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THERE was a reversal of fortunes in the Second Division at the weekend, writes Sarah McLean.

While Brechin City’s home game against Ayr United managed to go ahead, due to a change of venue to Station Park, both Forfar Athletic and Arbroath saw their games postponed.

The Glebe Park men recorded a 2-1 win against Ayr United with goals from Derek Carcary and Alan Trouten. The win took them just four points shy of second placed Alloa Athletic and they still have five games in hand.

This week, City will have their work cut out as they play the league leaders twice. On Wednesday, Queen of the South will travel to Station Park after the SFL gave permission for the venue to be switched, while on Saturday, Brechin will make the journey south to Dumfries.

Meanwhile, the only other game to take place in the Second Division on Saturday was a top of the table clash between Queens and Alloa Athletic. The Doonhamers took the three points and gave themselves yet a further boost as they sit at the top of the table with an incredible 76 points while Alloa trail behind in comparison with 52.

Forfar Athletic were due to travel to Albion Rovers while Arbroath were set to host Stenhousemuir. Unfortunately, like many games over the course of the weekend, they both fell foul to the weather.

The rescheduled games will now take place on Tuesday, April 2, and Wednesday, April 3 respectively.

In the Third Division, Montrose found some of their form again and took away a 2-1 win from East Stirlingshire with both goals coming from Paul Watson. They were dealt a blow, however, when Paul Lunan was sent off after a second yellow, ruling himself out from this Saturday’s clash against Rangers in the process.

This will be the second time this season Rangers have paid a visit to Links Park and the Gable Endies are looking to improve on the 1-1 scoreline they took away from Ibrox in January.

The game will be broadcast live on ESPN with a 12 noon kick off.