Around the grounds

Three defeats and a victory was the way of it for the Angus clubs on Saturday as the county lost all representation in this year’s Scottish Cup, writes Scott Binnie.

The terrific cup runs of Brechin City and Arbroath were ended by Championship opposition in Falkirk and Hibernian respectively.

City lost for the first time in 15 games as they went down 2-1 at Falkirk Stadium.

David McCracken gave the Bairns the 11th minute lead but Alan Trouten levelled affairs after the break with a spot kick following a foul on Gerry McLauchlan.

A replay looked to be on the cards but David Smith broke Hedgemen hearts with a close range strike inside 80 minutes.

Arbroath gave their Edinburgh hosts a real shock start to their meeting at Easter Road as Keiran Stewart put the League Two leaders in front after 17 minutes with a smart finish.

But Franck Dja Djedje made it 1-1 shortly before half time before an own goal from Liam Gordon on the hour mark gave the hosts the lead.

Dylan McGeouch ensured their passage into the next round of the cup eight minutes later.

Forfar Athletic won the day’s solitary League One fixture as they romped past Peterhead 3-1.

Chris Templeman put the hosts into a deserved lead before Rory McAllister was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Gavin Swankie scored nine minutes into the second half before Cameron Kerr pulled one back for the 10 men.

Swankie made it three in injury time at the end of a blistering counter attack, sending the Loons second in League One and just a point behind leaders Stranraer.

In League Two, Montrose were treated to the Jordan Moore show as the on-loan striker scored two and set up two in Queen’s Park’s 4-1 home win over the Gable Endies.

Darren Miller and Paul Woods scored in the first half before Ross Campbell pulled one back.

Moore scored from the penalty spot shortly after though and added the side’s fourth five minutes later.

This weekend, Brechin City host Greenock Morton, Forfar Athletic visit Airdrieonians in a game televised on BBC Alba, Arbroath travel to face Berwick Rangers and Montrose welcome East Fife.