League 1 and 2 wrap

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JACK ROSS’S re­ac­tion to Al­loa Ath­letic’s 10-match win­ning streak com­ing to an end was sim­ple. The task for his play­ers is to go out and try and do it again.

Putting to­gether an­other run of that stature to­gether is eas­ier said than done given that, af­ter trav­el­ling to Queen’s Park on Satur­day, their next game is at Celtic Park in the Bet­fred Cup.

“All we do is start an­other one,” the Al­loa man­ager said af­ter his team were dis­man­tled by Liv­ingston in the first half at the In­do­drill Sta­dium, los­ing 3-1 in League One.

There is no doubt this re­sult took the wind out of their sails. Scott Pittman, Liam Buchanan and Michael Miller had scored be­fore half-time and all Al­loa had to show for the sec­ond half was a Greig Spence penalty.

Brechin City moved to the top of the league as they held off Air­drieo­ni­ans 3-2 at Glebe Park. Brechin twice had their lead can­celled out be­fore Dougie Hill scored the win­ning goal.

There were first league wins of the sea­son for Al­bion Rovers and Peter­head.

Al­bion over­whelmed Sten­house­muir with four sec­ond­half goals in a 4-0 win at Clifton­hill and man­ager Dar­ren Young was pleased with what he saw. “We have been play­ing well all sea­son but ev­ery­thing came to­gether here,” he said.

Peter­head also scored their goals in the sec­ond half as they saw off Queen’s Park, who missed a first-half penalty, 2-0. Jamie Red­man and Nicky Ri­ley net­ted.

Jamie In­sall scored both of East Fife’s goals in a 2-0 home win over Stran­raer with man­ager Gary Nay­smith re­veal­ing a social night ear­lier in the week had helped build team spirit.

For­far Ath­letic made it five wins out of five to go five points clear at the top of League Two with a 2-1 win at An­nan Ath­letic.

For­far trailed to a Max Wright penalty but hit back to take the points through Andy Munro and Lewis Milne.

It came af­ter some strong words in the dress­ing-room at half-time but Munro be­lieves the re­sult was sig­nif­i­cant.

“I do not think An­nan will lose many games at home so to beat them will send doubts into other team’s minds about how good we are,” he said.

“Teams like Ar­broath and Clyde are the ones who have spent the big money but I am not sur­prised at how well we have done.

“We have top play­ers and we have shown we can com­pete at the top end.”

Clyde moved sec­ond with a 3-2 home win over Ar­broath. Vet­eran striker Peter MacDon­ald hit the de­cider.

Ed­in­burgh City picked up their first point since join­ing the SPFL, Ross Al­lum’s 85th-minute strike earn­ing them a 1-1 draw at Stir­ling Al­bion.

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