Seniors: Cup glory for Whitehill Welfare

Whitehill with the Image Printers Cup
Whitehill with the Image Printers Cup

Whitehill Welfare lifted the first silverware of the season with a dramatic penalty shootout win over rivals Spartans in Edinburgh on Sunday.

The Rosewell side’s president Alan Ramsay believes their fans wont forget the Image Printers Cup win in a hurry.

He said: “It was a great day, great weather, big crowd, everything you could ask for.

“It was excellent to win. This means a lot as it shows we are still up there as a big club.

“And it’s doubly sweet when you beat your rivals in the final. A cup is a cup, but this one will live longer in the memory because it was won against Spartans.”

Alan praised young keeper Bryan Young, who was the shootout hero on Sunday. He said: “We are unbeaten since Bryan came in at Christmas, he has done really well.

“Our first penalty hit the bar, but Bryan saved their first kick too which was vital. Then after the next nine penalties were scored he got down and blocked the next penalty to win it for us.”

Alan admitted it was a bumpy ride, with Spartans 2-1 up with eight minutes of extra time to play, only for Whitehill to

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