Missed Whitehill chances lead to nervy end

Ormiston v Whitehill Welfare
Ormiston v Whitehill Welfare

Whitehill Welfare were relieved to hear the full-time whistle on Saturday despite creating enough chances to win several games.

This twice-postponed South Challenge Cup second-round tie was played on a heavy Recreation Park and Whitehill were firing on all cylinders from the kick-off.

Ross Combe in the home goal denied Stevie Manson early on as the visitors came out of the traps.

But after only six minutes Whitehill took the lead. Following a short corner on the right the ball broke to central defender Willie Kidd who forced the ball home from six yards to open the scoring for the overwhelming favourites in this East/Midlothian derby.

Wayne McIntosh, Aaron Somerville and Kerr Dodds then all missed chances for Whitehill Welfare while Combe was outstanding in the Ormiston goal as he continued to make some remarkable saves, especially a double block from Dodds and Somerville.

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