Fixtures and recent results

Fixtures

Tuessday 15 May 2024, kick off TBC
League Cup Quarter Final
Whitburn Preston Athletic

TBC IF we win against Preston
League Cup Semi Final
Whitburn v Haddington

TBC IF we win against Preston and Haddington(!!)
League Cup Final
Whitburn v Arniston/Glenrothes/Sauchie

Under 20s next fixture

Monday 20 May, kick off 19:30 @Livingston
League
Whitburn v Livingston

Last result

Saturday 18 May 2024, kick off 14:30
League
Whitburn 1-2 Newtongrange Star
Scorer: Hodge

Highlights by Bert Pearson when available and more can be seen on the Whitburn Junior FC Youtube channel.

Under 20s last result

Friday 17 May, kick off 20:00
League
Bo'ness 1-1 Whitburn
Scorers:Bamforth

Recent news

Whitburn lose 2-1 in final league game

After the euphoria of Wednesday’s win to seal an historic third promotion in a row (a feat only ever achieved by Gretna it seems) it was back down to earth with a bump with the defeat by Newtongrange. However, with the League Cup quarter final against Preston on Tuesday to look forward to, Darren Wilson chose to give many of the regulars a rest with five under 20 players featuring during the game. The first half was a bit of a damp squib for the home side and Newtongrange forced three saves from Sean Brown before Whitburn got a sniff of goal. This came in the 16th minute when Euan McGill got into the six yard box but hit his shot over. Whitburn having weathered the early storm had three decent chances late on. First, on 33 minutes Jack Hodge fired in a deep free kick which Darren Liddell headed over at the back post. Six minutes later McGill chased a Hodge ball to the byeline and got a good cross in but Liddell’s goal bound header was saved. Almost on the half Mick McGarahan and Owen Main combined well to give the former a shot from a tight angle but it struck the post.....................

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Signing news

Two further players have arrived at the club in a bid to strenghthen the team they are midfielder Jack Hodge and defender/midfielder Euan McGill and we welcome them to Central Park! Moving out to pastures new are Ally McInness and Andy Johnstone who are now with Bathgate and Blckburn respectively - thank you both for your contributions at Central Park

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.

Under20s

Whitburn u20s travelled over the hill to Armadale’s Volunteer Park and came away with a 4-3 win in an entertaining game. They got off to a great start as good play down the left led to a corner after a post was struck and Blair Hughes rose highest to head the ball into the net. Armadale hit the post twice before Chris Hughes doubled the lead in the 34thminute firing diagonally from the right. Zane Russell made it three five minutes later with a typical mazy run followed by a left foot shot – a three goal lead that did not flatter them. The second half would not be as one sided and on the hour the ball was in the net off the post after a corner. However, another slick move down the left a minute later saw Ali Croall score with a diagonal shot from the left. Short of players and forced to commit the two subs with the team seeming to tire, Armadale started to exert more pressure and scored from a penalty in the 74th minute. Four minutes later they scored again to set up a nervy last ten or so minutes. Fortunately the team resumed their composure and kept the Dale at bay though they had a fright into added time when a player got wide right but he hit his shot well wide.

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Sponsorship

There are numerous 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.

Cup Fixtures

With promotion obviously being the main goal this season (again), cup competitions have been of lesser importance and have not gone as well as the league campaign. Of the five cups that we contest (not counted is the Centenary Cup briefly described below) we are only in the League Cup at the time of writing - just after the 3-1 extra time win over Jeanfield Swifts. With this win we move into the quarter final where we play Preston Athletic at Central Park on Tuesday 21 May. Given that we split the points with Preston this should be an interesting game. he winner will host one of Haddington, Dunbar or Crossgates.

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!

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.

Form

2022/3 Squad

Squad
Front row(l to r): Dewi Taylor, Louis Maguire, Reece Duncan, Martin Russell, Robert Lee, Darren Wilson, Scott Woodhouse, Aiden Martin, Cameron Stokes, Darren Liddell, Andy Thomson
Back row(l to r): Robert Haddow,Darren Tomaszewski, Reece Boyle, Martin Maguire, Jack Henderson, Stuart McIntyre, Jack Wilsdon, Daniel Potts, Ross Crawford, Michael McGarahan, Grant Hamilton, Lennon Watson, Lewis Milton, Archie Gilmour