GALA Hotspur’s hopes of Division B survival were raised by a superb win over Linton Hotspur.
Goals from Duncan Kemp, Marcus Gordon and Fraser Brown gave Gala a 3-0 win at Netherdale 3G Arena which lifts them out of the relegation zone on goal difference.
At the other end of the league, a last minute Declan Hogg goal takes Hawick United top of Division B.
United were made to work hard at Biggar United and trailed 3-2 with ten minutes to go but Kevin Strathdee equalised before Hogg’s goal won the game.
Chirnside United are on the verge of their first Division A title for three years after a pivotal afternoon.
United squeezed past struggling Gordon 4-3 at Comrades Park, while doubles from Gary Hunter and Ashley Langford saw Jed Legion record a shock 6-3 win at second placed West Barns Star.
Stow’s woeful form could see them dragged into a relegation battle after they lost their fifth game in a row at Tweeddale Rovers.
Rovers triumphed 3-2 thanks to goals from Greig Shortreed, Blair Moffat and Grant Wilson.
The win pulls the Peebles team out of the relegation zone.
Taylor Hope held his nerve to convert a late spot kick for Hawick Waverley and extend their unbeaten run to four months.
Hope scored after Jason Inglis was pushed in the penalty box at Langholm Legion.
Jordan Yardley had put earlier put Waverley ahead before Langholm substitute Scott Collins equalised.
In Division C, there were away wins for St Boswells and Lauder.