Around the grounds

It has been a good week for Arbroath in the SPFL League One but not so good for Brechin City or Forfar Athletic, writes Sarah McLean.

Arbroath rose to fifth in the table following their 3-2 win over Airdrieonians at Gayfield. Bobby Linn opened the scoring 20 minutes in for the home side but that remained the only goal in the first half.

The visitors equalised on the hour mark courtesy of Willie McLaren but Arbroath took themselves back into the lead almost 20 minutes later with a David Banjo goal.

Lewis Coult brought it equal again just two minutes after that but the deal was sealed for Arbroath with a Lee Erwin penalty with a minute to go.

Next week Arbroath will travel to Somerset Park to face Ayr United.

Brechin shared the same scoreline but were on the wrong end of it when they lost out 3-2 to Stenhousemuir away from home.

Paul McLean gave Brechin the lead in 14 minutes but again this would be the only goal of the first half. A minute into the second half John Gemmell made it 1-1. Sean Dickson took them into the lead in the 53rd minute but it was another Gemmell goal that sealed the deal for the home side just after the hour mark.

Brechin managed to pull back a goal with 11 minutes to go but it was not enough and the Glebe Park side left empty handed as they slumped a couple of places in the table to seventh.

This Saturday, Brechin will host Rangers for this first time this season.

Fresh from their 4-0 win over Dunfermline Athletic the previous weekend the Loons opened the scoring just five minutes in when they welcomed Stranraer to Station Park.

But a goal from Jamie Longworth 18 minutes in and another from Chris Aitken just after the half hour mark proved to be enough for the visitors to take the whole three points.

This Saturday, Forfar travel to Airdrieonians as they continue to push to get out of the relegation zone.

Montrose had their game against Queen’s Park postponed due to a Scottish Cup replay. It will now be played at Links Park on Tuesday, October 29.