Selkirk 3 Whitehill Welfare 6
A season to forget at Yarrow Park was confirmed by Selkirk’s latest loss which consigned them to bottom of the Lowland League.
There were still faint hopes that the Souters could avoid the ignominy of last place in the new feeder division by catching Threave Rovers.
The Rosewell club were 2-0 up after only 12 minutes as Wayne McIntosh bagged another double to take his tally to 32 for the season.
It was 3-0 after only 23 minutes as Wayne Sproule low shot from 16 yards found the net, but Phil Addison pulled one back four minutes afterwards when he lobbed Whitehill stopper Bryan Young.
Addison almost pushed Selkirk right back in the game only for Young to make an outstanding finger tip save, a week after he made an identical stop to deny Vale of Leithen.
But in the minutes before half-time, Danny Noon killed off the game with a simple header from a Sproule cross and then a tap-in after good work by McIntosh.
Selkirk looked a far sturdily proposition in the second half thanks to the formation change, albeit it was too late.
Young saved Tonelle’s free kick and then denied Yanis Lamghari with another great save from a 20-yard shot.
At the other end, Mickey Lawson’s men made it six as Noon bagged a hat-trick by heading in strike partner McIntosh’s cross in the 72nd minute.
Tonelle’s fierce shot made it 6-2 just two minutes later, and substitute Mate Meszaros scrambled in a third with seven minutes remaining.
Selkirk: G. Amos, R. Scott (M. Meszaros 50), K. Barr, K. Munro, S. Guiney, R. McManus, D. Hlabangana, D. Johnson (G. Young 70), Y. Lamghari, P. Addison, J. Tonelle.