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End of season awards

The annual awards were shared around the squad when Whitley's end of season presentations were made following Saturday's final game of the 2018/19 season. The keenly contested Golden Boot award was shared after Luke Salmon's 77th minute goal against Shildon drew him level with Andrei Ardelean on 13 goals apiece. The Supporters Club vote for [...]

By |2019-04-15T10:35:25+00:00April 15th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

“We’ve gone out with a bit of a whimper”

After Saturday's final game of the season, Bay manager Nathan Haslam reflected on the defeat by Shildon and his first few weeks in charge at Hillheads.  “It’s a disappointing end, I think we gave three extremely soft goals away but over the 90 minutes I thought we competed, I thought we were the better team [...]

By |2019-04-15T10:14:01+00:00April 15th, 2019|Manager|0 Comments

Shildon prove too strong for understrength Bay

WHITLEY BAY 1 SHILDON 3 Saturday 13th April Whitley’s season ended in disappointing style as they slipped to a third consecutive defeat and dropped one place in the table to finish in 13th position. Nevertheless, this represents an improvement of three places since Nathan Haslam took over as manager last month. Injury and illness left [...]

By |2019-04-14T21:00:42+00:00April 14th, 2019|Match Reports|0 Comments

Shildon match preview

This is the final weekend of fixtures in the Northern League First Division and Whitley complete their programme with a home game against Shildon. Whitley need a victory to guarantee retaining their 12th place while Shildon will be looking for three points to give them a chance of finishing sixth. It is just five weeks [...]

By |2019-04-11T23:11:31+00:00April 12th, 2019|Match preview|0 Comments

“We need to be a lot better than that”

Manager Nathan Haslam said there was a lack of quality in Whitley’s performance at Penrith, where they slipped to a 2-0 defeat. “It didn’t go to plan to be fair, it was a toothless performance and their keeper hasn’t had a save to make today. They had two attacks and scored from two attacks. I [...]

By |2019-04-07T17:11:36+00:00April 7th, 2019|Manager|0 Comments

Long trip to Cumbria brings no reward

PENRITH 2 WHITLEY BAY 0 Saturday 6th April This was a rather scrappy and typical end of season game which sadly provided little entertainment for the fans. Chances were at a premium and while Dan Lister made one fine save in the second half, neither goalkeeper had a busy afternoon. Although bottom of the table, [...]

By |2019-04-07T16:32:29+00:00April 7th, 2019|Match Reports|0 Comments

Ten years ago – the day we reached Wembley for the first time

Ten years ago today Whitley Bay drew 1-1 in the second leg of the FA Vase semi final at Lowestoft to win the tie 3-2 on aggregate and reach Wembley for the first time in the club's history. It also meant that Whitley would become the first team from the north east to play at [...]

By |2019-04-04T10:02:23+00:00April 4th, 2019|News, Player quote, Uncategorised|0 Comments

“We weren’t doing the right things today”

Nathan Haslam was quick to acknowledge his disappointment with Saturday’s defeat by Guisborough but highlighted the importance of seeing every member of his squad in action as he plans ahead for next season. “It was not a good afternoon, I was disappointed with us defensively in a big way, and collectively as a team. Four [...]

By |2019-04-01T11:19:11+00:00April 1st, 2019|Manager|0 Comments

Guisborough take their chances and the points

WHITLEY BAY 2 GUISBOROUGH TOWN 4 Saturday 30th March A combination of missed chances and defensive mistakes contributed to a disappointing defeat by Guisborough Town on a damp afternoon at Hillheads. Experienced defenders Craig McFarlane and Callum Anderson were both unavailable and manager Nathan Haslam continued his policy of giving squad members time on the [...]

By |2019-03-31T23:21:36+00:00March 31st, 2019|Match Reports|0 Comments