Around the grounds

It was a great day for the League One clubs but a miserable one for their League Two counterparts on Saturday, writes Scott Binnie.

Brechin City were the big scorers, thrashing Stirling Albion 5-0 at Forthbank.

Andy Jackson and Alan Trouten each scored twice as Ray McKinnon’s side battered the team that won last season’s promotion play-offs.

Jackson headed the visitors ahead inside 15 minutes before adding his second after the interval.

Trouten then scored from the sport four minutes later after he had been fouled by Gordon Smith and Bobby extended City’s lead with a decent finish.

And it was Trouten who finished the rout with a header from Jamie Masson’s cross in the 89th minute.

Forfar Athletic are on equal points with the leaders Dunfermline after their 1-0 win at home to Peterhead.

The Loons continued their 100 per cent home record thanks to Danny Denholm’s lovely finish at the end of a first half the hosts had dominated.

Gavin Swankie, Dale Hilson and Stephen Husband had all drawn top saves out of Graeme Smith in the first period before Swankie and Derek Young both went close late on.

Arbroath saw their perfect start to the league season come to an end after a 2-0 loss to East Fife at Gayfield. Allan Walker and Kevin Smith scored within five second half minutes of each other and, with results elsewhere, send Albion Rovers top in place of the Red Lichties.

It was Montrose who suffered the loss that put Rovers into first place, losing 2-0 to Darren Young’s side at home.

Montrose goalie Stuart McKenzie was sent off after just four minutes but it took almost 30 minutes for Albion to make the advantage count, Ross McNeil heading them in front.

Mark McGuigan added the second with 10 minutes remaining.

This week sees Brechin City host Ayr United at Glebe Park, with United one of three teams level on 10 points at the summit of League One.

Forfar visit Stirling Albion as the Loons look to continue their winning run and maintain their place in the upper echelons of the table.

Arbroath travel to face Clyde while Montrose visit Elgin City.