Arbroath remain joint-top of Scottish Football League Division Two after beating Dumbarton by the odd goal in seven.
The hosts raced into a three-goal lead inside 26 minutes with strikes from Kieran McAnespie and Stuart Malcolm and a free-kick by Gavin Swankie.
Martin McNiff's header reduced the visitors' deficit early in the second half and Scott Agnew converted Ryan Borris's pass to bring the Sons to within a goal of their opponents.
But Steven Doris claimed a fourth goal for Arbroath and, though McNiff scored againg for Dumbarton, the three points went to the Gayfield side.
Hill, Baxter, Malcolm, Wedderburn, McAnespie, Sibanda (Gibson 70), Kerr, Falkingham, Monti (Ardallany 64), Doris (Bryce 90), Swankie. Subs Not Used: White, Busch.
Sibanda, Doris, Ardallany.
McAnespie 21, Malcolm 23, Swankie 26, Doris 79.
Grindlay, Nugent, Lithgow, Creaney, McNiff, Agnew, Nicoll, Borris (McKell 87), Gilhaney, Prunty, Walker (Winters 46). Subs Not Used: Ewings, Wallace, Ramage.
Nicoll, Creaney, Prunty, Gilhaney.
McNiff 51, Agnew 65, McNiff 83.