Around the grounds

It’s been another disappointing week for the Loons as they drop to ninth in League One after a defeat to Stenhousemuir at Station Park, writes Sarah McLean.

The visitors took the lead on the half hour mark courtesy of Sean Higgins while Darren Smith made it 2-0 just a minute later.

Iain Campbell pulled back a goal for the home side just before the hour mark but the game finished 2-1.

Towards the coast Brechin City were in action for their second derby in two weeks as they travelled to Gayfield to face Arbroath.

Lee Erwin gave the Lichties the lead 15 minutes in then made it a double on the half hour mark.

Robert Barr scored for Brechin in 62 minutes but neither side added to their tally for the rest of the game and it ended 2-1.

Brechin City are still flying the highest out of all the Angus sides as they sit fifth on goal difference in the League One table but Arbroath are close behind in sixth.

As expected, Rangers are at the top of League One with 12 points.

Not too far behind the Ibrox side are Dunfermline Athletic with nine points and Stenhousemuir, also with nine points.

In League Two Montrose have not moved from their eighth place position . However they did record their first win of the season with a 2-0 result against Albion Rovers.

Lloyd Young opened the scoring in the 29th minute with Bryan Deasley taking the winner in the 64th minute.

There will be no league action this weekend due to internationals so the local clubs are back in action on Saturday, September 14.

In League Two, Montrose will travel to Elgin.

In League One, Brechin City welcome Dunfermline Athletic to Glebe Park; Arbroath travel to Ibrox to face Rangers and Forfar Athletic travel to face East Fife.

The weekend after, Arbroath will host Stenhousemuir at Gayfield and Ayr United will be Brechin City’s hosts for the afternoon.

Meanwhile, Forfar Athletic will welcome Rangers back to Station Park for their second meeting of the season.

Due to Sky Sports coverage this game will be played on Sunday, September 22, with an early kick-off of 12.45 p.m.