FORFAR and Ayr United both took another step towards securing promotion play-off places by winning last night, with Ayr leaving Brechin with a 3-0 success and the Loons beating Stenhousemuir 2-0.
BRECHIN City wilted at Glebe Park as East Fife continued to flirt with advancing into a play-off place by winning 3-1.
Alloa Athletic 1, Airdrie United 0
Forfar's pursuit of a promotion play-off place has taken a knock recently - with only one win in six games - but that win came against tonight's opponents Ayr United and assistant manager Ian Campbell is determined his side get back to winning ways with their third triumph of the season against the Somerset Park side.
Airdrie United 3, Forfar Athletic 1
Ayr United 0
Forfar Athletic 1
The return of wintry weather and Brechin's Scottish Cup heroics against St Johnstone saw the Second Division restricted to just two fixtures with Ayr United moving into third place, following their 1-0 win over Alloa.
Ayr United 1, Alloa Athletic 0
Airdrie United manager Jimmy Boyle is looking for a huge improvement from his men against East Fife tonight after his team capitulated in the second half of their game against Ayr United at the weekend and lost five goals.
It was another good night for Second Division leaders Livingston as they defeated Forfar Athletic 3-0 and then left the field to learn that promotion challengers Brechin City and Ayr United had dropped points to extend the West Lothian side's lead at the top of the table.
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Danny Lennon understood the frustration of St Mirren fans when they booed his decision to replace two-goal hero Craig Dargo in the closing stages of Saturday's Scottish Cup fifth-round win over Ayr United.
Danny Lennon fully understood the frustration of St Mirren fans when they booed his decision to replace two-goal hero Craig Dargo in the closing stages of Saturday's Scottish Cup fifth-round win over Ayr United at Somerset Park.
CRAIG Dargo's first-half double against Irn-Bru Second Division side Ayr United at Somerset Park proved enough to book St Mirren a place in to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.