ROOKIE striker Daryl Healy netted his first ever hat-trick as Selkirk raced to second in the league with a 5-1 win over Whitehill Welfare.

Sean McKirdy and Phil Addison were also on target for the Yarrow Park club with Kyle Mitchell scoring Welfare’s second half consolation.

But it was Healy who was deserving of his man-of-the-match award.

The 20-year-old from Edinburgh said: “I’ve been out with an injury for the past couple of weeks so it was great to come back with three goals.

“We were solid out there today and created plenty of chances.”

Billy Stark’s defending champions, East Kilbride, had to rely on a late Declan Hughes goal to edge out Dalbeattie Star at K Park.

Jamie Dishington and Ross Allum both scored braces as Spartans went top with a 7-0 victory over Hawick Royal Albert.

Dachi Khutsishrili, Blair Atkinson and Michael Herd also netted for Dougie Samuel’s team during the rout at Ainslie Park.

Manager Dougie Samuel said: “We controlled the game well and took our chances when they came along.

“It’s a good start but we must now start preparing for our next game.”

Martin Grehan scored twice in four minutes as BSC Glasgow shocked hosts East Stirlingshire at Ochilview.

Jack Smith also grabbed an early goal in the 3-0 victory.

Stirling University’s new player-manager Chris Geddes came off the bench to score a late winner at Falkirk Stadium.

The Students were being held 1-1 after Vale of Leithen’s Jordan Finnie cancelled our Danny Ashe’s opener.

But Shelly Kerr's replacement came up with a late goal with almost his first touch to secure victory.

Ten-man Civil Service Strollers earned a 2-0 victory over Gretna at Raydale. David Churchill, who was later sent off, and Andrew Mair were the Strollers’ scorers.

Cumbernauld Colts also got off to a winning start with a 2-1 victory over Edinburgh University at Peffermill.

Jack Guthrie had scored early for the hosts, but Colts fired back with strikes from Craig Holmes and Craig Murray.

In an eight goal thriller at Gala Bank Edusport Academy twice gave up two goal leads against Gala Fairydean Rovers.

Maxine Oulatoh, Thomas Garnier, Clement Jordan and Ahmed Bouchentouf all scored for the home team while Kieran Ainslie, Stuart Noble, Scott Main and Billy Miller scored for the Fairydean Rovers.