Around the grounds

Forfar’s 1-0 defeat to Rangers on Sunday could only be a disappointment, especially because the Station Park side were far the better team on the day, writes Sarah McLean.

But despite having more than their fair share of chances the Loons never once found the back of the net.

And Rangers’ only goal, courtesy of Andy Little 43 minutes in, was down to a defensive error on Forfar’s part.

So Forfar remain eighth in League One with just four points as they look ahead to next weekend’s derby trip to the coast to face Arbroath.

Meanwhile, the Gayfield side had a seven-goal thriller on Saturday against Stenhousemuir.

Bryan Hodge put Stenhousemuir into the lead 21 minutes in before Lee Erwin equalised for the home side.

But it was in the second half that the majority of goals came. Sean Higgins and John Gemmell scored in quick succession for the visitors to make it 3-1 before a Colin Hamilton own goal made it 4-1.

But Arbroath fought back late with a goal at the right end from Hamilton with just over 20 minutes to go and Alan Cook making it 4-3 in the 82nd minute.

Arbroath are currently sitting sixth in the league with six points, two behind Brechin City who are in fifth with eight.

Brechin only took a point from their away day to Ayr United on Saturday - and they left it late to equalise.

Ayr took themselves into the lead with a Michael Moffat goal in 43 minutes then made it 2-0 with a Michael McGowan goal a minute into the first half’s stoppage time.

But Brechin fought back with just over 20 minutes to go with an Alan Trouten goal. It looked like it would end 2-1 but Paul McLean just saved the day for Brechin with an equaliser two minutes into stoppage time.

This coming Saturday Brechin will host Stranraer at Glebe Park.

In League Two, Montrose recorded a 2-1 win against Peterhead with both goals coming from loanee Bryan Deasley.

Peterhead took the lead with a goal from Rory McAllister 14 minutes in but Montrose responded just before the half hour mark and then took the three points with 10 minutes to go.

This Saturday Montrose will travel to Cumbernauld to face Clyde for the first time this season.