Match Preview: East Kilbride

The daunting task of refacing the side that crushed them with a 9-1 Scottish Cup defeat just last weekend lies in store for Vale of Leithen tomorrow.

Despite taking an early lead, Vale were 6-1 down by half time at EK Park before conceding a further three goals in the second half.

That was just the tip of the iceberg of East Kilbride’s impressive form, with Martin Lauchlan’s team having won every competitive match this season. In the league, they have won eight from eight, scoring 29 and conceding three. That has left them four points clear in first with a game in hand at this early stage.

Clearly, losing to the runaway leaders carries no shame, but shipping nine goals at any level is never welcomed. Vale will be looking to put that behind them and get back to the football that has them in 6th place.

Chris Anderson said: “Everyone was disappointed after last week’s performance and the players know they let themselves down.

“This Saturday can’t come quick enough as each player is determined to restore some pride. We will have to be at our very best to get the performance we want and I am sure it will be a different game.”

Vale will have new signing Brad Raiker available for the match which kicks off at 3pm at Victoria Park.