KILBY gaffer Stuart Malcolm believes the league is far from won despite his team opening up a nine point gap at the top of the table.

The interim manager watched Craig Howie and Craig Malcolm help the leaders to a 2-0 win at Gala Fairydean Rovers.

He said: “It’s a great cushion to have and it was our experience that got us over the line today against a good Gala team.

“But we can’t afford to take our foot off the gas as there’s still a long way to go.

“It’s very much week to week for us and we know we’ll have to work hard to keep that gap.”

Kelty Hearts closed in on second with a 5-0 hammering of Edusport Academy at New Central Park.

Stuart Cargill netted a hat-trick during the rout with Christopher Dodd and Errol Douglas also scoring for Barry Ferguson’s team.

Spartans also made easy work of Edinburgh University with a 3-0 victory at Ainslie Park.

Gary Cennerazzo, Jamie Dishington and Jack Smith all scored in the first half.

Spartans gaffer Dougie Samuel said: “We started well and were deserving of our lead at the interval.

“The pace slowed a bit in the second half but overall I’m happy with the points.”

Stirling University came back from the dead to earn a draw with Dalbeattie Star.

Despite being down to 10 men and trailing 2-0 with four minutes remaining, goals from Aidan Ferris and Scott Milligan salvaged a point for Chris Geddes’ team.

Scott Milligan and Ben Irving scored Star’s goals.

A late Craig Holmes’ goal for Cumbernauld Colts denied bottom side Whitehill Welfare a rare win at Ferguson Park.

A Jordan Pettigrew own-goal and a Scot Wright strike had given Ian Little’s team a 2-1 advantage going into the closing stages.

Andy Rodgers and Graeme McGregor were on target as East Stirlingshire left Raydale Park with a 2-1 win over Gretna.