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  Last updated 27 November 2021

Whitburn go third after demolition of Pumpherston

Whitburn leapfrogged idle Armadale to go third in the league and still well in contention to secure a promotion spot with a clinical 6-0 dismantling of visitors Pumpherston. Quick out of the blocks, Whitburn took the lead within the first minute when Jack Henderson was sent down the right wing by a great Martin Russell pass and he cut in before hitting a shot that came off the post and was turned in by Darren Liddell. The game then drifted for a good half hour with neither team able to exert much control on the game though Pumpherston had a couple of good shots from Keir Lapsley and Jordan Rodger both of which were well saved by a confident Daniel Potts. Liddell doubled the lead in the 36th minute when he converted a great Andy Thomson right wing cross from 5 yards out. The second half started in similar fashion to the first with another early goal from Liddell, this time a great shot from the edge of the box which found the bottom corner. It was 4 13 minutes later when a Louis Maguire pass wide set up Thomson whose shot was parried by keeper Jamie Bowman to Stuart McIntyre and his shot hit the back of the net. In contrast to the first half the second was almost total domination by Whitburn and Liddell should have had his fourth in the 68th minute when Thomson unselfishly set him up but somehow he must have taken his eye off the ball as he allowed it to go wide of the goal and the chance was lost. Louis Maguire tried his luck with a shot from outside the box in the 80th minute which Bowman got down well to save. Sub Aiden Martin would again prove to be a supersub as he converted a shot from McIntyre that was going wide at the back post. Another sub Dylan Weldon made it six with 3 minutes to go when he pounced on a rebound off the keeper from a long range Martin shot to turn the ball into an unguarded net.

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Whitburn's next games

We play Pumpherston at home on the 27th starting at 14:00. Into December we are away to West Calder on the 4th, home to Syngenta the following week and away to Livingston the week after, all games with a 13:30 kick off. All these games are in the league.

A new era at Whitburn

At a recent Committee meeting the decision to join the Whitburn Community Sports Club Association was ratified.
Robert Haddow has now taken on the role of President and Alex Baillie is now Vice President until the AGM next year.
In addition three individuals joined the committee but a couple more would be very helpful. If interested please contact Ann Haddow through Social media

Sponsorship news

We are looking for sponsors of the match ball for our home games - any interested parties should contact our secretary Ann Haddow on 07917 753017. Thanks again to all sponsors so far this season:

Jim Fegan Plumbing and Heating Engineers, West Lothian Gardening Services, Swish Decor, DC Music, MG Entertainments, Dieslel Jock's, Hardhill Travel

We are pleased to announce that the Hill family have agreed to sponsor the 40 seater stand in memory of ex committee man Billy. Taylor Roofs are sponsoring the kit/physio room. Rocksoff Gravel have agreed to sponsor video analysis of our home games for the season. Finally, the match ball for the next two home games will be Swish Decor and DC Music respectively.

2021 Squad

Here is a picture of the current squad - Picture by Ann Haddow.

Front row(l to r): Louis Maguire, Andy Thomson, Darren Liddell, Reece Duncan, Martin Russell, Jamie Sandilands, Martin Maguire, Darren Tomaszewski, Declyn Cumming, Michael Wallace, Lewis Milton
Back row: Darren Wilson, Robert Haddow, Robert Haddow, Chris Kelly, Jack Henderson, Greg Stewart, Dewi Taylor, Jack Wilsdon, Martin Hubbocks, Daniel Potts, Stuart McIntyre, Harry Maguire, Aiden Martin, Dylan Weldon, Michael McGarahan, Archie Gilmour, Scott Woodhouse

Sponsorship

The club are continuing to look for sponsors and other fund raising ventures to help keep the club afloat in these difficult times especially when no spectators are allowed. They are pleased to announce BBQ King as the new sponsor of the club tracksuits (modelled by Darren Wilson on the right) - many thanks to them! I believe there are still a few plaqyers/coaching staff who are available to sponsor - please contact Ann Haddow if interested and to check availability. Also, through the Facebook page they are occasionally selling teams on a fund raising scratch card and through th Donate a Ticket website. All funds received from whatever source will be gratefully accepted

Merchandise for sale

The Chvrches sponsored away strip have now been reduced to £15 plus postage and packing! Contact Ann Haddow if interested on 07917 753017.

Additionally, Sam Spiers has recorded a song entitled 'The Claret and the Amber' which will be available for download or streaming on September 12th from all the usual sources - fom Amazon to Youtube, with all proceeds going to the club. The club greatly appreciates the generosity of Sam in this endeavour.

Whitburn Chvrches sponsored away shirts are now available for sale!

These highly sought after shirts are now available for sale at the ridiculously low price of £15.

Contact Ann Haddow if interested on 07917 753017.

Use of Central Park

Any local community group who wishes to use Central park and its facilities should contact club secretary Ann Haddow in the first instance on 07917 753017.

The club's Child Protection policy can be downloaded via this link.

Saturday 27 November 2021, kick off 14:00
League
Whitburn 6-0 Pumpherston
Scorers; Liddell(3), McIntyre, Martin, Weldon

Saturday 4 December 2021, kick off 13:30
League
West Calder v Whitburn


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 2021/2022
Acrafab AFA Fire & Security 
A R D Consultancy Ayrton Veterinary Hospital
Bannatyne Ltd BBQ King
Best-One Scott Brown
 Browning Funeral Sevices Cabin Fever Graphics
Cappers Group Ltd. CDL
CM Opticians Connell's Cafe
The Cross Tavern DC Music
Economy Cabins
The Garage

Get-Lifted Private Hire Taxis

Grass Monkey
Hardhill Travel
Hugh Black butchers
Fiona Hyslop MSP
JSK Construction
MG Entertainments
Murphy Transport
NJM Studio 
Rocksoff Gravel
Sneddons Solicitors 
Spence Insurance
Taylor Roofs
TC Joiners & Builders
Tyres, Rims and Trims
Wallace Opticians
Whitburn Cosmetic Dental Clinic
 

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