LANGLEE Amateurs started off the new year in the worst way possible with a defeat to Tweeddale Rovers which effectively ends their hopes of the Division A title.

The Galashiels team were only promoted to Division A for the first time this season but have been in impressive form, including a fine win over defending champions Hawick Waverley in August.

However, their 4-1 loss to Tweeddale Rovers at Netherdale leaves them seven points off leaders Waverley with just five games left.

Grant Wilson, Luke MacLean, Robbie McNaughton and Scott Latto all scored for Rovers, while Liam Wallace netted for Langlee.

Chirnside United leapfrogged Langlee into second place after beating Newtown 4-3, with Daniel Pattenden scoring all four goals.

But Hawick Waverley look on course for a third Division A title in a row after a 4-0 win over Hawick United. Taylor Hope, Scott Duncan, Jordan Yardley and Euan Thomson were all on target.

Gala Hotspur suffered a shock loss to relegation threatened Leithen Rovers in Division B.

Spurs had been in great form at the tail end of 2019 but the impressive Sam Ho notched two as Rovers won 2-1. Gala’s goalscorer was Fraser Brown.

Spurs’ defeat allowed Tweedmouth Harrow to extend their lead at the top as Jonny Simpson scored three in a thumping 7-1 win over Kelso Thistle.

Stow’s excellent form under new management team of Fraser Riddell and Ben McGregor came to a halt at Ancrum, who won 3-1 thanks to Brodie Irvine, Grant Robinson and Greg Ford.

There was also wins for Tweedmouth Amateurs and Duns in Division B.

Melrose took a massive stride towards winning their first ever promotion from Division C after coming from behind to win at Tweeddale Rovers Colts.

Ash Langford, Keith McAulay and Colin Turnbull scored in a 3-2 win in Peebles, which coupled with Earlston Rhymers’ draw with St Boswells and Selkirk Victoria’s loss to Hawick Legion, leaves Melrose 14 points clear at the top.

Elsewhere, Gala Fairydean Rovers won 5-1 with veteran Rob Young notching two, and Lauder were edged out by Highfields United.