Waverley win ugly to seal cup passage

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Although not exactly setting the heather alight, Waverley nevertheless marched into the second round of the Waddell Cup.

Waverley began in an enterprising manner by scoring twice during the opening 20 minutes of the game.

Darren Munro got the Wilton Lodge Park side’s first in maintaining his record of having scored in every game he has played in this season, in beating the West Barns keeper with a shot after being set up by a Mark Brownlee lay-off, following a Mark Deans throw-in.

Waverley kept their foot on the gas and minutes later stretched their lead.

On breaking out of defence, Jamie Richardson took on a man before hitting over a low hard cross that was rattled away by Scott Craig.

Star were to shine a little more after this but Waverley were always in charge of matters and Deans and Liam Lavery were both denied strikes through fine saves by the West Barns keeper.

The visitors netted their only goal of the game during the second period.

Giving his views on the match, Waverley manager Bruce Hughes said: “It wasn’t pretty, in fact it wasn’t even nice but we got a win and are in the next round of the Waddell Cup and that’s what counts. After getting off to a very good start in scoring two goals early on we became a bit disjointed and let West Barns back into the game. We were always the better side, though, and deserved our win.”