Stuffy Vale dig deep for a point

Spoils shared in thriller

The Galloway News - - MOTORS -

ABBEY VALE ..................................... 3 BONNYTON THIS­TLE...................... 3

Abbey Vale came from be­hind three times to take a point in a thrilling game against Bonnyton This­tle.

David Stevenson put the vis­i­tors in front in the first minute but 10 min­utes later Vale equalised when Dy­lan Cairnie sent Dom McMa­hon through to score.

Bonnyton re­took the lead just min­utes later through Kris Kerr, Hay­den Edgar head­ing Vale level from a Cairnie free-kick.

An­drew Stevenson scored from the spot early in the se­cond half but Vale sal­vaged a point six min­utes from the end when Tommy Goss took the ball on his chest be­fore turn­ing and scor­ing.

An­drew Stevenson had a late chance to snatch vic­tory for the Kil­marnock side but some­how failed to find the tar­get with the goal gap­ing.

Vale co-man­ager Al­lan Clark said: “It was prob­a­bly a fair re­sult in the end but we could have sneaked it at the end.

“The first-half per­for­mance wasn’t very good, the se­cond half it was all us and we had a chance to sneak it.

“It showed good char­ac­ter, es­pe­cially af­ter mid­week. We had to make six changes af­ter Wed­nes­day night. We had 21 play­ers on Satur­day so the squad is com­ing in to use.

“We had a few play­ers strug­gling on Satur­day so it was easy to de­cide who to leave out.”

Vale had suf­fered an ex­tra-time de­feat to Edus­port Academy in the Haig Gor­don Cup on the Wed­nes­day be­fore they faced Bonnyton.

The busy sched­ule con­tin­ued this week with a game at Wig­town last night be­fore host­ing Cree­town on Satur­day. Clark added: “It’s a game that if we want to fin­ish third we have to win. We cer­tainly can fin­ish third, it’s in our own hands.

“For the younger boys, two or three games a week is OK but for the older ones, it’s maybe a bit more of a prob­lem.”

CREE­TOWN ....................................... 1 AN­NAN ATH­LETIC............................ 1

Cree­town had to set­tle for a point against bot­tom club An­nan Ath­letic.

Rab Joe Pais­ley’s goal gave the hosts the lead at the in­ter­val but in the se­cond half their young op­po­nents equalised to claim just their se­cond point of the sea­son.

This week­end sees Cree­town go to Abbey Vale.

WIG­TOWN & BLADNOCH ..............4 ST CUTHBERT WAN­DER­ERS ..........1

St Cuthbert Wan­der­ers rounded off their league cam­paign by los­ing a seven goal thriller at Wig­town.

The home side took the lead thanks to Blair Dougan’s goal be­fore Ben Jaekel equalised.

In the se­cond half, Stuart McC­ly­mont re­stored Wig­town’s lead be­fore Marc Whyte lev­elled things up with a penalty, an­other Whyte spot­kick putting Saints in front.

But Kerr Irons equalised once again be­fore McC­ly­mont scored his se­cond to give Wig­town all three points.

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