Local side Civil Service Strollers moved to fourth in the GeoSonic Lowland League after a convincing 3-1 win over Whitehill Welfare at Christie Gillies Park on Saturday.
Gary Jardine’s men went into the game on the back of two draws against Spartans and BSC Glasgow and with these teams playing each other at Ainslie Park the Muirhouse men knew a win could see them overtake last season’s champions, Spartans.
However, they had to see off basement club, Whiltehill Welfare, who have recently appointed a new manager and are capable of picking up points.
After a scrappy first fifteen minutes, the visitors took the lead when a slack backpass by Kyle Fee was only cleared to the edge of the box and Scott Wright guided the ball into the net.
That was the visitors only real chance of the game and despite the home side having several chances they went in at half time one down.
Strolelrs started the second half as they finished the first and got their reward ten minutes in when Davud Churchill was left unmarked in the box and the striker prodded the ball into the net from close range.
Civil bagged their second from the penalty spot after Churchill was flattened by the keeper and Jordan Hopkinson stepped and fired the ball home. With minutes to go Civil sealed the win when Steven Froude broke away and placed the ball beyond the keeper and into the net.
Along the road at Ainslie
After having several chances the visitors won it with minutes to go when Thomas Orr lobbed Blair Carswell to spark an enthusiastic celebration by the visiting side.