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Whitehill Welfare 1 Civil Service 2

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A cagey first half of few chances saw both sides trade goals just after the half hour mark. 


Jack Downie intercepted a Willie Kidd pass and with the home defence on the back foot he found Steven Froude who slotted into Ross Jardine's bottom right corner to give the visitors the lead. 


On 35 minutes Whitehill levelled. James McApartlin received a short corner from Jack and Scott Lucas met his square pass with the outside of his right foot and found the far top corner of the net. 


10 minutes after the break Jack Wright was first to get a sight of goal after cutting in from the left but Rankin in the visitors goal was well placed to gather. 


At the other end the Strollers goalscorer Froude found space down the right and his ball across the goal face was turned away by the alert Ryan Stevenson. 


Moments later Ryan McKenzie was adjudged by referee Stephen Finnie to have fouled Davie Stewart in the box and Downie sent Jardine the wrong way from the spot to restore his sides lead. 


Gary Small threw on forwards Mark Smith and James Flynn as Whitehill chased an equalise but the Strollers held on comfortably. 


Whitehill Welfare 


Jardine, McGrath (Swanson 59), Gray, McKenzie (Smith 87), Kidd, Lucas (Flynn 79), Stevenson, Reid, McPartlin, Mitchell, Wright Subs not used Hunter, Carter, Taylor 


Civil Service Strollers 


Rankin, Stewart, Fee, Watson, Nisbet, Mair, Cunningham, Clapperton, Froude, Downie, Churchill Subs Mitchell, Verth, Laird, Boyle, Dillon, Deevers, Burnside 


Referee Stephen Finnie

Crowd 139