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Armadale Thistle

Armadale Thistle Football Club

Nickname: The Dale

Founded: 1936

Ground: Volunteer Park, North Street, Armadale (capacity: 3,000)

Manager: Jim Henderson

League: SJFA East Superleague

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BehindGoalNet NEWTONGRANGE STAR remain hot on the heels of East Superleague leaders Kelty Hearts after defeating the champions. Alan Miller’s men ran out 2-1 winners against Bo’ness United at New Victoria Park to leave the champions twelve points adrift of pace setters Kelty. Sean Jamieson gave Newtongrange an early lead with a third minute penalty before Chris King doubled the home [...]

SlideTackle TOMMY COYNE was on the money for Linlithgow Rose as the striker bagged a hat-trick in his team’s five goal victory over Carnoustie Panmure. But the men from Prestonfield didn’t get things all their own way as they moved up to third in the East Superleague table with a 5-2 win against their visitors from Angus. [...]

BehindGoalNet KELTY HEARTS had to come from behind to claim all three points against Musselburgh Athletic and move top of the table as new boy Sean Grady bagged a brace. The visitors from East Lothian took the lead through Michael Hunter but the Fifers hit back with a superb strike from Craig O’Reilly. Grady then took centre [...]

BallInNet BO’NESS UNITED missed the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the East Superleague after being held at Broxburn Athletic. And it could have been worse for the league leaders on Wednesday night had it not been for Ross Campbell’s equaliser which salvaged a point against a determined Broxburn side. Darren Gribben handed [...]

BehindGoalNet BO’NESS UNITED moved into pole position in the title race after they secured maximum points in their top of the table clash at Newtongrange Star. Paul Murphy’s solitary strike shortly after the interval was enough to win the game for Allan McGonigall’s men and send them three points clear of Newtongrange at the East Superleague [...]

BehindGoalNet BO’NESS UNITED moved back to the East Superleague summit with a comfortable victory against Tayport at Newtown Park. Even the absence of manager Allan McGonigal, who is enjoying a trip to the US Masters, didn’t affect Bo’ness as they bounced back from last week’s shock defeat at Lochee United. Steven Hislop opened the scoring for [...]

BallInNet NEWTONGRANGE STAR produced a five-star display to move three points clear at the East Superleague summit. The New Victoria Park side hammered five goals past sorry Armadale Thistle without reply to leapfrog pre-match table toppers Bo’ness who lost at Lochee United. Sean Jamieson was again the main man for Alan Millar’s new league leaders as the prolific striker bagged a hat-trick [...]

BehindGoalNet ARMADALE THISTLE boosted their chances of Superleague survival with a last-gasp victory at Musselburgh Athletic. Stuart McLeod bagged a last-minute winner as the West Lothian side stunned their East Lothian hosts. The victory for Jim Henderson’s men means they remain twelfth in the table which is just outside the play-off places. Fellow basement strugglers Carnoustie lost [...]

BallInNet LOCHEE UNITED all but ended the Newtongrange Star title hopes after subjecting them to their fourth East Superleague defeat in succession. Paul Blackwood’s second half goal was enough to give the Dundee side a 1-0 victory at New Victoria Park. Newtongrange remain joint top of the East Superleague alongside Bo’ness but Alan Millar’s men have [...]

BehindGoalNet BO’NESS UNITED moved into pole position in the East Superleague title race as leaders Newtongrange Star slipped up again. Allan McGonigal’s men leapfrogged Newtongrange at the Superleague summit after claiming a comfortable 3-0 victory over St Andrews United at Newtown Park. Steven Hislop opened the scoring for Bo’ness and Robert Sloan extended the lead from the penalty [...]

BallInNet ST ANDREWS UNITED blew the East Superleague title race wide open by defeating leaders Newtongrange Star at Recreation Park. Barry Sibanda made up for missing a first half penalty by sealing an unexpected three points for the Fifers with a goal in 70 minutes to secure a 1-0 victory. And victory for St Andrews gives [...]

BehindGoalNet BONNYRIGG ROSE put a dent in the Newtongrange Star title charge with a narrow victory at New Victoria Park. Max Christie’s men went to the home of their local rivals with very slim chances of staying in the hunt for the East Superleague title. But after Sean Grady’s solitary strike gave them a 1-0 win [...]

BallInNet CHAMPIONS Linlithgow Rose have been left with a mountain to climb if they are to retain the East Superleague title after slumping to defeat at Broxburn Athletic. Brain Fairbairn’s solitary strike was enough to hand Broxburn a 1-0 victory and leave the champions relying on favour’s from their title rivals if they are to win [...]

BehindGoalNet LEADERS Newtongrange Star cemented their place at the top of the East Superleague with a narrow victory at Musselburgh Athletic. Alan Millar’s men ran out 3-2 winners to remain four points clear of the chasing pack. Jordan Cropley opened the scoring for Nitten but Mike McKenna hit back for Musselburgh as the sides went in level [...]

FootballBoots BO’NESS UNITED moved to within a point of East Superleague leaders Newtongrange Star after a seven-goal demolition of Armadale Thistle. The Newtown Park men continued their recent winning run as goals from Steven Hislop, Stuart Hunter, Tony Jaconelli and Nicky Walker put them on easy street going into the interval at Volunteer Park. The one-way [...]

BO’NESS UNITED became the first team since March 2012 to defeat Linlithgow Rose in the Superleague with an emphatic 4-1 win at Newtown Park. Nicky Walker opened the scoring for the hosts on 34 minutes and Andy Scott doubled their advantage on 43 minutes when he followed up to net from Steven Hislop’s missed penalty [...]

BallInNet CHAMPIONS Linlithgow Rose continued their amazing undefeated run in the Superleague as they overcame Newtongrange Star to move into second spot. Mark Bradley’s men have now gone almost forty Superleague games without defeat after leaving New Victoria Park with a 2-0 win which prepares them well for next week’s titanic clash with fierce rivals Bo’ness [...]

SlideTackle BONNYRIGG ROSE moved to the top of the East Superleague after they made it seven straight wins with an impressive victory at Tayport. Defender David White opened the scoring for Bonnyrigg and Max Christie’s men didn’t look back as Paul Currie’s penalty, Barry Donnachie’s own goal and Ross Archibald’s strike secured the 4-0 win. The [...]

BehindGoalNet MURRAY CARSTAIRS bagged a double as Ballingry Rovers secured back-to-back Superleague wins for the first time at Camelon. The Superleague newcomers have so far found life difficult in the top flight but Stevie Kay’s men seem to be finding their feet at last after their 2-1 win at Camelon followed up last week’s 2-1 victory [...]

BehindGoalNet CAMELON produced a five-star performance as they hammered East Superleague leaders Newtongrange Star at Carmuirs Park. Danny Smith’s men were simply outstanding as they stormed to a 5-0 victory over the Midlothian side who have set the pace at the Superleague summit so far this season. Doubles from Kevin Kelbie and Colin Allison were added [...]

BallInNet CRAIG O’REILLY bagged a brace as Newtongrange Star continued their outstanding start to life in the top-flight with victory at Sauchie. The Superleague leaders collected their tenth win from twelve Superleague games as they ran out 3-1 winners to cement their place at the top of the table. Ally Forster put Newtongrange in front before [...]

BehindGoalNet BROXBURN ATHLETIC got back to winning ways with victory at Armadale Thistle to move up to fourth place in the East Superleague. Steve Pittman’s men had suffered heavy defeats at the hands of Auchinleck Talbot and Bo’ness United over the past two weeks but Fraser Keast’s solitary strike on the hour mark secured the three [...]

BallInNet FORMER Ross County striker David Winters hit a hat-trick as Sauchie thumped East Superleague strugglers Ballingry Rovers at Ore Park. Fraser Duncan’s men moved up to fourth in the Superleague table with an incredible 8-0 win as Ballingry played the second half with 10 men after Darren Smith was ordered off at half-time for clashing with one [...]

ScottishCup MUSSELBURGH ATHLETIC produced a second-half goal blitz to secure their place in the third round of the Junior Cup at the expense of East Superleague rivals Armadale Thistle. David McGlynn’s men passed up a number of first-half chances but eventually took the lead just before the hour mark when Paul Harvey netted from Matti King’s [...]

BallInNet ALLY FORSTER hit the winner two minutes from time to hand Newtongrange Star a dramatic late win against Ballingry Rovers at New Victoria Park. The Superleague leaders cemented their place at the top with a narrow 1-0 victory over Stevie Kay’s strugglers which mean they remain six points ahead of Linlithgow Rose who won 4-1 [...]

BehindGoalNet NEWTONGRANGE STAR battled from behind to stun Hill of Beath and secure another three points to strengthen their grip on top spot of the East Superleague. Alan Miller’s men were left trailing their hosts after Craig Smart’s goal put Hill of Beath in front. But goals from Blair Tolmie and Craig O’Reilly won three points [...]

FootballerRedSocks2 NEWTONGRANGE STAR took full advantage of playing in the day’s only East Superleague fixture with victory at Carnoustie Panmure. The victory moves last season’s East Premier champions three points clear at the top of the table having played two games more than second placed Linlithgow Rose. Alan Millar’s men ran out 2-0 winners as goals [...]

BehindGoalNet NEWTONGRANGE STAR moved to the top of the East Superleague on goal difference after securing three points with a narrow victory against Armadale Thistle. Last season’s East Premier champions have been a revelation so far in the Superleague and Sean Jamieson’s solitary strike gave them their sixth victory of the campaign as they moved level [...]

BallInNet LEADERS Linlithgow Rose cemented their place at the top of the Superleague after producing an impressive second-half display to secure victory over Musselburgh Athletic at Prestonfield. Tommy Coyne gave the champions the perfect start from the penalty spot but Matti King levelled for the visitors just before half-time. But second half goals from Roddy McLennan [...]

BehindGoalNet HILL OF BEATH edged out Superleague rivals Lochee United to book their place in the second round of the East of Scotland Cup. The Fifers had to rely on a last-minute winner from Lyle Shaw to win the match 3-2 at Kiers Park but it was a hard-fought victory in a game which could have gone [...]

Ball_RedSocks_Allies CHAMPIONS Linlithgow Rose moved to the top of the East Superleague with a comfortable victory at Sauchie.  Goals from Steven Meechan, Tommy Coyne and a late Andy Shirra strike secured the points for Mark Bradley’s men who move to the top of the table after this morning’s leaders Bo’ness United lost 1-0 at Camelon. Climbing to the summit [...]

BallInNet SAUCHIE boss Fraser Duncan is hoping the recent addition of some experienced campaigners can help fire his team to a famous victory against reigning champions Linlithgow Rose. Duncan and his backroom team of Davie Beaton and Simy Simpson have worked wonders in recent years to propel their team into the East Region top flight. And after a [...]

BallInNet HILL OF BEATH produced a five-star display to kick-start their Superleague campaign and leave Carnoustie stunned after their visit to Kiers Park. Jock Finlayson’s men had collected only two points from their opening four Superleague fixtures going into this weekend’s game and they were in danger of falling to the foot of the table had results gone against them elsewhere. But the [...]

SlideTackle SUPERLEAGUE leaders Bo’ness United are set to face their toughest test to date when they host third placed Newtongrange Star this weekend. Allan McGonigal’s men sit top of the table on goal difference from fierce rivals Linlithgow Rose with both teams boasting a 100 per cent start to the campaign. But when East Premier champions Newtongrange roll into [...]

Ball_GoalKick BO’NESS UNITED moved to the summit of the East Superleague on goal difference after coming out on top in a tight affair against Sauchie at Beechwood Park. Allan McGonigal’s men cruised to victory at home to Kelty last weekend but were made to fight all the way to claim all three points. Chris Donnelly’s solitary strike in [...]

BehindGoalNet KELTY HEARTS boss Willie Newbigging believes this weekend’s Fife Derby against near neighbours Hill of Beath is the ideal game for his team to kick-start their East Superleague campaign. The fierce rivals go into the game with only one point each from their opening three league fixtures which adds extra pressure as both teams go [...]

BallInNet ARMADALE THISTLE made history by winning a Superleague fixture for the first time in the club’s history at Tayport. Jim Henderson’s newcomers emerged 2-0 winners from the home of the 2006 Superleague winners courtesy of goals in each half from Robbie Feaney and Scott Brown as they claimed three points to kickstart their campaign. There were also first wins [...]

BehindGoalNet CAMELON warmed up for the visit of champions Linlithgow Rose this weekend with a hard-fought victory against Sauchie at Carmuirs Park on Wednesday night. Danny Smith’s men made it two wins from their opening two Superleague fixtures with a narrow 1-0 victory courtesy of Colin Allison’s early strike. Smith will now prepare his men for Saturday’s home [...]

FootballSideline NEWTONGRANGE STAR wasted no time in showing they’ll be a force to be reckoned with in the East Superleague after hitting Kelty Hearts for six. Alan Miller’s Superleague newcomers came into the top flight on the back of East Premier title success and they made the perfect start by defeating the Fifers 6-2 at New [...]

Ball_GoalKick THIS weekend welcomes the opening fixtures of the 2013-14 East Superleague in what’s sure to be the most eagerly anticipated season since the league’s formation in 2002. League reconstruction means  the East Superleague has been extended from its previous 12 teams to 16 which should make for fierce competition at both ends of the table. [...]