Darren Young said his side never gave themselves a chance after losing another early goal at Ayr.
Raith Rovers defender Jason Thomson netted for the third successive game in the 2-0 win over managerless Airdrieonians at Stark’s Park.
Darren Young hailed East Fife’s complete performance as they heaped even more misery on lowly Forfar.
Dick Campbell hailed Arbroath’s togetherness and spirit as they extended their unbeaten run with a comprehensive victory over Stranraer.
Arbroath swept aside a struggling Forfar side in one of the most one-sided Angus derbies in years on Saturday.
Rovers put five past Queen’s Park to stretch their lead at the top of League One to six points.
East Fife boss Darren Young said his side lacked a cutting edge as they failed to take anything from Saturday’s meeting with Queen’s Park.
Lewis Vaughan scored for the 10th game in a row but Raith Rovers manager Barry Smith stressed the success of the League One pacesetters is all down to team work.
Forfar suffered late frustration on Saturday as Alloa netted twice in the closing stages to steal the League One points.
Arbroath manager Dick Campbell fears he will be without striker Steven Doris for a considerable period after the striker sustained a serious leg injury in Saturday’s heavy defeat at Gayfield.