MOST Lowland League teams navigated through the potential upset rapids of the South Challenge cup on Saturday.

But there were a few casualties against the new wave of East clubs.

Gala Fairydean Rovers were beaten 1-0 at home by Musselburgh.

A Nathan Evans first-half strike was the difference between the teams.

Gala boss Dean Shanks said: "I don't think we have played so bad since I came here as we did in the first half.

"It was a disappointing result and performance."

Spartans also made a shock exit after going down 3-2 against Lothian Thistle.

And Vale of Leithen were on the wrong end of a 4-2 scoreline against Jeanfield Swifts at Victoria Park.

Robbie Holden, Connor McLaren, Rhys Davies and Aaron Whitehead scored for the visitors while Liam Ireland and Scott Wilson netted for Vale.

Sauchie also caused a bit of a shock at Islecroft Stadium where they beat Dalbeattie Star 2-1 after extra time.

But a Jordan Hopkinson double, along with strikes from Keith Murray, Alve Faye and Cameron Muirhead, made sure Civil Service Strollers progressed with a 5-0 win over Upper Annandale.

Kelty also emerged easy winners over Lochmaben with the same scoreline.

Stuart Cargill and Scott Taylor Mackenzie both scored braces.

Goals from Paul Woods and Ross McNeil gave East Kilbride a 2-0 victory against Bo'ness United.

Edinburgh University also progressed with a 2-0 victory over Oakley, thanks to strikes from Patrick Baird and James Colinston.

A Jake Smith goal was enough for Gretna to progress at Ferguson Park against Whitehill Welfare.

And in the other all-Lowland clash, BSC Glasgow ran out 5-2 winners over Edusport Academy.

Thomas Orr scored four for the home team with John Mitchell also on target.