Alloa Athletic beat Airdrieonians to narrow gap on Livingston

Alloa Athletic striker Andy Graham
Graham scored twice for Alloa

Alloa Athletic took full advantage of Livingston's game being postponed to narrow the gap at the top of Scottish League One to nine points.

Jim Goodwin's side defeated third-top Airdrieonians 2-1 to move five points clear of the Diamonds.

Stranraer also took advantage of Livingston-Stenhousemuir being off to move three points clear of bottom after a 2-0 victory over Brechin City.

Peterhead were held 1-1 at home by East Fife, who remain in fourth.

Andrew Graham struck twice inside 17 minutes for Alloa, who held out for a 2-1 win over despite the fact Iain Russell pulled one back after 22 minutes.

Willie Gibson opened the scoring for Stranraer in the 22nd minute and then crossed for Craig Malcolm to head home 12 minutes from time to seal the points.

Jordan Brown rescued a point for Peterhead against East Fife.

Kevin Smith headed James Penrice's cross in four minutes after the break, but Peterhead levelled in the 64th minute when Brown converted Grant Anderson's centre.

The Fifers move a point ahead of Queen's Park, whose match away to Albion Rovers was also postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

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