After the excitement of the Seniors success in realising the pre-season target of securing EoSFL Premier League football for season 2019/20 and the post-match celebrations which accompanied that achievement there was an element of sadness to last Saturday too. 29 year-old, Coatbridge based Ross Williamson has made the decision to hang-up his boots and take a step back from football at this, the end of his second spell with United and he slipped quietly away from those celebrations on Saturday evening.
SPFL side Hamilton Academicals were the starting point for Ross ahead of his first spell here in Blackburn back during seasons 2007/08 and 2008/09 before he moved onto Kilsyth Rangers in the west. Ross then returned in 2012 reinvented as a dynamic midfielder who helped the club to promotion from the ERSJFA South Division in season 2016/17 and who has gone onto give his all in each of his 161 starts and 53 substitute appearances over the years scoring a total of 10 goals in the process, the last of which was a cracker from almost all of thirty yards in our October home victory over last weekend’s opponents. You will be sadly missed by everyone at Blackburn United Ross and we would all like to wish you and your family the very best going forward.