Different class of Students beat Vale

Edinburgh Uni3

Vale of Leithen1

A month ago, Edinburgh University were unlucky to leave Victoria Park with nothing to show for their efforts, but made no mistake on Saturday, writes Dave Ryce.

The first half saw plenty of chances, Vale going close when Josh Morris hit the post. But the Students struck either side of half-time, with Duncan Black rising to head home a corner a minute before the break and 48 seconds into the second period Jack Guthrie struck to double the advantage.

Vale pulled a goal back a minute later when Jason Stevens knocked home a Chris Anderson cross at the back post, but in truth they rarely looked like getting back on level terms, apart from a spectacular tip over from goalkeeper Mark Tait to deny Jack Blaikie.

With two minutes remaining, Uni made sure of the points when Dan Ward pounced on a loose ball and found Ross Patterson in acres of space, giving him all the time he needed to score.