1 - 3
1 - 3
Bryan McKiddie (34)
Mark Chisholm (42)
Derek Milne (49)
Graeme Watt (66)
Ian Munro & Richard Hughes
Sam Mackay for Gary Weir (75)
David Cowie for Stevie Cunningham (75)
James Mackay for Bryan McKiddie (84)
Ross McKenzie for Graeme Watt (72)
Jack Meldrum for Mike MacKenzie (84)
David Allan (36)
Stevie Cunningham (42)
Gary Weir (42)
Richard Macadie (44)
|Mark Chisholm (64)|
Jim Lyon (Referee)
Deveronvale fought back from a goal down today to win the game 3-1 and take this seasons title decider to the final game in a winner take all climax at Buckie next weekend.
Vale started brightly and straight from the kick-off Graeme Rodger fired a shot straight into the arms of James More.
It took 29 minutes for Academy to threaten the Vale goal. A good flowing move out of midfield saw David Allan through on goal and his attempt looked to be heading into the corner of the net hut Vale keeper James Blanchard got down well and got finger tips to the ball to direct it off the outside of his left post and behind for a corner kick.
Academy opened the scoring in their next attack. Allan again found himself free through the middle of the Vale defence. Blanchard came out to meet him and Allan went round him and arrowed a shot towards goal for Bryan McKiddie to follow in and tap home from a yard out for his first league goal of this season.
1 - 0
Vale leveled the scores 3 minutes from the break. Mike MacKenzie swung a corner-kick into the box and Mark Chisholm charged through a ruck of players to send the ball home. Academy protested claiming a hand was used to send the ball over the line and referee Lyons booked Weir and Cunningham as they continued to protest.
1 - 1
Half time: 1 - 1
Vale took the lead from another corner in the first attacking move of the second half. Derek Milne ghosted in un-marked at the far post to nod home with a free header.
1 - 2
With 11 minutes of the second half played Macadie found himself in race to the ball as he was released through the middle of the park and went one-on-one with Blanchard, but the Vale keeper was sharp off his line and smacked the ball against the on-rushing Macadie and it took a ricochet off Macadie and behind for a goal-kick.
A minute later it was Vale on the attack and Graeme Watt sent a dipping shot just over the Academy cross-bar from a tight angle.
Vale scored their 3rd of the game in the 66th minute. Veteran Mike MacKenzie flicked the ball down the right flank for Graeme Rodger to run onto and he hit the bye-line and crossed for Graeme Watt to slide in and send the ball home past a helpless More.
1 - 3
Vale sat back on their lead for the final period of play and Academy had a good spell of pressure but the Scorries couldn't muster a response. The nearest they came to pulling a goal back came from a Macadie drive at goal which Blanchard palmed around the post for a corner.
Full time: 1 - 3
Match report written by John Briskham
|James More (GK)||22||15||-||102||-|
|Sam Mackay (sub)||22||23||6||57||25|
|James Mackay (sub)||-||9||-||9||-|
|David Cowie (sub)||-||13||2||216||14|