VALE of Leithen have reached the semi-final of the Football Nation Qualifying Cup for the first time this century despite giving up home advantage.

Chris Anderson's team switched their tie with Tynecastle from snowy Victoria Park to Spartans' 3G pitch at Ainslie Park in Edinburgh.

And they were rewarded with a 2-0 victory over their East of Scotland opponents.

 Andy Martin and substitute Tommy Patterson were both on target in the second half to secure progress.

Manager Anderson said: "We missed a few good chances in the first half but we didn't lose our concentration and the goals eventually came.

"We never really looked like conceding but the longer the game was goalless the more I was worried about getting caught with a sucker punch.

"It means a lot for us to reach a semi-final for the first time in a long time and with the way we are playing just now we will fancy our chances of reaching the final.

"That is the second really good team performance in a row and I hop we can take that form back into the league and move away from danger."

Vale will now face Lothian Thistle on Wednesday, February 7 at Saughton Enclosure in a bid to reach the final.

All other Lowland League matches were postponed due to snow.