Vale hit Nithsdale for six
South of Scotland League Abbey Vale 6 Nithsdale Wanderers 3
Abbey Vale produced a stunning comeback to defeat Nithsdale Wanderers.
Stuart McKenzie scored after just two minutes and a brace from Kevin Roy looked to have them heading to victory after less than 20 minutes.
But Graeme Bell struck after half an hour and again just before the break to give Vale some hope.
The striker completed his hat-trick to level the score after an hour, Dan Thom putting Vale in front in the 71st minute.
Thom set up Dylan Cairnie for the fifth before adding the sixth himself, scoring the rebound after his penalty was saved.
Vale co-manager Allan Clark said: “It’s been coming for a few games but we don’t make it easy for ourselves!”
“Even at 3-0 down myself and Frazer [Brolls, co-manager] turned to each other and said we were quite confident of winning. We were passing the ball about great, we missed a few chances, their keeper had some fantastic saves, we hit the bar three times and had a couple of chances cleared off the line.
“On another day we could have scored as many as we wanted, everything seemed to click – after the first 20 minutes anyway!” Mid Annandale 2 Creetown 3
Creetown came out on top by the odd goal in five in a thrilling game against Mid Annandale at Lockerbie.
Greg Jarvie opened the scoring to put the visitors in front and, although Mids turned things round to go 2-1 up, the sides were level at the break thanks to Stevie Ross.
And Ross Landers scored the decisive goal in the second half to give Alastair Herries’ men all three points.
He said: “We went with 12 players and every one of them played for the shirt.
“One of our fringe players started and he scored a 25 yard strike in the first minute. Greg Jarvie joined in the summer and it’s been his only start so we’re happy with that!”