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Arbroath took the bragging rights from the big Angus Derby on Saturday, running out 3-1 winners at home to Montrose, writes Scott Binnie.

Bobby Linn slotted the ball home from a Paul McManus cross inside a quarter of an hour before Kevin Buchan made it two eight minutes later, converting Scott McBride’s pass.

Simon Murray made it three after an hour before Graham Webster pulled one back for Montrose. The Gable Endies then had Declan O’Kane dismissed for serious foul play.

The win is the fifth from five for Allan Moore’s side who remain three points clear at the top of League Two ahead of Albion Rovers.

Forfar Athletic enjoyed another fantastic win over full time opposition, this time seeing off Greenock Morton 3-2 at home - a scoreline that flattered Jim Duffy’s side.

The sublime Gavin Swankie opened the scoring after 19 minutes before Declan McManus pulled Ton level after a defensive mistake from Danny Denholm.

And Denholm was able to make amends for that slip shortly after half time when he restored the Loons’ lead with a good finish.

Swankie grabbed his second on 71 minutes with a wonderful finish with the outside of his left boot as chances rained down on Derek Gaston’s goal.

Reece Hands was able to pull one back from close range to make it a nervier finish for Forfar than the game had deserved, but Dick Campbell’s men held on and maintained their 100% record at Station Park.

A late goal denied Brechin City the three points at home to promoted outfit Peterhead.

City missed the chance to go in front just before the interval with Andrew Jackson’s penalty saved by Peterhead’s Graeme Smith.

But Paul McLean got Ray McKinnon’s men in front five minutes into the second period with a clever finish.

The hosts dominated Jim McInally’s side but couldn’t make that count, and substitute Jordan Brown rescued a point for the Blue Toon with an 86th minute header from Graeme Sharp’s cross.

There’s a derby in the Forfarshire Cup this week when Forfar host Brechin on Thursday at 7.45 p.m.