Vale of Leven 4-1 Royal AlbertA dominant first-half saw Vale of Leven win for the first time since September, breathing new life into their hopes of avoiding the drop.Goals from Danny Paterson, Lee McGeachy and Joe May had the Vale 3-0 up at half-time, with Leo Currie getting in on the act in the second-half.And boss Brian Brown was full of praise for his side who could - and should - have won by more.He said: “When you’re caught in a rut then you start to wonder if it’s going to be another one of those Saturdays.“To get the early goal and then follow it up with two more before half-time puts you in a far better place.“To be fair the boys have been playing some really good stuff and getting into some great positions.
It’s just not been coming off for us.“But in the tricky conditions to continue to try and play the ball on the deck is a credit to them.
I just wish they’d play more like that when it’s sunny!“I’ve been saying for weeks though that we’ve been playing fine. It’s just been a matter of keeping the ball out at one end and putting it in at the other end that’s been causing us issues.”Brown reserved praise for his strikeforce of Joe May and Lewis King, who gave the Albert defence a torrid afternoon.He continued: “I sometimes feel a bit sorry for Lewis because he’s been shifted about a fair bit.
But we know what we get from him no matter where on the park we’ve asked him to play.“He always gives us everything he’s got and he’s a big talent.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk