Somerville brace keeps Welfare on top

John Hall celebrates scoring goal number two
John Hall celebrates scoring goal number two

Unbeaten Whitehill Welfare made the trip to Castle Douglas on Saturday as the busy opening to the Lowland League season continues.

This was their second away game in four days having been denied a vital win to Gala Fairydean by an injury time goal.

Having led early on through an Aaron Somerville goal Whitehill had trailed early in the second half after strikes from Dean McColm and Daryl Devlin. It was 2-2 when Wayne McIntosh followed up his saved spot kick and Somerville looked to have won it on 81 minutes until the late drama, final scoreline 3-3.

With Gareth Thom unavailable Conan McDiarmid returned in defence. Stuart McLaughlin and Danny Noon were also absent so Kyle Quinn and Willie Kidd both returning to injury took their place on the bench alongside youngster James Flynn.

At Meadow Park it was Aaron Somerville who was first to test either goal cutting inside and his shot from 20 yards was palmed away by Vinnie Parker in the Threave goal. There was action at both ends with Parker getting to a Wayne McIntosh cut back and Bryan Young managed to keep out a dangerous free kick. On 14 minutes the visitors took the lead when McIntosh cut the ball back to Somerville who scored.

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