PETERHEAD moved into second place in the table with a fine 3-0 win against an Elgin City side who had been the closest challengers, albeit from a good distance away, to leaders Rangers.
The Blue Toon were on top early and they converted that pressure into a goal when David Cox netted high into the net from the edge of the box.
A long-range Ryan Strachan free-kick extended Peterhead’s lead before half-time and the points were secured when Robbie Winters sent home a Scott McLaughlin pass with 15 minutes to go.
Queen’s Park defeated Clyde 4-1 for a ninth win in a row over the Bully Wee with the Spiders taking just 72 seconds to take the lead when Michael Keenan sent a shot home via the underside of the bar.
It was 2-0 on six minutes when Paul McGinn crossed from the right and Sean Burns nodded in with Clyde pulling a goal back when Kevin Watt skipped around Neil Parry and shot into an empty net.
Just before half-time it was 3-1 when Pat Scullion headed into his own net and Keenan made it four with 13 minutes left when he slotted home from ten yards.
Berwick Rangers upset the form book by winning 3-1 at Montrose, where the Borderers’ Darren Lavery and the home side’s Lloyd Young exchanged goals before half-time with Fraser McLaren and Kevin McDonald winning the game in the second-half.
Stirling Albion remain in bottom spot after a 1-1 draw at East Stirlingshire who had Jason Holt to thank for an first-half injury time equaliser after Gary Thom had put Albion ahead before being dismissed.