Cup tie looms for Whitehill

Whitehill Welfare travelled to Eyemouth for their fifth and final Qualifying League match.

A record of two wins and two losses meant that qualification from the group stages of the League was highly unlikely.

However, with only a week to go until the hugely important Scottish Cup tie at home to Inverurie Locos, this was manager Mike Lawson’s last chance to shape his new team before the big day.

It was Welfare who took a firm grip early on in the match, and Wayne McIntosh went close twice on six and seven minutes.

Willie Kidd headed just over on 12 minutes, and only a great save from Mutch in the home goal thwarted McIntosh again.

Full report in this week’s Advertiser.