Vale set for Gretna revenge mission

Photo: Kate Chandler'Spartans V Vale of Leithen''Vales Scott Moffat and Spartans Omar Kader
Photo: Kate Chandler'Spartans V Vale of Leithen''Vales Scott Moffat and Spartans Omar Kader

VALE of Leithen thumped Civil Service Strollers 5-1 on Tuesday night to make it four Premier Division wins in a row, writes Kenny Paterson and John Slorance.

Scott Moffat opened the scoring with his 17th goal of the season, followed by strikes from Andy Martin, Scott Devlin and a Steven Radzynski’s double.

Vale secretary Alex Currie said: “We have now won four in a row and if we can win our remaining two games we could end up in fourth spot.”

Vale entertain Gretna 2008 at Victoria Park on Saturday, just two weeks since their last meeting when the Innerleithen club emerged resounding 9-1 victors.

Talking of the return clash, Currie told TheSouthern: “You can’t read too much into the last game as Gretna had a very young side out.

“Apparently, Gretna are finishing the season trying out youngsters and giving them a chance.

“At the moment, though, we just don’t know what kind of Gretna team will be playing.

“It’s their last game of the season so they will be wanting to prove themselves as well as trying to get revenge.

“We have picked up in our last few games and have recovered from a bad patch. We are starting to score goals, we are not conceding many and the laddies are playing with smiles on their faces.

“I believe our manager Fraser Ogilvie will be juggling the team around for Saturday’s game, but he will be looking for a win, no matter what team he decides to play.”

With Paul Greenhill returning from a one-match ban, Vale are at full strength.

Relegated Selkirk bring the curtain down on their season with a home match against Whitehill Welfare.

Giving his thoughts, Selkirk defender Jason Inglis told us: “Whitehill are a good side and will be favourites to win.

“However, now that we have been relegated there is no pressure on us.

“We have nothing to lose, really, and shall be giving it our best shot to hopefully get a win. That would be a great way to finish the season.”

The Yarrow Park outfit are minus the suspended Lee Stephen.