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Whitehill Welfare 1 Gretna 2008 6

With 10 minutes played the home side broke the deadlock after a Scott Lucas shot was deflected to James Flynn who slotted past the Trialist goal keeper. 


On 26 minutes a long throw in into the box was handled by Stephane Murray and Jake Thomson equalised via the post from the penalty spot. 


6 minutes later Gretna took the lead when a quick break left them two on two and Kevin Connelly chipped Ross Jardine to score. 


And just before half time Connelly latched onto a diagonal ball and slotted into the far corner to make it 3-1. 


The second half was only minutes old when a free kick was awarded on the edge of the box and Jake Smith found the far corner to add a fourth. 


On 53 minutes Connelly had his hat-trick heading in a long Jack Hunter throw in into the box and an emphatic away win was completed 5 minutes from time when Stuart Gray was sent clear and he buried his shot past Jardine for 6-1. 


Whitehill Welfare 


Jardine, Stevenson, Murray (Smith 46), Reid, Gordon, Lucas (Hunter 76), Wright, Watson, Flynn (Knox 65), Mitchell, Swanson Subs not used McGrath, Carter, Brockie, Taylor


Gretna 2008


Trialist, Atkinson (Uphill 61), Black, Wadge, Little, Studholme, Hunter, Hope (Norman 74), Connelly (Grandison 72), Gray, Smith Sub not used Jakaitis


Referee Grant Irvine

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