Zak Rudden scores the game's only goal. Pic: Michael Gillen

Dunfermline 0 - 1 Falkirk: Zak Rudden earns crucial win for Bairns

There’s nothing like a win over your local rivals to make the world seem like a completely different place. It’s fair to say that Falkirk fans have endured week upon week of misery since the beginning of the campaign as their side have sunk to the Championship basement. But after a second-half strike from Zak Rudden was enough to settle this cross-Forth derby in their favour you could be forgiven for thinking the Bairns had won the title rather than just three valuable points.

Ayr goalscorer Craig Moore in action against Falkirk. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk 0 - 1 Ayr United: Craig Moore keeps Ayr on top

Some games are hard on the eyes and this was one that might have left some folks contemplating a visit to the optician. Ayr secured victory in unadorned fashion with a solitary goal early in the second half from Craig Moore – but as the saying goes, sometimes you’ve just got to win ugly to lift trophies.

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