GALA Hotspur’s hopes of winning their first ever Border Cup were ended in agonising fashion.

Spurs and Chirnside United’s semi-final went to penalties after a thrilling game at Comrades Park which ended 3-3 after extra time.

But United came out on top 5-4 to make the final of a competition they won two years ago.

Chirnside’s scorers during the 120 minutes were Daniel and Michael Pattenden and Mark Brown.

Greenlaw were the last Borders team to exit the Scottish Amateur Cup after a 5-1 defeat at Murieston United in their second round replay.

The Berwickside side held their Livingston hosts til half time but three goals at the start of the second half killed the tie. Kevin Wemyss scored Greenlaw’s consolation.

A Greenlaw FC spokesman said: “We had a depleted squad and were up against a strong side so knew it would be tough. Hopefully we can get some players back for this weekend when we face Langholm in the league.”

Newtown made the Wright Cup final after edging out Duns 3-2 with goals from Andrew Crawford and Louis and Darren Blacklock, while there was heartbreak for Selkirk Victoria who squandered a two goal lead twice to lose 5-4 to Tweedmouth Harrow in the Collie Cup semi-final.

A host of ties took place in the Waddell Cup, with Highfields United shocking Earlston Rhymers by thumping their Division B opponents 9-0, Lee Dodd scoring a treble.

Lewis Robertson and Scott Duncan scored for Hawick Legion as they knocked out Berwick Colts 2-1, while Des Sutherland was finding the net once again as he notched four in Langlee Amateurs’ 7-0 win over Tweeddale Rovers Colts.

Leithen Rovers also scored seven without reply against Hawick Legion Rovers, with Fin Muir netting two, while Lauder were pushed all the way by Melrose before winning 4-3 after extra time.