Whitehill pegged back twice but end losing run

Whitehill Welfare v Dalbeattie Star
Whitehill Welfare v Dalbeattie Star

Whitehill were looking to bounce back following two successive defeats and when Scott McCulloch collected the ball on eight minutes and struck a shot into the top-left corner past Star goalkeeper Fraser Mortonthe prospects for a victory looked good.

Whitehill were certainly on top and moments later Steven Manson found Callum Connolly at the back post and he blasted a shot against the crossbar.

On 16 minutes, Star also struck the crossbar. They won a free kick 30 yards out and Lewis Sloan’s effort deflect off the wall and on to the woodwork. Then, just before the half-hour the woodwork kept the ball out again as Welfare’s Connor McGregor struck the post to the keeper’s right.

The second half was only seconds old when Dalbeattie Star levelled via Tommy Muir’s brilliant angled lob from 25 yards which looped over Young and into the net.

Whitehill looked to restore their lead and Harvey Swan went on a good run before forcing Morton into a stop low to his right.

On 71 minutes the visitors were reduced to ten men when Craig Fergusson was shown a second yellow card. Three minutes later, Welfare capitalised following a goalmouth scramble. The ball fell to McGregor who placed a shot to the keeper’s left.

Despite being goal and a man down, Darren Kerr’s men weren’t finished yet and ten minutes from time substitute Ally Mason blasted past Young to make it 2-2 and secure his side a valuable away point.