Category: Team News

Youth Development supporting the First Team

This Saturday, 27 April, is Camelon Juniors last league game of their first season in the East of Scotland Football League. The match is taking place at Carmuirs Park and will be a 2:30pm kick off against Craigroyston.

Whilst there are still two cup competitions to play for (Football Nation Cup and League Cup) which will include some home games, we wanted to celebrate this special occasion at the end of an exciting league season. We could think of no better way to do this than to also celebrate the amazing development we’ve seen in our Youth teams.

So this Saturday, all the Childrens’ and Youth teams will be represented at the match and will provide a guard of honour for the first team coming out to start the game. Then at half time, you can watch the younger children in action with a skills demonstration and the Youths will take a lap of honour.

We’d love for as many fans as possible – new and existing – to come along and enjoy the game as well. Gates open at 1:30pm and as usual, our pie hut will provide a range of food, drink and snacks throughout the afternoon. Entry is £6 for adults, £3 for concessions and accompanied under 16s get in for free.

Come and get behind your local team and enjoy a celebration of the CJFC family.

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Jordan Herron extends his contract

We are very pleased to announce that 22 year old midfielder Jordan Herron has extended his contract with us, keeping him at the club until at least June 2020.

Jordan first joined the club in September 2016. He is a strong and steady force in the middle of the park, and although yet to score this season, his support of others has earned him a couple of Management Man of the Match awards.

Thanks for sticking with the mighty Mariners Jordan!

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Liam McCroary extends his contract

We are pleased to announce that 22 year old defender Liam McCroary has extended his contract with us, keeping him at the club until at least June 2020.

Liam joined us in December 2017 and has provided a strong presence at right back. As well as helping keep goals out, Liam has scored 1 goal this season so far.

Thanks for sticking with the mighty Mariners Liam!

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Connor McMullan extends his contract

We are pleased to announce that 20 year old midfielder Connor McMullan has extended his contract with us, keeping him at the club until at least June 2020.

Connor joined us in May 2018 and has been able a steady force in the midfield or on the wing. Connor is currently our third highest scorer with 12 goals so far.

Thanks for sticking with the mighty Mariners Connor!

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CJFC u20s partner with Pitreavie Pumas

Camelon u20s are excited to announce a new partnership with Pitreavie Pumas u17s who play in the Fife Development league. Agreement has been reached for the Pumas to become a feeder club for our under 20s.

The new relationship between the two teams is fully under way with integration at training, plus some of the Pumas players have represented Camelon u20s in various league games over the past month. Worthy of note was their inclusion in our 11:1 home win against Newtongrange, when Pumas Gregg Clarke scored and Robbie Woodend made his debut with a solid performance.

Both sets of coaches are fully committed to the development of the young Pumas along with the development of Camelon u20s.

The move by Camelon Juniors into the East of Scotland Football League has opened up many new opportunities. Exciting times lie ahead with the Scottish Cup and East of Scotland Premiership next season, plus the fantastic opportunity to play in the u20s League, which is by far the highest standard of Development League for teams within the Central belt.

Announcing this exciting news, u20s Team Secretary, Allan Morrison said “relationships between clubs like this open up fantastic opportunities and new pathways for the development of young players. As well as forming a strong under 20s team, our objective is to get as many of the players into senior football in and around the fantastic East of Scotland Football League.”

Welcome Petreavie Pumas to the CJFC family of teams!

Camelon Juniors benefit from admin error again

The 2018/19 season has been full of new experiences for the mighty Mariners of Camelon, as we’ve taken our first steps into senior football. But as well as celebrating 2 Cup wins so far, a guaranteed Scottish Cup place next season, and a place in next seasons new East of Scotland Premier league, matters off the field have hit the headlines.

On two occasions, CJFC has benefited from admin errors on the part of other teams, involving them fielding ineligible players. We won’t drag up the details again but we can exclusively reveal that once again, the mighty Mariners have benefited from yet another admin error.

So, we are thrilled to announce that on Saturday 18 May, the players and staff of Camelon Juniors will represent the United Kingdom in Tel Aviv, Israel, at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. The surprise call up came direct from Contest Executive Yadsloof Lirpa, following the discovery of voting issues in the public vote that took place on 8 February to choose Michael Rice to sing “Bigger than us” in the final.

Instead, our lads will take to the stage to sing a new rendition of Jim Hendry’s The Mariners Song. The exact arrangement is being kept under wraps so in the meantime, here’s the well used version sung by Tony Beattie to get your toes tapping.

Enjoy this special day 😉

Thrilling Season Climax beckons

Next Saturday, it’s a return to East of Scotland League action for the mighty Mariners with just 7 league matches left this season. And Conference C is certainly hotting up at the top. The one league match that took place this weekend saw St Andrews take a win at Jeanfield, leaving us level on points and games played with the Perth team. Only goal difference keeps us behind them in 4th place. So here’s the current situation of games played, current points and maximum points available if all remaining games are won:

St Andrews192742
Heriot Watt192641
Stirling Uni212231

And here’s how the remaining games look for the top 4.

Preston (h)Heriot Watt (h)St Andrews (h)Stirling Uni (h)
Craigroyston (h)Ormiston (h)Blackburn (a)St Andrews (a)
Preston (a)Heriot Watt (a)Jeanfield (h)Craigroyston (a)
Edinburgh (h)Linlithgow (a)Inverkeithing (h)Ormiston (a)
Jeanfield (a)Edinburgh (h)St Andrews (a)Stirling Uni (a)
Heriot Watt (a)Camelon (h)Jeanfield (a)
Ormiston (a)Linlithgow (h)

With Jeanfield and Linlithgow due to play each other twice there are options for points to be lost by both teams. Also, St Andrews are due to play Linlithgow twice and Broxburn so, with a spring in their step having beaten Jeanfield yesterday, they could have an impact on the final placings as they battle for a 5th place finish.

But regardless of that, our eyes are focused on getting the maximum possible points from our 7 games, especially our trip to Perth on April 13th when the phrase “6 pointer” will definitely be relevant.

The first milestone is to secure a top 5 finish which is pretty much set. A win on Saturday for us will make it mathematically definite that we’ll qualify for the East of Scotland Premier League next season. As for the rest, we’ll just save that for the weeks to come and keep aiming to score more goals than the opponents!

So, strap yourselves in. Nothing is certain in this league yet. The next 2 months could get bumpy!

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Greg Skinner extends his contract

We are pleased to announce that 22 year old defender Greg Skinner has extended his contract with us, keeping him at the club until at least June 2020.

Greg joined us in July 2017 and has grown as a player during that time, providing a strong presence at the back. As well as helping keep goals out, Greg has scored 1 goal this season so far.

Thanks for sticking with the mighty Mariners Greg!

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Midfielder David Morrison joins the club

Camelon Juniors are pleased to announce the signing of 33 year old midfielder David Morrison.

David has previously played for Bo’ness, Broxburn and Sauchie and featured as a trialist for us at the beginning of the season. He even got onto the score sheet in our League Cup qualifying match against Dunbar but ended up signing for Dunipace where he’s played in 11 matches and scored twice.

On securing David signature, manager Gordon Herd said “I’m delighted to get David on board. He’s a quality player who’ll bring a lot of experience and can play in a few positions as well. We’re really grateful to Dunipace for releasing David from his contract and allowing this move to happen.”

Welcome to the mighty Mariners David!