Around the grounds

Forfar Athletic kept up their New Year good fortune with a brilliant first half display against Stenhousemuir at Station Park on Saturday, writes Sarah McLean.

Gavin Swankie opened the account for the Loons in the fourth minute before Martyn Fotheringham slotted home a penalty just before the half hour mark.

Fotheringham struck again with six minutes to go in the first half to secure the three points with a fine 3-0 win.

The victory took the Loons above Stenhousemuir in the table and they are now sitting in fifth with 22 points.

Forfar Athletic are without a game this weekend after the Rangers game scheduled for Saturday (January 18) was rearranged to Monday, January 20, with a 7.45 p.m. kick-off.

There was derby action on Saturday elsewhere in Angus with Arbroath hosting Brechin City at Gayfield. But while it gave Brechin a boost it just added to Arbroath’s miserable run.

Bobby Barr scored the only goal of the game in the 37th minute to take Brechin into the lead.

The win took Brechin into seventh in the league with 22 points as they edge closer to local rivals Forfar Athletic.

Arbroath are continuing to languish towards the bottom of the table with just 14 points - two above bottom of the table side Airdrieonians.

This Saturday Arbroath welcome Stenhousemuir to Gayfield for what is sure to be a tough fixture. Brechin will also have a tricky task ahead of them with an away trip to Ayr United.

Other League One scores on Saturday were: Ayr United 3, Airdrieonians 0; Dunfermline Athletic 3, Stranraer 2; Rangers 2, East Fife 0.

In League Two, Montrose suffered defeat at the hands of Albion Rovers. Scott Chaplain slotted away a penalty for the home side six minutes in and that remained the only goal of the game.

Montrose are sitting seventh in the table with 24 points. Close behind them are Berwick Rangers and Elgin City both sitting with 23 points apiece.

On Saturday they will face league leaders Peterhead at Links Park.