Around the ground

Forfar Athletic’s dreams of causing a Scottish Cup upset against SPFL Premier League side St Johnstone on Saturday were dashed when they lost 4-0, writes Sarah McLean.

Despite looking strong and coming close to scoring a couple of times during the course of the 90 minutes the Loons were doomed to defeat.

The Saints’ talismanic goalscorer Stevie May netted the first goal just before the half hour mark with another coming from Frazer Wright before the break.

Another two goals courtesy of Michael O’Halloran and James Dunne were to follow in the second half bringing the final score of 4-0 and seeing St Johnstone through to the quarter-finals.

It’s back to league business for Dick Campbell and his side next Saturday and it’s set to be another tough encounter when they welcome second in the table side Dunfermline Athletic to Station Park.

Brechin City were the only League One Angus side to see league action on Saturday when they hosted Methil side East Fife at Glebe Park.

Robert Barr took the first goal 27 minutes in and Andy Jackson made it 2-0 going into the break.

Robert Thomson made it 3-0 in the 62nd minute and secured the win and the three points.

The points secured Brechin’s fifth place spot in the league for another week and they now have 31 points as they hit a good run of form after some struggles earlier in the season.

This Saturday Brechin are away to bottom of the league side Airdrieonians.

Arbroath were without a game on Saturday but this week they will make the long journey south to face Stranraer as they continue to try and climb the table from the relegation zone.

Montrose were doomed to defeat as they travelled to face Annan Athletic. Josh Todd scored the only goal of the game in the second half but it was enough to secure all three points.

Montrose have not moved from their eighth place position in the table but with 28 points they are falling further behind those at the top of the table. This Saturday Montrose welcome bottom of the table side Queen’s Park to Links Park as they look to get back to winning ways.