MIDFIELDER Paul Woods netted a brace either side of half time as East Kilbride beat Gala Fairydean Rovers 3-0 to move within a point of leaders Kelty Hearts.

The 32-year-old, who is in his second spell at K Park, believes his team have the quality to win the league.

He said: “We played well today against a competitive Gala team.

“These are the games where if you’re not switched on you will drop points.

“The league is going to really tight but we have an excellent squad here who are capable of winning the title.”

Jamie Longworth was also on target for the hosts at K Park.

Whitehill Welfare keeper Ross Jardine took Kelty to extra time in the Qualifying Cup at New Central Park with a string of eye-catching stops, including a save from Stephen Husband’s first half penalty.

But a Ciaren Chalmers double during extra time and strikes from Stuart Cargill and Ian Nimmo took Barry Ferguson’s team through to the fourth round.

Easy of Scotland side Jeanfield Swifts caused an upset in the Qualifying Cup with a 3-0 humbling of Civil Service Strollers.

Connor McLaren, Paul Simpson and Rhys Davies were all on target for Ross Gunion’s team to reach the third round.

Spartans also reached the fourth round on Friday night with a 3-2 win over Newtongrange Star.

Blair Atkinson netted twice at Ainslie Park with Jamie Dishington also on target for Dougie Samuel’s team.

Former St Johnstone striker George Hunter scored both of Star’s goals.

Tom Orr scored a hat-trick as BSC Glasgow moved up to third in the Lowland League on Friday evening.

Martin Grehan and Ross Smith also scored in the 5-0 win over Edinburgh University.