GALA travelled to Rosewell on Saturday for this King Cup second round match, determined to improve their fortunes after their loss to Selkirk.
But it was not to be. Welfare started quickly despite playing into the strong wind.
After seven minutes, Wayne McIntosh burst clean through on goal, rounded the keeper before slotting in from a tight angle to open the scoring.
And with 15 minutes on the clock, Andrew Kidd headed in a McIntosh cross.
Sean Palickza got one back for Gala with a low finish.
Whitehill emerged for the second half determined to use the wind behind them to their advantage – and McIntosh smashed the ball high into the net from a Stuart McLaughlin corner.
On 53 minutes, minutes Gala narrowed the gap again as Alan Nichol blocked Willie Kidd’s attempted clearance all the way into the net.
Welfare were largely dominant, though, and Danny Noon headed home a McIntosh cross and Mclaughlin played in Aaron Somerville, who ran in on goal and slotted home.