Around the grounds

BRECHIN City was the only team in Angus to take away all three points at the weekend, writes Sarah McLean.

After a troublesome start to the season, the Glebe Park side seem to be improving well under new manager Ray McKinnon and their 7-2 win over Stenhousemuir is a welcome change to previous poor results.

Goals for the Angus side came from Kurtis Byrne, Alan Trouten, David McKenna and Derek Carcary.

Third Division side Montrose had a draw that felt like a win when they took a 2-2 result and a point from their league clash against Elgin City.

With the devastating 6-1 result against Elgin a few weeks previous still fresh in the memory the Gable Endies were looking to get a good result on home turf.

It did not get off to a good start with the score sitting 2-0 to the visitors at half-time. To make matters worse they were down to 10 men around the half-hour mark when ‘keeper Sandy Wood was shown a straight red for bringing down Stuart Leslie.

However, Montrose came fighting back and two superb goals courtesy of Garry Wood and Jamie Winter ensured the point.

Arbroath had a fairly miserable away day to Ayr United where they lost 2-0. The Gayfield side are currently fourth in the table with 15 points, just one behind local rivals Forfar Athletic who have 16.

Forfar Athletic did not have a successful Saturday afternoon when they came home from the arduous trek to Stranraer empty-handed.

Dick Campbell’s side lost 4-1 to Stranraer with Danny Denholm their sole goalscorer.

The Loons have now dropped to third in the Second Division behind Alloa Athletic and Queen of the South who are storming ahead with 26 points.

This weekend Forfar Athletic will face Nairn County in the Scottish Cup at Station Park. Brechin City will host Bonnyrigg Rose, while Arbroath are away to Inverurie Locos also in the Scottish Cup. Montrose have a free weekend and will next see action on Saturday, November 10.