League Two: Arbroath close in on leaders Forfar

Martin Scott scored a late goal for Arbroath at Berwick Rangers
Martin Scott scored a late goal for Arbroath at Berwick Rangers

Forfar Athletic's lead at the top of League Two was trimmed to one point following a 1-1 draw at Elgin City.

Arbroath made up ground on their Angus rivals with a 2-0 victory at Berwick Rangers.

Annan Athletic lost 1-0 at Stirling Albion but remain seven points clear of the Binos in the final play-off spot.

Cowdenbeath stay rooted to the bottom after losing 2-0 at home to Montrose, while Clyde came from behind to beat Edinburgh City 3-1.

The Bully Wee leapfrog City into eighth place on goal difference thanks to a double from Peter MacDonald, taking the joint-player manager to 21 goals for the season.

On-loan Hibs striker Lewis Allan gave City the lead on 22 minutes, with Matt Flynn levelling early in the second half.

Defeat for Cowdenbeath leaves them seven points adrift of City after Gary Locke's side had halted a seven-game losing sequence with a win and draw.

Matty Smith and Michael Bolochoweckyj were on target for Montrose at Central Park.

Forfar were in danger of surrendering top spot when they fell behind to a Darryl McHardy goal on 49 minutes but the experienced Jim Lister came to the rescue with his 15th goal of the campaign.

Arbroath took the lead through a Steven Doris penalty before the interval, with Martin Scott making the points safe for the visitors in stoppage time.

Darren Smith volleyed in the only goal as Stirling Albion gave themselves a chance of catching Annan in fourth spot, with their fifth consecutive win.

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