The top five clubs in the SPFL Development League are separated by just two points after this week's fixtures.
Leaders Hibernian, whose game against Celtic was postponed due to international call-ups, were joined on the 18-point mark by Dundee and Motherwell who drew 1-1.
Aberdeen are in fourth spot after Seb Ross set them on their way to a 3-1 win over Dundee United at Links Park while Falkirk moved to within two points of fifth-placed Partick Thistle with a 4-1 victory over the Jags, helped by a Mark Stowe hat-trick.
Robbie Leitch scored twice as St Mirren beat Ross County 4-2 and there were doubles for Will Graham and Innes Cameron as Kilmarnock overcame St Johnstone 6-3 at Rugby Park.
Raith Rovers have a six-point lead in the Development League East following a 2-0 win away to Berwick Rangers while Airdrieonians are five points clear in the Development League West.