A LATE revival by Gala Fairydean Rovers prevented a Borders whitewash in the opening round of the Scottish Cup yesterday.
Playing at the Netherdale 3G Arena visitors Glasgow University through Mark Solley, in the second minute, but the hosts levelled just before the half hour when Marc Berry found the net.
A draw looked to be very much on the cards as the game headed into the last quarter of an hour until Jason Inglis put Gala in front with a close range header. Stuart Noble made the final score 3-1 in the dying minutes.
At Yarrow Park Selkirk were put to the sword by Highland boys Turriff United. Turiff went ahead a minute before half time when Cammie Bowden found the net but the hosts equalised through Jacob Crolla just after the restart.
Gary McGowan slotted away a penalty on 74 minutes before adding a second six minutes later for the visitors to run out 3-1 winners.
Hawick Royal Albert were beaten 1-0 by St Cuthberts Wanderers at Albert Park, Grant Middlemass scoring the only goal of the game, while Coldstream were trounced 6-0 by Wick Academy.
Up at Brora Vale of Leithen paid the penalty for some poor discipline when having four men sent-off before being beaten 1-0.
James Young, John Ross Kerr, Scott Gormley and Eddie Mearns were all sent packing while boss Chic McAleavy also went into the book.
Brora skipper Steven MacKay bagged a last gasp winner for the hosts.