Border Amateur League: Gala Rovers beat Newtown to close gap at top of Division A

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Three second half goals saw Gala Rovers defeat Division A leaders Newtown last night, and close the gap to just five points.

Mark Tokely opened the scoring for The Villagers in the first half but strikes from Stuart Noble, Jamie Collins and Des Sutherland - the latter’s 53rd goal of the season - secured the win for Rovers.

Gala have eight games in hand to make up the five point deficit on Newtown.

In Division B, Jordan Steele netted four times and Martin Gibson grabbed a double as Stow thumped Linton Hotspur 6-0.

Hawick Legion’s faint hopes of survival remain after they defeated Selkirk Victoria 2-0 at Philiphaugh.

Biggar remain top of Division C with a 2-1 win at Peebles Amateurs, while second-placed Gordon defeated Hawick Legion Rovers 4-2.

And St Boswells scored three goals in the last ten minutes to defeat Kelso Thistle 3-2.