Manager Daniel Stendel hopes Hearts’ 5-0 Scottish Cup victory over Airdrie can be the catalyst for his side to start climbing the Ladbrokes Premiership table.
Manager Mark Kerr praised his Ayr team for controlling Premiership side Ross County to win 1-0 at Somerset Park.
Tyreece John-Jules’ first goal for Lincoln saw the Imps clinch a 1-0 win over Blackpool.
St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright feared floodlight problems would halt his side’s William Hill Scottish Cup progress before seeing out a 3-0 triumph over Morton.
Boreham Wood won 2-0 at promotion rivals Solihull Moors, who finished the game with 10 men, to climb up to fifth in the Vanarama National League table.
Ian Holloway suffered defeat for the first time as Grimsby manager as Exeter earned a narrow 1-0 Sky Bet League Two victory at Blundell Park.
Cove Rangers maintained their 100 per cent home league record with a 3-1 win against Cowdenbeath.
BSC Glasgow reached the last 16 of the Scottish Cup after a 3-1 win at Scottish Lowland League rivals East Kilbride.
Aberdeen left it late to claim a 1-0 victory over Dumbarton in the William Hill Scottish Cup, but Sam Cosgrove’s penalty eventually saw them progress in a match they should have had wrapped up long before.
Northampton moved back into the League Two play-off places with a comfortable 4-1 victory over struggling Morecambe.
Colchester claimed a narrow 2-1 Sky Bet League Two victory to inflict defeat on Mark Kennedy in his first game as Macclesfield head coach.