ARBROATH edged closer to the Third Division title with a comfortable win over Clyde at Gayfield.
Arbroath took a major step towards the first-ever silverware in the club's history as they defeated Clyde 3-0 at Broadwood on Saturday.
Albion Rovers' 3-0 win over Third Division leaders Arbroath on Saturday was probably welcomed just as much in the south-west towns of Annan and Stranraer, as it was in Lanarkshire's Coatbridge, as it cut Paul Sheerin's side's lead to just two points.
LEADERS Arbroath were held 2-2 at Gayfield by Stranraer in an entertaining game where the home side lost a goalkeeper and two goals in the space of a minute.
ARBROATH extended their advantage at the top to six points despite being held to a 1-1 draw by bottom-of-the-table Clyde at Broadwood.
Clyde may be hosting league leaders Arbroath tonight, but Jim Duffy's men have shown they can hold their own against the league's best sides.
Arbroath's 2-1 win over Berwick at Gayfield on Saturday ended a good week for Paul Sheerin's side which has seen them establish a six-point lead at the top of the table with a game in hand.
Arbroath 2, Berwick Rangers 1
Albion Rovers manager Paul Martin looks set to recall the fit-again Chris Boyle to his midfield for tonight's visit of Arbroath knowing a win for the Coatbridge men would see them draw level with the league leaders.
The four sides occupying the top four places at kick-off time on Saturday faced each other, and it was Arbroath who emerged with the strongest title credentials. However such is the tight nature of this season's Third Division, it could all change again tomorrow night.
SEVEN teams still have legitimate title claims after leaders Arbroath lost 3-2 at Elgin City
Arbroath remain top after holding on with nine men to win a stormy game against ten-man Annan Athletic at Galabank 2-1.
SCOTTISH Cup fourth round ties at Queen of the South, Morton and Falkirk were called off today as the weather continued to play havoc with the weekend football card.
THE return of the wintry weather in Scotland has forced several clubs in the Scottish Football League to call off matches, with more cancellations expected.