Forfar Athletic remain a point clear at the top after being held to a 1-1 draw by second-placed Arbroath in a derby at Station Park.
The league leaders had the best of the opening period, with Arbroath’s Omar Kader forced into a goal-line clearance after a Josh Peters shot in the 34th minute. Peters found a breakthrough though, firing home on the rebound in the 46th minute after Arbroath goalkeeper Ricky Gomes spilled a Gavin Swankie effort. The visitors were second best for the majority of the match, but snatched a point courtesy of Ryan McCord’s free-kick in the 66th minute to keep the title race alive.
Elgin City climbed to third despite only managing a 1-1 draw at home to play-off hopefuls Montrose who slide to sixth on goal difference.
Brian Cameron drove Elgin into a 10th minute lead at Borough Briggs, only for veteran forward Chris Templeman to head home an equaliser from a Gary Fraser cross on the hour mark.
Annan Athletic dropped to fourth after suffering a 2-1 defeat at Clyde who stay second from bottom.
A header from Chris Smith opened the scoring for Clyde after just four minutes, but Annan swiftly levelled through Aidan Smith. A share of the spoils looked likely until recent Clyde signing David Goodwillie set up David Gormley for a slick winner with nine minutes remaining.
The Bully Wee are now three points ahead of bottom side Cowdenbeath who rescued a 1-1 draw at eighth-placed Edinburgh City. Josh Walker fired City ahead with a 29th-minute free-kick. Cowdenbeath’s Dale Carrick subsequently missed a penalty, but Kris Renton’s last-gasp turn and shot rescued a point.
Stirling Albion moved to within four points of the play-offs with a gutsy 1-0 win at Berwick Rangers.