Vale earn vic­tory

Fraser Brem­ner nets equaliser against Swifts

Strathearn Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

Vale of Earn .......... 3 Jean­field Swifts .... 2

It was a hard- earned three points on Satur­day for Vale of Earn who snatched vic­tory af­ter go­ing two goals down early on.

A slow start saw visi­tors Jean­field score early on and fur­ther poor de­fend­ing from a cor­ner saw Swifts dou­ble their ad­van­tage on 20 min­utes.

De­spite be­ing be­hind, Vale were play­ing well and showed great com­po­sure in pos­ses­sion.

Op­por­tu­ni­ties came and went in ther first half be­fore an ex­cel­lent team move saw Calum Fraser pull the ball back for Aaron Daw­son to slot home into the cor­ner.

The equaliser came when Brian Fin­lay, who was a con­stant threat all afternoon, crossed into the box for striker Fraser Brem­ner to smash be­yond the goal­keeper from close range, and the teams went in at half time level. HT: 2-2.

The in­struc­tions for the sec­ond half were clear: to just keep play­ing the same phi­los­o­phy as the first.

A waste­ful start to the half saw nu­mer­ous chances cre­ated with­out find­ing the net.

Calum Fraser, Brian Fin­lay and Jamie MacPhee all came close and Fraser Brem­ner saw his bril­liant free kick crash off the un­der­side of the bar.

Tri­al­ist goal­keeper Bar­rie Chiver­ton also did well on his re­turn to foot­ball and made a cou­ple of key blocks at the away strik­ers’ feet.

The Mar­ket Park side did get the de­ci­sive goal with 15 min­utes re­main­ing through Aaron Smith, who was mak­ing his first start of the sea­son, get­ting his re­ward for a hard work­ing dis­play by smash­ing home a thun­der­ous strike from 25 yards which flew over the keeper and sealed the Vale win.

Vale were also un­lucky to see a late Jor­dan Brown penalty bril­liantly saved by the Jean­field goal­keeper.

The three points sees Vale climb up to fourth in the A&B Taxi Premier Di­vi­sion. Vale of Earn have no game this week.

Team: Chiver­ton, Tay­lor, Ritchie, Brock, Cassidy, Brown, Daw­son, Smith, Fin­lay, Brem­ner and Fraser. Subs: MacPhee, Gunn, Gil­lies, Howie and Myles.

Vale of Earn would like to thank the Square Bar for pro­vid­ing post match hospi­tal­ity.

There were no fix­tures for Auchter­arder Primrose or Strathearn Grove at the week­end, how­ever both sides are play­ing in the sec­ond round of the Scot­tish Cup on Satur­day.

Auchter­arder travel to Broughty United and Strathearn Grove will host Ket­tins.

Scorer Fraser Brem­ner net­ted the equaliser for Vale of Earn

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.