Stirling Albion boss Greig McDonald admitted Whitehill Welfare had made life very tough for his side after Sandy Cunningham headed a 93rd-minute goal in Saturday’s 2-1 Scottish Cup replay win at Ferguson Park in the Midlothian village of Rosewell.
The 18-year-old converted a Graham Weir cross after Jordan White’s opener had been cancelled out by a Jamie Bishop own goal, before the Lowland League outfit had Gareth Thom sent off with 15 minutes left.
We now face Highland League Turriff United at The Haughs in the third round on Saturday November 2 and McDonald said: “It’s good to get into the next round. We’ll get no plaudits for winning but I think that would be disrespectful to Whitehill.
“I thought they gave a good account of themselves and were difficult to play against. We have been needing a victory and it shows the character of the lads that they can keep going and get a win in the very last minute.”
Whitehill Welfare manager Mickey Lawson said: “We feel really hard done by. We missed the best two chances, had a stonewall penalty turned down, and the sending off was dubious to say the least.
“I’ve been in the game long enough to know that the wee teams don’t get the breaks but we are proud of the players.”