SELKIRK Victoria’s hopes of going one better than last season’s Sanderson Cup final appearance remain alive after a dramatic extra time win.

The Vics were at risk of going out at the quarter final stage when Highfields United scored a last minute equaliser through Liam Romaines.

But a Blaine Gillie extra time strike saw Selkirk squeeze into the semi-finals with a 4-3 victory.

Melrose are aiming for a league and cup double after beating Tweeddale Rovers Colts 5-2.

Having already secured promotion, the Rose look set to also claim their first ever Division C title and are now in the last four of the cup after top scorer Ashley Langford netted another two.

Melrose chairman Jamie Bertram said: “It was a great win especially against a side who have challenged us over the course of this season.

“We are looking forward to the rest of the season, especially our semi-final.”

In the first round of the Sanderson Cup, Earlston Rhymers thrashed lowly CFC Bowholm 11-0 with Scott Rice bagging four, while St Boswells shocked Gala Fairydean Rovers with a 5-4 win at Netherdale.

And Ewan Hutchison and Andrew Fleming scored for Kelso Amateurs as they knocked out ten-man Hawick Legion.

Grant Robertson got his first win as Coldstream Amateurs manager following a thrilling comeback.

The Streamers trailed Kelso Thistle 3-0 at half time but pulled the game back to 4-4 at 90 minutes before Steven Waugh scored an extra time winner.

Gala Hotspur suffered their second cup exit in as many weeks as they lost at Biggar United and Duns knocked out Tweedmouth Amateurs.

In the Beveridge Cup, Des Sutherland scored three as Langlee Amateurs secured a fine 7-0 away win at Jed Legion and cup holders Hawick Waverley beat local rivals Hawick United 2-1 with goals from Jordan Yardley and Matthew Linton.

Andrew Crawford scored two as Newtown beat Langholm Legion and Daniel Pattenden was on the scoresheet again with a double as Chirnside knocked out Berwickshire rivals Greenlaw 4-3 at Comrades Park.

The only league match to be played saw Fraser Jackson and James Runciman lead Stow to a 2-1 win over Berwick Colts in Division C.