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Supporters Club AGM

This takes place in the Social Club on Monday 1 August starting at 7pm.

Friendlies and Fixtures

The second friendly was always going to be more challenging than the last as the opposition was Super League Hill of Beath. And so it proved as the teams fought out a 2-2 draw in a tight match, a result that was fair on the balance of play overall. The first half, however, was dominated by the less experienced home side who took an early lead from a Martin Russell header (though some claimed it was James Martin and others said it was an own goal - being late I missed it!).Near half time Jordan Bain thumped the underside of the bar which would have doubled the lead and would not have flattered his team. Needless to say Hill of Beath after this let off equalised just before the half time whistle with a wide shot that deflected in off a defender. The visitors fared better in the second half and took the lead midway through when new keeper Michael Fairbanks blocked a shot from a corner that fell to a substitute and he netted from a tight angle. Not long after Callum Robertson hit the post but it was looking as though the visitors would hang on. However, in the final 5 minutes Whitburn came right back into the game and James Martin bulletted a header into the goal from a Robertson cross to earn Whitburn a well deserved draw.

The first friendly on Saturday 16 July was a 4-0 win against Blantyre Vics which thurned out to be as straightforward as the score suggests with Whitburn going in 2 up at half time and saw them double this lead in the second though Dougie Horne made a great save to deny the visitors a consolation late on. The goals were scored by Dewi Taylor, James Martin, Jack Hamilton (a free kick that Ronaldo would have been proud to claim) and Callum Robertson. The only negative was that Adam Porteous lost two teeth when he took an elbow to the face when going for an attacking header during the second half.

A highlight of the game was the attendance of a group of Redmill residents at the game, led by our honorary president Tom Smith who looked fit and healthy and who seemed to throughly enjoy the game (though at one point it looked as though he was going to chase a loose ball that landed in a neighbouring garden)!!

The remaining two friendlies, both at home, are versus Armadale in the annual charity match on 30 July and on 3 August we take on Royal Albert. The former game has a 1pm kick off whilst the final game begins at 7:15 pm.

The first batch of league fixtures has also been announced together with the East of Scotland Cup first round. The list is as follows:

Saturday 6 August Whitburn v Dundee Violet
Wednesday 10 August Armadale v Whitburn
Saturday 13 August Forfar West End v Whitburn
Wednesday 17 August Whitburn v Bathgate
Saturday 20 August Tayport v Whitburn
Saturday 27 August Whitburn v Arniston
Saturday 3 September Kennoway v Whitburn - East of Scotland Cup
Saturday 10 September Sauchie v Whitburn
Saturday 17 September Whitburn v Downfield

All Saturday games will kick off at 2:30 and midweek games at 7:00

Signing News

With the season barely finished, Whitburn Juniors are delighted to announce that almost all of the current squad have signed for the challenge of the Premier League next term. It seems a long time since the team were in such a settled position going into a new season as we seem to have been consistently building new squads almost from scratch. Signed so far are: Michael Adams, Jordan Bain, Gary Brass, Jordan Chambers, Aaron Gunn, Jack Hamilton, Russell Hogarth, Dougie Horne, James Martin, Connor McQueenie, Adam Porteous, Martin Russell, Dewi Taylor and Dean Wilson. Joining them are new signing Callum Robertson who impressed recently with his hat trick against Easthouses when he came on as a sub. Other players  will be coming along to pre season training. Regardless of how many others are added to the squad, it will be good to get the season up and running straight away. Mon the Burnie!

Greg Skinner has now re-signed and we have also secured the services of Michael Fairbanks, a keeper who was previously with East Stirlingshire.

The new strip sponsored by Wallace Opticians...

...and the tops sponsored by West End Fryers...

The Supporters Club

The Whitburn Juniors Supporters club has been resurrected after just over a year's absence and, in the absence of their old website, notifications will appear here, below the Results and Lottery box. The club welcomes them back and wishes them all the best for the coming season, hoping they can cheer us on to promotion.

Saturday 6 August, kick off 2:30
League

Whitburn v Dundee Violet

Wednesday 10 August, kick off 7:00
League

Armadale v Whitburn

Saturday 13 August, kick off 2:30
League

Forfar West End v Whitburn

Wednesday 17 August, kick off 7:00
League

Whitburn v Bathgate

The winning numbers for the Whitburn Lottery drawn on Saturday 16 July were :

11 15 16 19

There were no winners of the 900 prize. Next week : 950.

Supporters Club News

The AGM takes place in the Social Club on Monday 1 August starting at 7pm.

Whitburn Squad 2015/6

Here is a picture of some of the squad for this season in the new strip sponsored by Wallace Opticians. Photo by Robert Haddow.



Back row: Hubbocks, Bain, Skinner, Hamilton, Porteous,Horne, Brass, M Russell, Hogarth, Hendrie, Gilmour
Front row: Martin, Taylor, Adams, K Russell, Wilson, Bakhsh

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 2015/2016
Acrafab AFA Fire & Security 
Ayrton Veterinary Hospital Bannatyne Ltd
Bellway Homes Browning Funeral Sevices
Bushman Ink Tattoo Shop  Cabin Fever Graphics
CDL Autotec  CM Opticians 
Core Drilling Contractors Ltd. Costcutters
The Cross Tavern DC Music
The Garage Fiona Hyslop MSP
JSK Construction
Livingstons the Butchers

Murphy Transport 

Oil States Industries
Orchard Timber
Premier Shop N Save 
Russell Painters
Sneddons Solicitors
Spence Insurance
TC Joiners & Buiders
Tony's Fish Bar
Tyres, Rims and Trims
Wallace Opticians
West End Fryer

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