Football: League leaders too strong for Brandanes

Rothesay Brandane full-back Stuart Brady finds himself under pressure from a Whitehills opponent during Saturday's Caledonian League clash.
Rothesay Brandane full-back Stuart Brady finds himself under pressure from a Whitehills opponent during Saturday's Caledonian League clash.

Rothesay Brandane’s good recent run of home form hit a stumbling block on Saturday as Caledonian League first division leaders EKFC Whitehills eased to a 4-1 away win.

Garry O’Hanlon was the East Kilbride side’s hero with a first-half hat-trick, beginning with a straightforward finish after a headed clearance from Brandanes skipper Neil Whitelaw fell straight into his path.

O’Hanlon added his second from the penalty spot ten minutes later, and though the Rothesay men pulled themselves back into the match with a close-range finish from David Whitelaw after a well-worked move involving Wes Pattison and John McBride, O’Hanlon completed his treble just before the break after a neat dummy from a corner caught the Danes defence napping.

Only poor finishing denied O’Hanlon more goals in the second half, though he did have a hand in the goal which made certain of the points on 64 minutes, playing a nice one-two with his team-mate Scott Hadden who fired home the fourth off the right-hand post.