Vale beat Peebles in local pre season friendly

The Vale continued their pre season preparations with a 3-2 victory over Peebles Rovers at Whitestone Park.

Vale dominated possession from the start and eventually broke the deadlock after 25 minutes when trialist Aaron Laidlaw crossed from the left hand side and Donny Ndweni drove into the net.

Defender Martin Brogan grabbed his first goal for the club in his first game. Brogan had already missed a great chance when he headed the ball just wide of the right post, when a similar ball from a Donny Ndweni corner saw Brogan head home after 32 minutes to make it 2-0 to the Vale at half time.

Peebles came out determined in the second half and pulled a goal back after 46 minutes after the Vale were caught at the back. The Vale got their third on 66mins when a through ball saw new boy Reece Wyllie one on one with the keeper. His initial shot was saved but Wyllie slotted home at the second attempt. Peebles grabbed a consolation goal just before the final whistle.

Full Time: Peebles Rovers 2 Vale of Leithen 3

Vale continued their pre season campaign with upcoming fixtures this week against Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale (Wed 23 Sept, 8.15KO, Saughton Enclosure) and Upper Annandale (Sat 26, 2pm KO, Victoria Park). All games are behind closed doors.