Around the grounds

Two Angus clubs have booked themselves places in the fourth round of the Scottish Club after excellent displays in terrible conditions on Saturday.

Forfar Athletic defeated fellow SPFL League One side East Fife 2-1 in horrific weather conditions at Station Park.

Dale Hilson scored the opener in the closing minute of the first half before Chris Templeman made it 2-0 with just over 20 minutes to go.

The visitors pulled a goal back five minutes later courtesy of Craig Johnstone but it was not enough to see them through to a replay.

Meanwhile, Brechin City defeated Arbroath 2-0 at Gayfield with the two second half goals coming from Andy Jackson (57 minutes in) and Alan Trouten with just two minutes of time left.

Both teams are now through to the fourth round of the cup.

Montrose were unfortunate not to see themselves through to the fourth round after they went down 2-1 away to Highland League side Fraserburgh.

Ross McCord took the home side into the lead 37 minutes in. However, the home side equalised in 73 minutes with a goal from Graham Johnston. Then disaster struck for the Gable Endies when Fraserburgh took the lead in the final minute of the game with a goal from Grant Noble.

It was the second game in five days when Montrose lost right at the death.

On Tuesday night Queen’s Park took away three points after a 2-1 win at Links Park.

Blair Spittal took the visitors into the lead 25 minutes in. Terry Masson equalised in the 87th minute but Liam Gormley took the winner in the 97th minute as the game ended in controversy.

This Saturday Montrose travel to Berwick Rangers.

In the SPFL League One there is more derby action to look forward to when Forfar Athletic welcome Brechin City to Station Park.

Arbroath are at home again this time with East Fife the visitors.

And it’s all still close in the middle of the league with Brechin leading the way for the Angus clubs in sixth. Arbroath are close behind on equal points also with 12 and Forfar Athletic are just a point behind both with 11 in eighth.