Whitehill Welfare stunned by Selkirk

Whitehill's Gary Shearer tries to get past Selkirk's Lee Stephen. Photograph: Ian Georgeson
Whitehill's Gary Shearer tries to get past Selkirk's Lee Stephen. Photograph: Ian Georgeson
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BOTTOM side Selkirk defied the odds to secure a 1-0 win away to Whitehill Welfare on Saturday.

The opening exchanges were competitive, with the home side going closest when Andrew Kidd set up Somerville. However, his shot went wide of the left upright.

On 25 minutes the home side had a shout for a penalty when Somerville appeared to be pushed inside the box just as he tried to get a shot away, but the referee waved the claims away.

Two minutes later the visitors took the lead when Phil Addison latched on to a good through ball before heading past Bryan Young in the Welfare goal to score.

The home side rallied to get back into the game and on 34 minutes Noon saw an effort saved after Somerville had knocked down and then shot over shortly after from long range.

Welfare came flying out in the second half and a flurry of good chances went begging, with Somerville, Shearer and Andrew Kidd all going close.

Mike Lawson rang the changes with Martin, McLaughlin and Finnie all introduced to the action and the latter hit the bar on 77 minutes as the Selkirk goal led a charmed life.

In the closing stages a Willie Kidd volley was saved by Amos before Welfare’s last chance came through Andrew Kidd in injury time, but his free kick was kept out as the Border side claimed a famous win for new manager Steve Forrest.