ST MIRREN gave their Championship survival hopes a major boost with a fabulous 5-0 victory over fellow-strugglers Raith Rovers in Paisley yesterday.
Stevie Mallan scored twice while further strikes from Rory Loy and Lewis Morgan and an own-goal from Declan McManus secured an emphatic win.
The triumph sees the Buddies leapfrog the Fifers in the table to eighth place on 38 points.
Ayr United remain rooted to the foot of the table, three points below Raith, after losing 4-0 at home to Neil Lennon’s champions Hibs. Jason Cummings struck twice with Martin Boyle and James Keatings adding the others.
Dunfermline defeated playoff-bound Morton 3-1 in their final home game of the season. Nicky Clark out them ahead after three minutes before Lawrence Shankland levelled.
Michael Moffat restored the hosts’ advantage in the 51st minute and Rhys McCabe wrapped up the three points five minutes from time.
Falkirk were held at home by Queen of the South in a tense 2-2 stalemate. The visitors took an early lead through Stephen Dobbie before Nathan Austin headed the Bairns level.
Falkirk took the lead when Aaron Muirhead scored with a penalty-kick, but Dobbie headed the equaliser.
Dundee United drew 2-2 with Dumbaron at Tannadice in the evening kick-off. The Tayside outfit now sit in third place, a point adrift of Falkirk.