STRIKER Nathan Austin took his season’s tally to 34 as Kelty Hearts continued to set the pace with a 4-1 win over Caledonian Braves.

The 25-year-old’s hat-trick, along with a Dylan Easton strike keeps Barry Ferguson’s team six points clear.

The manager said: “When you have a player like Nathan in your team you know if you can provide enough quality balls his way there will be goals.

“We squandered a few chances in the first half but I thought we had played well enough and the goals started to come.”

Marc Kelly scored a late consolation for Braves.

A Kieran McGachie double helped Bonnyrigg Rose to a 3-0 win against Stirling University at Forthbank.

Lewis Turner was also on target for Robbie Horn’s team.

Stephen O’Neil scored his first hat-trick of the season as Cumbernauld Colts thrashed bottom side Vale of Leithen 7-1 at Broadwood.

Martin Cunningham and Martin Wright also scored braces during the rout, with Lial Smith grabbing a consolation in the second half for Vale.

A double from Jamie Dishington along with goals from Sean Brown, Nicky Low, Martin Orr and Adam Murray gave East Stirlingshire a 6-1 win over struggling Dalbeattie Star.

Shire gaffer Derek Ure said: “It doesn’t look like the teams above us are going to drop many points so we’re probably playing for a top four finish.

“But we are playing well and we’ll just try to win each game in front of us.”

BSC Glasgow fired four past 10-man Berwick Rangers as they came from behind to claim the points.

Martin Grehan grabbed a brace with Thomas Orr and Jamie Hamilton also beating Sean Brennan.

Gary Windram had fired the visitors in front at the Indordill Stadium.

Berwick also had Ciaran Brian sent off.

East Kilbride were held to a 2-2 draw by Gala Fairydean Rovers at the K Park.

Ruari Paton’s opener for the hosts was cancelled out by a Marc Berry strike, and it took a second half equaliser from Kieran Gibbons to level after Danny Galbraith had edged Gala in front.

A late Matt Cunningham strike was enough for Civil Service Strollers to claim a 1-0 win over Gretna.

Jack Smith netted twice as Spartans left Peffermill with a 5-2 win over Edinburgh University.