Tagged with West Lothian



GAME 16 – LIVINGSTON 4-1 HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 – 7.45pm Venue: Almondvale Stadium, Livingston Livingston were pre-match underdogs for this Petrofac Training Cup game, but progressed very comfortably to the quarter finals with a fine performance. Hearts surprised everyone – especially the bookies and Livi manager John McGlynn – with a team selection which included ten changes … Continue reading

Game 8: Whitburn Juniors 2-3 Armadale Thistle

Thursday 21 July @ Central Park, Whitburn From one Central Park to another for Game 8, an intriguing looking West Lothian derby pre-season friendly match. I nearly didn’t make this one. Somehow I had it in my head that Armadale Thistle were hosting the game at Volunteer Park, only to discover on getting there that … Continue reading

Game 5: Livingston 1-0 Heart of Midlothian

Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ Braidwood Motor Company Stadium, Livingston It’s fair to say that I didn’t expect that four tough looking pre-season friendlies against SPL clubs to come and go without a Livi home defeat. After his defeat of a composite Hearts team, that’s the reality though, and it’s certainly a confidence booster for … Continue reading

Game 4: Broxburn Athletic 4-1 Stoneyburn

Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ Albyn Park, Broxburn A midday kick off at Albyn Park in this one meant I was able to put together a pre-season ‘double’, this being the first game of the day. Albyn Park has recently undergone a transformation and as well as a substantial pavilion building, a seven-figure investment from … Continue reading

Game 2: Livingston 2-1 Hibernian

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 @ Braidwood Motor Company Stadium, Livingston I know, I know. Results in pre-season don’t really matter. Nevertheless I thoroughly enjoyed this one, as my team put together a great team performance to earn a good result against SPL side Hibernian. Kenny Deuchar got the evening off to the best possible start … Continue reading

Game 1: Livingston 1-1 Dunfermline Athletic

Saturday, July 2, 2011 @ Braidwood Motor Company Stadium, Livingston It lasted sixteen days, my close season, but it was still too long. Although there was a cosmopolitan mix of telly football on the go during my fallow period, it’s not the same as seeing a game in person. Sure the CONCACAF Gold Cup final was … Continue reading

Bathgate Thistle 2-2 Whitburn Juniors

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 – Creamery Park, Bathgate One great thing about living in Scotland, and more specifically West Lothian is that the end of the football season tends to feature an avalanche of junior games as all the clubs battle to clear the backlogs of winter. The reasons for this are threefold really; in … Continue reading

Blackburn United 0-4 Auchinleck Talbot

Matchday 6 Saturday, July 18, 2009 – Murrayfield Park, Blackburn A number of games were under consideration for this, the first ‘big’ Saturday of the new season, but in the end I opted for a quick hop to one of my favourite local junior clubs, Blackburn United. This was a testimonial for long serving player-turned-manager Mark … Continue reading

Whitburn Juniors 3-1 Camelon Juniors

May 26, 2009 – Central Park, Whitburn This was a big game for both sides, with Camelon needing a win to maintain their hopes of overhauling Bonnyrigg Rose at the top of the East Super League. Bottom of the table Whitburn needed a result to get themselves out of deep relegation trouble and they got … Continue reading

Pumpherston Juniors 1-3 Stoneyburn Juniors

May 11, 2009 – Recreation Park, Pumpherston In contrast to Saturday’s downpours, the weather was glorious for this meeting of two of West Lothian’s lesser Junior clubs. The venue for this end-of-season encounter was Recreation Park, which is tucked in amongst houses just off the main road through Pumpherston in West Lothian.