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West Calder v Whitburn is OFF
Whitburn win by the odd goal in 9!
Whitburn made it three out of three on
the artificial turf with a 5-4 defeat of Dundonald who had previously
only been beaten once in the league. Typically in a game that I
missed most of (those that know me will know what I mean), the Burnie
went in 4-2 at the half with goals from Gary Brass, Alan Scott, Keiran Brennan and Harry Sinclair. Just after the retstart Brass
netted another to put his side seemingly on easy street but Dundonald,
showing a never say die mentality came right back with two free kicks
to narrow the margin to 1 with 20 minutes to go. To their credit
Whitburn dug in and emerged at the end with the three points. Obviously
there will be no match report this week. There will be none next week
either as I'll be at the rugby as part of my son's stag do.
Update: the quotes for the rebuilding of the pavilion are now in the hands of the insurers so we await their decision.
received the text on Saturday that the game was off as the roof had
blown off the dressing rooms, I was not prepared for the sight that met
my eyes on the following Sunday... The roof had literally
blown off and had caused some damage to the Social Club roof and the
conservatory of a neighbouring house. At the time two of our committee
were in the building preparing for our game against Haddington (who had
arrived and were in the Social Club) and although they got a huge
fright, they were luckily uninjured. On Saturday the Fire Brigade and
the police had been in attendance to make the roof as safe secure as
was possible given that more high winds were forecast.
the Social Club was evacuated for safety reasons, some rumours spread
around the town that it had been on fire, etc. This is, of
course not true and the Social Club is open as normal. Here are some
photos of the devastation (click to see the big versions):
The matter is
now in the hands of our insurers but it would seem that it may be a
while before we can play any games at Central Park. Next
week, however, we are away to Blackburn and the following we hope to
switch to Dundonald as we were due to play them at home. Looking
further to the future, who knows.
In the midst
of all the above, we were pleased to learn that our honorary president,
Tom Smith, had been nominated as the Whitburn citizen of the year
for his devoted work to sport in the town. Well done and well deserved,
Karma our main sponsors who recently won the Scottish equivalent of the
British Curry awards for 2013. Well deserved!
Juniors are pleased to announce that Brownings Funeral Services will be
sponsoring the after match hospitality for the coming season, many
thanks to them. Also, as previously mentioned, Karma
will continue to be our main sponsors, for which we are also grateful.
Work is currently underway to secure sponsorship from other local
businesses. Without their support life would be financially very
difficult. Full details of all sponsors will be updated soon.
Scorers: King, Scott
Saturday 1 March,
Whitburn 5-4 Dundonald
Scorers: Brass(2), Scott, Brennan, Sinclair
Saturday 8 March,
West Calder v Whitburn
The winning numbers
for the Whitburn Lottery drawn on Saturday 22 February were :
7 9 19
There were no winners
of the £350 prize. Next week : £400.
Social Club Events
Whitburn Juniors team 2013/4
Back (l to r): Ross Carter, Ian Gillespie, Ewan
O'Donnell, Mark Pagliarulo, Scott Ritchie, David Sneddon, Ryan Nimmo,
Jordan Allan, Sean Kennedy, Bryan King, Harry Sinclair, Derek Halcrow,
Ian McIvor, Martin Hubbocks
Front (l to r): Gary Brass, Jack Hamilton, Dewi
Taylor, Kenny Hannah, Chris Lyon, Darren Wilson, Jason Mackay
Picture by Robert Haddow
Whitburn's main sponsors
Whitburn main sponsors who are Karma Indian
Cuisine, West Main Street - thanks are due to Dep,
Robert and Jaggy, please support our local excellent curry house!
Junior FC are grateful to the following sponsors
for season 2013/2014
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