EAST Stirlingshire boss John Sludden breathed a sigh of relief after his team stole a last-minute equaliser to reach the third round of the South Challenge Cup.

Paul Rodgers cancelled out Adam Watson’s opener for Gala Fairydean Rovers in the 89th minute of normal time.

Paul Sludden and Liam Allison made sure of victory in extra time.

Manager Sludden said: “I was pleased with the way the boys continued to fight right to the end and I was delighted when the ball finally hit the net to take the game to extra time.

“It would be great to get a run in the cup for everyone involved at the club.”

William Mortimer’s strike for Cumbernauld Colts knocked out holders East Kilbride at Broadwood.

Civil Service Strollers required extra time to see off Gretna at Raydale.

Iain Ballantyne’s strike in the closing stages was enough for the 3-2 victory.

Joe Boyle and Jack Downie also scored for Strollers while Kevin Connelly and Jake Smith netted for the home team.

Jack Guthrie, Nathan Evans and David Maskrey along with an own goal helped Edinburgh University to a 4-0 win over Burntisland Shipyard.

Stirling University hammered Tweedmouth Rangers 8-1 to also progress.

Thomas Garnier netted twice as Edusport Academy also reached the third round with a 3-0 win over St Cuthbert’s Rovers.

BSC Glasgow eased past Bonnyton Thistle by three goals to one.

Vale of Leithen’s match with Upper Annandale was called off by the referee just an hour before kick-off at Victoria Park.

Vale boss Chris Anderson said: “Both managers and teams believed the pitch was fine but we have to go by what the referee decides.”

Whitehill Welfare’s match with Creetown at Ferguson Park was also postponed due to waterlogging.