ON-LOAN Partick Thistle striker Connor Higgins scored with the last kick of the game to help Edusport Academy topple Spartans in the South of Scotland Challenge Cup.

Louis Babel had earlier cancelled out Scott Maxwell’s opener for the visitors at Galabank.

BSC Glasgow withstood late pressure against East Stirlingshire at the Indodrill Stadium to also reach the quarter finals.

Jack Smith and Gary Redpath had given the hosts a two-goal advantage before Andy Rodgers narrowed the deficit.

BSC boss Stephen Swift said: “We defended really well when they came at us towards the end.

“I am just pleased to be through and a step closer to a cup final.”

Scott Gormley scored on his debut as Civil Service Strollers won the all-Lowland League clash at Christie Gillies Park against Dalbeattie Star.

David Churchill was also on target and Jack Downie notched a double in the 4-1 victory

Two late strikes saved Vale of Leithen’s blushes against lowly South of Scotland side Upper Annandale.

Peter Pagan had cancelled out Liall Smith’s opener.

But Alex Imlah and Smith both scored in the final five minutes to secure Vale’s place in the next round.

Manager Chris Anderson said: “Annandale made it difficult for us but we finished the game well and deserved to go through.

“We know we’ll need to play a lot better to progress much further.”

Dylan Weldon, Gary Nichoslon and Craig Reid were all on target as Whitehill Welfare beat Creetown 3-0 at Ferguson Park.

A Sean Brown hat-trick along with strikes from Stephen O’Neil, Billy Mortimer, Fraser Sheridan and Greg Pascazio helped Cumbernauld Colts brush aside Peebles Rovers with a 7-0 win at Broadwood to reach the quarter finals.

In the Football Nations Qualifying Cup, a Ciaren Chalmers goal secured Selkirk's passage at Burntisland Shipyard.