Current match report
Whitburn go nap at Tweedmouth
This was the first time that Whitburn and Tweedmouth played and the odds heavily favoured the visitors but the hosts had not read the script as midway through the first half they took the lead with a good move when Regan Graham combined well with Michael Robinson who poked the ball past Daniel Potts. Whitburn had started sluggishly and found passing on the parched pitch difficult, repeatedly giving the ball away. Shortly after this Jack Henderson was found by Reece Duncan but his shot was saved. Robinson got in again on the half hour and set up Craig Colquhoun but Potts saved his shot. Having weathered the storm Whitburn equalised in the 34th when Reece Boyle headed Duncan corner in at the near post.
Merchandise for sale
We have available for sale a Whitburn Junior FC keyring and mug as shown below. The mug costs £7 and the keyring retails for £4 though for £10 you can own both! They will be available at all home games starting with the St Andrews game on Tuesday 2 August.
Whitburn got their league campaign off to a winning start on Friday 12 August with a 2-1 win against local rivals Fauldhouse. They had came from behind as although they dominated the first half they were unable to trouble the home keeper whilst Fauldhouse scored with one of their rare forays into the Whitburn box with about 10 minutes of the half to go. Whitburn were level within about 5 minutes from the restart with a fine diagonal shot from a tight angle by Kamil Spalony and always looked the more likely to take the three points. A Harrison Edwards goal at the back post from a right wing cross on around the 75 minute mark sealed the win as they were able to see out the rest of the game.
Information about the Lowland Development League Conference C can be found here.
Sponsorship is also being sought for the Under 20s. To find out more click below.
Player and management sponsorship has now been finalised and will appear soon. Many thanks to all sponsors.
However, as the demand was so good, it was decided that we seek sponsors for the away strip (existing sponsors being allocated the home one). So, if interested, all players are available at a cost of £50. Please get in contact if interested.
There are other ways of showing support for the team, such as sponsoring a match ball or programme. In all cases full recognition will be provided through various means. As with all sponsorship, the club is grateful to all participants as they try to climb another division.
To see current sponsors click the link below.
..are available at a cost of £75 and £40 for concessions. This allows entry into all home league games.
Draws have been made for four cups and Whitburn were given byes into round 2 of two but were drawn in the first round of the other two. In the East of Scotland Qualifying Cup Whitburn will be at home to newly promoted Lowland League side Tranent whilst in the King Cup they will travel to Arniston, both dates to be confirmed. The South Challenge Cup will see Whitburn travel to Dalkeith in the first round on 20 August then play Broxburn at home on 10 September. The Alex Jack Cup meanwhile sends us to Kinnoull in round one on 6 August with a trip to either Oakley or Newburgh on the 27 August if we win. Whilst important, the focus for the coming season will be exactly as it was last - promotion into Division 1.
On the player front, the bulk of the current squad have all committed to the club till the end of the coming season. These are: Reece Duncan, Grant Hamilton, Jack Henderson, Darren Liddell, Louis Maguire, Martin Maguire, Aiden Martin, Michael McGarahan, Stuart McIntyre, Lewis Milton, Daniel Potts, Martin Russell, Cameron Stokes, Dewi Taylor, Andy Thomson, Darren Tomaszewski and Jack Wilsdon. This squad is supplemented by three new signings, though two could be said to be returnees! Reece Boyle returns to the club after a few years absence, signed from Camelon and Lennon Watson who had been on loan to the club from Cowdenbeath last season is returning as a signed player. The new signing is Ross Crawford, a forward who was previously with Brechin, Sauchie and Livingston United. Welcome (back) to all three! On the other side, the club bid farewell to Lewis Anderson who joined us on loan from East Fife to whom he returns. All the best for the future, Lewis, thanks for your contribution and good luck for your future! Both Greg Stewart and Dylan Weldon have both moved on, we thank them for their contributions and wish them well with their new clubs.