SIMON Philbin came back to haunt old club Leithen Rovers and kickstart Hawick Waverley’s Waddell Cup defence.

Patryck Dzik gave Rovers a shock lead at Victoria Park but Philbin’s double, alongside goals from Euan Gary and Charlie Hope, ensured Waverley went home with a 4-1 win.

Gordon fought back from being three goals down to beat Biggar United 4-2 on penalties, while Hawick United thumped Linton Hotspur 5-0 thanks to doubles from Ross Scott and Danny Bolton.

And Lauder edged past Ancrum 5-4 after extra time as the Steele brothers, Jordan and Macauley, both scored two, with Duncan Law netting the other goal.

Gala Fairydean Rovers suffered Collie Cup final agony as they lost 3-2 to ten man Berwick Colts at Kelso’s Woodside Park.

Martyn Cornish’s hat-trick earned Colts the cup win in their second season in the Border Amateur League, while Jack Temple and Lewis Swaney replied for Gala.

Berwick player/manager Michael Brown said: “It was a tougher game than we expected with only having ten men for the last 20 minutes, but the boys battled well and held on for the win.”

Ryan Grant helped Stow pick up a valuable point in a feisty clash with Newtown in Division A.

David Richardson put Newtown ahead but Grant equalised for Stow, who believed they should have had a second only for the goal to be ruled out for handball.

Tweeddale Rovers pulled level with opponents Jed Legion as they won 2-1 at Elliot Park.

Greig Shortreed and Grant Wilson gave Rovers their second win in succession.

Scott Duncan’s double gave Hawick Legion victory over Earlston Rhymers in Division B.

And in Division C, Selkirk Victoria’s recent good form continued with a creditable 3-3 draw at much fancied Langlee Amateurs thanks to Iain Gardiner’s late equaliser.