Around the grounds

THERE was only one winner out of all the Angus clubs this weekend and it was the one who has been waiting the longest.

Montrose defeated Clyde 2-1 at Broadwood getting the result that they had been waiting weeks for. This may go some way to soften the dubious honour the Links Park club have recently received. They have conceded 62 goals so far this season - which is more than any other senior team in Scotland. However, despite this they are still five points clear of East Stirling who are languishing at the bottom of the Third Division.

Elsewhere Arbroath and Brechin both had 2-2 draws against East Fife and Dumbarton respectively.

Forfar Athletic, meanwhile, lost out 2-1 to Stenhousemuir at Station Park.

Talking of Station Park, if all goes to plan, Forfar’s home ground will play host to a National side fixture for the first time on Thursday, March 15.

The Scotland Schoolboys Under 18 side will face Wales in a Centenary Shield International and it is hoped all will go well after a game against Northern Ireland was postponed back in 2010 due to frost.

Moving on to close neighbours and First Division side Dundee, it looks as though the Dens Park side won’t be giving up on promotion any time soon.

Now just two points behind second place Falkirk and eight behind leaders Ross County a win against Livingston on Saturday has done much to boost the confidence of the Dark Blues.

Elsewhere in Scotland there is still much uncertainty over the future of Rangers Football Club. At the time of writing, talks were being held about the future of staff and players at the club as administrators Duff and Phelps tried to find a way around any redundancies being made.

Manager Ally McCoist and at least one first team player are thought to have offered to play for nothing until the end of the season.

At a time when morality in football seems to be at an all-time low, a gesture such as this should not go unrecognised.

Also, perhaps some of the “prima donnas” of the Premier League south of the border ought to take note.