dan McBay. All three are in the Under 20 squad, but are now being introduced into the Musselburgh main team. Certainly fitting in well!

Edited by Casey Jones

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On 03/11/2018 at 13:01, cookieboy said:

Didn’t look like they turned any corner last week 

Not quite sure where I got that from, thought Arniston had a decent performance the week before.  Certainly decent enough yesterday, largely Musselburgh but they made it tight at the end and think they're due a lot of credit for some decent football out of defence given the difficult start they've had.  Always liked going up there, great wee ground.

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Looking forward to the double header over the next two weekends away to Hill of Beath. Always tough matches, but you win some and you lose some and I think on the last two occasions we met, both matches ended in 1-1 draws.

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23 hours ago, Casey Jones said:

Looking forward to the double header over the next two weekends away to Hill of Beath. Always tough matches, but you win some and you lose some and I think on the last two occasions we met, both matches ended in 1-1 draws.

Good runabout for both Musselburgh and Tranent last night in a closed door friendly, hopefully both teams will have positive results at the weekend.

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5 hours ago, Daydreamer said:

No posters from Musselburgh after the game yesterday. Must have got beat!!!!

Haud yer wheesht pal! Things to do today. Will post my comments soon!

Yeah sound likt anuthr postir whey comes on heer just tae stur up things!

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First match between between Hiill of Beath and Musselburgh sine 2016-17. Both matches in the league that year ended 1-1.

As Armistice Day approached, the ground fell silent, as a mark of respect before the 3rd round South Challenge cup tie kicked off.

Within one minute, the home side scored. A move up the right wing and despite two Musselburgh players in front of the ball, it was crossed into the box. Beyond the far side post, Kirby headed the ball back towards goal and a side foot, by the centre forward, Daniel Watt, made it 1-0 to Hill of Beath.

On eight minutes, first real chance to Musselburgh fell to Scott Moffat, making his debut after signing this week from Haddington. Conor Thomson took the free kick from right hand sid of pitch; but Scotty’s header went straight to the Hill of Beath keeper, Adamson. The keeper kept the ball out again in 22 minutes, when a great shot from outside the box, from Conor, was put behind for a corner.

The second goal came in 37 minutes. Hill of Beath were on the attack, but the ball was cleared by the Burgh defence. Up came the home team again and Mickey Deland made a great tackle, taking the ball away from Patrick and out from a throw-in. As it came into the box, it was headed by a Hill of Beath player; then unfortunately came off Liam Reid’s head for an own goal.

Half time; Hill of Beath 2-0 Musselburgh.

Five minutes after the restart, Burgh pulled a goal back. From a throw in for the home side, Gary Cherrie claimed the ball. His pass to Conor, was played to Math King. He hit a low shot between Adamson and his left hand side post. 

In 53 and 54 minutes, Musselburgh had two chances to make it 2-2. Mathu collected ball in Hill of Beath’s half, but had to slow down the play until support arrived. Mathu passed the ball towards Scotty, but he missed it and the ball was kicked out of the box. Then In the next move, Scotty had the ball at the edge of box. He tried to chip the ball over Adamson, but it went over bar. 

Just after the hour mark, the home side had a corner, which was cleared away. As the ball came back in, Scotty was adjudged to bring down the sub, Grierson. Ally Adams was booked for his comments towards the linesman and then Lee Reid scored from the penalty, hitting the ball into the middle of the net.

Musselburgh had shouts of a penalty of their own in 73 minutes. One of the Hill of Beath defenders was so cold, he decided to give Mathu a man-hug, but the referee only blew for a corner kick. Eight minutes later and another chance fell to Burgh. Gary floated a free-kick into the box. Jonny McManus was first to ball, but instead of heading towards the goal area, the ball went sideways.

Full time; Hill of Beath 3-1 Musselburgh.

The two sides meet again at the Haws ground next week, this time for league business. Musselburgh need to re-group and match-up better if they wish to win that match.

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Part 2 of the double header this Saturday as the Burgh once again head for Hill of Beath. League business is more important than cup ties, even though I wish we had won last weekend. However, HoB can be beaten so I hope my team make that a reality in two days time.

Easy to say as I am a supporter and not a player or coach, but;

1. We need to defend the penalty box better this weekend.

2. We need to own up to our mistakes and ensure we are in this together.

3. We need more that just MK to score on a regular basis! Take more chances when approaching the penalty area. A keeper isn’t going to save every shot he is faced with! 

I think Musselburgh’s pitch is one of the smallest in the league. But perhaps HoB’s is shorter in length, so a player should be aware of this and not hit such long passes/kick outs. Once size does not fit all!!

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Massive result today, brilliant stuff, gutted I couldn't make it.

Well done to all at the club.

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The 2-0 away win at Hill of Beath was Musselburgh’s best result of the season so far.

Boys picked themselves up after losing 3-1 last week against the same team, so some turnaround for the Burgh.

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