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Whitehill Welfare 3 Leith Athletic 3

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Despite being a man and 3 goals down Leith Athletic produced a stunning late comeback to force extra time before losing on penalties in a thrilling cup tie. 


Whitehill started well and Scott Gormley slotted in after good work from Sonny Swanson on 8 minutes and again 2 minutes later tapping in after Campbell McLellan parrried a Swanson shot to his feet. 


The tie looked to be over as first Leith's Daniel Simpson picked up a second yellow card on 70 minutes and 10 minutes remaining Jack Wright made it 3-0 finishing off a Swanson from close range.  


3 minutes from time Rhys Surgeon lobbed Ross Jardine to score what looked a consolation however a minute later it 3-2 when Stephane Murray fouled Brodie Mackenzie in the box and Callum Mein sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot. Incredibly 6 minutes into stoppage time Kyle Hogg shot in off the crossbar to force extra time and then penalty kicks. 

 

Ross Jardine saved the visitors first and third efforts from Mein and Oban Anderson with Ryan Currie, Hogg and Neil Middleton scoring. 


McLellan kept out Welfare's third penalty from Wright but Kerr Dodds, James McPartlin and Swanson all scored before Hamish Hunter won it.


Whitehill Welfare 


Jardine, McPartlin, Murray, Gordon, Watson, Dodds, Swanson, Wright, Gormley, Smith, Mitchell 


Subs Flynn, Robertson, Hunter, Brockie, Knox 


Leith Athletic 


McLellan, Simpson, Duff, Larner, Smith, Middleton, Mein, Anderson, Mackenzie, Currie, Surgeon 


Subs Ritchie, Fairnie, Reid, Bruce, Hogg, Hay, Rankin