East Kilbride 6 Vale of Leithen 0

East Kilbride 6 Vale of Leithen 0
Due to injuries and work commitments Vale arrived at K-Park with only 11 fit outfield players, which meant a make shift defence.
The game commenced with Kilby attacking down both wings with ex Partick Thistle player Adam Strachan on the left and ex Rangers youth Darren Ramsey on the right and Vale struggled to contain them.
Kilby took the lead in the 2 min when a Strachan cross headed in by Malcom.
Kilby added a second in the 8 min when after some good interplay between Malcolm and McNeil resulted in Ramsey slotting home.
Kilby were now in full flow and added another in the 22 min when Ramsey cut in from the right and found the top corner with a well placed shot.
Things got worse for the Vale in the 34 min when after a short corner Strachan fired in a cross that was headed home by Malcolm.
HT 4-0
After the break the Vale appeared to be more in the game but the continued pressure Kilby meant that every attack had danger written over it and in the 60 min goal number 5 arrived when a Ramsey cross was knocked home by McNeil.
Goal number 6 arrived in the 64 min when a corner to the back post was nodded home by Russell.
Only some bad misses and some excellent saves from Gilpin prevented the score from going any further.
Kilby were excellent on the day and their Match Sponsor Man of the Match went to Darren Ramsey, who without doubt was outstanding on the day.
The gap between the top teams in the league and those mid table to bottom are there to see, and Vale should not be to despondent and concentrated on their backlog of fixtures. However, things are never easy and this Saturday we face another title contender at home, Spartans.