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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!

Player of the Year - Dewi Taylor

The Player of the Year took place on Friday 27 May in the Social Club and Dewi Taylor swept the boards winning three awards. He was voted the Committee's Player of the Year, the Supporters Club Player of the Year and the players' Player of the Year, a fitting culmination of a great season for him and the club - well done!! The night was brightened by the appearance of our honorary President Tam Smith who presented Dewi with the Committee's trophy pictured below.

Dewi and Tam

With 21 goals, Gary Brass was awarded the Top Goalscorer's trophy, congratulations to him!  He is pictured below with one of our sponsors, Eric Browning:

Gary and Eric

The Supporters Club also awarded each player and the management team a trophy to commemorate our promotion to the Premier League. A great night was had by all with a karaoke/disco provided by physio Archie Gilmour and a fullsome buffet. The players can now have a well deserved rest as the season is over and will reconvene in July to prepare for the rigours of the Premier League.

Whitburn end the season with another win!

Whitburn went to Easthouses on Wednesday 25 May knowing that they would be playing in the Premier League next season, but they wanted to finish with a flourish by taking all three points. Easthouses had run Whitburn close in the home fixture, only losing 3-2 and they looked a big powerful team. The first half of the game was a very end of season affair with little quality football to describe though it burst into life on the half hour when Whitburn's young trialist Callum Robertson forced a Connor McQueenie corner over the line. McQueenie then had a shot saved as did the Easthouses' outside left. The game reverted to end of season till the half. The second half was much better with both sides creating several chances. Just after the restart a Jack Hamilton through ball put in Robertson who took a touch and then shot home from the edge of the box. With 66 minutes on the clock Gary Brass went to 21 goals for the season when he headed in a corner at the back post. Easthouses mounted a siege on the Whitburn goal after this and produced a succession of fine saves from Dougie Horne who was clearly despearate to keep a clean sheet. It was Whitburn, though, that got the fourth goal almost on the full time whistle as a screamer from Robertson to the top right hand corner sealed a fine hat trick.

In the end, after a horrendous start to the season, the final table shows just how close Whitburn came to winning the league:

ERJFA South 2015/6
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 Tranent Juniors 22 9 2 0 40 7 7 3 1 28 15 46 53
2 Whitburn Juniors 22 10 1 0 47 13 6 1 4 26 13 47 50

Whitburn are Promoted!!!!

Whitburn today joined Tranent in next season's Premier League as they blew away the challenge of Pumpherston 6-1. They went into the half only one goal up through a Dewi Taylor goal in the 25th minute thanks to a heroic display by Pumphie's trilaist keeper who made at least three great saves. Pumpherston came out with belief in the second half and another trialist drew them level about half way through the half and then their wheels fell off as Whitburn put 5 past them in the final 20 minutes. Two Martin Russell penalties bookended a  goal by Jack Hamilton and then James Martin took over netting a brace. And so, after 5 years in the South Division, Whitburn finally escape! Well done to Tom Hendrie and his squad of players!!!! Match report.



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 7 May, kick off 2:30
League

Whitburn 4-1 Dunbar

Saturday 14 May, kick off 2:30
League

Whitburn 4-0 West Calder

Saturday 21 May, kick off 12:00
League

Whitburn 6-1 Pumpherston
Scorers: Taylor, M Russell(2), Hamilton, Martin(2)

Wednesday 25 May, kick off 19:45
League

Easthouses 0-4 Whitburn
Scorers: Trialist(3), Brass

The winning numbers for the Whitburn Lottery drawn on Saturday 4 June were :

10 15 17 18

There were no winners of the 600 prize. Next week : 650.

Supporters Club News

 


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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