FORMER Dundee and Ross County defender Craig Tully watched from the stand as Hawick Royal Albert lost their seventh consecutive game.

But the 41-year-old, who was appointed manager after the 2-0 defeat to Vale of Leithen, still believes his side can survive in the Lowland League.

Tully said: “I knew before today that it was a huge task and I will have my work cut out over the next few weeks.

“We lack quality in some areas and that is something I’ll need to address quickly.

“It’s not going to be easy but I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think I could help Hawick survive.”

Sean Stevens and Jason Stevens were Vale’s scorers in the basement battle.

BSC Glasgow opened up a two point gap at the top with a 4-2 win over Dalbeattie Star at Islecroft Stadium.

Jack Smith scored twice for BSC with Martin Grehan and Josh McArthur also finding the net.

Scott Milligan and Farel O’Sullivan scored the consolations for Darren Kerr’s team.

East Kilbride were held to a 1-1 draw by Stirling University.

Paul McAfferty’s early opener for the Students at K Park was cancelled out by Sean Winter.

Selkirk beat near neighbours Gala Fairydean Rovers 4-0 at Yarrow Park.

Daryl Healy grabbed a brace with teenagers Dale Baxter and Ciaran Chalmers also getting on the scoresheet.

Selkirk manager Ian Fergus said: “I was delighted with the way we went about our business today.

“We played well and took our chances when they came.”

Gala defender Kieran Ainslie was red carded during the second half.

Grant Nelson and Sofiane Zeghdane were on target at Galabank as Edusport Academy shocked Cumbernauld Colts with a 2-1 win.

Andy Selkirk was the Colts scorer.

Gretna’s revival under Davie Irons continued with a narrow 1-0 victory over Edinburgh University.

Stuart Gray’s first half strike was the difference between the teams at Raydale Park.

Whitehill’s poor start continued with a 2-1 defeat by Civil Service Strollers at Ferguson Park.

Stephen Froud and Jack Downie were Civil’s scorers.