Author: Chris Rumbles
The Under 13 ÔÇśAÔÇÖ League could go to the wire though leaders SyngentaÔÇÖs sixteen wins from sixteen make them firm favourites over near rivals Fauldhouse.
The ÔÇśBÔÇÖ League is an even tighter affair with three teams having the chance to finish first. However, the unbeaten Whitburn will look to continue their fantastic season and end on a high by leapfrogging current leaders Livingston Hearts, with their games in hand, whilst ensuring they are not caught by outsiders Broxburn.
The Under 14 ÔÇśAÔÇÖ League was won by Syngenta after they impressively won every one of their sixteen games this season.
The ÔÇśBÔÇÖ League title will hinge upon the final two weeks of fixtures; Airdrie United lead Linlithgow by one point with both teams facing two remaining ties. LinlithgowÔÇÖs penultimate game against East Calder should prove to be the pivotal encounter.
The Under 15 ÔÇśAÔÇÖ League was won at a canter by Broxburn Athletic who sit nine points clear of nearest rivals Murieston with one game remaining. The champions will be aiming to make it a season of victories in their remaining game.
The ÔÇśBÔÇÖ League has possibly been one of the most competitive in West Lothian this season. Three teams stand a chance of winning the title with only a total of two games to be played. The title will be decided for sure this weekend once current leaders Whitburn finish their game with Grange RC. Before then on Wednesday it is second meets third as Shotts play away to Linlithgow with both teams seeking a victory to put pressure on Whitburn. However, a point may be enough for Shotts should Grange cause an upset by beating Whitburn.
The Under 16 ÔÇśAÔÇÖ League was similar to itsÔÇÖ Under 15 counterpart in that Broxburn Athletic claimed the title with ease though they have drawn one game with a final one remaining.
The ÔÇśBÔÇÖ League title went to Fauldhouse Star who stretched ahead of the chasing pack of Armadale, Victoria, and Livingston Hearts as the season entered itsÔÇÖ latter stages.
The Under 17 League will be a close call between East Calder and Kerse. The latterÔÇÖs eight games in hand to East CalderÔÇÖs four may make Kerse believe they can claim the title but East Calder know if they win their remaining four fixtures then the title will be theirs.
In a league marred by points deductions and the demise of several teams over the course of the season, Stoneyburn Juniors remain top, despite themselves receiving a 4-point deduction, but Whitburn may be able to overhaul them should they accrue maximum points from their remaining games, including an encounter with the current leaders.