Around the ground

It was not a good weekend for Forfar Athletic as they dropped to bottom of the SPFL League One table after a 3-0 defeat to Arbroath at Gayfield, writes Sarah McLean.

The home side took the lead just 11 minutes in courtesy of Alan Cook before goals deep into the second half from Lee Sibanda and Lee Erwin sealed the deal.

For the Loons, who have won only one league fixture so far this season, it meant slumping to 10th in League One with just four points.

Meanwhile, Arbroath remain stable in sixth place in the table with nine points.

This Saturday it will be another tough test for Dick Campbell’s side as they face Dunfermline Athletic at Station Park.

Arbroath have a long trip ahead of them when travelling to play Stranraer.

Brechin City took a point from their home game against the eighth placed Blues at Glebe Park.

Alan Trouten took Brechin into the lead with a penalty in the 37th minute but Mark Corcoran levelled it up in the 54th minute.

Brechin, who are currently fifth in the league, will travel to face ninth placed Airdrieonians on Saturday.

Elsewhere in League One there were some high scorelines.

Rangers, of course, had the result of the day with an 8-0 win over Stenhousemuir. But Dunfermline Athletic also recorded an excellent win with a 5-1 victory over Ayr United. In the remaining game of the day East Fife defeated Airdrieonians 1-0.

In League Two, Montrose are on fire as they rocket up the league standings. On Saturday they won 3-0 over Clyde at Broadwood taking them to third, just behind East Stirlingshire (first) and Berwick Rangers (second).

Garry Wood opened the scoring in the second half on 50 minutes with Gareth Rodger making it two four minutes later.

Then just after the hour mark Scott Johnston sealed the deal.

Montrose will next see league action on Saturday, October 12 when they welcome bottom-of-the-table side Queen’s Park to Links Park.

This coming Saturday, the Gable Endies will be on the road to Dumfriesshire to face Lowland League side Dalbeattie Star in the second round of the Scottish Cup.