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Cove Thistle Win the White Cup

Stoneywood Amateurs 0 – 2 Cove Thistle

Cove secretary Graeme McPherson said before the game that Cove have been in several finals but never won one at Hillhead whereas Stoneywood won the White Cup in 2005-06 season at Hillhead.

Cove were first to attack when Esson rounded keeper Robertson only to see his shot cleared off the line. At the other end keeper Greig fumbled the ball and it ran to Stoneywood’s McDonald whose shot was cleared upfield by Cove’s Gabriel.

Both teams were shot shy, neither keeper being overworked and the score remained 0-0 at half time.

The second half did not come to life until the eighty eighth minute when a free kick to Cove twenty yards out was not cleared and Cove’s Joe Gill hammered the ball into the net.

Two minutes later another free kick to Cove in the same place saw Edward Esson‘s kick beat keeper Robertson to make the final score 0-2.