Around the grounds

IT WAS almost a full house of victories in Angus last weekend with just Montrose pulling in a rare 0-0 draw, writes Sarah McLean.

Forfar Athletic and Arbroath both took 3-2 away wins while Brechin enjoyed a 2-1 win at Glebe Park.

With the Lichties trailing 2-1 at the break against Alloa Athletic their two second half goals managed to secure them the 3-2 win against Paul Hartley’s men.

Paul Sheerin’s side are now sitting top of the Second Division table with seven points - joint with Queen of the South. While fellow Angus sides Forfar Athletic and Brechin City are close on their heels, both with six points apiece.

Forfar also had a 3-2 away win against Ayr United with Forfar goals coming from an Iain Campbell penalty, Gavin Swankie and Martyn Fotheringham.

Manager Dick Campbell will be thrilled with summer signing Swankie, who he described as a “great coup for the club”, as it is his fourth goal so far just three weeks into the league campaign.

Brechin’s Andrew Jackson ensured their win against East Fife at Glebe Park on Saturday with his two early goals. Although East Fife’s Gareth Wardlaw managed to pull one back deep into the second half it wasn’t enough for the visitors.

Montrose on the other hand had a frustrating afternoon against Annan Athletic - two teams you would normally expect to see a lot of goals from. However, despite chances for both sides the game ended with a very disappointing 0-0 draw and just a point for the Gable Endies. Montrose are now sitting eighth in the Third Division - a position they seem to have taken up as a permanent residence.

Elgin City are enjoying their time at the top of the Third Division alongside Peterhead, while Clyde are nipping at their heels just a point behind.

Next week Brechin City will be at home against Alloa Athletic, Forfar Athletic will travel to Stenhousemuir, Arbroath will travel to Queen of the South and Montrose will make the journey north to Peterhead.