Football round up: Kevin Thomson plays for Hibs against Hawick Royal Albert

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Gala Fairydean Rovers secured a point at Stirling University thanks to a 2-2 draw in the Lowland League today.

Jamie Gibson and Stuart Noble put Gala 2-0 up before the students hit back to ensure a spare of the spoils.

It was a tale of three penalties at Yarrow Park as Preston Athletic beat Selkirk 3-1.

Selkirk, including new signing Phil Addison, were awarded one in the first half by referee Simon McLean which Darryl Johnstone converted, but the Souters were already 2-0 down at the time including a penalty scored by Sean Martin.

And a controversial injury time spot kick sealed the win for Preston.

Top of the table Vale of Leithen drew 0-0 with Whitehill Welfare in the other Lowland League match involving a Borders side.

Coldstream slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Lothian Thistle HV in the East of Scotland Premier Division, while in the First Division Kelso United and Peebles Rovers drew 0-0 at Woodside Park.

In a scrappy match, both sides had chances at the end with Elliot Turnbull for Kelso and Craig Malcolm for Peebles making vital saves.

Peebles coach John O’Hara said: “I thought it was a fair result. Both keepers had great saves and I am delighted with the point.

But Kelso boss Prof Blaikie said: “There was only one team playing football and that was us. We deserved to win.

“I am maybe disappointed with the result but happy with the performance.”

Hawick Royal Albert’s run of three wins in a row came to a shuddering halt with a 9-0 thrashing by Hibs - who featured Scotland cap Kevin Thomson in their team - at East Mains. Goals came from Ryan Baptie (2), Robert Wilson (2), Euan Smith, Jamie Beaton, Gareth McCaffrey, Jordan Sinclair and an own goal.

Duns, who parted company with manager Neil Oliver in midweek, lost 4-1 at Easthouses Lily while Berwick Rangers Reserve won 3-0 at Burntisland Shipyard.