Vale of Girvan moved to the top of the Truck Point Third Division table after a 3-0 win over Broomlands at Irvine on Saturday.
With title rivals New Farm Loch on cup duty, Vale took full advantage to make it seven wins out of eight so far this season on league business.
They started the game in good fashion as they opened the scoring in the fifth minute. A fine one-two in the midfield between Malky Fletcher and Noddy saw Malky play through Nathan Smith and he calmly slotted the ball under the goalkeeper to give Vale the lead.
An even first half was played out thereafter but it was Alex Clark’s men who were to get the vital goal early in the second half.
A corner two minutes into the second half from Bob Ashworth was met well by Darren Mitchell and as everyone ball watched his original header, Mitchell pounced to head home to make it 2-0.
The third goal saw a superb piece of skill from Noddy as he picked the ball up in midfield with his back to the Broomlands goal before bending a ball wonderfully over his shoulder.
The ball was read by Darren Mitchell who managed to get a toe to it before the Broomlands keeper and he slotted home to seal the victory.
A fine three points for Vale in what was a tricky away fixture.
Vale are at home to Glasgow based Rannoch in the second round of the West of Scotland with kick off at 1.30pm at Victory Park.
The game was originally due to be played in Bearsden but Rannoch were struggling to find a park, so Vale now have home advantage for the match.