NEWTOWN blew the Division B promotion race wide open after hammering Langlee Amateurs.

On a day when a number of games were cancelled due to the ongoing shortage of referees in the Border Amateur League, Newtown won 5-1 at Netherdale as Louis Blacklock scored two and Scott Leitch, Jack Hay and Darren Blacklock added a goal each.

Des Sutherland scored second-placed Langlee’s only goal, who now lead Newtown by five points having played two more games.

Duns put further pressure on Langlee thanks to a 2-1 win at Biggar United.

Euan Taylor and Dylan Patterson were the Dingers’ scorers in a hard fought game in Lanarkshire which saw Duns pull level with Langlee.

And Berwick Colts overtook opponents Coldstream Amateurs in the league as 17-year-old Jamie Heath scored his ninth of the season in a 2-0 win.

Gala Fairydean Rovers finished their Division C season with a disappointing defeat to promoted Ancrum.

Colin Richardson scored three as Ancrum won 7-2, with Martin Gibson scoring both of Gala’s consolations.

Gala Hotspur’s hopes of avoiding relegation from Division A took a major blow with a 3-1 home loss to Hawick United.

Aaron Swailes bagged two and Kevin Strathdee the third to leave Gala needing to win their final two games – both against league leaders Hawick Waverley - to have any chance of staying up.

Waverley continue to reign at the top of the league but they suffered another scare against Langholm Legion.

Legion are the only team to take points off Waverley this season and led 2-1 through Dan Winter and Andrew Paisley after half an hour.

But Jordan Yardley notched two as Hawick fought back to win 5-2.

In the Beveridge Cup first round, Craig Livingstone found the net as Gordon earned the bragging rights in the Berwickshire derby with a 2-1 triumph over Greenlaw.