BSC Glasgow 2

Vale of Leithen 0

VALE manager Chris Anderson admits BSC Glasgow are the best team he's faced this season.

But was also left kicking himself that his own players didn't claim at point at the Indodrill Stadium.

BSC remain one of the favourites for this season's Lowland League title following an impressive first half of the season.

And they played like champions in the opening quarter of an hour as the Vale defence was stretched by wave after wave of attacks.

Robbie McNab clipped the post in third minute with a powerful volley.

And just six minutes later Stevie Murray also smacked the woodwork with a low shot.

Ross Gilpin made several good saves during the opening quarter hour as well to prevent the hosts taking the lead.

Vale rode out the storm well and began to gain a foothold in the game.

But only the offside flag prevented Martin Greham edging BSC in front on the half hour.

Jack Blaikie and Craig McBride continued to repel the home threat until they conceded a rather soft penalty in the 41st minute.

Robbie McNab was judged to have been fouled in the tackle and Jack Smith tucked away the penalty.

The introduction of Sean Stewart at the start of the second half gave Vale more of a threat.

And the pacey striker was denied an equaliser by a tremendous block from Stephen Barr on the hour.

Cameron Dawson was also proving to be a handful with his aerial threat.

But, just when it looked like Vale may get something from the match, Robbie Duncan popped up to make it 2-0.

Vale boss Anderson said: "We played quite well and were very much in the game before they scored their second.

"If Sean had scored when he was through it may have been a different outcome.

"But they are a good team - as good as we've played this season - so I can't complain too much about the result."

Vale of Leithen: R Gilpin, A Smith, R Brady, S Lynch, J Blaikie, C McBride, B Raiker, A Hunter, C Dawson, J Scott-Mercer, T Paterson. Subs: Allan, Stewart, Martin, Alexander, Lewis, L. Smith.