A last gasp Dylan Easton strike at Ainslie Park has kept Kelty Hearts in pole position for the Lowland League title.

Barry Ferguson’s team looked like they were being held to a goalless draw by Spartans before the 25-year-old former St Johnstone midfielder found the net in the 88th minute.

Kelty boss Ferguson said: “It was difficult out there for both teams with the wind and rain, and I’m just pleased we got there in the end.

“Days like this are about getting a result and everything else can be put down to the conditions.

“The title is there to be won but if we slip up there are other teams ready to take advantage.”

Lee Currie’s late penalty gave second-placed Bonnyrigg Rose a comfortable 4-0 win over struggling Edinburgh University at New Dundas Park.

Kieran McGachie, Jonathon Brown and an own goal kept Robbie Horn’s team hot on the heels of leaders Kelty.

East Stirlingshire stayed in remote contention with a 5-2 win over Gala Fairydean Rovers at Falkirk Stadium.

Nicky Low and Sean Brown both netted braces for Shire as well as a strike from Jamie Dishington.

Boss Derek Ure said: “We have been on a good run and all we can do is keep winning.

"I thought we were excellent today considering how difficult the weather was.

“It’s unlikely we’ll catch the teams above us but we will have a say on where the title will go.”

Zander Murray and Marc Berry netted the consolations for Gala.

Cumbernauld Colts and Berwick Rangers fought out a goalless draw at rain-soaked Broadwood.

Berwick boss Ian Little said: "Overall, we completed a lot of good play in the game and with a little rub of the green, we would have taken all three points.

“It was a good, solid performance from the team and it’s important now that we must use this as a building block between now and the end of the season.”