FORMER Rangers star Robbie Crawford grabbed a double as East Kilbride extended their lead at the top of the Lowland League to nine points.

Sean Winter was the other scorer as the Lanarkshire outfit defeated Gretna 3-0.

Second placed East Stirlingshire lost ground after being held by the students of Edinburgh University.

Shire took the lead through a Connor Greene header but Uni striker Jack Guthrie levelled for a 1-1 draw.

Meanwhile, there was a dramatic finish in the Borders derby as Gala Fairydean Rovers scored twice in injury time to beat Vale of Leithen 3-2.

Craig McBride and Andy Martin had Vale leading 2-1 but in the dying stages of the game Darren Smith and Des Sutherland snatched the points for Gala.

Gala manager Steven Noble said: "We kept working hard and got the breaks we deserved.

"It was a big win for us on a heavy pitch."

A Scott Gormley double helped Whitehill Welfare to a 2-0 win at Civil Service Strollers.

Hawick Royal Albert defeated Borders rivals Selkirk 3-0 at Yarrow Park.

Sean Conaghan, Jon McInally and Josh Morris were all on target for Dean Shanks' team.

Selkirk boss Ian Fergus admitted his team were second best,. He said: "I thought our player was fouled in the lead up to their opener and we had a good goal disallowed but Hawick were still the better team on the day and they deserved the points."

Cumbernauld Colts also recorded a 3-0 victory as they beat Dalbeattie Star.

BSC Glasgow won 4-1 against Stirling University.

Preston Athletic remain bottom after losing 2-0 at home to Spartans.