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Lochgelly do the double on Whitburn

In the penultimate game at Whitburn Academy, Lochgelly Albert defeated the home side by 3-1 to take all six points in the league. As last week Whitburn had numerous chances but could only take one through a Dewi Taylor strike just a minute after a lovely piece of skill by Darren Seath had put the visitors one up with 13 minutes played. Just before the half Andrew Watt restored Lochgelly's lead with an oblique shot whose pace outdid Jordan Allan. Ewan Graham's ordering off 8 minutes into the second half didn't seem to affect the game too much as Whitburn tried to force an equaliser but keeper Colin Rushford made several great stops and Seath sealed the victory with 8 to go after a defensive error let him in. Due to personal reasons there will be no report.

Fund Raising

The next meeting of the fund raising forum will take place on Monday 14 April at 8pm in the Social Club. Everyone is welcome.

Pavilion Damage

Update: the quotes for the rebuilding of the pavilion are now in the hands of the insurers so we await their decision.

When I 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.

Also, since 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):

Damaged pavilion1Damaged pavilion2
Damaged pavilion3Damaged pavilion4

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, Tom! 


..To Karma our main sponsors who recently won the Scottish equivalent of the British Curry awards for 2013. Well deserved!


Whitburn 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.

Saturday 12 April, kick off 2:30
Whitburn 1-3 Lochgelly
Scorer: Taylor

Saturday 19 April, kick off 2:30
Blackburn v Whitburn

The winning numbers for the Whitburn Lottery drawn on Saturday 5 April were :

9 10 14 20

There were no winners of the 650 prize. Next week : 700.

Social Club Events

Whitburn Juniors team 2013/4

Whitburn Juniors 2013

Back (l to r): Ross Carter, Ian Gillespie, Ewan Graham, Tony 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

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 2013/2014
Acrafab Ltd AFA Fire & Security 
Ayrton Veterinary Hospital Bannatyne Ltd
Brownings Funeral Services Bushman Ink Tattoo Shop
Cabin Fever Graphics  CM Opticians  
Costcutters The Cross Tavern
DC Music The Garage
Livingstons the Butchers Tom MacIntosh
Murphy Transport  Premier Shop N Save
Scots-Sport Sneddons Solicitors 
Spence Insurance Tony's Fish Bar
Tyres, Rims and Trims

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