Whitehill seal final spot

Spartans v Whitehill Welfare. Photo by John Blair
Spartans v Whitehill Welfare. Photo by John Blair

A fine performance from Welfare saw a first victory over Spartans on their 3G at Ainslie Park and secure a berth in the SFA South Region Challenge Cup Final for the first time.

Spartans started the stronger side, but failed to capitalise on their possession, and didn’t cause Ryan McGurk any real problems in the Whitehill goal. It took 14 minutes for Whitehill to properly get going and they went ahead against the run of play when Andrew Kidd’s corner was put into the net from a bullet header from Willie Kidd. The celebrations from the Whitehill fans showed just how much the goal meant, and from that point, Welfare looked strong.

The goal sparked life into the Welfare team, and the Spartans central defensive partnership of Danny O’Donnell and Kevin Sivewright were being put under all sorts of problems by Aaron Somerville leading the Whitehill line.

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