LEADERS East Kilbride suffered their first draw of the season after being held by lowly Selkirk at Yarrow Park.
Martin Lauchlin’s team had to come from behind after Unpha Koroma and Ross King had given the second bottom Selkirk a 2-1 advantage.
David Proctor added to Martin McBride’s opener to make the final score 2-2.
A disappointed Lauchlin locked his players in the dressing room for over half an hour after the match.
Selkirk manager Ian Fergus said: “We showed today that we are capable of matching any team in this league.
“The pitch cut up badly but it was the same for both teams.”
Spartans couldn’t narrow the gap after being held to a goalless draw at Peffermill by Edinburgh University.
A Lewis Sloan double helped Dalbeattie Star cement their fourth position after beating Gala Fairydean Rovers 4-2 at Netherdale.
Steven Degan and James Baty were also on target.
Star boss Darren Kerr said: “Lewis has bailed us out a few times this season and he did it again with his freekick to make it 4-2.”
Billy Miller and Ross Aitchison were Gala’s scorers.
Cumbernauld Colts held on for all three points in a seven-goal thriller with BSC Glasgow.
Sean Brown and Jonathan Black both scored doubles for the Broadwood team before BSC hit back with late strikes from Gerard Traynor, Riccardo Correri and Gary Redpath.
Scott Russell, Scott Gormley and Jamie Chapman all scored for Whitehill Welfare as they saw off Hawick Royal Albert 3-1 at Ferguson Park.
Kris Mitchell netted the consolation for Hawick, who had Allan Walker sent off.
A suspected leg break for Civil Service Stroller’s Chris Milligan led to match with Gretna being abandoned after 75 minutes.