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  Last updated 18 May 2019

Whitburn lose final league game in controversial match

Whitburn were well poised to take all three points in this game as they were 2 up at half time and playing against 10 men, but ended up losing 4-3. They got of to the best possible start as a Darren Liddell chip in the 5th minute came back off the post and Reece Duncan reacted quickest to knock the ball into the unguarded net. Broughty's Farquharson was adjudged to have stamped on Duncan midway through the half and was red carded though those on the far side felt this harsh. Duncan went on a great run in the 32nd minute before firing the ball under the keeper to double both his tally and the lead. After the break the wheels came off as a poorly judged back pass to Grant Hamilton saw him slip on the greasy surface (may have been contact?) and several Broughty attackers advanced almost unhindered on the goal with McConnachie eventually firing home a life line goal. Midway through the half pacy Louis Appere who had bothered Whitburn all game headed in at the back post following a free kick though the linesman initially put his flag up for offside but seemed to retract it. Meanwhile Andy Thomson went on a run through the centre of the home defence only to be sandwiched between two defenders which caused him to tumble in the box and yet the referee denied an obvious penalty. Appere went on a similar mazy run with 10 minutes to go and fired Broughty into an unlikely lead. Whitburn kept fighting however, despite being on the wrong end of many 50/50 decisions and looked to have salvaged a point in injury time when sub Andy McQuillan netted. It was not to be since the home side went back up the other end, Iain Griffin appeared to be bundled to the ground and the ball came off him for a corner. McCunnie headed the resulting left wing corner into the roof of the net after which the final whistle sounded. All credit to Broughty for grinding out the win but, in the end, Lochee's 6-1 drubbing of Thornton almost guarantees them the league as they are level with their near neighbours but have a 22 goal differential to them. Whitburn ended a creditable fourth in the league - an marvellous achievement as mant 'pundits' reckonded they would be the league's weakest team.

McQuillan hat-trick powers Whitburn to victory against Bathgate

Whitburn took the initiative in their Consolation League Cup group as they defeated Bathgate 3-0 thanks to a trio from top goal scorer Andy McQullan. In truth they were never in any danger, as one might have expected after the hard fought 1-1 draw the teams played out earlier in the season at Creamery Park. Of course this may have been related to the fact that Whitburn were 2-0 up within the first quarter hour, both goal scored by the afore-mentioned McQuillan. The first came from a Ross Gunn left wing corner which Gary Brass headed in on the edge of the box towards McQuillan and he skillfully guided the ball high into the roof of the net from 3 yards out. The second, minutes later was a knock in at the back post after he was quickest to react to a parried save of a Reece Duncan shot. Bathgate's only glimmer of hope came late in the half when Aiden McKee was fouled in the box but Andrew Wilson saved Jordan Duncan's spot kick diving brilliantly to his right to knock the ball almost into touch. The second half saw Whitburn continue to dominate and the game was put beyond Bathgate when McQuillan cooly controlled another Brass square pass and slotted it beyond the visiting keeper to claim his 19th goal of the season. This win takes Whitburn to 7 points with a home tie against Rosyth to come and they have a massive 6 goal differential compared to Bathgate.

Whitburn Chvrches sponsored away shirts are now available for sale!

These highly sought after shirts are now available for sale by clicking on the strip or here.

They cost £55 plus postage and packing. If you are local they can be bought directly from Ann Haddow - please contact her if interested on 07917 753017.

Use of Central Park

Any local community group who wishes to use Central park and its facilities should contact club secretary Ann Haddow in the first instance on 07917 753017.

Whitburn's new home and away strip

Karma and West End Fryers are the co-sponsors of Whitburn's new home strip

Back row (L to R): M Russell, Graham(Coach), Haddow(Kit), Tinning, Duncan, Boyle, Hamilton, Forrest, D Russell, Brass, Wilsdon, Liddell, Taylor, Thomson, Bolam(Coach), Gilmour(Physio)

Front row (L to R): Taylor(GK Coach), Griffin, Nicol, Comrie, Tomaszewski, McQuillan, Henderson, Doherty, Docherty

Churches are the sponsors of Whitburn' s new away strip:

Saturday 18 May, kick off 14:30
League
Broughty 4-3 Whitburn

Scorers: Duncan(2), McQuillan

Saturday 25 May, kick off 14:30
Consolation League Cup
West Calder v Whitburn

The winning numbers for the Whitburn Lottery drawn on 11 May were :

1 3 5 12

There was no winner of the 500 prize.

Next week : 550

Supporters Club News

The Supporters' club AGM will take place on Tuesday 28th.May at 7pm in Answer Day Centre, Reveston Lane. EH47 8HJ


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
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
Hardhill Travel

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