Vale hit Niths­dale for six

The Galloway News - - SPORT -

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!”

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