Stow beat North Berwick 4-2 and Rovers edged a penalty shootout 5-4 against Chirnside United after ending up drawing 1-1 when the final whistle was blown.
Stow’s scorers were Jordan Steele, Gavin Brown, Ben Gettel and Fraz Jackson.
The other five ties played at the weekend ended in 6-0 home defeats by Longniddry Villa and Penicuik respectively for Ancrum and Leithen Rovers, a 5-1 home win for Dunbar Athletic against Berwick Colts, a 2-1 home defeat for St Boswells by Langholm Legion, and a 5-0 away loss for Hawick Waverley in Larkhall against Trinity.
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Round two is lined up for Saturday, November 20, and it will pit Selkirk Victoria against Tweeddale Rovers, Penicuik against Stow, Dunbar Athletic versus Pencaitland, East Linton v Biggar United, Coldstream Amateurs v Machan United, Hawick United v Greenlaw, Tranent v Newtown, Danderhall Miners v Hawick Legion, Langholm Legion v Tweeddale Rovers Colts, Avondale v Langlee Amateurs, Trinity v Duns Amateurs, Gala Hotspur v Linton Hotspur, Musselburgh Windsor v Longniddry Villa, Kelso Thistle v Loanhead Miners, Hawick Colts v Spittal Rovers and Gala Fairydean Rovers v Lesmhagow.
Six Border Amateur Football Association league games were played on Saturday too, with Hawick United being beaten 5-1 at home by Duns in the A league; Earlston Rhymers drawing 6-6 with Gala Hotspur at home, Selkirk Victoria winning 3-1 away at Jed Legion and Tweedmouth Amateurs notching up an 8-1 home win against Coldstream Amateurs in the B league; and Gala Fairydean Rovers losing 5-3 on the road at Berwick’s Highfield United and Netherdale Thistle being given a 16-1 thumping at home by Spittal Rovers in the C league.
Duns are top of the A league with 18 points from six games, with Langholm Legion second and Greenlaw third, both on 12 points.
Tweedmouth Amateurs are in pole position in the B league with 15 points from five games, ahead of Earlston Rhymers on 11 points and Stow on nine.
Hawick Colts top the C league with 12 points from four games.