Around the grounds

THERE was only one winner among the professional Angus clubs at the weekend coming in the form of Brechin in their 3-2 win over Arbroath at Gayfield.

Forfar, despite their triumphant win over Stirling Albion the previous weekend, suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Dumbarton.

And it was yet another loss for Montrose when Third Division league leaders Alloa Athletic claimed all three points at Links Park.

So, apart from Brechin it has not been the best week all round, but not much has changed in the league standings. Forfar and Brechin continue to hover in the middle of the Second Division, Montrose manage to stay away from the bottom of the Third Division and Arbroath still look likely to earn a promotion to the First Division for next season.

There have been some comings and goings at least at two Angus clubs this week.

First up is Forfar who have signed goalkeeper Paul McKane to replace Marc McCallum who has returned to Dundee United after his loan spell.

The 25-year-old McKane was released from former club Airdrie in January after a knee-ligament injury but he is now fit and hoping to be a great addition to the Loons squad.

Meanwhile, Montrose received a boost following the return of winger David DiMilta who was out for over four months with an ankle ligament injury.

DiMilta returned to full training over a week ago and made his first appearance since his return on Saturday.

Many SFL football fans will be aware of the annual Irn Bru campaign to invest £70,000 into youth development.

This year, by collecting Irn Bru cans, you can help raise a share of the total for your club.

At the moment none of the Angus clubs are looking likely to have the grand prize in each division. In the Second Division, Stenhousemuir are at the top with 3,846, Cowdenbeath with 2,462 and Stirling Albion with 1,308. In the Third Division, Queen’s Park are unsurprisingly top with 4,731 cans, East Stirlingshire second with 1,923 and Annan third with 462. So come on! Get collecting!