Whitburn win a trophy!
Yes, its true! Whitburn deservedly won the Wullie Johnston Memorial Trophy tonight with a 4-2 win against Armadale of the Premier League. For 75 minutes Whitburn played much better than the opposition and had a 3-1 advantage thanks to 2 trialist goals and one by Gary Brass. The last 15 minutes saw Armadale lay seige to the Whitburn goal and they got one back but Brass eased Whitburn's nerves with his second with 2 minutes to go.
The first 5 fixtures for the new season proper are out with 4 league games swiftly followed by a visit to Forfar Albion in the East of Scotland cup at the beginning of September. The league games, all in August, are at home to Blackburn on the 8th, away to Dunbar on the 15th, at home to Lochgelly on the 22nd and away to Livingstonon the 29th.
Of course before all of that we have a number of friendlies to enjoy, listed below. The first two games, played at King Georges proved to be good run outs and allowed the manager to have a look at some more trialists. The first against Torbothie Rose ended in a comfortable 6-0 and the second saw the team lose narrowly to Hill of Beath from the Super league.
Whitburn have signed 14 players as they chase promotion into the Premier League. They are: D Horne, A Porteous, L Brown, C McQueenie, M Russell, D Taylor, J Hamilton, A Gunn, J Walton, J Bain, G Brass, J Moyes, M Adams and G Skinner. They will, of course, be looking to add more players before the season starts proper on August 8th.
Work has recently begun on the new pavilion which will replace the old one which, you may recall, had its roof blown off a while ago. So far the foundations have been laid (which meant the removal of a huge amount of soil) and we were awaiting the delivery of concrete for the floor. After this we should begin to see more upwards progress.
Some pictures of early work on the new changing rooms. The top three were taken on 27 July. Needless to say the inclement weather is hindering progress to somee extent but it is hoped that the building will be completed by late August.
A reminder of the damage done to the old pavilion.
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.
Thursday 23 July,
kick off 7:15
Whitburn 6-0 Torbothie Rose AFC
Saturday 25 July,
kick off 1:30
Whitburn 1-2 Hill of Beath
Tuesday 28 July,
kick off 7:15
Wullie Johnstone Memorial trophy
Armadale 2-4 Whitburn
Saturday 1 August,
kick off 2:00
Blantyre Vics v Whitburn
The winning numbers
for the Whitburn Lottery drawn on Saturday 25 July were :
5 13 14 20
There were no winners
of the £450 prize. Next week : £500.
Supporters Club News
There will be a meeting of the Supporters Club on Monday 27 July in the Social Club at 8pm.
Social Club Events
Whitburn Squad 2014/5
Here is the squad for this season in the new strip sponsored by CDL
Autotec. Photo by Robert Haddow.
Back row: Bryant, Lubbocks, Porteous, King, O'Donnell, Johnston, Bain, Allan, Brass, Horne, Hamilton, Dunn, Hendrie, Skillen
Front row: Brown, Walton, Duffy, Taylor, McQueenie, Russell, Skinner
Whitburn's main sponsors
Whitburn 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 2014/2015
|AFA Fire &
|Bushman Ink Tattoo
||Cabin Fever Graphics
|| Livingstons the
||Premier Shop N Save
|Tyres, Rims and Trims
Oil States Industries
Tony's Fish Bar
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