Eight ball

Kelso Thistle 1

Gala Hotspur 8


GALA Hotspur kept their promotion hopes alive at Woodside Park, with John Penny grabbing four goals.

The striker’s first-half hat-trick gave Spurs a 3-0 lead at the interval, with a 25-yard lob being the pick of the trio.

He added a fourth after the break, before Lee Brown scored from close range.

Substitute Paul Allan added a sixth before Scott Nightingale completed the scoring with a double.

Thistle had their goalkeeper sent off late on, before the hosts scored the goal of the game with a rasping free kick.