GK1Chris Fahey   
 RB2Ryan Milne (u20)   
 LB3Richard Kirwan   
 CB4Daniel McFarlane   
 CB5Andy Ward (c)   
Off65CM6Jordan Pirrie   
 SS7Owen RonaldScorer  
 CM8Craig MurrayScorer  
Off60CF9Ross Kavanagh   
Off80CM10Jonathan Black   
 SS11Stephen O'Neill   
  12Conor McKenzie   
On80 14Jamie Broadfoot   
On60 15Andy Selkirk   
  16Andy Hunter   
On65 17Jamie Barclay   

27/08/2016  |  League

Vale of Leithen   1  v  2  Cumbernauld Colts

As Colts made the long journey south for this weekís league fixture the Cumbernauld side were looking to make it five wins in a row after a difficult start to the season. After having good periods in possession Colts found themselves behind after a lapse in concentration at the back let Vale winger in behind and the ball then broke for the home striker to put Vale of Leithen 1-0 up.
The visitors though done well to settle themselves down in the search for an equaliser and managed to create some chances, the best of which was when Colts striker Kavanagh found himself one on one with the goalkeeper only to blaze the ball over the bar. The goal came shortly after though from a good move down the right hand side, Colts full back Ryan Milne done well to work space for a cross which landed at the feet of Owen Ronald to fire Colts level.
Vale of Leithen created some good chances for themselves also, taking advantage of some nervous defending from Colts which required experienced goalkeeper Chris Fahey to make a series of important saves to keep the score level before the half time whistle.
As the second half got underway it was Colts who were out of the traps quickest, winger Ronald involved in the thick of the action again, done well down the right hand side to tee up midfielder Craig Murray who was unmarked in the box and managed to slot the ball into the net to put Colts 2-1 ahead.
From here the visitors took control of the game and dominated possession, however failed to make the possession count as there were to be no more goals in the game. It was not to be an easy finish for Colts though, as the home side worked hard until the last minute and created some very good chances to score, and could have drawn level if not for a string of excellent saves from Fahey proving his worth once again in the Colts goal.