Honours even in ‘brutal’ conditions
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.