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Ladbrokes SPFL: Hibs on the hunt as Clyde continue to march

| 23.11.2015

The battle for the title is hotting up in every division of the Ladbrokes SPFL, with movers and shakers seen throughout the Championship, League 1 and League 2 this weekend.

In the Championship Hibernian were the only team to score maximum points with a 1-0 victory over Alloa to join Rangers on 37 points after the Gers were held by Livingston.

Alan Stubbs’ men were cut from 11/2 to 9/2 to take the Ladbrokes Championship at the expense of their Glasgow counterparts.

Their victims on Saturday now find themselves in a tricky position after Dumbarton came from 3-0 down to bag a point against Raith to open a six point gap to the Wasps at the foot of the table.

Elsewhere, the mid-table scene changed very little as Falkirk and Morton’s winning runs came to an end as the pair drew against Queen of the South and St Mirren respectively.

Ayr pull away in League 1

With Dunfermline only managing a 1-1 draw with Albion Rovers, Ayr United were able to take full advantage.

The Diamonds ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over Airdrieonians at Somerset Park to pull three points clear at the head of the table.

Ian McCall’s men still find themselves second-favourites to lift the trophy in May but are now 9/4 shots rather than the 3/1 chances they were before kick-off at the weekend.

Peterhead kept the pressure on the play-off positions with a 7-0 decimation of Cowdenbeath.

A Leighton McIntosh hat-trick was the icing on the cake for the Blue Toon as they moved to within two points of fourth.

Stenhousemuir bagged their third win in four with a 2-1 win over bottom-side Brechin, while Forfar and Stranraer’s long wait for another win continued as the pair played out a goalless draw at Stair Park.

Clyde continue on the march

Barry Ferguson will be a very happy manager after his Clyde team bagged their third straight victory at the expense of Berwick Rangers, taking their aggregate score for that trio of games to 12-3.

That win saw cut from 3/1 to 5/2 to take the title, as they kept the pressure on league leaders Annan Athletic who were held to a 2-2 draw by strugglers Arbroath.

The Red Lichties fought back well to come back from 2-0 down to bag themselves a point and extend their advantage over Berwick at the bottom.

Elgin moved into the play-off spots after overcoming East Fife by four goals to two at Borough Briggs, as The Fifers dropped out of the top four.

There were also wins for East Stirling and Queens Park, who move up to fourth, as they scored victories over Montrose and Stirling Albion respectively.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Ben Stones

Ladbrokes News’ equine expert, Ben likes nothing more than studying the form to pick out a winner or two for our readers. A Journalism and Media Studies graduate from the University of Winchester, Ben has previously written for a number of football and racing blogs and websites, as well as contributing to the sports pages of his home-town newspaper.