BROTHERS James and Bruce Runciman guided Stow into the last 16 of the South Cup.

The Villagers looked to be heading out of the competition as they trailed 1-0 to Biggar United, but the Runciman siblings scored within two minutes of each other in the second half to take Stow through.

Bruce said: “We showed great character to come back after going behind to a strong Biggar side.

"It is an added bonus to get on the scoresheet alongside James."

Elsewhere in the cup, Dean McColm bagged five goals in a huge win for Hawick Waverley.

Waverley won 13-0 at Wilton Lodge Park over South Lanarkshire team West Hamilton, who had two men sent off.

Euan Gray also scored four, Taylor Hope grabbed two and there was a goal apiece for Scott Craig and Declan Leckie.

Both Gala Hotspur and Gala Fairydean Rovers suffered home defeats, with Spurs losing 3-2 to former Border Amateur League side Pencaitland, and Rovers being beaten 4-1 by Avendale.

Ross Scott notched a hat-trick to take Hawick United into round three past Tranent, while Liam Wallace was on the scoresheet as Jed Legion won at Carnwath.

Chirnside United’s quest to win their first South Cup in nine years continues as they hammered Berwick Colts 6-0, with Daniel Pattenden scoring two.

But there were South Cup defeats for Kelso Thistle, Leithen Rovers and Newtown.

Tweeddale Rovers moved into third place in Division A as a Grant Wilson double helped the Peebles side to a 4-1 win over Gordon.

Ryan Beveridge scored a late equaliser for ten-man Greenlaw in an exciting Berwickshire derby with Coldstream Amateurs which ended 3-3.

A double from Dale Kerr helped Earlston Rhymers to a fine 4-0 win at Linton Hotspur in Division B.

Rhymers are fourth behind Langholm in second, who beat third placed Hawick Legion 4-1.

St Boswells enjoyed only their second win of the season after beating Duns Amateurs 3-2 at New Hawthorn Park.

And in Division C, Selkirk Victoria and Gala Thistle drew 3-3.