Whitehill Welfare 0 Dalbeattie Star 0
Whitehill hosted Dalbeattie Star on Saturday looking to secure their first home points of the season after three successive defeats at Ferguson Park. With the wind at their backs it was the visitors who created the first chances with Connar Easton keeping out a Jamie McHarrie effort and Lewis Sloan hit the side netting with a free kick from long range. Whitehill’s first chance came on 15 minutes when Callum Connolly burst into the visitors penalty area and cut the ball back to Sean Wringe but the striker missed the target. Easton dived at full stretch to keep out another Sloan free kick and then saved a Lewis Dunn header comfortably. There was a scramble inside the Dalbeattie box no one in a Whitehill shirt could find a finish. Just before half time Sean Martin volleyed over the Star cross bar from close range.
Goalless at the break there was drama straight after the restart as referee Steven Strang surprisingly pointed to the spot after an innocuous looking challenge from Easton on the edge of his box. James McHarrie stepped up but saw his weak penalty kick saved by the keeper. The home side were spurred on by a sense of injustice and a Darren Martin clearance was closed down and went inches wide of the post. Tony Muir went close on 75 minutes heading just over. And Lee Wells was inches away from connecting from a Sloan cross as the game ended goalless.
Connar Easton, Andrew Martin, Kevin Keane, Ross Nisbet, Nikki Williams, Craig Anderson, Tony Muir, Callum Connolly, Sean Wringe, Sean Martin (Jack Jardine) Darren McGlashan