Whitburn's season finally underway..
Whitburn's fourth away game ended in a resounding 4-1 victory at Livingston. In the end it was well deserved but the first half was desperate with neither team playing at all well, though the home side did actually threaten their opponent's goal. The second half was much better with 5 goals and Whitburn started to play with a lot more confidence and purpose. Livi took the lead through Lewis MacArthur early in that half with a low shot after poor defending but the lead lasted a minute as Gary Brass scored from a siimilar shot. With 20 minutes to go Livingston hit the bar and, as so often seems to happen, Whitburn took the lead seconds later from a beautiful Jack Hamilton free kick from 25 yards(below). A few minutes later another Hamilton free was parried at his post by the home keeper straight to Jordan Bain who slammed the rebound home. Brass got the final goal when he fired into an empty net after the keeper headed the ball to him. In the end a much better performance from Whitburn who can hopefully keep this going next week at Forfar Albion. Match report.
Earlier in the week Whitburn were drawn out of the hat in the draw for the first round in the Scottish Cup and, needless to say, were drawn away to Ardrossan Winton Rovers. Neither wonder we complain about Whitburn's luck! The tie takes place on Saturday 26 September.
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Whitburn have signed 15 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. The latest addition to the squad was James Martin who played with East Fife - welcome to him! Steven McMeechan and james McGrane have also been added to the squad.
The new pavilion is nearing completion but, as yet we are unsure when it will be officially opened as work remains to be done. We are hopeful it will be soon!
The exterior is awaiting roughcasting and ther are some additions to be made to the inside - though everything is mostly in place. We are unable to access the building, however, for security reasons. The pitch has been cut and is looking good after the farmer took a load of silage off it (no kidding!).
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 some 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.
Saturday 29 August,
kick off 2:30
Livingston 1-4 Whitburn
Scorers: Brass(2), Bain, Hamilton
Saturday 5 September,
kick off 2:30
East of Scotland Cup
Forfar Albion v Whitburn
The winning numbers
for the Whitburn Lottery drawn on Saturday 22 August were :
3 8 12 13
There were no winners
of the £650 prize. Next week : £700.
Supporters Club News
There will be a meeting of the Supporters Club on Monday 24 August in the Social Club at 8pm.
There will be a bus running to the Livingston game on Saturday 29 August leaving from the Social Clubat 2pm. The cost is £4 for members and £5 for non members.
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 2015/2016
|AFA Fire &
|Bushman Ink Tattoo
||Cabin Fever Graphics
|Core Drilling Contractors Ltd.
|Fiona Hyslop MSP
|Oil States Industries
Premier Shop N Save
TC Joiners & Buiders
|Tony's Fish Bar
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