Edinburgh United 0 Vale of Leithen 2
Today’s match was about getting the new players blended in and getting some match fitness.
With this in mind Vale used their 16 available players during the match.
The first half fairly even pressure wise until the 31 min when Vale took the lead.
Marc Berry ran from midfield going past a few United players before getting on the end of a one two to slot the ball past the United goalie.
For the rest of the half the Vale were the dominate team playing some nice football.
The second half started with Vale making a few changes and under some pressure from United.
However, in the 51 min Vale increased their lead when the United defence was cut apart from a pass that landed at the feet of Sean Stewart who controlled it and despatched confidently passed the goalie.
From then on in the Vale played some good football and should gone further ahead when Stewart rounded the goalie only for his shot to be cleared of the line by a defender.
A bonus for the Vale came 15 mins from the end when James Elliot made a return after 18 months of injury. (See photos)
A good all round performance at this stage by the team.