Alloa Athletic 8-1 Elgin City

Stevie May scored four as Alloa Athletic hammered Elgin City and clinched the Scottish Third Division title.

Elgin sustained an early blow when goalkeeper Alexander Clark was sent off for a professional foul on 16 minutes and it got worse for the visitors on the half-hour mark when Mark Nicolson scored an own goal to give Alloa the lead.

On-loan St Johnstone striker May netted either side of half-time to put the hosts firmly in control and Robbie Winters fired home another on 49 minutes.

Paul Millar's close-range effort reduced Elgin's arrears but another May double continued the Wasps' rout.

Ryan McCord's impressive free-kick and a further goal by Craig Campbell completed Alloa's win.

And, with second-place Stranraer losing 2-1 at Clyde, the Recreation Park side opened up an unassailable 14-point lead to claim the championship in boss Paul Hartley's first year in management.

Alloa bounce back to Division Two a year after suffering relegation.

Alloa: Bain, McCullagh, Gordon, James Doyle, McKinnon, Holmes (Docherty 70), Young (Ross McCord 70), Ryan McCord, Cawley, May, Winters (Campbell 73). Subs Not Used: McDowall, Masterton.

Goals: Nicolson 30 og, May 44, 47, Winters 49, May 65, 75, Ryan McCord 82, Campbell 83.

Elgin: Clark, Wilson, Durnan (McLean 69), Nicolson, McMullan (Calder 16), Niven, Beveridge (Gunn 52), Cooper, Macphee, Moore, Millar. Subs Not Used: Crooks, Cameron.

Sent Off: Clark (16). Booked: Niven.

Goals: Millar 51.

Att: 730

Ref: Iain Brines