Round-up of Tuesday night's action in the Betfred Cup, which included a big win for Dundee United against Cowdenbeath at Tannadice.
East Fife followed up Saturday's shoot-out victory over Dundee by beating Dumbarton 2-0 at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium thanks to first-half goals from Kevin Smith and Paul McManus. A Rory McAllister penalty and an Andy Munro own goal saw Peterhead get their campaign under way with a 2-0 win over Forfar at Balmoor.
Falkirk defeated visitors Elgin City 3-0 with goals from Will Vaulks, Lee Miller and Bob McHugh while Stirling Albion, who beat the Bairns on Saturday, lost 2-1 at Brechin City. Alan Trouten scored a late winner after Ally Love's opener was cancelled out by Blair Henderson's penalty.
Simon Murray claimed the first hat-trick of the new-look Betfred Cup as Dundee United thumped Cowdenbeath 6-1 at Tannadice. Lewis Toshney, Cammy Smith and Henri Anier were also on target, with Chris Turner netting a consolation. Dunfermline kicked off with a 3-0 victory over Arbroath at East End Park. Michael Moffat grabbed a double and Andy Geggan also scored.
Alloa Athletic enjoyed a 4-0 home win over Highland League champions Cove Rangers in their first match - Greig Spence, Andy Graham, Jordan Kirkpatrick and Isaac Layne all scored. Lewis Vaughan grabbed a late winner from the penalty spot as Raith Rovers beat Montrose 2-1 at Stark's Park, where Michael Bolochoweckyj had cancelled out a Chris Johnston goal.
Derek Lyle's first-half double earned group leaders Queen of the South a 2-0 win over Airdrieonians at Palmerston while Queen's Park beat Stenhousemuir by the same score with goals from Sean Burns and Conor McVey.
Goals from Barrie McKay and Martyn Waghorn earned Rangers a 2-0 victory against Annan Athletic at Ibrox and Stranraer also have two wins out of two after beating East Stirlingshire 3-1 at Stair Park. They left it late, though, with Frank McKeown and Kyle Turner scoring in stoppage time after Craig Malcolm had equalised Jamie Glasgow's goal.
St Mirren are top of the table after Jack Baird claimed an injury-time winner in a 1-0 home victory over Ayr United. Edinburgh City entertain Livingston this evening.
Thomas O'Ware scored the only goal as Morton moved to the top of the section with a 1-0 win against Clyde at Cappielow while Albion Rovers earned a bonus point in the shoot-out following a 0-0 draw away to Berwick Rangers.