Vale en­joy first league win

Lennox Herald - - SPORTS -

Vale Ju­niors recorded their first vic­tory of the com­pet­i­tive sea­son at the week­end when they faced Port Glas­gow in the Sec­tional League Cup.

TheVale squad joined boss Hugh Hamill at Port Glas­gow Com­mu­nity Sta­dium on Satur­day to face the Glas­gow side in what turned out to be a seven-goal thriller.

It was theVale who opened the scor­ing five min­utes in, cour­tesy of James Crowhurst. A cor­ner from Lee McGeachy found Craig Cowan, who sent a header to­wards the goal only to have it blocked.The ball then fell to Crowhurst, who fired the re­bound into the roof of the net.

Port Glas­gow re­sponded quickly, equal­is­ing through Dy­lan McLaugh­lin just three min­utes later.

The next goal of the match came af­ter the half-hour mark when Vale’s Sean Stewart har­ried a de­fender into an er­ror, al­low­ing him to roll the ball into the empty net. Scott Nu­gent equalised for Port Glas­gow just be­fore half-time, de­spite protests that he was off­side.

Vale then stepped up their game and in two con­sec­u­tive min­utes had the score up to 4-2 thanks to bril­liant shots by Stephen Grif­fen and Craig Cowan.

Con­fi­dent that the vic­tory was theirs, theVale had a slip when they al­lowed Port Glas­gow to net again on 89 min­utes, for what proved to be merely a con­so­la­tion goal.

Port Glas­gow ........ 3 Vale of Leven ....... 4

Good start Vale boss Hugh Hamill

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