Around the grounds

It was a step in the right direction for Forfar Athletic on Saturday as they climbed up from the bottom of the League One table after defeating Dunfermline 4-0, writes Sarah McLean.

The Loons took the lead just a minute in when Paul McManus found the net and a second goal was to come in the 15th minute making it 2-0 as the game went into half time.

But there was more to come in the second half when Gavin Malin made it 3-0 in the 74th minute.

Then Dale Hilson sealed the deal with eight minutes to go.

This Saturday Forfar Athletic welcome Stranraer to Station Park for the second home game in a row.

And it turned out the Loons were the only League One Angus club to record a win on Saturday.

Arbroath were defeated 3-2 by Stranraer.

Martin Grehan opened the scoring in the 11th minute for the home side while Jamie Longworth made it 2-0 on the half hour mark. Another Stranraer goal nine minutes later from Grehan made it 3-0 at the end of the first half.

The Gayfield side fought back in the second half with a Lee Erwin goal just before the hour mark and an Alan Cook penalty at the 90th minute.

This Saturday Arbroath host Airdrieonians at Gayfield.

Brechin City were also doomed to defeat with a 3-1 loss against Airdrieonians away.

Martin Hardie opened the scoring for the home side in the 22nd minute with Liam Collins making it 2-0 just after the half hour mark.

Andy Jackson pulled a goal back for the visitors with six minutes of the half left to go.

But Lewis Coult sealed the deal for Airdrieonians with a last minute goal to make it 3-1.

This Saturday, Brechin are away again this time to Stenhousemuir.

The League One table is still tight with just two points separating the bottom and fifth place. Brechin City and Arbroath remain in fifth and sixth place respectively while Forfar Athletic have risen to ninth with East Fife holding up the rest of the table.

Meanwhile Montrose earned themselves a place in the third round of the Scottish Cup with a 1-0 win over Dalbeattie Star, Colin Wilson scoring the sole goal.