SELKIRK reached the final of the Lowland League Cup with their 49-year-old gaffer making a cameo appearance.

Ian Fergus, who turns 50 on Monday, was a late substitute for his injury-ravaged side in their 3-0 semi-final win over BSC Glasgow.

Ciaren Chalmers, Dale Baxter and Phil Addison all scored for the Yarrow Park club to take them into next Sunday’s final.

Manager Fergus said: “We only had 12 fit players so I had to come on at the end when one of the boys was struggling as I’d already used our other substitute.

“Me playing shouldn’t take anything away from a terrific performance from the boys.

“I don’t think any team in the Lowland League could have coped with us today and I’m thrilled for everybody at the club that we are in the final.”

Sean Brown scored a brace as Cumbernauld Colts also reached the final at Netherdale with a 3-0 win.

The 20-year-old’s strikes either side of half time against Stirling University was added to by a Craig Holmes strike.

In the league Dalbeattie Star held onto third bottom place in the league despite losing 4-2 to relegation rivals Vale of Leithen.

Vale had to win by nine to overturn the goal-difference on the Islecroft club.

Vale’s goals came from a Jordan Finnie hat-trick and a Tommy Patterson strike.

Manager Chris Anderson said: “Drawing our previous two games cost us. We had hoped that this would be a decider but even with how well we played today winning by nine goals wasn’t realistic.

“We just have to hope Cowdenbeath win the play-off against Cove and allow us to survive for another season.”