Cup exit for Whitehill

It was a disappointing day for Whitehill Welfare, as Inverurie Locos ended their Scottish Cup hopes for this year at the first round stage with an excellent 4-2 win.

Having led 2-0 at the break, the Highland League side survived a Welfare comeback in a game of many chances at both ends.

On the half-hour mark, Andrew Kidd almost opened the scoring for Whitehill, only for Inverurie to break away and take the lead through Andy Bagshaw’s close range finish.

On 34 minutes, it was 2-0 when Referee Gavin Ross adjudged that Darren McGlashan had pulled a Locos shirt in the box and Ryan Broadhurst emphatically dispatched the resultant spot kick.

Whitehill had it all to do, and they sparked into life either side of half time, with Aaron Somerville first seeing his lob come back off the crossbar and his angled drive hit the corner of post and bar.

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