BRIAN BROWN heaped praise on his Vale side for “getting the show back on the road” at the weekend with a resounding 5-0 win at home to Newmains.

Vale of Leven’s season hit a stumbling block with two narrow losses against the in-form Johnstone Burgh and Muirkirk Juniors over the past two weeks while also being held to a 1-1 draw against Thorniewood the week before as they fell down to third in the West Region League Two table.

However, Brown’s side hit back in some style at the weekend with an impressive display against Newmains at the Millburn.

Scott Gallagher and Daniel Paterson had Vale 2-0 up at the break before they ran away with it in the second-half with goals from David McNaught and Antony Pilkington and a last minute own goal rounding off a fine win.

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“I’m over the moon with that win at the weekend,” Brown told Reporter Sport. “That hopefully gets us back on track and gets the show back on the road. We’ve had a couple of shaky results in the last few weeks but hopefully that’s us turned a big corner now.

“I was delighted with the clean sheet on Saturday against Newmains, too.

“For me, seeing our back three and goalkeeper playing with confidence and strolling it was every bit as pleasing as the five goals up the other end to be honest.

“We played well against both Johnstone Burgh and Muirkirk in the losses so we just said to the boys we want more of the same as we knew it’d turn eventually.

“That win takes us back to the top of the league too having played a few games more than Burgh. They’ve played four games less than us so they can overtake us but as long as we keep winning and getting the points on the board then it will put pressure on them to carry on their winning run.”

Next up, Vale will be looking to exorcise some demons as they welcome Vale of Clyde to the Millburn this weekend.

The Fullarton Park side ran out 9-1 winners in a Sectional League Cup meeting back in July.

And while Brown insists his side won’t be gunning for revenge this Saturday, he has urged them to put things right.

He added: “Vale of Clyde will be another difficult one for us.

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“It’s an important one for momentum after the win at the weekend.

“They gave us a bit of a going over at the start of the season in the Sectional League Cup so it’s important to go out there at the Millburn and give a much better account of ourselves.

“I wouldn’t say we’re looking for revenge, it’s more about just playing well and taking care of things from our side.

“I was looking back at my team from that night and there isn’t many differences. It’s the same group of guys so I’m hoping they’ll have the bit between their teeth to put it right.”

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