Around the grounds

FORFAR Athletic were the only Angus club to take three points last weekend, writes Sarah McLean.

With a 4-0 win over Stenhousemuir goals came from Stephen Tulloch and Iain Campbell with a penalty in the first half then Danny Denholm and Chris Templeman in the second half to secure the victory.

The Loons are now sitting second in the Second Division just a point behind leaders Queen of the South.

And it was the league leaders who comprehensively defeated Arbroath on Saturday. In a 6-0 win for Queen of the South, goals came from William Gibson, Nicky Clark, Gavin Reilly with a hat-trick and Kevin Smith.

Now fourth in the table Arbroath boss Paul Sheerin was a very unhappy man after that result.

Faring only marginally better, at least they scored a goal, Brechin were defeated 3-1 to Paul Hartley’s Alloa Athletic at Glebe Park.

The sole Brechin counter came from Andrew Jackson (their most prolific scorer this season so far) while Alloa goals came from Robert Thomson, Kevin Cawley and Martin Grehan.

The Gleber Park men are currently fifth in the table with six points, just behind Arbroath who have seven.

Meanwhile, in the Third Division Montrose are still searching for that elusive first win of the campaign after losing 2-0 to Peterhead.

Rory McAllister was the goalscorer for the league leaders Peterhead who are sitting just above Clyde, second, and Rangers, third, with 10 points. Montrose are now ninth in the division, just two points ahead of East Stirlingshire who have none.

There will be no SFL football next weekend with games starting up again on Saturday, September 15. We have a local derby to look forward to with Brechin City making the short trip to Station Park to face Forfar Athletic. Arbroath face East Fife at Gayfield and Montrose face Berwick Rangers at Links Park.

A final note, last week we heard the sad news that Giggsy, Forfar Athletic groundsman Martin Gray’s dog, had passed away. She was a familiar face to many and will be greatly missed.