Star performance for Dalbeattie

A rash and low tackle from Saints' Alex Walker gave away a free kick to Newton after Graeme Blain was up ended. GG 0402005 13
A rash and low tackle from Saints' Alex Walker gave away a free kick to Newton after Graeme Blain was up ended. GG 0402005 13

League leaders Dalbeattie Star went on the rampage against Abbey Vale at New Abbey last Saturday to record a 7-1 victory.

The result means they go three points clear at the top of the South of Scotland League with games in hand.

Scott Milligan put the Dalbeattie side two up by half-time with the first coming in the 14th minute and the second four minutes before the half time break.

The striker completed his hat-trick in the 63rd minute and for good measure scored a fourth to accompany singles from Lewis Sloan, Rab Harkness and Grant Middlemass to complete the rout.

Stephen Degnam scored a consolation goal for Abbey Vale. late on

Crichton scored six against basement boys Fleet Star at Gatehouse with only a single in reply.

Mark Leighfield found the net for a hat-trick, with striking partner Roman Soltys scoring a brace.

Brodie Turner also found the net, with Dale McCutcheon scoring Fleet Star’s consolation goal.

Wigtown and Bladnoch scored six against a luckless Mid-Annandale without reply to record a victory which keeps theTrammondford Park side up with the challengers at the top of the table. Debut boy Andrew Donely, on loan from Annan Athletic, gave St Cuthbert Wanderers an early lead against Newton Stewart.#

However the visitors took a deserved point when Johhny Fisher’s second-half penalty was saved but he was first to react to the rebound to score the equaliser.

The other two secheduled matches were the latest victims of the weather.

Results

South of Scotland League

Abbey Vale 1 Dalbeattie Star 7

Creetown v Nithsdale Wanderers; match postponed

Fleet Star 1 Crichton 6

St Cuthbert Wanderers 1, Newton Stewart 1

Wigtown and Bladnoch 6 Mid-Annandale 0

League Cup semi-final

HestonRovers v Threave Rovers match postponed