Pars hit three in Arbroath win
Dunfermline boosted their promotion hopes as they eased to a 3-0 victory at Arbroath.
The Pars needed just 12 minutes to open the scoring, Andy Geggan taking advantage of a botched clearance as he drilled the ball home.
Ryan Thomson doubled Dunfermline's advantage and left second-bottom Arbroath with a mountain to climb in the 36th minute when he nodded in Ryan Wallace's chipped cross.
Former Arbroath midfielder Josh Falkingham's 20-yard strike rounded off a comfortable afternoon for Dunfermline and cemented second place, although they remain some way behind leaders Rangers.
The result extended Arbroath's winless run to nine games and left them five points off the bottom.