STRIKER Ross Allum fired Spartans back into contention with a brace against Selkirk.

The 28-year-old bagged his eighth and ninth goals of the season to help the Ainslie Park club move up to second in the table.

Allum said: “We were never going to get many chances against Selkirk so it was important I took them when they came along.

“The other teams around the top dropped points today which puts us in a better position, but there’s still a long way to go.”

A late Daryl Smith goal salvaged a point for BSC Glasgow in a 2-2 draw against Gretna at Raydale.

Martin Grehan had fired the league leaders into the lead before the home team responded with two quick goals midway through the second half.

East Kilbride were unable to take advantage as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Peffermill by lowly Edinburgh University.

Finn Daniels Yoeman gave the Students an early lead before Liam Coogans levelled in the closing stages.

Connor McGregor celebrated signing for Whitehill Welfare midweek by scoring a last-minute freekick against Vale of Leithen.

Gary Nicholson had found the net for the home team after only two minutes, but struggling Vale responded through a Liall Smith goal in the second half.

Jamie Waddell salvaged a point for Cumbernauld Colts in a 1-1 draw at Islecroft Stadium against Dalbeattie Star.

Liam Park had edged the home team in front just before half time.

Gala Fairydean Rovers ended a five-match losing run by holding Civil Service Strollers to a 0-0 draw at Netherdale.

Gala manager Steven Noble said: "We were disappointed not to get the win."

In the Scottish Cup, Stirling University beat Wick Academy 1-0 to reach the second round.

Edusport Academy also progressed after they beat Rothes 3-1.