Albion Rovers 1-3 Ayr United

Ayr United kept their slim play-off hopes alive with a victory over bottom side Albion Rovers in Coatbridge.

Mark Roberts' side are seven points off fourth-placed Forfar Athletic with three games left after their third win in their last five outings

Michael Moffat hooked home from close range to give the visitors the opening goal in the 31st minute.

Nine minutes later, Liam Buchanan made it 2-0 with a stunning lob from 20 yards.

Chris Dallas pulled a goal back for Rovers 12 minutes after the interval with a low finish from inside the area.

However, Ayr wrapped up the points with six minutes left as Scott McLaughlin fired into the bottom corner from 12 yards out.

It was Rovers' 12th defeat in 15 outings since the turn of the year and leaves them seven points adrift at the bottom of the table.

Albion : McGinley, Reid, Andrews, Donnelly, Boyle, Crawford, Thomson (Marriott 79), Innes, Phillips, Dallas (Tiffeny 71), Sally (Green 46). Subs Not Used: Shepherd, Connor Stevenson.

Goals : Dallas 57.

Ayr : Graeme Smith, McGregor, McCann, Christopher Smith, McAusland, Crawford (Wyllie 90), Hunter, McLaughlin, Donald, Moffat (Shankland 88), Buchanan (Winters 86). Subs Not Used: Brown, McStay.

Booked : Hunter.

Goals : Moffat 31, Buchanan 40, McLaughlin 84.

Att : 475

Ref : Brian Colvin