League One: Arbroath come from behind twice to seal 3-2 win over Airdrieonians

Bobby Linn
A Bobby Linn hat-trick sealed Arbroath a 3-2 win over Airdrieonians

Bobby Linn scored a hat-trick as Arbroath came from behind twice to beat Airdrieonians 3-2, maintaining their 16-point lead at the top of League One.

Second-placed Raith Rovers kept pace after a 4-1 win over Montrose.

Forfar Athletic remain level on points with Rovers after a narrow win over bottom side Stenhousemuir.

Despite a spirited comeback from 3-0 down at Dumbarton, East Fife lost 4-3, while Stranraer leapfrogged Brechin City into eighth with a 2-1 away win.

Dale Carrick netted just before the half-hour mark to hand Airdrieonians the lead before Linn picked out the top corner from a free-kick to equalise at the break.

Carrick set up Darryl Duffy to put the Diamonds in front for the second time seven minutes into the second half, only for Linn to strike two penalties in quick succession to seal the points.

Kevin Nisbet netted his 20th goal of the season after converting an early penalty as second-placed Rovers eased to victory at Stark's Park.

Euan Murray's header doubled the Fifers' lead before second-half efforts from Liam Buchanan and Craig McGuffie - either side of a Terry Masson consolation - sealed the victory to end a run of four games without a win.

Jamie Bain and John Baird put the hosts ahead before Greg Hurst pulled one back as Forfar edged out Stenhousemuir.

Struggling Stranraer recorded their first win this year courtesy of goals from Euan Smith and Jamie Hamill outweighing Innes Cameron's quick leveller.

Brechin midfielder and former Stranraer man Craig Thomson was sent off for a second bookable offence late on.

Kilmarnock loanee Dom Thomas netted a hat-trick as Dumbarton held on for a narrow 4-3 victory over 10-man East Fife to move up a spot to seventh.

Thomas was on target with a first-half brace as Dumbarton took a 3-0 lead as his first two efforts sandwiched Calum Gallagher's 36th-minute strike.

Patrick Slattery pulled one back for East Fife 10 minutes after the break and Kevin Smith headed a second as they fought back in the second half.

However, the on-loan Kilmarnock winger completed his hat-trick just after the hour, moments before Anton Dowds replied, with the hosts losing Chris Kane to a straight red card after 77 minutes.

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