East Fife 2-3 Queen of the South

Queen of the South maintained their 18-point lead at the top of Division Two with a hard-fought win at East Fife.

Gavin Reilly's clinical finish gave Queens the lead on 15 minutes.

Paul McManus struck to level midway through the second half but Nicky Clark soon got the visitors' second with a left-footed shot.

Mark Durnan's header stretched Queens' advantage and Liam Gormley pulled one back for the Fifers with a neat finish late on.

East Fife: Antell, McCormack, Muir, White, Johnstone, Robert Barr, Darren Smith (Keenan 71), Willis, McBride, Paul McManus (Jamieson 81), Samuel (Gormley 68). Subs Not Used: Michael Brown, Sloan.

Booked: White.

Goals: Paul McManus 64, Gormley 86.

Queen of South: Robinson, Mitchell, Durnan, Higgins, McGuffie, Carmichael (Gibson 78), Young, McKenna, Burns (Paton 71), Clark, Reilly (Kevin Smith 84). Subs Not Used: Atkinson, Holt.

Goals: Reilly 15, Clark 66, Durnan 69.

Att: 627

Ref: Matt Northcroft