EDINBURGH CITY achieved a full set of victories against every Lowland League opponent with a 2-0 win over Whitehill Welfare at Ferguson Park.
Goals either side of half-time from John Dunn and Dougie Gair ensured a comfortable evening for the champions.
There was a minute’s silence before kick-off for Whitehill U-20s player Cameron Armstrong, who passed away earlier this week. Stevie Manson was in the right place at the right time for Whitehill on 27 minutes as he cleared a Donaldson flick off the line following a corner. The hosts were inches from taking the lead shortly before half-time when Andrew Stobie tipped over sub Jonny Scott-Mercer’s close-range header.
Dunn gave the visitors the lead four minutes before the break. The ball broke to the No.9 after Ross Allum was challenged in the area and he calmly guided the ball into the top corner from 18 yards.
City claimed for a penalty immediately after the break as Hurst appeared to bring down Allum, but the striker was booked for a dive. Gary Jardine’s side responded by scoring seconds later, captain Gair driving on to chipped pass and sending a fine left-foot half-volley into the far corner.