VETERAN hitman Keith McLeod scored a brace on his return to football in Vale of Leithen’s 5-0 win over Cumbernauld Colts.

The 40-year-old, who helped Spartans win the very first Lowland League title, answered an SOS from manager Chris Anderson to pull his boots back on after retiring last season.

McLeod said: “You miss it when you’re not playing – and when Chris asked me to come down and help out I couldn’t say no.

“Vale have three games left in the league and I’d like to contribute but it will depend if my wife lets me.

"Getting the goals felt good but the big thing is getting the three points."

Brad Rixon, Donal Henretty and Sean Stewart also scored in Vale’s victory at Victoria Park.

Lewis Sloan and Scott Milligan both scored as Dalbeattie Star stunned second-placed BSC Glasgow at Islecroft Stadium.

Thomas Collins netted for BSC.

A Sean O’Neil strike gave Kelty Hearts a 1-0 win over top-four rivals Civil Service Strollers.

Manager Barry Ferguson said: “It’s important we finish the season strongly.

“Civil Service have shown they are a good team this season and it was difficult to break them down.”

Relegated Whitehill Welfare salvaged a point against Gala Fairydean Rovers.

Mike Hamilton netted a late equaliser with Phil Addison scoring Gala’s opener.

In the South Challenge Cup East Kilbride reached the final with a 3-2 win over Hill of Beath.

Bonnyrigg Rose saw off Stirling University in the other semi-final after winning a penalty shoot-out.