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Ladbrokes League 1: Top four all denied in weekend of surprises

| 28.09.2015

Just when life in Ladbrokes League 1 was starting to make a little bit of sense, a quintet of results arrive in one weekend just to destabilise it all once again as the top four all failed to win and bottom side Brechin claimed another three points.

Here’s your weekend review…

Ayr remain top of the roost but will have been disappointed not to have put more daylight between themselves and the chasing pack after conceding a late equaliser at home to Peterhead.

Jamie Redman’s first goal of the season for the Blue Toon cancelled out Nicky Devlin’s goal for the Honest Men in the 87th minute to snatch a point.

While they were denied a fourth straight win, Ayr are now seven games unbeaten in the division while Peterhead are now on a five-game run without defeat.

Having hit Stenhousemuir for five last weekend, Dunfermline’s free-scoring front men were restricted to a solitary effort in a 1-1 draw with fourth-placed Airdrieonians.

George Hunter’s second goal in four games put the Diamonds ahead on 18 minutes and they held on to that lead until 16 minutes from time.

Having scored in every match bar one in all competitions this season, it was unsurprising when Michael Moffat equalised for the Pars to ensure a share of the points.

Forfar endured another tough weekend to slump to a second successive defeat to a side in the bottom three.

After a 2-1 loss at Cowdenbeath last weekend, the Loons went down by the same scoreline at home to Stranraer.

The win moves Stranraer up to eighth, while there is bound to be some growing concern at Station Park after a third defeat in four games.

Albion Rovers had another fine Saturday afternoon, as they dispatched Stenhousemuir 2-0 at Cliftonhill thanks to a goal in each half from Andrew Barrowman.

The result marked a second win in a row for Albion, who have now lost just one of their last five games to sit joint-third in the league.

And the final result of the weekend saw Brechin prevail in the bottom of the table clash with Cowdenbeath.

Second-half goals from David Bates and Jonathan Tiffoney ensured a second straight win for City after suffering defeats in their opening six games.

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.