Hon­ours even in ‘bru­tal’ con­di­tions

The Galloway News - - READER TRAVEL -

STU­ART GILLESPIE New­ton Ste­wart and Abbey Vale bat­tled to a draw in hor­ren­dous con­di­tions at Blair­mount Park on Satur­day.

Dy­lan Cairnie’s free-kick gave Vale the half-time lead but that was can­celled out in the se­cond half when a shot from home cap­tain Rory Drys­dale was de­flected into the net.

Vale co-man­ager Al­lan Clark said: “The con­di­tions were ab­so­lutely bru­tal for both teams. We got there and the ref­eree wanted to put it off but New­ton had boys who’d trav­elled through from Stran­raer and we’d come through from Dum­fries so it went ahead – but it wasn’t much fun!

“It was hard for both teams but it was prob­a­bly two points dropped for us.

“We didn’t cre­ate many chances but we did go in front, we had a good goal dis­al­lowed and we should have had a penalty for hand­ball so it was def­i­nitely points dropped.”

There’s no game for Vale this week­end with a derby against He­ston Rovers com­ing the fol­low­ing Satur­day.

Clark added: “I’d rather play this week­end. I know folk go out on the Fri­day but it’s not as many as it used to be as par­ties are scat­tered out. “I’d pre­fer to play but that’s just my opin­ion.” Cree­town’s home game against An­nan Ath­letic and Th­reave Rovers’ trip to Wig­town and Blad­noch both had to be post­poned due to the bad weather.

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