Whitburn beaten at Bo'ness
Top of the First Division took on top of the Second today and it was the lower ranked team that ran out 6-2 winners. The first half got off to the worst possible start for the visitors as within a couple of minutes Michael Weir tapped in due to a defensive error. Bo’ness, looking sharp doubled the lead in the ninth minute when Chris Ogilvie scored coming in from the right and Whitburn knew they had a game on their hands. In truth they were outplayed in the remainder of the half and about the only time Ross Crawford got into the box he limped off injured, Jack Henderson replacing him. Our hopes for a two goal deficit at halftime were thwarted by Ogilvie in the 34th minute running in on goal, from what looked like an offside position, and scored......
We are pleased to announce another signing - Sammy Watson, defender and previously captain of Armadale. Welcome to the club!
With the severe injury to Danny Farrell a replacement experienced keeper suddenly became a necessity and Whitburn have filled the vacancy (at least until early January) with the arrival on loan from Penicuik of Kyle Leiper (no relation to ex player Colin) who will start against Rosyth. Welcome to the club Kyle!
Whitburn announce the end of an era in that Martin Russell has decided he wishes to play more football and does not see staying at the club as offering this opportunity. As a result he has move to Blackburn United. We thank Martin for all he has done over around a decade and wish him well.
Whitburn are pleased to announce another signing in the wake of the departure of two ex players - Owen Main, listed as a winger, who joins us from Bo'ness Athletic. Welcome to the community, Owen!
Whitburn u20s tonight travelled to Ainslie Park to take on Edinburgh College and emerged 5-1 winners to claim the three points. The first half was complete domination by Whitburn who took the lead after the quarter hour from a Kris Orr shot from just inside the box. A quick fire double with similar goals in the 27th and 29th minute from Zane Russell and Lewis McFarlane both of whom beat several men with mazy runs before firing home. With a home player going off injured just after the home side were forced to play around an hour with ten men. Yet they were next to score from a corner six minutes after the restart. The game then became scrappy and few chances were created at either end till late on when subs William Grant and Callum Byrne scored with shots two minutes either side of 90 minutes.
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The final of the East of Scotland League Centenary Cup against Linlithgow at Prestonfield on Sunday 10 September proved to be a massive success and boost for the club as we ran out 3-2 winners. A fine day it was too as young Harrison Edwards catapulted us into a two goal lead early on and Ross Crawford another before Linlithgow got one back. Another, what would end up being a second consolation, came early in the second half. New keeper Danny Farrell had a fine game with a couple of great stops prior to his superb penalty save five minutes from the end. All players were heroes on the day and were well supported by a good travelling support. Well done to the management team too who got their game plan spot on!
Having been given a bye in the South Challenge Cup we were drawn away to Broxburn with the second round game to be played on 16 September. The Alex Jack cup quickly follows this game on 23 September when we play Arniston Rangers (again) in the third round with the winners of this tie facing either Bo'ness Athletic or Newburgh in the semi final on 28 October and the final will be on Sunday 26 November.
Finally, our legendary bad luck in cup ties returns with a game at Bo'ness followed by another away tie at Kirkcaldy and Dysart if we win the former - dates unknown at this time.
Whitburn Junior 100 Club
Running a football club is an expensive business and we are always looking for ways to generate income that will allow us to build on the success of last season. The 100 Club is a new venture we hope will be of interest
We are asking supporters and friends of Whitburn Junior to contribute a minimum of £5 per month by standing order so that payment is made automatically. Once set up you won't have to do anything and you can be sure that all funds generated will help the club. Also, as an incentive, you will be enetred into a monthly draw with the prize money being dependent on the monthly income. As a result, the more members take part the higher the prize.
If you wish to help us by becoming a member please fill in the form below and we will send you ouir bank details to enable the standing order to be set up. Thank you.