Star shine in Challenge Cup

Dalbeattie Star saw off the challenge of Queen of the South in the final of the South’s most prestigious competition, the Challenge Cup, by winning 8-1 at the neutral ground of Galabank, home of Annan Athletic.

The goalscorers in this one-sided match were Dean Smith with Queen’s consolation, while Gary Kerr grabbed two for Star, with singles from Stuart MacPherson, Grant Parker, Lewis Sloan, and an inevitable hat-trick from the South’s top striker Scott Milligan which sealed the rout to give Star the silverware.

St Cuthbert Wanderers’ problems continued with a 3-1 defeat at the hands of high flying Heston Rovers.

Heston took the lead in the 14th minute with a low shot from 16 yards from Sean Kevan, with Justin Nicol levelling the match four minutes before the break.

In the 68th minute Kevan made it 2-1 with an overhead kick from close range, and then, to seal the three points, Steve Walker fired a great 25-yard shot low into the far corner to complete a great season for Heston Rovers.

In a superb Tweedie Cup final, Threave won their second trophy of the season.