THE Division A title race took another twist as a last minute penalty saw Hawick Waverley surrender two points at Greenlaw.

Dean McColm had put Waverley 2-0 up but Ross Smillie pulled one back before McColm gave away the penalty which Dougie Brydon fired home from the spot.

A Greenlaw FC spokesman said: “It was a hard fought point against the league leaders to come back from two goals behind.”

Hawick’s lead at the top was cut to two points after Chirnside United hammered Tweeddale Rovers 4-0.

Alan Jess scored two to make it four goals in two games, alongside strikes from Adam Turner and Chris Young, which means Steven Shennan’s men keep the pressure on Waverley.

Gala Hotspur’s promotion hopes from Division B appear over after a 4-1 loss at leaders Hawick Legion under the lights at Volunteer Park on Friday night.

Declan Hogg bagged two goals for Legion, who sit seven points clear of Tweedmouth Amateurs, with Fraser Brown scoring Spurs’ only goal.

Tweedmouth remain second after a 5-0 win at Earlston Rhymers, while Leithen Rovers gained revenge on Biggar United for their defeat the previous week, with a 4-1 win at Victoria Park.

Langlee Amateurs are champions-elect of Division C thanks to a 5-2 win at Melrose, with Des Sutherland’s hat-trick and Danny Bolton’s double putting them top on goal difference having only played 12 games.

Gala Fairydean Rovers received a boost to their hopes of promotion alongside Langlee, after Ancrum and Highfields United played out a 0-0 draw.

And Division C new boys Gala Thistle enjoyed a 5-1 win over Tweeddale Rovers Colts as Jamie Scott and Patrick Carlin scored doubles.

Thistle’s Josh Loftus said: “It has been a difficult first season so far but we can take a number of positives, considering that most of the team have not played together before this year.”