CAPTAIN Grant Thomson has described this weekend’s title decider as “the biggest game I have ever played for Dunbar United”.

The Seasiders top the First Division table with Kinnoull, Glenrothes and Luncarty all within touching distance going into the final day of the season.

Three points at home to Camelon will be enough for Dunbar to be crowned champions – 12 months after they suffered last day relegation from the Premier Division.

Thomson, who has been with Dunbar for more than a decade, said: “I spent my childhood in Dunbar, I went to school in Dunbar, I live in Dunbar, I work in Dunbar and I play golf in Dunbar.

“I know a lot of people round the town and they are excited for this weekend and asking me a lot of questions about it.

“I am proud to be captain and coming from the Dunbar United Colts seeing all the young lads coming to watch us and asking us for signatures and photographs is great.”

East Lothian Courier: Dunbar United (black and white stripes) are top of the Premier Division going into the final game of the seasonDunbar United (black and white stripes) are top of the Premier Division going into the final game of the season

Dunbar extended their lead at the top of the table thanks to a 1-1 draw with Leith Athletic at the weekend.

The point could be vital come full time on Saturday with title challengers Luncarty at relegated Kennoway Star Hearts, Glenrothes at Newtongrange Star and Kinnoull at Preston Athletic.

Thomson, 33, was expecting a bumper crowd at New Countess Park, where his side have only lost twice in the league this season.

Among those heading to the ground will be Jim Howieson and Arthur Bellamy, who were part of the club’s Scottish Junior Cup win in 1961.

He said: “It has been a long, hard season.

“We know it is coming to an end and we can walk away being champions.

“We are excited to try to get three points at home and we have been well backed by fans.

“We know we will be well backed again.

“The fans will be there behind us and we are looking forward to them being behind us again.

“The Scottish Cup is massive but, because there is silverware, this is the biggest game I have played for Dunbar.”



Kevin Haynes’ team suffered relegation last term after losing 7-0 to Tynecastle on the final day of the campaign.

That saw them drop to the First Division alongside Camelon, Newtongrange Star and Whitehill Welfare but an immediate return to the top flight is already confirmed.