Around the grounds

WITH JUST three league games to go to the end of the season it’s starting to get interesting for the SFL clubs in Angus.

In the Second Division, Forfar Athletic, Brechin City and Arbroath are packed in around the third, fourth and fifth place spots.

While Brechin City seem to have cemented their place in the play-off spots with 54 points and two games in hand over fourth place Forfar Athletic, there is still all to play for between the Loons and Arbroath.

After Saturday, the Loons are still in fourth after a thrilling 4-3 win over Brechin City on Tuesday night. While they lost 1-0 to Alloa Athletic on Saturday, Arbroath also failed to take any points in their derby game against Brechin at Glebe Park when the home side recorded a 2-0 win.

Forfar did things the hard way on Tuesday night as they were 3-0 up at the break. But although Brechin City fought back, a fourth goal for the Loons from Gavin Swankie was enough to see them take three points. The other three Forfar goals came from Dale Hilson, Michael Bolochoweckyj and Gavin Malin. Brechin’s goalscorers were Graham Hay and Alan Trouten (2).

The two Brechin goals on Saturday against Arbroath both came in the second half, one from Andrew Jackson and the other from Gerard McLauchlan.

This Saturday, Forfar Athletic have a tough task as they look to stay in the top four when they host league champions Queen of the South. Brechin City are away to Albion Rovers and Arbroath will host Stranraer at Gayfield.

In the Third Division, Montrose were unlucky to drop out of the top four as their play off push hit a blimp and the 3-2 win for Elgin saw City creep up the table to sit sixth.

But it’s still tight at the top as Montrose are on equal points with Berwick Rangers and Peterhead and Queen’s Park just above them with 50 points each.

This weekend Montrose travel to Cumbernauld to face Clyde in the hope of picking up three points.