Hamilton Academical kept their four-point advantage at the top by dominating Livingston in a 2-0 win at New Douglas Park, with James Keatings scoring both goals. The home side pretty much had it all their own way. Tony Andreu and Mickael Antoine-Curier threatened early on and it was no surprise when Keatings made the breakthrough with a 33rd-minute penalty after a handball offence.
Hamilton's main concern as the match wore on was not converting their superiority into goals but there was no way back for Livingston when Keatings netted his second from a corner kick midway through the second half.
Raith Rovers kept up their challenge when a 4-2 win at Dumbarton but, after leading 3-0, almost let three points slip from their grasp at the death.
Calum Elliot gave them a 17th-minute lead but Dumbarton twice hit the woodwork through Mark Gilhaney and Bryan Prunty before Greig Spence made it 2-0 with a penalty early in the second half.
Raith appeared to be coasting when Dougie Hill headed in a third but there was a sting in the tail. Prunty pulled a goal back on 89 minutes, then scored a second from the penalty spot after Reece Donaldson was sent off. Lewis Vaughan settled it with a fourth goal for Raith deep into injury time. There was seldom a dull moment, with six yellow cards in addition to Donaldson's red.
Dundee picked up three points for the first time on their travels this term by seeing off Cowdenbeath 2-0 at Central Park. Kane Hemmings gave them a couple of concerns in the first half-hour but Craig Beattie put Dundee ahead when he lofted the ball over goalkeeper Thomas Flynn from 30 yards.
Flynn denied Declan Gallagher a second goal just after half-time when he beat out his header. Ryan Conroy scored the clincher eight minutes from time from Peter MacDonald's pass.
Alloa Athletic also got their first win on the road, preveailing 2-0 at bottom club Morton.
Scott Bain was the busier goalkeeper in the early stages and he twice denied Dougie Imrie as Morton threatened.
But Alloa looked dangerous going forward and Derek Gaston saved well from Stephen Simmons, the goalkeeper also doing well minutes later to block a shot from Andy Kirk. Bain made another fine save to deny Imrie the opening goal after half an hour.
Alloa took the lead four minutes from the break when Graeme Holmes struck at the second attempt and Kirk doubled Alloa's advantage shortly after half-time when he headed home a Michael Doyle cross.
Rory Loy scored twice, his first from the penalty spot, as Falkirk beat Queen of the South 2-1 at home. Loy's first, in the 33rd minute, came after Ian McShane had handled Jay Fulton's free-kick but Queens equalised shortly after the interval when Iain Russell sent a beautifully struck volley beyond Michael McGovern. Loy scored the winner after collecting Fulton's pass and shooting beyond Calum Antell five minutes from time.