Three goals in three minutes earned Spartans another valuable victory in the quest for the Lowland League title.
Gala’s Des Sutherland let fly in the 17th minute. Unfortunately for him, his shot cleared Ross Gilpin’s crossbar.
The quick-fire treble from Russell McBride, Jack Beesley and Kevin Motion came near the end of the first half.
A top-drawer save by Gilpin denied Andrew Common from heading Gala back into the game after five minutes of the second half, drawing applause from both sets of fans.