With the Premiership still on its winter break, all eyes became fixed on the lower leagues of Scotland once again on Saturday.

Some teams are beginning their ascent up the table, whilst others are looking set for failure.

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Here are five things we learned this weekend.

Amazing Alloa strike again

Hot off the heels of a manager of the month award, Jim Goodwin has once again guided his side to another major victory, this time seeing his Wasps side come from behind to defeat Morton 2-1.

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Goals from Alan Trouten and a bizarre own goal sees Alloa remain undefeated since December 1st. It’s an amazing run for a part time team in a full time league. If form is believed, it is likely that Alloa will beat the drop this season.

Are the Jags doomed?

The clock is ticking for Gary Caldwell at Firhill, but sooner rather than later his Partick Thistle side are going to run out of time.

A home draw with fellow strugglers Falkirk saw Partick remain rooted to the bottom of the Championship. They are now three wins away from safety. Considering they’ve only won four times this season, it’s hard to say the Jags will escape their relegation predicament.

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Caldwell needs his new stars to start firing, or he’ll be the man remembered for taking Partick down to League One.

United please new owner

Mark Orgen watched his newly bought side Dundee United for the first time this weekend, seeing them hold off Dunfermline 1-0 at Tannadice.

It wasn’t pretty, but United played well, with three points never looking in doubt.

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They’re only three points off the top, and with Ross County and Ayr United in poor form, Orgen could see his side accelerate to the top this month. 

Stevie Crawford has work to do

New Dunfermline boss Stevie Crawford took over from Allan Johnstone during the week, but it’s clear he has a mountain of work in front of him.

His side battled well in Dundee, but the Pars have no star quality, as they look destined for mid table obscurity. Crawford needs to motivate his players for a late play-off push.

Arbroath on their way up

Moving down to League One, and it looks like we could already have a title winner.

Dick Campbell’s men moved 13 points clear at the top of League One on Saturday, fully moving away from the chasing pack beneath them.

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They have only lost once this term, in what has been a remarkable season for the Litchies. Arbroath will hope they can retain key players for life in the Championship next season. 

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