SALK OF EARTH IS KING OF AYR; ROUND-UP.
FORMER Morton ace Cameron Salkeld was the hero with his first-half strike the difference as Ayr moved top of Group E after beating Hamilton 1-0.
The midfield man struck midway through the first half, burying a shot low into the bottom corner after Tomi Adeloye's knockdown.
Brian Graham hit a double to help Partick to a 2-0 win over Dumbarton in Group H.
Graham nodded Thistle into the lead in first-half stoppage time and doubled his and Thistle's tally eight minutes after the breaks.
Cove picked up their first win of the season after winning 3-0 at home to Caley. Leighton McIntosh put Paul Hartley's men ahead in 34 minutes, with hotshot Mitch Megginson doubling their lead.
Blair Yule added a third before Manny Duku pulled one back for Caley from the spot.
Queen's Park moved above Motherwell to lead Group F after winning 2-1 away to Annan.
The Spiders took the lead after 13 minutes when Annan defender Steven Swinglehurst headed Liam Brown's header into his own net.
The hosts hit back after 22 minutes as Bob McHugh also scored an own goal to level.
After McHugh's missed penalty, Simon Murray was on hand to win it for the Spiders.
Brechin picked up their first victory of the season after winning 1-0 at home to Alloa. Local lad Marc Scott popped up with his first City goal.
Nathan Austin grabbed a brace to help Kelty Hearts beat Elgin 3-1 in Group B.
In Group G, David Mitchell saved two spotkicks to help Clyde pick up a bonus point after beating East Kilbride 4-3 on penalties following a 2-2 draw in normal time.