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WITH both these sides safe from relegation, they still managed to serve up an entertaining goal feast on a cold and rainy Monday night in Galashiels.

Vale raced into an early lead as Scott Moffat robbed former Vale player Ricky Burke at the edge of the area to shoot home in the 12th minute. Five minutes later it was two when Chris Inglis headed home an Eddie Mearns corner.

Kerr Dodds could have even put the result beyond doubt on the half hour mark when he latched onto a poor clearance from keeper Blair Carswell, but as it was the Watt played their way back into the game, pulling a goal back 10 minutes into the second half as Chris Donnelly headed home a Sean Muhsin corner.

A deserved equaliser arrived in the 74th minute when a goalmouth melee saw substitute Jamie Forsyth get the final touch, but back came Vale to re-establish their lead five minutes later, Moffat knocking down a Mearns corner for John Ross Kerr to fire home.

However, the lead was short lived as the students immediately went upfield and drew level again, Ryan Stevenson getting on the end of a long ball to finish well.

Vale of Leithen: M. Wilson; J. Young (Kieran Dodds 64), D. McAleavy, R. McKenzie, J. Blaikie, C. McAleavy, E. Mearns (D. Thomson 81), Kerr Dodds (F. Ogilvie 81), S. Moffat, J. Ross Kerr, C. Inglis.