Around the grounds

It was goals galore on Saturday in the Angus clubs’ games but unfortunately, for some, the results didn’t quite go the way they had hoped, writes Sarah McLean.

Arbroath had undoubtedly the biggest game of the day when they travelled to Ibrox to face Rangers for the third time this season.

And much to the surprise of almost everyone they took the lead in the second minute with a David Banjo goal.

Just under 20 minutes later the Govan outfit responded with a goal courtesy of Jon Daly.

With the scores level at half-time it was clear Rangers would have their work cut out to keep their run of no defeats going. But it was Arbroath who took the lead again in 50 minutes with a Bobby Linn goal.

It was over 20 minutes later that the home side eventually brought it level again with another stunning David Templeton goal before captain Lee McCulloch made it 3-2 with a well taken penalty eight minutes later.

The loss meant that Arbroath remain second from bottom in the SPFL League One with just 17 points. This Saturday they host Ayr United at Gayfield.

Brechin City fared better taking three points from their home clash against second placed Dunfermline Athletic.

The visitors took the lead just after the half hour mark with a goal from Lawrence Shankland and made it 2-0 almost 10 minutes into the second half.

But the Glebe Park side fought back with goals from Derek Carcary, Andy Jackson and Darren Petrie to ensure the three points.

This Saturday Brechin will be the visitors to Ibrox to face the league leaders.

Forfar Athletic’s good fortunes against East Fife came to an end with a 2-1 defeat in Methil on a drab Saturday afternoon. Gavin Swankie gave the visitors the lead 30 minutes in but second half goals from Marc McKenzie and Stephen O’Neill kept the three points at Bayview. This Saturday the Loons host Airdrieonians at Station Park.

In the SPFL League Two Montrose won their game against Elgin City 3-2. The Gable Endies’ goals came from Graham Webster, Scott Johnston and Paul Watson with Elgin’s from Jamie Masson and Shane Sutherland.