Civil Service Strollers 0 Vale of Leithen 0
The game started in blustery conditions with both sides struggling to control the ball.
The first 15 mins were spent in the Vale half with Strollers adopting the long ball over the top. However, the Vale backline were handling this well. As the game progressed Vale were beginning to get a foothold in the midfield through Raiker and Bonner and Vale were starting to create some pressure on the Strollers defence.
The first half ended with Vale hitting the post from a Stewart shot.
At 45 mins there hand not been a save my any of the two goalies.
The second half continued where the first ended with both sides struggling to take control, especially as the wind was showing signs of increasing.
The down point from the Vale perspective was that early in the second after a mid-air challenge Taylor Black appear to land awkwardly on his ankle and had to be taken to hospital with a suspected broken ankle.
The only other note of interest was the return of 40 year veteran Keith McLeod when he appeared from the bench with 30 mins to go.
Vale were under a fair bit of pressure in the last ten minutes but in reality were only breached once with 8 minutes to go when the inrushing Stroller forward put the ball past the post when it should have been in the net.
Overall a draw was a fair result with both teams cancelling each other out, but good to see the Vale defence looking secure and every player performing well.