Eyemouth 2 v Whitehill 5 – Saturday 17th November 2012

Posted on 18/11/2012

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Whitehill had the most of the early pressure with Somerville, Gormley and McCulloch all squandering the chance to open the scoring. With the wind behind them the home side were dangerous especially at set pieces with Lawson having to make a couple of good saves. However the keeper had no chance when Eyemouth took the lead on 21 minutes, with a well worked goal finished by Lough.
Whitehill were back level on the half hour, Scott Gormley finishing bravely after a McCulloch shot was saved by Mutch.
Eyemouth regained the lead 4 minutes from half-time when a McGlashan back pass deceived Lawson and squirmed into the Welfare net.

Wayne McIntosh slots home to level for Whitehill. (Image: Whitehill Welfare)

The Welfare started the second half strongly with Manson creating chances. However the strikers just failed to get on the end of the wingers’ crosses. Somerville was then booked rather harshly after slipping when trying to turn and on 60 minutes the striker was replaced by McIntosh. Whitehill had strong penalty claims turned away when Manson was tripped in the box but continued to press for an equaliser. John Hall went close with a header from a Robertson corner, before Super Sub Wayne came to the rescue, after another fine Manson run and low cross, the super Sub finished with a cheeky back heel past the keeper to level the match with just over 20 minutes to play.
Lawson then was forced into a great block and McGlashan was on hand to clear the rebound as Eyemouth looked to regain the lead.
But on 75 minutes McIntosh fired Whitehill into the lead, slotting home past the keeper after great work from Jordan Hall and McCulloch in the build up.Gareth Thom replaced Gormley who had led the line well in his comeback game.
Manson was next to get on the score sheet, teasing the defence and playing a one-two with Jordan Hall before firing past the keeper with 8 minutes to go.
McIntosh then completed a remarkable hat-trick in under half an hour, bundling the ball home from close range as the home defence were caught napping from a Jordan Hall corner.
Sutherland then replaced the tireless Robertson for the final few minutes, the youngster quickly getting into the action, showing confidence and composure on the ball.
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