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Morton hit three to leave Stranraer stranded; ROUND-UP.

MORTON eased off the bottom of the table with a 3-0 win over fellow strugglers STRANRAER.

A poor first half where both teams suffered from early relegation nerves, there was little for the fans to cheer about.

After the break The Ton moved up a gear opening their account with winger Kevin Twaddle firing home. Ross Matheson added a second before Alan Blaikie put the game beyond doubt.

AYR UNITED enjoyed a 2-0 victory over ST MIRREN. The Honest Men started well boosted by the debut of new signing Gary Teale. Midway through the first half Ayr took the lead when an Andy Lines long-range strike took a wicked deflection to beat the keeper. After the break, United added a second when substitute Ian Ferguson scored with his first touch.

CLYDEBANK beat RAITH ROVERS 1-0 thanks to Colin McDonald reacting quickly to crack the ball home off the post and seal the points.

In Division Two a record crowd watched LIVINGSTON win the top of the table clash beating PARTICK THISTLE 1-0. The homeside were well worth their victory and found the winner when Paul Deas played a delightful one-two with Charlie King before blasting the ball past the keeper.

INVERNESS CALEDONIAN THISTLE edged ahead at the top of the table drawing 2-2 with FORFAR.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 4, 1998
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