Airdrie United claimed maximum points with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Brechin - despite playing the whole second half with 10 men.
Allan Russell was sent off for a foul on Brechin's Darren Smith just before the break.
But the hosts took the lead in 53 minutes when Brian Prunty fired home from Graeme Holmes' pass.
Ricky Waddle then doubled Airdrie's lead, before David Murie scored Brechin's consolation from the spot.
Airdrie Utd: Robertson, McKenna, Lovering, Smyth, Sharp, McDonald, Smith, Prunty (Noble 76), Russell, Holmes, Waddle. Subs Not Used: Donnelly, McDougall, Gillies, Hollis.
Sent Off: Russell (45).
Booked: Lovering, Robertson, McDonald.
Goals: Prunty 53, Waddle 75.
Brechin: Craig Nelson, Murie, Dyer, White, Scott Walker, Janczyk (Geddes 53), King, Stuart Callaghan, Martin Johnson, Adam Nelson, Darren Smith (Richard Walker 46). Subs Not Used: Fusco, Hughes, McCluskey.
Booked: Stuart Callaghan, White, Murie, Scott Walker.
Goals: Murie 81 pen.
Ref: S Nicholls