Deveronvale manager Craig Stewart felt his team deserved Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Forres Mechanics at Princess Royal Park.
Vale came from behind in the second half, with goals from Ennis Mackay and Horace Ormsby sealing the three points after Ryan McClellman opened the scoring for the visitors.
The victory sealed a good week for Vale, which also saw captain Harry Noble become the last player to put pen to paper on a new deal with the club – signing a further two years until 2026.
“Over the course of the piece we deserved to win,” said Stewart. “We had three or four good chances in the first half and played really well.
“Fores didn’t really threaten before half-time other than shooting from long range and we had to go into the first half twice until the end.
Then they scored a good goal and we were thinking ‘here we go again’ but the credit goes to our guys, they just kept playing and didn’t stop and deserved to get back in the game with a great set piece.
“We were happy to get back to terms very quickly and eventually got a huge lead with Horace taking the winner with a fantastic and well deserved three points.”
Harry Noble’s commitment to his future with Vale in the build-up to the game was another boost, with more players set to commit their futures to the club in the coming days.
Stewart added: “Everybody has at least a year but about 90 per cent of the team have two or three years left on their contracts which is fantastic.
Harry signing a two-year extension, when he already had a year left, shows he is very committed to the cause. He’s a fantastic lad and a great example for young players.
“We have a young team – we averaged 21 on Saturday with three teenagers at the back, two up front who were 18 and 19 and Max in midfield who’s 18. The aim is to progress every year and the youth will do that. To be a year older than that and to Your next campaign be wiser.”
Things are looking up on the field for Vale – with seven points from five games that put them above Wick Academy and Keith – and that may be partly due to improvement off the field.
Colin Sherriffs, Grant Noble and Richard Davidson are relatively new additions to a coaching squad that Stewart believes is his strongest in years.
We have the quantity, but also the quality, he said. “Grant brings a lot to the table in training and Richard and Colin too, so everything looks positive.”
Once again off the field, there was further support for Vale on Saturday as local women enjoyed Ladies’ Day at Princess Royal Park.
Stewart added that the event is a small highlight of the improvements underway at the club.
“Something is going on in the valley,” he said. “It can be a slow process and we need to accept that but there is a sense that something is happening.
“The Ladies’ Day was excellent and we need more events like this because it’s a success and the players get a boost from it.
“It comes from having more assistants – and there’s talk of the cheerleaders getting back into action, so things are definitely getting there.”
Deveronvale has four games left to play in the Highland League, but they won’t be in action this weekend. Next up is Formartín United away on April 1st.
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