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  Last updated 18 August 2018

Whitburn's new away strip

Churches are the sponsors of Whitburn' s new away strip and it had its first outing today though sadly not a winning one (see below).

Another away defeat for Whitburn

After last week's more encouraging display with a point against Fauldhouse, Whitburn slumped to a 5-2 away defeat at Thornton. A little like the loss against Lochee, it was a 20 minute first half spell that cost the Burnie dear despite taking an early lead through Reece Duncan. In that spell Whitburn shipped 4 goals and were being totally outplayed all over the park by a team that were pointless after their first two games. After this the first half settled a little and Whitburn started to come more into the game though by that time it seemed to be already gone. The second half was much more of a contest but Gary Brass' second yellow card for a rash challenge on the hour seemed to spell the end of an unlikely comeback. However, as is so often the case, Thornton had difficulty coping with their superior numbers and it was Whitburn that began to dominate. A brilliant Darren Tomaszewski free kick from 25 yards with 15 minutes to go gave them some hope as it found the bottom corner. A couple of minutes later Jack Docherty was put in on the edge of the box but he shot over - a goal at that point would have made for a grandstand finish. With 6 minutes to go home nerves were calmed as a deep right wing cross was somehow bundled in at the back post to restore the three goal lead and seal the three points. Next week Glenrothes come to Central park.

Whitburn management and playing staff news

Midfielder Greg Nicol has recently been added to the squad, signed from West Calder - welcome. Other newcomers are midfielder Greg Gunn, forward Jack Docherty and keeper Jack Wilsdon all of whom impressed the management team during the close season. Also signing are midfielder Reece Duncan who was previously with Camelon, defender Greg Forrest who is on loan again from Livingston and John-James Henderson also previously with the club but now also on loan from Livingston.. We wish these (and all other players) all the best for a successful season in the colours of Whitburn Junior FC.

Whitburn Junior FC are pleased to announce that our management team of Euan Graham and Karl Lejman has been bolstered by the addition of Jason Bolam. Euan and Karl of course took over the team last season but Jason was unable to join us due to committments at Camelon. Please contact the club if you are interested in sponsoring our management team.

Signings for the coming season are keeper Daniel Russell, defenders Iain Griffin, Brayden Doherty, Grant Hamilton and Reece Boyle. Midfielders Alan Comrie, Martin Russell, Andy Thomson and Darren Tomaszewski together with forwards Gary Brass, Darren Liddell and Andy McQuillan have also signed. In addition there are a number of other players who are being sought and evaluated to bring the squad up to full strength.

Fixtures

Whitburn will be playing in the McBookie.com East Superleague this season following the turmoil of the last six months during which Whitburn decided to remain a Junior club rather than go Senior as many East Region teams have done. Our opponents will be near neighbours Fauldhouse, Fife teams Glenrothes, Kennoway, Tayport and Thornton joined by Tayside teams Broughty, Carnoustie, Downfield, Forfar West End, Kirriemuir and Lochee. The first 8 fixtures, all with 14:30 kick offs are as follows:

Saturday 4 August away to Lochee United
Saturday 11 August at home to Fauldhouse United
Saturday 18 August away to Thornton Hibs
Saturday 25 August at home to Glenrothes
Saturday 8 September away to Kennoway Star Hearts
Saturday 15 September at home to Forfar West End
Saturday 22 September away to Kirriemuir Thistle
Saturday 06 October at home to Tayport
Saturday 22 October away to Downfield

As a result of the league only having 12 teams the League cup has been resucitated to incorporate all teams but which starts regionally with Whitburn being in a group with Armadale and Harthill. The first tie here will be on Saturday 3 November at home to Harthill.

Two cup draws have also been made and Whitburn enter both at round two with home ties. The first is in the DJ Laing East of Scotland Cup where we play Pumpherston on 1 September and the second sees Kennoway visit on the 13 October in the Fife and Lothians Cup with both games kicking off at 14:30.

New season, new dugouts, new goals and 2 new strips

The close season has seen a number of developments at Central Park in the shape of new dugouts and goals. In addition work has been carried out to improve the drainage at the stand side of the pitch which necessitated in the Willie Johnston memorial game against Armadale being moved to Volunteer Park. The new home strip is being jointly sponsored by Karma and West End Fryers whilst well known Scottish band are sponsors of the away strip - grateful thanks to all sponsors.

Saturday 11 August, kick off 14:30
League
Whitburn 3-3 Fauldhouse

Scorers: Thomson, Brass, Boyle

Saturday 18 August, kick off 14:30
League
Thornton 5-2 Whitburn

Scorers: Duncan, Tomaszewski

Saturday 25 August, kick off 14:30
League
Whitburn v Glenrothes

The winning numbers for the Whitburn Lottery drawn on 28 July were :

1 2 5 20

There was no winner of the 400 prize.

Next week : 450.

Supporters Club News

At the AGM it was decided to keep the membership fee at £5 .

The bus for the Lochee game on Saturday will leave at 12:30 and is open to all supporters not just those in the Supporters Club.

The supporters club website can be found here .


Whitburn Squad 2018/9

Here is a picture of the squad for this season.

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 2017/2018
Acrafab AFA Fire & Security 
Allanwater Homes Ayrton Veterinary Hospital
Bannatyne Ltd Bellway Homes
Best-One Scott Brown
 Browning Funeral Sevices Cabin Fever Graphics
CM Opticians Connell's Cafe
Core Drilling Contractors Ltd. The Cross Tavern
DC Music The Garage
Horsburgh Travel
Fiona Hyslop MSP

JSK Construction

Livingstons the Butchers
Mc Creadie Roofing
MG Entertainments
Murphy Transport 
Orchard Timber
Premier Shop N Save 
Rocksoff Gravel
Russell Painters
Sneddons Solicitors
Spence Insurance
TC Joiners & Builders
Tony's Fish Bar
Tyres, Rims and Trims
Wallace Opticians
West End Fryer
Whitburn Cosmetic Dental Clinic

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