Around the grounds

BRECHIN City were the only Angus team to take away a win following the action last weekend.

While Arbroath drew, Forfar Athletic and Montrose were doomed to defeat.

So, to the winners first. Brechin took away the three points at Stirling Albion after being 1-0 down at half time. Those points will perhaps have gone some way to soften the blow of losing captain Charlie King for the next two weeks. Influential skipper King picked up a knock in training and according to manager Jim Weir he will be out for a fortnight.

Arbroath got their half time lead taken away from them by league leaders Cowdenbeath in the second half at Gayfield. However, with Arbroath looking to face an out of form Forfar Athletic this weekend they might have an opportunity to close their four point gap with the leaders.

Talking of Forfar Athletic they had a disaster of a trip across the Tay with a 4-0 defeat to East Fife. Despite things looking up off the pitch for the Loons (see more on page five) they will have to step up their game if they want to ensure another second division season come August.

It has been a while since Montrose last recorded a win, January 14 against Clyde to be exact, and unfortunately they were unable to break the dubious record on Saturday against Peterhead. Despite a goal from Third Divison wonderkid, Martin Boyle, the Gable Endies found themselves on the wrong end of a 1-3 scoreline at the end of the 90 minutes.

The Links Park side have been given a boost to the squad however with the loan signing of Kevin Brown from Arbroath. With Brown being usurped by the more experienced Chris Innes at Gayfield the move will hopefully give him more playing time.