Whitburn win at Arniston
Whitburn travelled to Arniston today in a game that looked tricky and emerged with a well deserved 2-0 victory. As pleasing for all associated with the Burnie was the clean sheet and the return to the passing game that served them so well early in the season. The home side had the first goal effort in the 2nd minute but Sean Brown made a good block. Just after recent signing Jack Hodge had a shot from the edge of the box but it went just wide. In the 12th minute home Jordan Daly made a good run along the box, rode an illegal challenge and got a decent shot away which went wide but the referee awarded the foul (luckily this was blasted over). It would be fair to say that the home side were shading it at this point but they were a goal down in the 18th minute when Ross Crawford scored from around 30 yards which was very similar to the one he scored against Dunbar as he chipped the very tall keeper. Midway through a good move from Arniston saw Ewan Graham go wide and cross to Mikey Hamilton who got a good shot on goal but Brown was equal to it with a good save..............
Two new arrivals at the club at the start of the new year in the shape of Kevin Fotheringham and Pearse Carroll. Kevin was signed from Camelon and will supplement the attack whilst midfielder Pearse joins us from Falkirk. Also with the departure of Scott Woodhouse ex Blackburn player and assistant manager Craig Young joins the club. Welcome all three to the club!
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 February) with the arrival on loan from Bathgate of Sean Brown.
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.
Another convincing league win for the u20s with a 7-0 defeat of Harthill. Yet it took till the 36th minute for the opening goal to arrive and it was set up by a great Zane Russell diagonal ball that Kris Orr fired into the net with an equally great strike. A minute later Aaran McLean made it two from a Josh Damba through ball and a magnificent run by Russell four minutes later in which he beat several men before firing home made it three. Sub Kamil Spalony fired in a superb left wing cross in the 55th minute which Orr converted at the back post. Two minutes later Spalony latched on to a poor pass back and made it five. With 68 minutes gone Orr hit his hattrick when he reacted quickest to a reounded save and tapped in. Three minutes from time Blair Gallagher preserved his clean sheet with two point blank saves in quick succession. The final goal came two minutes into added time when sub Kai Jeffrey fired in off the post from 10 yards to round off a great performance.
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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.