South of Scotland League round-up
Creetown 0 Mid Annandale 9
Mid Annandale hammered a Creetown side that ended up with just nine men.
Connor Graham opened the scoring after just a minute when he headed in Benji Wagner’s cross, Dean Smith adding the second after 10 minutes.
Smith was brought down inside the box three minutes later but Creetown player/manager Harry Fidler saved Darren Dunbar’s penalty.
Twenty minutes later Mids had another penalty but Fidler once again kept it out, this time denying Zak Caldwell.
But six minutes later Mids finally added their third through Luke Hammond, Wagner curling home the fourth soon after.
And just before the break Creetown’s woes deepened as Robbie Smith was sent off.
Six minutes into the second half Graham added his second, Smith getting his brace soon after as Creetown then had Robert Dargie dismissed.
Smith completed his hat-trick before Mids finally found their mark from the penalty spot, Hammond and Graham both converting spotkicks.
It was a difficult few days for Creetown as they lost 7-0 to Stranraer reserves on Monday night.
Last night they were due to take on Heston Rovers before facing Lochmaben at Castle Cary Park on Saturday. Abbey Vale 3 Upper Annandale 2 Abbey Vale look set to finish a fine fifth in the South of Scotland League after coming from behind to beat Upper Annandale on Monday night.
Two Joe Usher goals gave Uppers the lead at Maryfield Park before a second half hat-trick from Graeme Bell saw Vale complete a remarkable victory.
Co-manager Allan Clark said: “We were terrible in the first half. They only had 11 players and lost one to injury and went 2-0 up!
“We were atrocious but we were much better in the second half.
“Graeme has been out injured and he hasn’t played since the semi-final against Nithsdale so we’re delighted with him.
“He played 80 minutes before he had to come off but he won’t be there on Wednesday.”
The sides were due to meet again last night in the first round of the Cree Lodge Cup, the next round due to be played on Saturday.
And on Wednesday Vale host Lowland League side Dalbeattie Star in the semi-finals of the South of Scotland Challenge Cup.
Clark added; “It’s calmed down a wee bit now that the league’s finished. It was a bit frantic for a few weeks.
“I think we will finish fifth but even if we don’t it’s still been a tremendous end to the season. In our last 11 games we’ve won 10 and drawn one.”
There was good news for Vale’s Hayden Edgar on Saturday night as he was named in the South of Scotland League’s team of the year.