Whitehill ease into next round of cup

The Coldstream defence under pressure in the first half against Whitehill Welfare. Photo by John Blair.
The Coldstream defence under pressure in the first half against Whitehill Welfare. Photo by John Blair.

Whitehill welcomed Coldstream for their second cup clash in seven days with the Borderers looking for revenge after a 3-0 reverse at home last Saturday.

Whitehill started strongly and immediately went looking for the opening goal, with McCulloch and Somerville causing problems for the Coldstream defence, and the woodwork coming to the rescue as both Manson and Hall were denied.

After 20 minutes, Whitehill were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box, and Aaron Somerville stepped up to fire a low shot into the bottom corner to give the home side the lead.

The Welfare continued to press, with Forbes and Hall on one side and Manson and Brown on the other combining to cause havoc in the Coldstream box.

It was a darting run from Hall in the 35th minute that brought about the second goal, as he played a one-two with Robertson, but was brought down in the box as he attempted to shoot.

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