SWANS TOO STRONG FOR THE WELDERS
Goals from substitutes Padraig Slane and Aodhfionn Casey helped Newington defeat HW Welders at Solitude.
Scoreless at the break, the deadlock was finally broken on 73 minutes when Slane picked up the ball in the area and beat keeper Sam Johnston with a low hard ball driven into the bottom corner at the near post.
Then, just four minutes after that, Casey doubled Newington's lead when Gary Warwick cut the ball back from the touchline for Casey to fire home from the edge of the area just inside the right post.
The Welders did bag a late consolation in stoppage time when Michael McLellan knocked home the rebound after his initial effort had been touched onto the crossbar.
Newington: Maybin, Brennan, Gorman, Bradley, Gowdy, Warwick, Downey, McNicholl, Morgan, Cummings, Reilly subs Walker, Casey, Stuart, Reid, Slane, Duffy, Rice
HW Welders: Johnston, McCarthy, Byers, Harris, Kinner, McMurtry, Wilson, Ferguson, Frazer, Garrett, Dornan subs Wright, McLellan, Davidson, Flynn, Galbraith, Akassou, McGovern