Dumbarton lost ground in the Championship after losing to a solitary goal in the Highlands on Saturday afternoon.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s Carl Tremarco scored the only goal of the game to celebrate his new two-year deal with Thistle but Dumbarton manager Steven Aitken felt that the Sons deserved more from their long trip north.

“Our second-half performance was excellent,” he said. “After losing a poor goal the reaction was great.”

Meanwhile, Dumbarton’s postponed game against Livingston has been rescheduled to be played at 2pm on Boxing Day.

Mid-placed Morton lost the chance to make up ground in the table after their game against Livingston was called off.

Elsewhere in League One, Ayr United maintained their form after coming from a goal behind to beat East Fife 4-1.

Ian McCall’s side are now eight points clear at the top of the table, albeit that Raith Rovers and Stranaer, their nearest challengers have two games in hand over them.

McCall, though, admitted that he has the kind of headache every manager claims to enjoy after Craig Moore came off the bench to inspire his side’s second half fightback.

“In the second half we looked like scoring every time we broke forward,” said McCall. “Craig isn’t happy about being on the bench and it is a hard one because he really needs to play. He scores a goal for every 60 minutes he is on the park.”

Struggling Queen’s Park took a point from their home game against Airdrie but Gus MacPherson felt his side could have claimed all three.

“It is two points dropped after we controlled possession for long periods,” he said. “We were on top when they got their goal but credit to the players as they responded well to a disappointing start.”

And Airdrie boss Stephen Findlay said: “It was a decent point but a disappointing performance.”