Vale snatch late victory

Vale of Leithen3

Edinburgh Uni2

Vale claimed another three Lowland League points, but it was a narrow squeak against the Students, who were well worth at least a point from the game.

Vale were in the unusual position of starting a game as favourites and certainly lived up to the tag, holding a two-goal lead after just a quarter of an hour. Jason Stevens ran on to a through-ball to slot home after just seven minutes and Kenny O’Brien doubled the lead as he left Uni keeper Scott Hainey standing with a free kick.

The visitors bounced back three minutes later with virtually their first attack of the game, when a ball into the area was diverted into his own net by Vale defender James Elliot.

Burgh came out all guns blazing for the second half and drew level on the hour mark as the ball deflected across to George Nikolaidis, who slipped the ball beyond Vale keeper Mark Wilson.

You wouldn’t have bet against Uni going ahead, but they couldn’t get the better of Wilson, who made tremendous saves from Guthrie and Nikolaidis to keep the score level.

In the 84th minute, a ball found Josh Morris, who showed great composure to control and shoot home.