Second Division leaders Queen of the South recorded a seventh straight win to move 19 points clear as Forfar Athletic suffered defeat at Palmerston.
Ryan McGuffie converted Nicky Clark's headed knock-down to put Queens ahead but Chris Templeman slotted home Forfar's equaliser on 15 minutes.
Derek Lyle put the hosts ahead again from Chris Mitchell's free-kick in the 19th minute.
And Clark added his name to the scoresheet with a clinical finish on 70 minutes.
Queen of South:
Robinson, Mitchell, Durnan, McGuffie, Holt, Burns, McKenna, Young, Carmichael, Lyle (Kevin Smith 83), Clark (Reilly 77). Subs Not Used: Atkinson, Black, Johnston.
McGuffie 11, Lyle 19, Clark 70.
Hamilton, McCulloch, Faeroe, Bolochoweckyj, Iain Campbell, Hilson, Malin, Robertson (Ross Campbell 75), Denholm (Sellars 69), Templeman (King 75),Swankie. Subs Not Used: Soutar, Tulloch.
Hilson, Iain Campbell, Robertson, Bolochoweckyj.