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Gala Fairydean Rovers 2 Whitehill 5

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Whitehill recovered from going a goal down after only 5 minutes, with a 6 minute first half hat-trick from Jack Wright leading them to a convincing win at Netherdale. 


Gala started well and after spell of pressure Lewis Swaney rose unchallenged to head in the opener from a corner kick to open the scoring. 


It was another centre back, Willie Kidd who levelled, brilliantly volleying in a floated cross from Sonny Swanson to the edge of the box. 


On 39 minutes Swanson again turned provider when he was played in down the right by Jack Wright and it was he who steered in his from 15 yards out to put Whitehill in front. 


4 minutes later Wright scored again when he shot from 25 yards and it found the back of the net via the hands of Lewis Muir in the Gala goal. 


And a minute before half time Wright had his hat trick heading in a pin point cross from Mark Smith. 


The home side handed themselves a lifeline on the hour mark when George Windram collected a loose ball and beat Ross Jardine low to his right. 


Any hopes of a comeback were ended though when new signing Gary Nicholson forced his way past three defenders and slammed in from a tight angle to complete the scoring. 


Gala Fairydean Rovers 


Muir, Stephen, Miller, Swaney, Windram, Bonnar, Smith, Paliczka, Noble, Gullan, Watson Subs Craigie, Brown, Rose, Aitchison, Heugh, Brown 


Whitehill Welfare 


Jardine, Stevenson, Gray, McKenzie, Kidd, Lucas, McPartlin, Reid, Wright, Smith, Swanson Subs Mitchell, Hunter, Nicholson, Carter, Flynn, McGrath, Taylor