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  Last updated 15 September 2018

Whitburn go nap against Forfar to secure second win


A superb display by Whitburn today saw them topple third top Forfar by a convincing 5-0. They got off to a great start as Andy McQuillan netted in the second minute from wide on the right. Forfar came close twice after this as they took control – Grant Hamilton headed a Callum Petrie shot out for a corner and a Jamie Montgomery chip rebounded off the bar and straight to Daniel Russell. Having weathered this storm Gary Brass made space on the edge of the box and fired an unstoppable shot past Forfar keeper Gary Thain to double the lead. The second half was controlled by Whitburn and McQuillan doubled his tally in the 65th when he dispossessed a defender on the shy line, drove in on goal and calmly fired the ball into the net, again from a tight angle. Six minutes later Brass hit a penalty down the middle and the keeper guessed correctly but could only parry the ball out but Martin Russell reacted quickest and knocked the rebound into the net. With around 10 minutes to go McQuillan was again alert to intercept a pass and drove towards the edge of the box, unselfishly playing in sub Andy Thomson who scored. Near the end D Russell made two good saves to keep his clean sheet – amazingly Whitburn’s first since 18 of November when they beat Kirriemuir 4-0.Match report.

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:

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 20 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 15 September, kick off 14:30
League
Whitburn 5-0 Forfar West End

Scorers: McQuillan(2), Brass, M Russell, Thomson

Saturday 22 September, kick off 14:30
League
Kirriemuir v Whitburn

The winning numbers for the Whitburn Lottery drawn on 8 September were :

3 13 14 18

There was no winner of the 650 prize.

Next week : 700.

Supporters Club News

The bus for the game against Kirriemuir on Saturday 22 September will leave from the Social Club at 12:30pm and the fare will be £10. Please let office bearers know if you wish to go.

Also those planning on going to Newmachar are requested to give their names to the committee by 22nd September at the latest. The fare is £12 and the bus will leave at 10am.

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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