Aaron Sommerville fires brace for Whitehill Welfare

Aaron Sommerville. Pic: Greg Macvean
Aaron Sommerville. Pic: Greg Macvean
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Whitehill Welfare maintained their unbeaten start by taking full points from their trip to Castle Douglas, beating Threave Rovers 3-1.

Aaron Somerville was first to test either goalkeeper cutting inside and his shot from 20 yards was palmed away Vinnie Parker in the Threave goal.

There was action at both ends with Parker getting to a Wayne McIntosh cut back and Bryan Young managed to keep out a free-kick.

On 14 minutes, the visitors took the lead when McIntosh cut the ball back to Somerville who scored. Just before the hour mark it was 2-0 when defender John Hall finished from close range. McIntosh should have made it three but his effort from ten yards ended up high and wide of the target.

There was a let off for Whitehill when Threave were awarded a penalty but Jamie Struthers saw his spot kick saved by Young to maintain his side’s two-goal advantage. It didn’t last though as Ian Miller pulled his side right back into the game on the hour mark. Things continued to take a turn for the worse for Welfare when McIntosh saw red after picking up a second booking, but Somerville’s second of the game shortly after secured the three points for the Rosewell side.

Threave Rovers: Parker, Goodwin, K Roan, McLelland, Paterson, Kay, Fyfe, Parker, Donley, Struthers, Millar. Subs: Forsyth, Jackson, Frew, Milligan.

Whitehill Welfare: Young, Hall, Martin, McDiarmid, McKenzie, Dodds, Manson, A.Kidd, McIntosh, Somerville, Kerr. Subs: Sproule, Quinn, W.Kidd, Flynn, Cantley.