Vale keep clean sheet over Star

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Despite a lot of rain during the week, this Lowland League clash at Victoria Park went ahead, but on a surface that was far from ideal.

The visitors started the game well and had a decent shout for a penalty turned down early on as Graham Bell was sent tumbling in the area.

Dalbeattie found Vale keeper Mark Wilson in good form and couldn’t capitalise on their early superiority.

The visitors paid the price in the 25th minute, when Ryan Sclater turned Park on the edge of the area and sent a shot beyond Star keeper Darren Martin to open the scoring.

Twelve minutes from time Vale scored another to make sure of the points. A Jordyn Gill free kick was knocked on by Kenny O’Brien and Ainslie Hunter notched his first goal for the club.

Dalbeattie almost grabbed a late consolation as Bell sent a header just over, but the Vale backline held firm to record their first clean sheet of the season.