Whitehill Welfare progress but make heavy weather of it

Aaron Somerville
Aaron Somerville
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Whitehill Welfare were relieved to hear the full-time whistle despite creating enough chances to win several games.

This twice-postponed South Challenge Cup second-round tie was played on a heavy Recreation Park and Whitehill were firing on all cylinders from the kick-off. Ross Combe denied Stevie Manson but after only six minutes Whitehill took the lead when central defender Willie Kidd forced the ball home.

Wayne McIntosh, Aaron Somerville and Kerr Dodds then all missed chances while Combe was outstanding. However, shortly before half-time an Andrew Kidd cross was first-timed into the net by Somerville.

McIntosh, Manson and Dodds all passed up gilt-edged chances after the break but Ormiston fought back and David Ross shot just over the bar. Then in the dying minutes, John Morgan slid home a Ross pass.

Ormiston: Combe, Mack, Watson, Skinner, Ferguson, Barker (Watson, 65), Morgan, McGrath (Quinn, 55), Edmond, Cockerell (Ross, 62), Szemis. Subs: Weir, Gann.

Whitehill Welfare: Young, Hall, McKenzie, O’Donnell, W. Kidd, Dodds (Martin, 76), Manson, A. Kidd, McIntosh, Somerville (Noon, 67), Sproule (Kerr, 80). Sub: Quinn.