Vale of Leithen notch up first pre-season win against Hawick Royal Albert United

Vale of Leithen have notched up their first pre-season win, seeing off Hawick Royal Albert United 2-1 in a Borders friendly derby at their Victoria Park home ground in Innerleithen on Saturday.

Monday, 28th June 2021, 9:08 am
Updated Monday, 28th June 2021, 9:16 am
Vale of Leithen player-manager Chris Anderson in action against Hawick Royal Albert United (Photo by Bill McBurnie)

The hosts’ scorers were Jordan Sykes and Kyle Kivlichan, with Jordan Steele replying for the visitors.

That was the Scottish Lowland Football League side’s second warm-up game ahead of the coming season, following a 2-2 draw away to Midlothian’s Arniston Rangers a week ago today.

Next up are home games against Peebles Rovers tomorrow, June 29, at 7.30pm and Cumbernauld United on Saturday, July 3, at 2pm.

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Vale of Leithen attacking midfielder Andy Martin winning an aerial challenge with Hawick Royal Albert United sweeper John Shankie (Photo by Bill McBurnie)

Saturday’s game against Hawick, playing two tiers below them in the East of Scotland Football League’s first division conference B, was the first time spectators had been allowed into Victoria Park since last year, and they’ll be allowed back in for the next two friendlies too, with tickets costing £5 for adults and under-16s getting in free.

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Vale of Leithen winger Michel Robertson on the ball against Hawick Royal Albert United (Photo: Bill McBurnie)
Vale of Leithen No 10 Andy Martin playing against Hawick Royal Albert United (Photo: Bill McBurnie)
Vale of Leithen's Michael Robertson clears the ball against Hawick Royal Albert United (Photo: Bill McBurnie)