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
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Ayr United 1, Alloa Athletic 0
VETERAN Scottish football manager Dick Campbell has vowed to fight kidney cancer with the determination he's shown throughout his career to date.
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.
Morton v Falkirk
Queen of the South's first home league fixture since 13 November, against Ross County, failed to be played to a conclusion last night as a corner of Palmerston Park was plunged into darkness midway through the second half due to floodlight failure.
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.
The big freeze continues to disrupt fixtures across Scotland with a number of Boxing Day matches postponed.
THE SFA have drafted in foreign officials to break the Scottish referee strike this weekend, but some matches will still not go ahead. Here is a list of the matches that are on and off.