BSC GLASGOW blasted the title race wide open as they inflicted a first defeat for Barry Ferguson as Kelty Hearts manager.

In a bad tempered clash both Ciaren Chalmers and Stephen Husband were red carded for Kelty in the 3-0 defeat at New Central Park.

Robbie McNabb, Martin Grehan and an own-goal from Elliot Ford, all in the second half, gave BSC the victory.

Manager Stephen Swift said: “I thought we were tremendous throughout and deserved our win today.

“It was a physical game but nothing more than you would expect between two of the top teams in the league.”

East Kilbride moved to the top of the table with a 4-1 win over Stirling University.

Sean Winter scored a double with Craig Malcolm and Graeme Holmes also on target.

Blair Lyons netted Uni’s consolation.

Irish teenager Ruari Paton struck twice as Gala Fairydean Rovers came from behind at Broadwood to win 2-1 against Cumbernauld Colts.

The on-loan Hibernian striker said: “We had missed a few chances in the first half and I was delighted when the first went in the net.

“I thought we were the better team and I’m delighted with the points.”

An injury time strike from Lewis Sloan gave Dalbeattie Star a much-needed win over Edinburgh University at Peffermill.

Stephen Froud, Jordan Hopkinson and Cammy Muirhead all scored braces as Civil Service Strollers thrashed managerless Gretna 6-0 at Raydale Park.

On Friday evening Spartans hammered Vale of Leithen 6-0 at Ainslie Park to renew their challenge.

Stephen MNacdonald netted a brace with Michael Herd, Adam Corbett, Alan Brown and Jason Stevens also scoring.

Also on Friday night, East Stirlingshire left Galabank with a 3-1 victory over Edusport Academy.

Ross Allum, Derek Ure and Paul McCafferty all scored for the visitors.