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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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Another win for the under 20s

We’ve been remiss in keeping you up to date with the progress of our under 20s squad, so let’s put that right now.

In the past 4 weeks this new squad has recorded victories against the 2nd and 3rd place clubs in the league. On Friday, they played against a good Dunipace team and, despite the appaling weather conditions as Storm Erik passed overhead, the prospect of a local derby gave the watching crowd an entertaining night.

The first half was dominated by some fantastic football from Camelon and our lads got their reward by going 1 nil up thanks to a Marcus Boyce goal.

The second half was all about Dunipace trying to force their way back into the game and they seemed favourite to score next. But thanks to some excellent pressing play forcing a defensive error, Marcus Boyce was there again to get his and Camelon’s second goal of the night.

Dunipace continued to try to break through a very well disciplined Camelon team but another error, this time from the Dunipace keeper, allowed Sam Colley to get our third goal of the night.

Our lads continued to be on top of the game but credit must be given to Dunipace who didn’t give up, and were rewarded with a goal following some good play that finally broke our defence down. Following that, the game became very scrappy and with 70 minutes on the clock, Dunipace made it 3-2.

But Camelon really showed their growing development and maturity on the park to see the game out and secure the 3-2 victory.

Overall, this match was a great advert for under 20s football from the two local teams.

It’s been great to see some of the under 20s coming through to first team training and being part of match days as well. One of them, Jack Frame, was rewarded with 10 minutes on the field in last week’s first team match and made a good impression.

We wish the players and coaching staff in the under 20s continued success.

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Home Semi Final Joy for the Mariners

Many of you will have seen the statement issued by Kelty Hearts following the Football Nation Qualifying Cup match on Saturday regarding them unwittingly fielding a cup tied player.  The club contacted us on Sunday to inform us and apologise for the error.

We received official word today from the East of Scotland Football Association that “the Association Office Bearers have decided that Kelty Hearts be excluded from the remainder of the competition and Camelon Juniors be re-instated in their place.”

This means that we will get to play in the semi final of this competition against either Peebles Rovers, Jeanfield Swifts or Bonnyrigg Rose with the latter two teams still to play their third round match.  So we don’t know the date or the opponent, but we do know that the match will be at Carmuirs Park.  As soon as we know, we’ll let you know!

So we have the chance to continue to compete for a potential 3rd trophy of the season, with 3 others still to play for.  In the immediate future, we focus back on the league as we welcome St Andrews United to Carmuirs Park this Saturday for a 2pm kick off. 

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Cup Final travel information

Tomorrow (Saturday 8) we face our biggest match for some time, as we travel to Lockerbie to take on Bonnyton Thistle in the South and East Cup Winners Shield. At stake is a guaranteed place in the Scottish Cup next season which would be a first for our club.

If you plan to come along to cheer the lads on, here’s some information for you.

Team Bus

This will leave Carmuirs Park at 11am. Pleas be there in good time and have your £10 ready. We’ll be getting dropped off at The Brig pub for pre match hospitality. We should return to the Park around 7:30/8pm unless it goes to extra time of course.

Own travel

The match is at New King Edward Park, Lockerbie. You should use postcode DG11 2BL for parking and park entrance. Kick off is at 3pm.

You can park on the side of the park entrance roadway. All parking is at owners risk. The roadway is yellow lined but that was for when the Primary School was there. They have been left to deter overnight Lorry Parking.

No alcohol can be admitted into the ground. It is a local authority bylaw that alcohol cannot be consumed in public areas within the town. This is strictly enforced and there is often a Police patrol on any match days. There is a strict no smoking policy within all spectator areas.

Please note that the ground has limited catering facilities, with only hot/cold drinks and pies available. There are no bar facilities.

Unfortunately at the moment they only have an uncovered spectator area. Toilets are limited to a couple of portacabins that are just a short walk from the spectator area.

If you arrive early in Lockerbie for a bar or pre match catering, you can find those in the town centre. There are 4 hotels, 7 public bars, 2 licensed cafes, and a Greggs all within a 10-15 min walk from the Park.

If you can’t come along

We’ll keep you up to date in the usual way on our social media channels. Log in and cheer us on remotely!

However you plan to follow the match, let’s really make an effort to get behind the team as they strive to make history.


Match Day – Alex Jack Cup preview

It’s match day and today we welcome Sauchie to Carmuirs Park for the second round match in the Alex Jack Cup. Kick off is 2:30pm.
As its the first time we’ve played in this cup, we thought it worth giving you some background to this particular competition.

The Alex Jack Cup is a well established competition contested by clubs from the East of Scotland Football League who are not full members of the Scottish Football Association. It was formerly known as the East of Scotland Consolation Cup.

Only seven clubs took part last season, but that’s up to thirty this year with the influx in membership of the East of Scotland Football League. The format is straight knockout so it’s extra time and penalties if scores are level. The winner goes on to play in the South & East of Scotland Cup-Winners Shield against the Southern Counties FA Alba Cup winner for a place in the following season’s Scottish Cup. That honour went to Tynecastle last season so they’re playing in the Scottish Cup this time around.

The first round was played on August 11th but we received a bye. Results were as follows:

  • Bo’ness United 10-2 Tweedmouth Rangers
  • Crossgates Primrose 9-2 Eyemouth United
  • Dalkeith Thistle 1-0 Leith Athletic
  • Dundonald Bluebell 2-5 Broxburn Athletic
  • Dunipace 3-0 Newtongrange Star
  • Easthouses Lily MW 4-2 Blackburn United
  • Heriot Watt University 1-3 Jeanfield Swifts
  • Hill of Beath Hawthorn 3-1 Dunbar United
  • Ormiston 1-3 Haddington Athletic
  • Penicuik Athletic 4-2 Oakley United
  • Tranent Juniors 3-1 Craigroyston
  • Sauchie Juniors 4-0 Arniston Rangers
  • St Andrews United 1-2 Musselburgh Athletic
  • Edinburgh United – Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts (match abandoned due to a serious injury. To be played on Sept 1)

And this is how the second round is lining up today

  • Camelon Juniors – Sauchie Juniors
  • Crossgates Primrose – Bo’ness United
  • Dalkeith Thistle – Musselburgh Athletic
  • Jeanfield Swifts – Broxburn Athletic
  • Peebles Rovers – Dunipace
  • Penicuik Athletic – Hill of Beath Hawthorn
  • Tranent Juniors – Easthouses Lily MW
  • Haddington Athletic – Edinburgh United or Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts (date to be confirmed)

The winners head into the quarter finals which are provisionally due to be played on September 22.


Weather doesn’t stop play…

…well, training anyway!

It’s been another snowy week that has played havoc with the football scheduling in the SJFA and even affected many training sessions.  But in the last few days, thanks to many determined people, training for Camelon Juniors FC and our Youth Development teams has continued.

On Thursday, despite snow, ice and sub zero temperatures, the team at Galaxy Sports Little Kerse managed to clear snow away so that training could go ahead for our first team.

Then today (Saturday), despite the postponement of matches for all our teams, we managed to squeeze in some extra training sessions to build on the positive growth momentum throughout.

So the first team made an extra trip to the once again cleared Little Kerse, while the 16s, 17s and 19s tried out the Olympic Hall at Camelon Community Centre.

Little Kerse provided a crisp but welcome morning training session for the Mighty Mariners.  We are grateful to Stevie Barr and his team for their work this week in preparing the pitches.

The Olympic Hall provided an indoor option for our development teams which enabled round robin 5 a side and skills training for our young players.  It was also beneficial to use a local facility to further support the community.

Weather permitting, the first team will be back in action this Saturday (27th) in a rearranged and reversed fixture that will see us welcome Broxburn Athletic to Carmuirs Park.  The 19s welcome Falkirk in a League Cup game, the 17s travel to Cowie in the league, while the 16s are awaiting to hear their fixture.

Some images are below of our training sessions.  Click to enlarge them if you wish!

We’re grateful to all our supporters for sticking with us and encouraging all the lads as they represent Camelon.  #wearecamelonfc

First Team training sessions at Little Kerse (Photo Credit Jason Bolam)

Youth Development Training in Camelon’s Olympic Hall (Photo Credit Allan Morrison)



January Fixture News

Here’s some information on our January fixtures that have been arranged so far.

Firstly, on Wednesday 3, we have rearranged our friendly with West Calder that was postponed in December.  This kicks off at 7pm down at Galaxy Sports Little Kerse.  Come and watch us for free!

Then on Saturdays 6 and 13, we have 2 home games back to back in the East Region Super League, against Broughty Athletic and Bo’ness United respectively.  Hospitality deals will be available for the Bo’ness game so watch this space.

Finally, on Saturday 20, we have a further league match but this time on the road, over at Broxburn Athletic.

We hope to see as many of you as possible at these games and especially at our 2 home league matches.  Basic admission is £6 (£3 concessions) with accompanied under 16s going free!

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