East Stirlingshire 2 Vale of Leithen 3
Another fantastic result for the Vale and only some great saves from the home goalie stopped it from being more.
Vale started the game in a similar fashion to Saturday with solid defending and the speed of the front two, Stewart and Rixon, giving the home backline problems.
In the 5 min a cross ball found Stewart on the end of the box, although it was a close decision on whether it was slightly offside, Stewart controlled the ball and hammered an unstoppable shot passed Barclay.
With the home side stunned by the first goal, they found themselves 2-0 down in 15 min when after some bad defending from a corner, Stewart hit another powerful shot past Barclay.
Vale were coming under a bit of pressure but were defending well and looking comfortable.
However, in 42 mins the home side pulled one back when after a very soft free kick outside the box, the resultant kick was headed home by Rogers.
Vale started brightly after the break and were rewarded in the 50 min when after some good play Stewart made his way into the box and slotted home for his hat trick.
With the home side on the offensive, Vale had a few great chances to finish the game and only some poor finishing and three excellent saves from Barclay stopped them increasing their lead.
With Vale looking comfortable, the game changed in the 78 min when East Stirlingshire were awarded a penalty when Elliott was adjudged to have fouled a home forward. A shocking decision, which resulted in Rogers placing the ball past Gilpin.
The last 10 minutes were edgy with Vale under pressure, however they held out for a really deserved victory.
Two great victories in a row, and good to see some supporters from Innerleithen there tonight.
Hopefully we will have a good crowd on Saturday to back the boys, as it’s expected that Kelty Hearts will bring a big crowd through from Fife.