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Whitburn's point should make them safe!

Whitburn really had to get something out of this game to ensure they would not face a difficult trip to Dundee Violet next week till needing that elusive point to secure premier League football next season. In the end they achieved a hard earned point in a game in which the referee did them few favours. Like last week, however, they conceded the lead – twice this time compared to thrice last week. They got off to a great start taking the lead in the 8th minute through a great Chrissy Patrick strike from the edge of the box. Glenrothes drew level in the 21st minute when a slippy ball slipped through Dougie Horne’s hands during one of the torrential downpours that marred this game and eventually seemed to go in at the back post off Euan Graham. Whitburn restored the lead 12 minutes later when Dewi Taylor drove up the left and fired in a shot that beat the advancing keeper. Controversy came in the 57th minute when a Glens midfielder clearly handled the ball before releasing a player wide on the left who seemed to be nudged off the ball via a shoulder charge but the referee pointed to the spot and their centre forward netted the penalty. The remainder of the game was pretty nerveracking but Whitburn held out for the draw and only a double figure defeat next week will deny them remaining in the second tier league. Well done, boys! Match report.

The state of play at the bottom:

McBookie.com East Premier
12 Whitburn Juniors 27 2 6 6 22 28 3 2 8 26 30 -10 23
13 St Andrews United 28 3 2 9 21 28 2 6 6 17 28 -18 23
14 Dundee Violet 27 3 2 8 24 35 1 1 12 15 48 -44 15
15 Armadale Thistle 28 1 4 9 15 45 2 0 12 11 34 -53 13

Use of Whitburn Junior's facitlites

Community organisations/teams wishing to access Central Park or hire the Social Club facilities should in the first instance contact Ann Haddow on 07917753017 or Alex Welsh on 01501 740557.

Saturday 5 May, kick off 2:30
Whitburn 2-2 (3-4 pens) Dundee NE
Scorers: Bain(2)

Tuesday 9 May, kick off 6:45
Arniston 1-0 Whitburn

Saturday 13 May, kick off 2:30
Downfield 3-3 Whitburn
Scorers: Brass, Russell, Wilson

Saturday 20 May, kick off 2:00
Whitburn 2-2 Glenrothes
Scorers: Patrick, Taylor

Saturday 27 May, kick off 2:30
Dundee Violet v Whitburn

The winning numbers for the Whitburn Lottery drawn on 29 April were :

7 9 17 19

There were no winners of the 200 prize.

Next week : 250.

Supporters Club News

The bus departs from the social club at 1:15pm for next Saturday's game against Haddington.

The Supporters' Club are looking for four mannequins for an upcoming event to display strips. If any one can help, please get in contact.

We also have confirmation of funding from the Land Trust which will allow us to proceed with planning to erect our seated, covered enclosure and install solar panels on the Changing room roof. We are offering a "seat for life" for anyone who is interested. This will cost £50 and guarantee shelter at the Social club side of the park.

Money raised from the sale of seats will go towards getting the base ready for the prefabricated structure to be brought in at the end of the season.

The supporters club website can be found here .

Whitburn Squad 2016/7

Here is a picture of some of the squad for this season. Photo by Ann Haddow.

Back row: T Hendrie, J Martin, G Skinner, A Porteous, D Horne, C McQueenie, M Hubbocks, J Hamilton, R Hogarth, W Gardner, A Gunn, A Gilmour
Front row: J-J Henderson, M Russell, D Taylor, G Brass, D Wilson, M Adams, C Robertson

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 2015/2016
Acrafab AFA Fire & Security 
Ayrton Veterinary Hospital Bannatyne Ltd
Bellway Homes Browning Funeral Sevices
Bushman Ink Tattoo Shop  Cabin Fever Graphics
CDL Autotec  CM Opticians 
Core Drilling Contractors Ltd. Costcutters
The Cross Tavern DC Music
The Garage Fiona Hyslop MSP
JSK Construction
Livingstons the Butchers

Murphy Transport 

Oil States Industries
Orchard Timber
Premier Shop N Save 
Russell Painters
Sneddons Solicitors
Spence Insurance
TC Joiners & Buiders
Tony's Fish Bar
Tyres, Rims and Trims
Lothian Signs
Scott Brown
Wallace Opticians
West End Fryer

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