Vale hit eight against YM
Abbey Vale 8 Dumfries YMCA 0
Two players scored hat-tricks as Abbey Vale crushed Dumfries YMCA.
Craig Rudd completed his treble inside the first 17 minutes, his goals including a 25 yard screamer.
Curtis Telfer scored Vale’s fourth after 36 minutes and YMCA had Craig Peat sent off early in the second half.
Tommy Goss got the fifth just before the hour mark, Telfer making it six in the 73rd minute.
Five minutes later Goss scored again with Telfer completing his hat-trick two minutes from time.
Vale’s Murray Campbell was made captain for his final match after being advised to give up the game on medical advice despite being just 19.
Vale co-manager Allan Clark said: “He’s been advised not to do anything for the next three years and it’s a real blow as he’s one of, if not the best, left backs in the league.
“It was tremendous finishing from Craig Rudd, it was different class.
“Once we got the goals the game seemed to die a death and it was quite comfy in the end even though we didn’t play as well as we can. The goals helped us move up a few places in the league on goal difference.
“We played a lot better than the last time we played them and the early goals settled us down. They made it hard for us the last time and we didn’t play well at all.”
The win gives Vale a handy three points as they begin what appears to be a tricky run of fixtures, starting with Saturday’s trip to league champions Threave Rovers.
Clark said: “Threave maybe haven’t been picking up as many points as they’d have liked but it will still be a hard game and one they’ll be looking to get three points out of.
“The next six fixtures are really tough but at the same time a lot of the top sides play each other. The next five or six weeks will show what we’re made of.” Mid Annandale 4 Lochmaben 1
Luke Hammond scored a hat-trick as Mid Annandale saw off Lochmaben.
Hammond opened the scoring after four minutes when he chipped keeper Ross Wilson following good work from Dean Smith.
Smith added the second three minutes later after being played in by trialist Roman Soltys who signed after the game.
Hammond chipped the keeper again midway through the half to put Mids well in control and he completed his hat-trick after the break after once again being played in by Smith.
Laurie Maxwell headed in a consolation goal for the visitors 20 minutes from time before Mids had Liam Gibson sent off after he picked up a second yellow card. Newton Stewart 2 Creetown 1
Newton Stewart claimed the derby bragging rights as they saw off Creetown at Blairmount Park.
Grant Fitzsimmons gave the hosts an early lead and a five minute first half spell saw things get a lot worse for the visitors.
First, Willie Cloy was sent off and then Fitzsimmons doubled his side’s lead.
Dale McCutcheon scored after the break to give Creetown some hope but it was dashed when another player was sent off.
Creetown, who have still to announce a new manager, are set to welcome Heston Rovers to Castle Cary Park in the league on Saturday.
New trophy The inaugural Fleet Darts League T16 Trophy was played at the Tides Inn recently. The winner was Doit Kiltie from the Bank of Fleet with Keegy Stevenson, also from the Bank of Fleet, runner up. Doit scored a 180 and a 17-dart leg whilst Keegy had legs of 16 and 17 darts. Shanna Stitt from the Tides Inn presented the trophy.
Singles success Martin Fairbairn from the Tides Inn was the winner of the Fleet Darts League Steam Packet singles competition. He received the trophy from Shanna Kirkland. Runner up was Calum Ingram from Burnbank A. Calum had a 115 checkout and Thomas McKend a 114 checkout.