South league roundup
Creetown 0 Heston Rovers 2
Creetown announced their new management team following their defeat to Heston Rovers.
Neil Erskine is the man who has been chosen to take over from Lee Bass who left the Castle Cary Park side after just a few months in charge. Assisting him will be players Colin Wilson and Ben Herries. Erskine takes over with Creetown fourth bottom of the South of Scotland League after two wins from their opening 10 games.
Saturday saw them lose at home to Heston thanks to goals from Sam Hughes and Russell Jardine.
Erskine will take charge for the first time this weekend as Creetown make the trip to Sanquhar to take on Nithsdale Wanderers. Annan Athletic 1 Mid Annandale 10
Mid Annandale hit double figures as they thumped Annan at Galabank.
Dylan Neill scored a hat-trick inside the first 23 minutes, Dean Smith and Luke Hammond also on target as Mids led 5-1 at the break.
There was no let up in the second half, Smith getting two more to complete his treble with Benji Wagner and Sam Copeland also on target. Threave Rovers 3 Abbey Vale 2
Abbey Vale’s unbeaten league run came to an end as they lost at Threave Rovers.
The hosts took the lead after five minutes, Dan Thom scoring from the spot after goalie Taylor Hall brought down Andrew Donley.
Vale were level in the 37th minute with a fine Tommy Goss header and six minutes later they were awarded a penalty of their own.
Jake Gemmell saved Dylan Cairnie’s spot-kick but Threave couldn’t get the ball clear and Declan Tremble eventually put it in the net.
Threave equalised nine minutes after the break, Stuart Maxwell’s cross finding the net after a deflection off Liam Douglas.
And in the 67th minute they scored what proved to be the winner after Hall picked up a back pass. The free-kick was taken short to Thom who fired it into the top corner.
Vale co-manager Allan Clark said: “I don’t think we played as well as we can and we didn’t get a foothold in the game.
“I think we played the better football but when it came to the crunch they were the team that took the three points.
“They never really opened us up, their goals came from individual errors.
“The first goal was from a mistake that led to a penalty, the second was a free-kick that came off one of our players and the third was a mistake. It’s disappointing.”
The defeat was Vale’s first loss in the league this season and comes at a difficult time with a tough game against Bonnyton Thistle coming this weekend before they take on Stranraer who thrashed the Kilmarnock side at the weekend.
Clark added: “It leaves us with a mountain to climb as we have some hard games coming up.
“I think Stranraer will be the team to beat this season and Saturday will be a hard game too.”