Around the grounds

Forfar Athletic remain top of the Angus clubs in League One despite a lacklustre derby display against Brechin City at Station Park on Saturday, writes Sarah McLean.

The 1-1 draw saw Forfar take the lead in the 52nd minute courtesy of Dale Hilson. But Brechin, who had many of the chances in the first half, equalised with 73 minutes gone.

The game saw no change in the league standings for either side with Forfar remaining in sixth place with 33 points and Brechin just a point behind with 32.

Forfar had been in action earlier in the week with an away trip to Ayr United on Tuesday night. Gavin Swankie put the Loons into the lead 13 minutes in before Craig Malcolm equalised in the 34th minute.

On the 45 minute mark Chris Templeman regained the lead for the Loons before Martyn Campbell responded just past the hour mark.

But another goal from Gavin Swankie five minutes later was enough to secure the three points went back to Station Park.

This is another busy week for the Loons as they were in action away against Stranraer on Tuesday night and will host the same side on Saturday.

Brechin City will be away to Stenhousemuir.

Meanwhile Arbroath took the three points in their clash with East Fife as the gap at the bottom of the table became smaller. Arbroath remain bottom of the league with 24 points but they now lie just a point behind East Fife and Airdrieonians.

At Gayfield on Saturday Liam Buchanan gave the visitors the lead in 17 minutes in but Michael Travis responded five minutes later to equalise. Paul McManus took the winner with 12 minutes to go.

This Saturday Arbroath will welcome Airdrieonians to Gayfield for another huge game for the Red Lichties.

In the SPFL League Two Montrose suffered a crushing 5-0 defeat away to Berwick Rangers.

Darren Lavery opened the scoring in the sixth minute with Steven Notman and Lee Currie also scoring in quick succession in the first half. A Currie penalty just after the hour mark and a Scott Dalziel goal a minute into added time saw the final score of 5-0.

This Saturday Montrose are at home to East Stirlingshire.