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Dec 07

Newmachar Utd v Dufftown

Match Reports 22/23

Newmachar Utd 4-0 Dufftown

Newmachar were still without injured duo Neil Scott & Peter Melvin and long term absence of skipper Euan Dryburgh. Connor Walton (holiday) also missed the cup tie with Greg Wood (hamstring)

We ran out comfortable winners and into the quarter finals of the Domino’s North Regional Cup after scoring two goals in each half to give us our second Premier League scalp in the cup.
It might have been different if Simon Mitchell had not produced a great save from a Michael Dunn header early in the first half however from that point on we dominated the game and deservedly went ahead. After a bit of pressure Ryan Whelan volleyed in from the edge of the box. We missed a couple of good chances but not long before half time Lewis Robertson doubled our lead after he hit a right footed cross into the box, deceiving the keeper and in the back of the net.
Half time 2-0
We kept the pressure on in the second half and controlled most of the possession with Kyle Munro bringing a good save from the keeper after he nutmegged the defender on the edge of the box but his angled drive was tipped over the bar. The home side stretched the lead when Ryan Whelan hooked a throwin in behind the defence for Tait Duthie to run onto and he smashed the ball past the keeper to put us 3 up.
We then made some changes and one of those was Ryan Cormack, who returned from injury to run onto a through ball to place a shot past the keeper to make it 4. We created a few more chances but did not manage to increase our lead with the best chance falling to Sol Collins, who was played in by Liam Mewse making an appearance after serving a 2 game ban, but the keeper made a good save.
A good overall team performance both offensively and defensively with a lot of good individual performances meaning we keep our winning run going with scoring a few goals and keeping another clean sheet.

Full Time 4-0

NUFC Team – Mitchell, B Dryburgh, Robertson, Dawson, Young, Whelan (Cormack), Munro (Collins), Watt (Cowie), Duthie (Mewse), Gerrie (Reynolds), Reid 

Subs – Mewse, Reynolds, Cowie, Whyte, Cormack, Collins, McDermid

We caught up with the gaffer after the game to get his thoughts…


We’re in a good moment. Playing well with some good experience and a physical presence about us. Although we’re still missing a few, we’re getting a few boys back now and some of the younger lads doing well so we’ve some healthy competition for places. Kyle & Calum have settled in really well and seem to be enjoying their football too.

It’s good for the players confidence and for the club as a whole to beat premier league opposition, especially after feeling we let ourselves down in the Scottish cup fixture at East End. While East End are up at the top end of the Premier League, Banchory being a young side with good technical players, moved the ball really well in the first 15 minutes until we settled into the game. Dufftown brought a different type of challenge in they’re a physical more experienced side so to deal with both is really pleasing.
It’s important we keep these standards up and try to really kick on over the next few months and do what we can to be around the promotion places come April/May time.

Nov 09

East End v Newmachar Utd

Match Reports 22/23

East End 3-1 Newmachar Utd

We arrived at East End missing Murray Dawson, Neil Scott, Skipper Euan Dryburgh, Peter Melvin &  Jack Cowie but welcomed Ryan Cormack back into the squad.

A poor start where we conceded after just two minutes from a mistake meant we would be chasing the game from the start. The home side put us under pressure and Mitchell had to make a couple of decent saves to keep us in the game and after 20 minutes the home side went further ahead. We finally started to get into the game and created a couple of half chances with Zack Ellis saving down low from a Mewse drive. Ellis then miscued a back pass and Greg Wood just had to tap the ball into an empty net but a pull on the strikers shirt saw the ball roll out at an impossible angle to get the shot away meaning the half finished with us trailing 2-0.

We came out in the second half with a point to prove and started far better and pegged the home side back. We created a couple of chances and the home keeper had to be at full stretch to stop a Watt shot. We did claw one back after an hour after a couple of corners when Mewse initially brought a good save from the home keeper after a strong header and was first to react to put us back in the game.
We pushed for the equaliser but left ourselves suspect to breakaways and with 10 minutes to go the home side put the game to bed when they broke clear and scored a third.
We are disappointed in the final result but satisfied of the effort put in from the players which meant it was a good game between two teams going toe to toe but the home side took the win and we wish them all the best for the next round v Larkhall Thistle and for the rest of their league season.

Full Time 3-1

NUFC Team – Mitchell, B Dryburgh (Duthie) Robertson, Young, Whelan, Reynolds, Watt, Whelan, Mewse, Walton, Reid (Gerrie)

Subs – Duthie, Gerrie, Whyte, McDermid, Collins, Cormack, Hudson

We caught up with the gaffer after the game to get his thoughts…


We started poor and gave ourselves a mountain to climb. We’ll take the positives in that East End are 4th or 5th best team in the North Region just now if you look at the league table and i didn’t think there was much between the teams. A poor first 45 cost us. East End were probably a bit more experienced than us and took their chances where we didn’t. At 2-1 the next goal is crucial and with us pushing for the equaliser, it leaves a lot of spaces at the back and East End got their third to kill it. Another step in the learning process for this group of players as we build what we hope can be a great future for the club.

The fact the boys are in the dressing room hurting at losing to one of the strongest junior teams in the area shows where the club is heading.