League One leaders Raith Rovers return to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Forfar at Stark's Park.
On-loan Scottish Premiership strikers Steven MacLean and Declan McManus ensure League One leaders Raith Rovers and second-top Falkirk share the points.
The top three in Scottish League One all lose, allowing fourth-placed East Fife to close the gap on first to four points after they beat Forfar.
Falkirk move to within a point of Raith Rovers at the top of Scottish League One after beating fellow promotion chasers East Fife.
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Falkirk head coach David McCracken finds the 1-0 Scottish Cup defeat by Hearts hard to swallow after his League One team hit the woodwork and competed well with the top-tier side.
Six teams are separated by six points as the battle to avoid relegation from the Scottish Championship enters its final stretch. But who is going down?