League 2 table-toppers East Fife were held 1-1 by Queen’s Park at Bayview but Gary Naysmith’s side actually increased their lead as closest rivals Clyde and Elgin City both lost.
For the fourth game running, the Fifers scored in the opening exchanges, Jamie Insall getting the goal. But the Spiders drew level on 21 minutes when Chris Duggan turned the ball in.
Naysmith said: “It was a tough game but a fair result. We had a chance at 1-0 and if we had taken that then I do not think they would have come back.”
Queen’s have slipped out of the play-off zone and coach Gus MacPherson said: “It was a really tight second half and it felt like that one incident would change the result. I thought that incident was us getting a penalty but it was not awarded.”
Clyde had gone in front early against Arbroath through Jordan Kirkpatrick but Arbroath enjoyed a 2-1 Broadwood success. The second half belonged to the visitors and they equalised on 56 minutes when Bobby Linn deftly chipped in a penalty and Ricky Little grabbed the winner.
Elgin went down to their fourth defeat in seven games to hosts Berwick Rangers, who enjoyed a 2–0 success, thanks to a Blair Henderson double.
Annan moved into the top four with a 5-0 romp at Montrose. Peter Weatherson’s spot kick opened the scoring and he doubled the lead before half-time. Matty Flynn, and Josh Todd with two, completed the scoring. The play-offs are now calling for East Stirling, who went down 3-0 at Stirling Albion, with Moses Olanrewaju, Darren Smith and Phil Johnston’s goals doing the damage.