Vale of Leithen 3 Stirling University 2

Vale of Leithen 3 Stirling University 2
A pitch inspection was carried out at 9.30am, where the pitch was deemed as playable.
At time of kick off the pitch can only be described as very heavy with a strong wind beginning to surface.
The University won the toss and decided to play the first half with the wind.
It was obvious from the kick off that the wind was going to be a major factor in the outcome of the game.
The first half was totally dominated by the University and it was no surprise when they took the lead in the 19 min when initially after some slack play in the midfield resulted in Geddes firing home in the penalty area.
Although the University were in the ascendancy the Vale nearly equalised just before half time when Dawson should have scored from six yards.
The second half commenced with Vale pressing forward with the wind at their backs as were rewarded in the 54 min when a free kick in front of the University goal was played to Allan who drilled home the equaliser.
Vale were beginning to take control and were rewarded in the 57 min when Dawson hammered home a fine goal from within the penalty area.
Vale continued to dominated and scored a third in the 69 min when Dawson headed home a Stewart cross.
Vale then made a few changes to consolidate their lead and were very comfortable until in the first minute of injury time when Peden of the University struck a great volley pass Gilpin.
The last few minutes of the injury time were spent around the Vale box and only a good save from Gilpin with the last kick of the match ensured a Vale victory.
The Vale Man of the Match was given to Cameron Dawson.