Moving with the times…

With regular updates on Club activities and matches appearing on both Facebook (@hwufc) and Twitter (https:, your website editor has come to the conclusion that this site is now largely reproducing information available on social media.  Regular updates will therefore no longer take place on this site, but please note that the facility to send a message to the Club ( will continue for the foreseeable future.  Please do use this service, with the assurance that all messages sent will be promptly read and acted upon.

Thank you very much to all those who have read posts and reports on this site during the years it has been in operation.  BEST WISHES TO HEAD COACH BEJAY KOYA AND THE PLAYERS FOR SEASON 2019 – 2020 AND ALL SUCCESS TO THE CLUB IN THE FUTURE.

Posted on July 28, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Season ends on happy notes

Sorry about the delay since the last post – your correspondent has been busy on other important business – but let’s wind up the season’s activities now.

As previously reported, the First Team finished its programme a month ago with an exciting 3 – 3 draw with Camelon Juniors in warm sunshine at the John Brydson Arena.

The Under-20s followed their superb win over Cumbernauld Colts on the 3rd of May by losing 2 – 1 away on the 10th to Dunipace in a game in which they dominated possession but were unable to convert their chances; but a week ago on Monday (the 13th) ended their programme on a winning note, defeating Whitehill Welfare 3 – 1 to rise a place to seventh in Development League Conference ‘A’.  The effect of a profusion of  narrow defeats during the season (seven by a single goal out of a total of nine) is shown by the fact that the Watt side’s goal difference is +20, whilst those of the teams which finished above them by one point (Cumbernauld Colts) and two points (Dunipace) are respectively +11 and -5.

The Reserves also finished with a positive result, a 2 – 0 away win over Balerno Athletic producing a tenth win of the season to consolidate seventh place in the LEAFA Lothian West Division table.  This is a big improvement on last season’s outcome and the Watt management will be looking for the team to kick on from there and mount a challenge near the top of the table next season.

That tidies up the news for season 2018 – 2019.  All teams have now completed their fixtures.  We wish our readers a pleasant summer and hope to see all of you at the John Brydson Arena when the new East of Scotland League season begins in late July.

Posted on May 23, 2019 at 11:18 pm

20s are back with a scintillating performance

After almost a month without a fixture, the Under-20 side was close to full strength last night (Friday 3rd), which was just as well, as opponents Cumbernauld Colts are no slouches and showed good movement and slick passing throughout the game.  The Watt was not to be denied, however.  With Ali Shrive and Todd Teviotdale back from First Team duty now the East of Scotland season is over for the Watt, and Aidan Quinn playing with imperious authority at the back, the Watt played some great football, winning 4 – 0 with goals from Ali Shrive, Aidan Quinn, Ethan Stevens and a shot from Euan Scott which was turned into his own goal by a Colts defender.

Next Friday, the 20s travel to Denny to take on Dunipace in the last away game of the season before finishing on the following Monday (13th May) at home to Whitehill Welfare.

The Reserves have two games still to play – both interesting games against the two sides immediately below them in the LEAFA Lothian West table.  There is no game today, but on Monday evening Bank of Scotland Strollers visit the John Brydson Arena (kick-off 7 0’clock); then the Watt side concludes its programme next Saturday with a visit to near neighbours Balerno Athletic (kick-off 2 o’clock).

The visit to Linlithgow last Saturday brought yet another narrow defeat, by two goals to one to high-flying Linlithgow Rose, but a plucky 4 – 3 victory over Mill AFC on Monday evening put the Watt side back on track.

Watt is currently in seventh place in the Lothian West Division table – exactly half-way.  Mill AFC is two points ahead, but has played a game fewer; Bank of Scotland Strollers is five points behind, but has played two games fewer; Balerno Athletic is three points further back with one game in hand.  Theoretically, both sides are still in with a chance of overhauling the Watt team, but they both have other tough fixtures to play in their remaining games and of course the Riccarton side has the chance to consolidate its position by its own efforts in its final two matches.

Posted on May 4, 2019 at 11:18 am

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