VETERAN hitman Derek Ure fired East Stirlingshire back into the title race with a late winner against BSC Glasgow.

The 32-year-old scored in the 89th minute of a bad-tempered game at the Indodrill Stadium.

Shire’s Connor Greene was sent off ahead of BSC’s Ciaren Donnelly also seeing red.

Ure was delighted the points.

He said: “We played most of the second half with ten men and they missed a penalty so it makes it all the sweeter to grab the win.

“We started the season poorly but we are getting better each week and that’s a big win for us today.”

East Kilbride couldn’t take advantage of BSC’s defeat as they crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat against Edinburgh University at K Park.

Stuart McNicholas scored for the Students midway through the first half.

Spartans closed in on the top two with a late 2-1 win over Selkirk at Ainslie Park.

Ross Allum fired the home team in front on 80 minutes from the penalty spot.

But Selkirk responded two minutes later through former St Johnstone striker George Hunter, only for a Spartans trialist to net the winner with three minutes remaining.

Spartans manager Dougie Samuel said: “Selkirk made it really tough for us today and I’m relieved and pleased to win this one.

“Both teams had chances today and I’m pleased we turned two of ours into goals.”

Edusport Academy leapfrogged Whitehill Welfare with a 2-0 victory at Galabank.

Partick Thistle loanee Connor Higgins and Maxime Oulaitoh were both on target.

Cumbernauld Colts hammered bottom side Hawick Royal Albert 7-0 at Broadwood.

Stephen O'Neil and Craig Holmes both grabbed braces with the other strikes coming from Craig Murray, Fraser Sheridan and Michael Wallace.

Stirling University came from behind to beat Civil Service Strollers 3-1 at the Falkirk Stadium.

Kieron Hall, Dominic Slattery and Blair Lyons all scored in the second half, after Stephen Froud had netted after quarter of an hour for the visitors.

All other matches were postponed due to frozen pitches.