Threave end Vale’s record
High-scoring BSC head to Islecroft
Threave Rovers ended their eve game losing run on Saturday as they beat Abbey Vale at Meadow Park.
The Castle Douglas side were trailing 2-1 at halftime but turned things around to win 3-2 and end their rivals’ unbeaten start in the league.
Boss Sam Warren said: “I’m delighted with the result, the boys did everything we asked of them and played well.
“We were disappointed to go in 2-1 down at halftime. We could see the heads were down as we’d just lost two goals so they showed good character to turn it round and get what they deserved.
“You can see the lift in confidence it has given them. It was the first time Abbey Vale have lost in the league and they are one of the best teams in the league.”
Threave took an early lead after Andrew Donley was brought down by Taylor Hall and Dan Thom scored the penalty.
Vale drew level through Tommy Goss’s header before Declan Tremble gave them the lead after Jake Gemmell had saved Dylan Cairnie’s penalty.
Threave were back level early in the second half as new signing Stuart Maxwell’s cross took a deflection off of Liam Douglas. The winner arrived when Hall Dalbeattie Star welcome free-scoring BSC Glasgow to Islecroft on Saturday.
Their opponents have rattled in 15 goals in their last three league games, including a 7-1 hammering of Threave Rovers.
Star boss Darren Kerr said: “They’re on a bit of a run at the moment. They had a bit of a slow start but they’re now scoring goals and are quite sturdy at the back as well.
“We’ll set up to try to frustrate them for as long as we can and keep ourselves in the game. Hopefully we can take something from it.
“They’ll be well organised, they always are, but hopefully we can stop them.”
Connor Graham is likely to miss Saturday’s game while Greig Thorburn faces a race against time to be fit enough.
Star had no game on Saturday, drawing 1-1 with St Cuthbert Wanderers in a midweek friendly.
Kerr added: “It was a good run out. It gave some much needed game-time to some of the players.
“Those that hadn’t played on the Saturday played 90 minutes and the ones that had got 45 each.
“It was quite a tough game and it was a bit physical. We needed the game as we had no training on Monday with the school being shut.”
picked up a backpass and when the indirect free-kick was played to Thom he fired it into the net.
Following last week’s arrival of Donley and Maxwell, Threave have boosted their squad further with the addition of former Abbey Vale player Adam Uphill. The former Queen of the South youngster came off the bench against his old club on Saturday.
This weekend, Threave head to Dumfries to face Lochar Thistle.
And there will be a familiar face in the opposition line-up in the shape of Scott Wilby, who quit as Threave boss earlier this season.
Warren said: “I’m good friends with Scott and we’ll have a chat after the game but before that we want to get a result and hopefully he’s on the wrong side of that!
“The games don’t get any easier but hopefully we can get another win.”
No way through Threave inflicted the first league defeat of the season on Abbey Vale
Pictured Action from Threave’s win over Abbey Vale