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Forfar Athletic have leapfrogged their Angus counterparts to reach fifth in the SPFL League One after a 2-0 win over Brechin City in Saturday’s derby encounter, writes Sarah McLean.

The Loons started the game brightly with Dale Hilson taking them into the lead six minutes from the end of the first half. And it looked like it might be a 1-0 result but three minutes from time Ross Campbell made it 2-0 and the three points remained at Station Park.

Closer to the coast Arbroath could only take a draw from East Fife with a 2-2 scoreline recorded at Gayfield.

Alan Cook opened the scoring for the home side 55 minutes in.

Liam Buchanan scored twice for the visitors in quick succession with goals in the 71st and 76th minutes taking East Fife into the lead.

But a penalty 12 minutes from time by Lee Erwin ensured that the score was a draw and the points were shared.

Saturday’s action saw the Loons rise to fifth in the table with 14 points. Arbroath are still in seventh, while Brechin have fallen to eighth position.

Montrose did not play on Saturday and their trip south to face Berwick Rangers was due to take place last night (Tuesday) as we went to press.

This Saturday, Forfar Athletic will not have their away day to Ibrox as planned due to a number of international call-ups for Rangers.

Instead, they will play a friendly against East Region Junior Super League outfit St Andrews United who are also without a competitive fixture on the day.

The Rangers game will now go ahead on Tuesday, December 3, with a 7.45 p.m. kick off.

Meanwhile, Brechin City are back at home and will host Ayr United while Arbroath are on the road to face Stenhousemuir.

In the SPFL League Two Montrose are at home and will welcome Albion Rovers to Links Park.

It is still tight in League Two with only five points separating the second and ninth placed sides. East Stirlingshire are leading the way with 20 points while Queen’s Park are still propping up the league with seven points - five behind ninth placed Berwick.

In League One Rangers remain top of the league with 36 points with Dunfermline in second with 22.