EAST Stirlingshire fired a warning shot to the rest of the league with a 9-1 drubbing of Gretna at the Falkirk Stadium.

Former Livingston midfielder Bobby Barr netted a hat-trick during the rout with Mark Millar also scoring a brace.

Martin Orr, Jamie Dishington, Nicky Low and Matt Flynn also netted for Derek Ure’s team.

East Kilbride striker Craig Malcolm believes there’s a lot more to come from the defending champions after he scored twice in his side’s 3-0 win over Vale of Leithen.

The 32-year-old said: “We’re still finding our way and we’ll get better over the next few games.

“That’s two wins from two games away from home and two clean sheets as well, so it’s not been a bad start to the league campaign.”

Substitute Ross Kavanagh scored Kilby’s third in injury time at Victoria Park.

Dylan Easton grabbed a double in Kelty’s 4-1 win over Caledonian Braves to remain unbeaten.

Nathan Austin and Daniel Ashe were also on target for the visitors,while Ross McNeil netted Caledonian’s consolation.

A last-minute strike from Kerr Young earned Bonnyrigg Rose a 1-1 draw at Civil Service Strollers after Andrew Mair had fired the home team in front.

A Danny Galbraith penalty was all that separated Gala Fairydean Rovers and Dalbeattie Star at Islecroft Stadium.

Gala boss Neil Hastings said: “We knew it would be tough to get a result down here and I’m delighted to be leaving with the points.

“I thought Danny was terrific today and it was fitting that he scored the winner.”

An injury time Craig Brown penalty gave Stirling University a 2-1 victory over Berwick Rangers at Shielfield Park.

Dean Hoskins and Cameron Dawson were on target for Spartans in their 2-0 win over Edinburgh University at Ainslie Park.