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
Player of the Year - Dewi Taylor
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.
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:
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|
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
...and the tops sponsored by West End
The Supporters Club
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
Whitburn 4-1 Dunbar
Saturday 14 May,
Whitburn 4-0 West Calder
Saturday 21 May,
Scorers: Taylor, M Russell(2), Hamilton, Martin(2)
Wednesday 25 May,
Easthouses 0-4 Whitburn
Scorers: Trialist(3), Brass
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
row: Hubbocks, Bain, Skinner, Hamilton, Porteous,Horne, Brass, M
Russell, Hogarth, Hendrie, Gilmour
row: Martin, Taylor, Adams, K Russell, Wilson, Bakhsh
Whitburn's main sponsors
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 2015/2016
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|The Cross Tavern
||Fiona Hyslop MSP
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