LOWLY Selkirk were denied a much-needed three points by a last-gasp equaliser against neighbours Gala Fairydean Rovers.

Phil Addison had fired Ian Fergus’s strugglers in front in the Borders derby.

But George Windram equalised for the home team in the 95th minute with a header.

Selkirk manager Fergus said: “I have no idea where the five minutes of injury time came from.

“There were only two substitutions in the game – and no injuries.

“I’m happy enough with the point but I can’t help thinking it should have been three.”

In the day’s only other league match David Grant’s 11th minute strike was enough for East Stirlingshire to close the gap on leaders East Kilbride to six points.

The 1-0 defeat for Edinburgh University keeps them in third bottom.

An Alan Brown goal in injury time took Spartans through to the final of the Qualifying Cup with a 2-1 win over East Kilbride.

David Greenhill’s opener for the Ainslie Park side was cancelled out by Bernard Coll in the 89th minute.

Brown was delighted with his 94th minute winner.

He said: “There’s no better feeling than scoring a last-minute goal in a semi-final.

“It was disappointing to lose a goal so late and it looked like we were heading towards extra time.

“This club needs a trophy and we can now go and win one.”

Hawick Royal Albert caused a shock in the other tie at Whitehill Welfare.

Dean Shanks’ side left Ferguson Park with a 3-2 victory.

Hawick will now face Lothian Thistle in the second semi-final.