In a wet very windy afternoon it was not going to be a day for quality football . The first opportunity came from a Whitehill Welfare free kick which wind assisted was too strong into the box for the visitors forwards and it went past the left hand post from the right hand side .Immediately at the other end , a quick corner on the left saw Ross Allum fire over a cross come shot that sailed past everybody and the right hand post . Greg Binnie should have opened the scoring on 17 minutes when a great ball into the box found him six yards out but his attempt was well saved by Ross Gilpin in the Welfare goals from point blank range . On twenty minutes a shot 25 yards out from Blair Tolmie ricocheted off David Greenhill on the edge of the box and looped up and dropped towards goal Connor Wallace had to tip it over to make sure . Half way through the half Allum sent Greg Binnie through but the visiting defence crowded him out and cleared the danger . With 38 minutes on the clock Ross Gilpin launched a long ball and the wind caught it as it bounced in the home 18 yard box and bounced just over the bar . A minute later a Andrew Gillen shot didn’t trouble Gilpin . In the last minute of the half a great run down the left by Joe Tait saw him cross across the box towards Binnie but Tolmie stepped in front of the forward to head clear .
The second half started very slowly and the first opportunity came in 57 minutes when Ross Allum was tripped in the box . ROSS ALLUM stepped up and blasted the ball home from the spot . A couple of minutes later Craig Newall saw a run and shot from 20 yards saved .After the hour mark the home side allowed Ryan Weir go on a run cutting inside towards the 18 yard box before sending a shot crashing off the cross bar and over for a bye kick . Gordon Donaldson sent a great free kick into the box from thirty yards out on the right but was just to strong and went wide of the left hand post past the despairing Allum trying to get on the end of it . Allum was through on68 minutes but Gilpin saved well . A minute later Allum again was thwarted by the heroics of Gilpin yet again . Ross Nimmo on for Joe Tait sent a great shot from the left just wide of the target on the right . Nimmo again on 74 minutes saw a free kick hit the bar and then cleared by Tolmie for a corner . The game was coming to a close but the talking points in the last five minutes plus were a plenty . First Allum saw Gilpin stop him from adding to his goal with a fine save . In injury time Craig Newall was on a run down the right when Bryn Wilson brought him down to stop him and he received a second yellow card after collecting his first for a similar challenge on Ross Nimmo three minutes earlier . In injury time Allum saw a shot from the left come of the base of the left hand post and out for a bye kick . Their was still time for more when Blair Tolmie got involved with an argument with the referee regarding the taking of a free kick by him not being still ,eventually the referee lost his patience issuing a second yellow card to the centre half . This sparked a verbal exchanged to the referee from the visiting bench which saw the manager being shown a red card and his assistant a yellow card .
A good three points in awful conditions at times but we take them and move on to prepare for next week away to Camelon in the league with a 2-30pm kick off .
WHITEHILL WELFARE GILPIN , SCOBIE ( McKINLAY 74m), WILSON , GORMLEY , TOLMIE , McLAUGHLIN , BROWN , HORNIG , LAIDLAW , WEIR , WARD . SUBS SALIK , MILLER , HEWITSON , GK FOSTER
Referee Mr A. Shepherd Assistants Mr D.Dickson , Mr J. Heggie
|November 6, 2021||2:30 pm||East Premier League||2021/22|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 31 57 67 67 FT