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  Last updated 18/1/17

Whitburn salvage a point at Arniston

Whitburn came from 2 down at Arniston today to draw the game and claim a valuable point which may later prove to be vital. Whitburn started the game quite well and were knocking the ball about better than their hosts for the first quarter of the game though neither team was able to create much in the final third. That was until the 28th minute when David Jeffrey headed in Liam McIntosh's cross when both were left unaccountably free in the box. After this Arniston, given confidence by the goal, dominated the game and went two up when Andrew Watson curled the ball in from an acute angle. Whitburn were given a lifeline just before the halftime whistle when the keeper decided to play football with a pass back and was robbed by Gary Brass out wide on the right. Brass then drove along the bye line and, with defenders converging on him, fired the ball into the unguarded net from a tight angle - Whitburn's only attempt on target! The second half was as free from good attacking play as had the first but as it wore on it seemed as though Whitburn might be the more likely to score although too many of their players seemed to need the extra touch or to beat the extra man which gave their opponents chances to block or dispossess them. Eventually, with 11 minutes to go Martin Russell headed home the equaliser after a Connor McQueenie throw in had been knocked on at the near post - the second attempt on goal. The remaining minutes produced no further goals and Whitburn were quite relieved to have a point at the final whistle. Not a great performance but the players deserve great credit for digging in and avoiding what might have been a disastrous defeat against the bottom team. There will be no extended match report as most of the action has been described above.

Supporters Club

The Supporters' Club has rented the Home Aid Charity shop in Bathgate from Wednesday 28th February until the 7th March and would appreciate volunteers to be involved in a rota to assist in stocking and selling in the shop. We would also appreciate any donations of goods for sale in the shop. Items to include clothes, bric-a- brac, Cds, toys, books etc. For more information or if you would like to contribute in some way please contact Alex Baillie, Jim McIlwraith or Robert Cook.

It would also be helpful if goods could be taken to the shop on Wednesday 28th February from 2pm or handed in to the committee during the week leading up the the opening.

Also, Whitburn Junior pens are for sale at  £1.50 each. We have  limited supply so if you would like to purchase one see one of the supporters' committee office bearers.

New season, new stand, new strip

Visitors to Central Park will see a new addition to the ground in the shape of a small seated enclosure installed by the Supporters' Club for the benefit of its members. Also the team have a new strip sponsored by Karma and West End Fryers, as modelled by the team below:

Use of Whitburn Junior's facitlites

Community organisations/teams wishing to access Central Park or hire the Social Club facilities should in the first instance contact Ann Haddow on 07917753017 or Alex Welsh on 01501 740557.

Saturday 13 January, kick off 1:45
League
Arniston 2-2 Whitburn

Scorers: Brass, Russell

Saturday 20 January, kick off 1:30
Scottish Junior Cup Round 4
Whitburn v Yoker

The winning numbers for the Whitburn Lottery drawn on 13 January were :

5 10 11 20

There were no winners of the 550 prize.

Next week : 600.

Supporters Club News


The next meeting of the supporters' club will take place in the Tea hut on Tuesday 23rd January at 7 pm. 
All welcome.

The supporters club website can be found here .


Whitburn Squad 2017/8

Here is a picture of the squad for this season.

To be updated soon....

Whitburn's main sponsors

Sponsor boardWhitburn 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!

 

Whitburn Junior FC are grateful to the following sponsors for season 2017/2018
Acrafab AFA Fire & Security 
Ayrton Veterinary Hospital Bannatyne Ltd
Bellway Homes Scott Brown
 Browning Funeral Sevices Bushman Ink Tattoo Shop
Cabin Fever Graphics CDL Autotec 
CM Opticians Connell's Cafe
Core Drilling Contractors Ltd. Costcutters
The Cross Tavern DC Music
The Garage
Hardhill Transport

Fiona Hyslop MSP

JSK Construction
Livingstons the Butchers
Allanwater Homes
Mc Creadie Roofing
MG Entertainments
Murphy Transport 
Orchard Timber
Premier Shop N Save 
Russell Painters
Sneddons Solicitors
Spence Insurance
TC Joiners & Builders
Tony's Fish Bar
Tyres, Rims and Trims
Wallace Opticians
West End Fryer
Whitburn Cosmetic Dental Clinic

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