Match Preview: East Kilbride

Vale will be out to halt a world record attempt in its tracks when they face East Kilbride this weekend.

Having won an incredible 25 matches in a row, Kilby can match the feat of the Ajax side of 1971/72 if they make it 26 by winning on Saturday.

Manager Martin Lauchlan said: “If we make it, it’s a magnificent achievement and a tremendous feat for any team at any level to go this long without losing.

“It might be a bit different for the players knowing what’s on the line, but it’s just another three points as far as I’m concerned.

“In the 9-1 game everything we hit turned to gold. Every time we attacked it looked like we would score.

“But the following week was completely different. Vale took us right to the 92nd minute before Ross McNeil scored the winner, so we are expecting a tough game.

“Vale have had some good results since then and they are not a team who will roll over.”


Vale have been the team on the receiving end in three of the 25 games, including a 9-1 defeat in the Scottish Cup. But they followed that up by taking the league leaders to the wire the following week, before eventually conceding a last minute goal to lose 2-1.

Manager Chris Anderson will be hoping they can go full circle and get a result this time. Not only would that stop EK from matching Johan Cruyff and co, but it would also be a valuable point in a competitive league.

While a good start has seen them take up a healthy league position in sixth, only two points separates them from 11th so a point or three from a fixture where most will take zero could be crucial.