LOWLAND LEAGUE title challengers Spartans grabbed a late winner at Netherdale on Saturday to send themselves back to the top of the table.
Keith McLeod netted first for the visitors, but Gala equalised just before the break when Marc Berry side-footed in a Sean Paliczka cross.
A harsh challenge by Gala resulted in a penalty, which John Grant slotted away to nail the win.
Vale of Leithen were also deprived of a victory in the later stages of their away game against Threave Rovers. Charlie Brigain was the scorer for Vale, who succumbed to a 2-1 defeat.