Whitehill Welfare FC v East Stirlingshire



Date Time League Season
30th March 2019 15:00 Scottish Lowland Football League 2018-19


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Whitehill Welfare FC000Loss
East Stirlingshire213Win



Whitehill Welfare v East Stirlingshire 30/3/19 – Reporter: Ewan Malcolm

East Stirlingshire strolled to a comfortable 3-0 win after dispatching of relegation battling Whitehill Welfare at Ferguson Park last weekend.

Shire, while having little else to play for other than pride in the league, were looking to build upon their comfortable win over Vale of Leithen last time out with another against a Whitehill side seemingly destined for relegation.

Derek Ure, having urged his team to finish the season as strongly as possible, would have been pleased with his side’s fast start after multiple half chances went begging for the away side with only a few minutes played.

It didn’t take long for the away side to seriously threaten an opener, however, when Jamie Gallagher caught his first-time volley sweetly only to be denied a stunning first goal for the club by the frame of Ross Jardine’s goal.

Steven Brisbane, who was unfortunate not to be among the scorers last time out, ensured Shire’s impressive start was rewarded when he latched onto a throw in before firing his side into a deserved lead.

The onslaught continued with Gallagher spearheading Shire’s attacking play.  The attacking midfielder showed his class when he slipped the ball through for Ross Allum who applied a typically clinical finish to keep pace with Craig Malcolm in the race for Lowland League top scorer.

Whitehill could thank Jardine for keeping the home side in the tie with Allum and Connor Greene both denied by some heroic goalkeeping with half time looming.

Ure’s message to his side at the break seemed crystal clear, maintain the intensity and push for a third goal that would end the game as a contest.

However, Shire were almost dealt a surprise blow at the start of the second half when David Maskrey’s shot crept inches wide of the post with Jamie Barclay rooted to the spot.

Maskrey’s effort proved to be the exception rather than the rule, however, with Shire reasserting their dominance through Gallagher but the Shire man saw his effort tipped spectacularly over the bar by an inspired Jardine.

The Whitehill keeper was finally beaten in the second half in unlikely circumstances when Shire winger Paul McCafferty found himself unmarked in the box before heading in the third to kill off any hopes of an unlikely Whitehill revival.

The result leaves Shire in sixth with a visit of Spartans next time out while a 19th loss of the season for Whitehill all but confirms their relegation.


Match Details: Drummond Calder

East Stirlingshire: 1. Jamie Barclay (Captain) 2. Danny Ashe (RB) 3.Scott Gray (LB) 4. Andy Grant (RCD) 5. Connor Greene (LCD) 6. Graeme MacGregor (RCM) 7. Jaime Gallagher (LCM) 8. David McCaughie (RM) 9. Ross Allum (LF) 10. Paul McCafferty (LM) 11. Steven Brisbrane (RF) Subs 12. Simon White (RCM) (came on for 6. Graeme MacGregor in 71 mins 14 secs)  14. Chris McKee (not used) 15. Ludovic Erhard (not used) 16. Steven Smith (LCM) (came on for 7. Jaime Gallagher in 62 mins 8 secs) 17. Robbie Taylor (sub gk) (not used) 18. Andy Rodgers (RF) (came on for 8. David McCaughie in 67 mins 49 secs) 19. Fraser Neave (not used)

Whitehill Welfare 1. Ross Jardine 2. Tony Laing (RB) 3. Kevin Keane (Captain) (LB) 4. Gary Hamilton (LCD) 5. Stephen Woods (RCD) 6. Jack Wright (LCM) 7. Mickey Hamilton (RM) 8. Sean Lally (RCM) 9. Kieran Somerville (F) 10. Ainlsie Hunter (CM) 11. David Maskrey (LM) Subs 12. David Wilson (not used) 14. Robert Dowie (came on for 7. Mickey Hamilton in 65 mins 32 secs) 15. Jordan Bain (not used) 16. Scott Wright (came on for 11. David Maskrey in 76 mins 41 secs) 17.  Darnel Ramsey (not used) 18. Fyn Connor (came on for 6. Jack Wright in 82 mins 37 secs)

Ht 2-0 Ft 3-0

East Stirlingshire Scorers – 1) Steven Brisbane (14 mins 7 secs) 2) Ross Allum (24 mins 23 secs) 3) Paul McCafferty (55 mins 33 secs)

East Stirlingshire Assists – 1) Paul McCafferty 2) David McCaughie 3) David McCaughie

East Stirlingshire Bookings – 1) Jaime Gallagher (20 mins 5 secs) 2) Graeme MacGregor (42 mins 17 secs) 3) Simon White (74 mins 48 secs)

Whitehill Welfare Bookings – 1) David Maskrey (40 mins 55 secs) 2) Gary Hamilton (52 mins 55 secs) 3) Mikey Hamilton (58 mins 28 secs) 4) Ainlsie Hunter (74 mins 30 secs)

Crowd: 127

Referee: Jonathan Gall

Assistant Referees: Etienne Dick, Rhys Struthers


Whitehill Welfare FC
119 Carnethie St, Rosewell EH24 9AJ, UK

Whitehill Welfare FC

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Ross JardineGoalkeeper0000
2Tony LaingDefender0000
3Kevin KeaneDefender0000
4Gary HamiltonDefender0010
5Stephen WoodsDefender0000
6Jack Wright 18Midfielder0000
7Mikey Hamilton 14Midfielder0010
8Sean LallyForward0000
9Kieran SomervilleForward0000
10Ainslie HunterMidfielder0010
11David Maskrey 16Midfielder0010
14Robbie Dowie 7Midfielder0000
16Scott Wright 11Forward0000
18Fyn Connor 6Midfielder0000

East Stirlingshire

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jamie BarclayGoalkeeper0000
2Danny AsheDefender0000
3Scott GrayDefender0000
4Andy GrantDefender0000
5Connor GreeneDefender0000
6Graeme MacGregor 12Midfielder0010
7Jaime Gallagher 16Midfielder0010
8David McCaughie 18Midfielder0200
9Ross AllumForward1000
10Paul McCaffertyMidfielder1100
11Steven BrisbaneMidfielder, Forward1000
12Simon White 6Midfielder0010
16Steven Smith 7Midfielder0000
18Andy Rodgers 8Forward0000
Yellow Cards
Red Cards