EAST Kilbride failed to bridge the gap with leaders BSC Glasgow during Saturday's only surviving Lowland League match.

Billy Stark's team were held to a 1-1 draw at Ochilview by East Stirlingshire.

Andy Rodgers converted a home penalty before the interval.

Sean Winter steered a Bernard Coll cross into the net to equalise early in the second half.

Despite Shire being reduced to ten men with Jordan Tapping collecting his second yellow, Kilby couldn't take advantage.

Stark said: "We knew it would be difficult against East Stirlingshire – they beat us comprehensively earlier this season.

"A draw is probably a fair result although we had chances to win the game."

Spartans moved into second, with three games in hand over the leaders, after a 3-1 victory over Stirling University on Friday evening.

Blair Tolmie and David Greenhill were both on target for the visitors at Falkirk Stadium in the first half.

Lewis Bonar reduced the deficit after the break but Jason Stevens made sure of a Spartans victory with his first goal for the club in the closing stages.

Keeper Blair Carswell, who was playing his 100th match for Spartans, said: "We came here to get the three points and we done the job we set out to do.

"We scored three great goals and that's all that matters.

"All we can do is play one game at a time and keep going out to record victories and see where it takes us."

The Lowland League's six other matches were frozen off.