Star turn against 10-man Vale

Dalbeattie Star2

Vale of Leithen1

Vale were up against it from the early stages of this Lowland League opener after Ainslie Hunter was red-carded for handball on the goalline on the half-hour mark.

Keeper Nils Bleakley made a good save to keep out Lewis Sloan’s spot kick. However, two minutes later, Sloan made amends when he opened the scoring with a stunning 30yd strike.

Star squandered numerous chances before Craig Neill made it 2-0, but Jack Combe pulled one back for Vale.