Elgin City moved six points clear of fifth-place Annan Athletic with a comfortable win in Scottish Division Three.
Craig Gunn was on hand to fire strike partner Jason Crooks' cross into the Annan net after 28 minutes.
Aaron Muirhead's own goal doubled Elgin's advantage 10 minutes before the break.
David Niven headed home Daniel Moore's cross in the 78th minute and Annan were reduced to 10 men late on when Jordan McKechnie was dismissed for a challenge on Niven.
Elgin: Clark, Niven, Duff (Millar 56), Nicolson, Durnan, Leslie, O'Donoghue (McMullan 46), MacPhee, Moore (Wilson 80), Gunn, Crooks. Subs Not Used: Calder, Beveridge.
Goals: Gunn 28, Muirhead 35 og, Niven 78.
Annan Athletic: Alex Mitchell, Muirhead, Swinglehurst, Gibson (Bell 56), McGowan, McKenna, Jardine (McKechnie 46), Peter Watson, Sloan, Winters (MacBeth 71), Cox. Subs Not Used: Hyslop, Danny Mitchell.
Sent Off: McKechnie (84). Booked: Cox.
Ref: Paul Robertson