Around the grounds

It wasn’t the best of days for the Angus clubs on Saturday in terms of results but the fans were treated to some cracking games of football all the same, writes Scott Binnie.

Forfar Athletic are no longer the League One leaders after their 3-3 draw away to Brechin City saw Greenock Morton move into first place after a 1-0 win against Airdrieonians.

Andy Jackson and Bobby Barr had Brechin two up after half an hour with a pair of beautiful strikes.

But Omar Kader fired the Loons back into the game five minutes before half time.

Forfar pulled themselves level thanks to Gavin Swankie’s 71st minute effort before Chris Templeman looked to have won the three points with a flicked header five minutes later.

But City were not to be denied a share of the spoils and Alan Trouten made it three with a low shot on 82 minutes - a draw the fair result after a pulsating game.

Arbroath saw their lead at the top of League Two cut to two points following a 2-1 defeat at Albion Rovers.

Marc McKenzie put the hosts ahead before Scott McBride levelled. Kieran Stewart and Paul McManus went close for Arbroath in the second half before John Gemmell headed the winner with 11 minutes to go.

Queen’s Park are now just a couple of points behind the Red Lichties after their 4-1 win over Elgin City means Arbroath have had an eight-point lead cut by six in just four weeks.

Montrose were minutes away from their first victory since September when they visited Annan Athletic. Stephen Day put the Gable Endies in front after 11 minutes only for Peter Weatherson to level inside half an hour.

Leighton McIntosh looked to have sealed the three points for the visitors with 14 minutes remaining though but Weatherston was able to score his second of the game - his sixth in four fixtures - in the 90th minute from the penalty spot.

This week, Forfar are set to welcome Ayr United to Station Park while Brechin visit in-form Peterhead. And in League Two, Arbroath will host Clyde as Montrose head to face East Stirlingshire.