Around the grounds

Brechin City were the latest of the Angus clubs to take on league leaders Rangers at Ibrox and leave empty-handed - but they didn’t make it easy for the Govan side, writes Sarah McLean.

By all accounts Brechin fought hard over the course of the 90 minutes but the full-time score of 2-1 saw the three points go to Rangers.

Dean Shiels took the lead 14 minutes in and it was 2-0 going into the break when Jon Daly scored in the 25th minute.

Steven Robb pulled back a goal for the visitors in the 52nd minute but it proved to not be quite enough.

Brechin City will be the only Angus SPFL League One club on league duty next Saturday when they welcome East Fife to Glebe Park.

Forfar Athletic took just a point from their clash with bottom of the table side Airdrieonians.

Omar Kader took the home side into the lead just before the half hour mark but an equaliser in the 64th minute from James Lister was enough to see the game end on equal terms.

This Saturday Forfar Athletic will welcome Premier League side St Johnstone to Station Park for the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.

Arbroath lost out 3-2 against Ayr United at Gayfield on Saturday. Michael Moffat gave the visitors the lead just four minutes in for the before Michael Donald made it 2-0. It was 3-0 going into the break, however, when Moffat scored his second.

Arbroath were determined to fight back and in the 63rd minute Bobby Linn made it 3-1.

Loanee Leighton McIntosh, signed from Dundee, made it 3-2 with just over 10 minutes to go but Ayr took the three points back down to Somerset Park.

The result means Arbroath continue to languish towards the bottom of the table with just 17 points - equal with Airdrieonians.

In the SPFL League Two Montrose took a point from their uninspiring 0-0 draw against Stirling Albion at Links Park. There were absolutely no changes to the league standings in the lower tier for the first time this season. Peterhead continue to head the league four points clear while Montrose lie in eighth place.

This Saturday Montrose are on the road with a long away trip to Annan Athletic.