Second-placed Albion failed to make up ground on Third Division leaders Arbroath after drawing with Elgin.
The visitors went ahead when Robert Love's low driven effort found the bottom corner of the net.
But Craig Gunn headed home a close-range equaliser from Craig Frizzell's cross.
And Albion's day worsened when Steven Canning saw a second yellow, though Elgin couldn't make their one-man advantage pay.
Elgin: Donnelly, Niven, Kaczan, Duff, Dempsie, Cameron (Frizzel 47), Nicolson, O'Donoghue, Jake Inglis (Lawrie 53), Crooks (Barry Wilson 77), Gunn.Subs Not Used: Edwards, John Calder.
Booked: Nicolson, Frizzel.
Goals: Gunn 63.
Albion: Gaston, Stevenson, Lumsden, McGowan, Innes, Reid, Donnelly, Canning, Ferry (Gilmartin 53), Chaplain (Benton 82), Love (Lawless 70). Subs Not Used: Hamilton, Flynn.
Sent Off: Canning (74).
Booked: Canning, Innes, Lumsden.
Goals: Love 19.
Ref: Kevin Clancy (Scotland).