Whitehill Welfare 2-1 Heart of Midlothian

Saturday 6th July 2019, KO 15:00 | Friendly | Ferguson Park

Match Report

Two free-kicks from Welfares' Keith Lough sunk a young Hearts Reserve side in this fundraising
friendly match at Ferguson Park.

The hosts had a goal disallowed in the opening minutes for a foul on Harry Stone, and in reply Euan Henderson had a shot saved in a one-on-one with the Welfare keeper.

On twenty one minutes Whitehill took the lead with a 25 yard free-kick from Lough, and some ten minutes later Hearts almost levelled the score but Henderson's shot clipped the top of the crossbar.

On the stroke of half-time Hearts find an equaliser when Aidan Denholm knocked home a close range shot after the 'keeper had parried a Chris Hamilton shot.

Hearts began the second half on the front foot but it was the hosts that took the lead on 48 minutes
from a soft free-kick when Daniel Baur was adjudged to have committed a foul. Lough added Welfares' and his own second from the resultant free-kick from around 25 yards.

From then on Hearts had the better of the exchanges without creating too may clear cut chances, although
Jay Charleston-King had a shot brilliantly saved by the 'keeper on 56 minutes.

That was to be the closest the youngsters came to scoring in a game against much more experienced opponents including ex-Jambo Neil Janczyk.

Hearts: Stone; Darge, Leddie (Charleston-King 46), Hamilton, Ritchie, Baur, Logan, Denholm, Makovora, Henderson, Watson. 
Subs Unused: Ward, Docherty, Somers, Ramos.