GALA Fairydean Rovers Amateurs are one of only three Borders sides left in the Scottish Amateur Cup after a fine win over Corstorphine Dynamo.

Rodrigo Olival and Josh Lamb scored in a 2-1 win at Netherdale to guide Gala into the second round of the competition.

Kelso Thistle defeated Fauldhouse 3-0 while Thomas Hume scored a 94th minute equaliser for Greenlaw to set up a replay against Ratho Athletic.

But there were a number of heavy defeats for other Borders teams as five sides were knocked out including Gala Hotspur who lost 3-0 to the interestingly named Barca Milton 97, from Edinburgh.

In league action, Hawick Waverley were made to fight all the way in their local derby against Hawick United in Division A.

The game was all square at half time with Dean McColm’s opener for Waverley being cancelled out by Kevin Paterson’s goal for United.

But another for McColm and a double of his own for Taylor Hope secured a 4-2 win.

However, it is Newtown who are top of the table after Louis Blacklock’s brace saw the Villagers win 3-1 at home to Tweeddale Rovers.

But Jed Legion remain pointless as veteran Stevie Shennan scored the only goal of the match for Chirnside United.

Martyn Tait found the net twice for Tweedmouth Harrow as they won 4-1 at Coldstream Amateurs in Division B, while Leithen Rovers and Biggar United sit in second and third place respectively after high scoring wins.

Melrose closed the gap between themselves and first placed Selkirk Victoria in Division C, as they defeated CFC Bowholm 5-1 with Kerr Mclelland scored two.

The Vics could only draw 2-2 at home to Highfields United with Ryan Clapperton getting both of Selkirk’s goals.

An injury time goal by Sean Clarke gave Hawick Legion all three points against Lauder, and St Boswells won their first game of the season at Tweeddale Rovers Colts.