Dennistoun Vale v Whitefield Rovers

10am  8 November 2014

Strathclyde Saturday Morning Amateur League, Premier Division
Dennistoun Vale 1 Whitefield Rovers 3 (att 25)

I was planning a day in South Wales today, but the weather forecast ruled that out, so instead I headed north with plenty of options including a number of games on all-weather artificial pitches.

Dennistoun Vale play on a 3G pitch at Whitehill School in Dennistoun, close to the centre of Glasgow, not that the weather was a problem on a bright, but chilly, Glaswegian morning.

Dennistoun Vale and Whitefield appeared locked in what is likely to be a battle for runners-up spot in the league, having both dropped their only points by being beaten by table-topping Tynecastle.

The home side impressed most during the first half, but when they deservedly they went, about midway through the half, they only managed to hold the lead for about two minutes before Whitefield levelled.

Whitefield enjoyed a better second half, although there was little to choose between the sides. It took a great goal from Whitefield to get in front, and as Dennistoun pushed forward in search of an equaliser they conceded a third.

I've not seen much football in this league, but what I have watched has been a good standard, and this was probably the best I've see so far, justifying the early departure from my Salford home to get here in time.

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