Greene keeps his cool for vital point

Hearts of Liddesdale 2

Gala Rovers 2

BAL Division A

Defender Shane Greene scored an injury-time penalty to leave Gala Rovers on the verge of the Division A title, writes Kieran Martin.

The visitors started well, but failed to produce an end product and instead it was the home team which took the lead in the 11th minute from a Darren Armstrong corner which was blown straight into the net by the wind.

And Hearts went 2-0 up on 29 minutes when a ball over the top found striker Dean Thomson, who slotted the ball past Steven King.

Rovers came out strongly in the second half and super sub Craig Gow set up Des Sutherland, who was brought down in the box for a penalty which Greene netted.

The equaliser did not arrive until the 94th minute when Sutherland was again fouled in the area and cool-headed Greene slotted home.

Rovers now need three points from four games for the Division A title (ahead of Tuesday’s match at West Barns Star).