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Greenock 3-3 Vale of Leven
Greenock scorers: Sweeney, Dow, Bowie.
Vale scorers: Brown, D. Meechan, Ward.
Man of the match: Alan Brown
Ravenscraig, Wednesday 15th August 2001
Beatons Coaches Sectional League Cup - Group 8

Vale of Leven should have taken all 3 points from this league cup match but Greenock battled hard to take a share of the points. An early goal from Brown put Vale in the lead and they should have made it two but Meechan's header failed to beat the keeper. Greenock were being pulled about at this point and were starting to argue amongst themselves as Vale passed the ball about well. Slowly however they started to come back into it as the visitors failed to kill the game off with further goals.

In injury time in the first half they were made to pay when Sweeney scored with a left footed free kick. Into the second half and Dow made it 2-1 for Greenock with a penalty. Vale fought back however and David Meechan made up for his earlier miss when he scored from close in to make it 2-2.

Ward then made it 3-2 to Vale when his deflected shot snuck in at the near post.

Just when it looked like Vale were going to take all of the points Greenock scored in the dying minutes to snatch a draw. A long ball from the right found its way through to Bowie at the back post who made no mistake in putting the ball away.

Team: Maclaurin; Lacy, Dalrymple, J. Meechan, Wardle; Hunter, Brown, Smith (Goodwin), Deeley; Ward (McKernan), D. Meechan (Renton).

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