Vale of Clyde kept their lead at the top of the GADYFL this weekend with a 6-0 over a good EKFC Blue side. Vale only showed up to the game with a squad of 12 and without manager James Wilson, but still managed to pull of a fantastic win thanks to five goals from Kieran McDonald under self proclaimed Davie "better than Mourhino" Hadden. EK came in to this game being one of the leagues most inconsistent teams giving the bigger teams a game yet dropping points against the lower ranked clubs, quality was no problem in the Kilby squad it was just whether they had it on the day.
The first ten minutes of the game Kilby looked the most confident playing numerous balls over the top testing Vale central defender Connor Smith and Conor McDowall who both dealt with the aerial threats with ease as the opening stages was dominated with shouts of "Connor/Conor's ball".
Vale made the break through however and any regular at one of their games would have put their mortgage on it being this man, a ball in behind the two centre backs set free Kieran McDonald who burst away with lightening pace to then slot past the keeper and put the home side ahead, shortly after McDonald grabbed his and Vales second with another great finish.
Kilby knew the next goal was crucial as another Vale goal could kill this first half and maybe the game off, they pressed up high trying to play some passing football, they were rewarded when a ball in behind Vales left back let Euan Cameron in on goal but the Kilby players attempt was rattled wide.
Shortly after Vale added their third and no it wasn't McDonald again this time it was his strike partner Chrissy Eadie who volleyed home fantastically as a great long free kick from Conor McDowall floated perfect for the Vale forward who showed great technique to volley past the keeper.
Vale's striker's were doing their job and so were the rest of their team mates as the midfield were content to keep the ball and let EK chase out till half time, before the half ended though there was still something yet to be added to the game and it was another goal by McDonald who had now completed his hat trick in the first 45 minutes.