Sharp Whitehill hit champions for four

Edinburgh City 1-4 Whitehill Welfare
Edinburgh City 1-4 Whitehill Welfare

Whitehill Welfare stunned champions Edinburgh City at Meadowbank on Saturday as they shattered the hosts 100 per cent start to the season.

Grant Carnie and his Whitehill Welfare side ended Edinburgh City’s winning start to the season with a brilliant 4-1 win at Meadowbank Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

It was an even first half with the home side enjoying more of the possession but little in the way of goal mouth action.

Minutes after the re-start Sean Martin opened the scoring with a volley which struck the underside of the City crossbar and was adjudged by the referee’s assistant to have crossed the goal line.

Former Welfare forward Ross Allum then headed in an equaliser for the home side from a short corner midway through the second half.

Whitehill retook the lead shortly after when a Kevin Keane cross come shot from the left beat the home keeper and went in off the far post.

With five minutes to go Sean Martin played Sean Wringe clean through and he kept his cool to score past the advancing home keeper to make it 3-1.

And in injury time it was 4-1 after a Jack Jardine free kick flew in via a deflection from the home defence.

Whitehill Welfare
assistant manager Stevie 
Adams admitted his side 
enjoyed a slice of luck but 
ultimately deserved the points: “From where I was it didn’t look anywhere near in. To be fair to the assistant, she was right up with it and gave it immediately.

“We’ve not really had much luck this season but I thought we still had enough to get the three points.

“We said to the boys at half-time that we’ve only won one second half all season. We’ve been doing well in first halves but leaving it in the changing room at half-time so it was a case of taking it on to the park.”

Next up for Whitehill is a home double header with Edinburgh University visiting Ferguson Park on Wednesday (August 26) at 6.45pm followed by Dalbeattie Start on Saturday (August 29) at 3pm.