Vale see off Souters in Cup

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Vale of Leithen 5

Selkirk 1

VALE booked their trip to Cowdenbeath with a comfortable replay victory over a depleted Selkirk side in this Scottish Cup replay.

The visitors, without five regulars, struggled to contain the Victoria Park side and Wayne Sproule fired Vale into the lead on 13 minutes after sustained early pressure.

The Souters did rally with James Hudson doing well to prevent two David Battle in-swinging corners finding the net. But the home side were deserving of their half time lead. Danny Noon doubled the advantage with a looping header on 51 minutes. and the tie was settled just two minutes later as Scott Moffat steered Sproule’s cross into the net.

Leithen’s co-manager Kerr Dodds fired home a fourth before Moffat raced away to score the fifth on 83 minutes.

Selkirk’s Jonny Watt grabbed a late consolation but it didn’t spoil the home celebrations at the final whistle.

Vale of Leithen: Hudson, Gordon, Gray, McKenzie, Blakie, Inglis, Sproule, Dodds, Moffat, Noon, Cairney. Subs Smith, Thomson, Devlin, Paterson, Inglis.

Selkirk: Dodds, Tait, Milven, Higginbottom, Pyrkosz, Aitken, Holness, McManus, Watt, Butters, Battle. Subs Adamson, Pepper, Inglis, Connolly.