An efficient performance in Galashiels ensured that Spartans FC Youth maintained their five point lead at the top of Division 1B.
They were in control from as early as the 12th minute when a Sean Burrell rocket opened the scoring, and Cole McKay added another with a similar strike eight minutes later.
Ryan Turner tapped in a third early in the second half, and Elliot Miller rounded it off with a penalty.
Gala goalkeeper Paddy Beatty was kept busy and he had already denied Keir Foster before Burrell emphatically broke the deadlock. The striker picked up the ball to the right of the box and unleashed a fierce, dipping left foot drive high into the net.
Beatty kept out another Foster effort but was unable to do anything about McKay’s shot from 20 yards.
Further saves from Foster, Craig McBay and Miller kept the score at 2-0 at half time. Foster’s was the best of the chances, Beatty saving from point blank range after Miller had cleverly passed to Foster in front of goal.