Chris Templeman netted a brace as Forfar Athletic beat East Fife during a match in which three penalties awarded.
And, while the hosts move three points clear of Albion Rovers and Stirling Albion at the foot of Division Two, the Fifers squandered a chance to leapfrog Stenhousemuir into fourth spot in the race for promotion.
Forfar got off to a flying start when Nicky Low fired home Iain Campbell's cross after four minutes.
They doubled their advantage 10 minutes later when Templeman scored from the spot after Robert Sloan felled Martyn Fotheringham.
But Sloan went some way to making amends four minutes later when the visitors scored a penalty of their own following Mark McCulloch's challenge on Steven Hislop.
The Loons restored their two-goal lead in the 64th minute, when Templeman converted a Campbell cross to record his second of the match.
Ryan Wallace ensured a nervy finish when he converted the third penalty of the match in injury time after Craig Wilson fouled Craig Johnstone.
Forfar: Paterson, Ross (Wilson 90), McCulloch, Mowat, Iain Campbell, Fotheringham, Hegarty, Templeman, Low, Coyne (Gibson 85), Hilson. Subs Not Used: McCallum, Motion, Byers.
Booked: Hilson, Paterson, Wilson.
Goals: Low 4, Templeman 15 pen,64.
East Fife: Michael Brown, McCormack, Campbell, White, Cook, Linn, Muir, Janczyk (Darren Smith 71), Robert Sloan (Johnstone 79), Hislop (Dalziel 66), Wallace. Subs Not Used: Collier, Devlin.
Goals: Robert Sloan 19 pen, Wallace 90 pen.
Ref: William Collum