Deveronvale win for third game in a row
DEVERONVALE made it three wins in a row but they made heavy weather of seeing off a struggling Lossiemouth side at Grant Park on Saturday.
A bright start with a goal from Robert Scott in three minutes gave way to an afternoon of frustration as the Banffers missed a series of first half chances.
The second half was a poor affair and there always remained the threat of Lossie snatching a point until Matty Wallace fired in a second goal with the last kick of the game to make it 2-0.
A second clean sheet in three games pleased assistant boss Craig Stewart who admitted they could have made it a more comfortable afternoon.
“I think we controlled the game from start to finish and had a lot of possession but things broke down in the final third.
“We had a few chances in the first half and we were disappointed coming in at 1-0 up.
“We kept possession well but we never created any clear cut chances in the second half and the frustration came from the factthat Lossie had one or two chances and they could have sneaked a draw.
“Our concern was the longer it went 1-0 the more chance they had of nicking a point out of it. Fair play to them they kept themselves in the game for a long time.
“It was a mix of good defending and poor decision-making from us. Up to a point our possesion play was really quite good, but our distribution from back to front wasn’t what it should be.
“We kept going and we are delighted. It is three wins in a row and another clean sheet.
“The positive is that it was a clean sheet and we have another two goals.
“We have scored eight goals in our last three games and we will take that. We are on the right road.”
Vale are away to Forres on Saturday, not traditionally a happy hunting ground.