Around the grounds

THERE was very little action in Angus, or elsewhere for that matter, this weekend as winter truly came a calling, writes Sarah McLean.

Arbroath were the only senior club in Angus to see their game go ahead on Saturday with Forfar Athletic, Brechin City and Montrose all seeing their matches called off due to various states of frozen pitch.

Forfar Athletic, due to travel south to face Albion Rovers, saw their match postponed on Friday afternoon. It will now take place on Tuesday, December 18 with a 7.45 p.m. kick off.

Brechin City, due to face Ayr United at Glebe Park, also had their game called off early on Friday. The game will now take place on Saturday, December 22 at 3 p.m.

Montrose, due to travel to East Stirlingshire, were already on the road when their match was called off on Saturday morning. The game will now take place on Wednesday, December 19 at 7.45 p.m.

Arbroath, at home to Stenhousemuir, could only take a point from their game with a scoreline of 2-2. The Lichties’ goals came from Steven Doris and Stuart Malcolm.

There is much to look forward to this coming week.

First up, tonight (Wednesday, December 12), Arbroath will welcome Celtic to Gayfield for their Scottish Cup replay following last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Parkhead.

Then on Saturday there is local derby action once again when Forfar Athletic host Arbroath at Station Park with a 3 p.m. kick off. The clubs last faced each other in September at Gayfield with a 1-1 scoreline.

Brechin City will be away to league leaders Queen of the South as they face a tough challenge to keep their unbeaten league run going. They also have the usual 3 p.m. kick off.

Montrose will welcome Rangers to Links Park for the first time in over 30 years for a Third Division league game. The game will have an earlier kick off of 12.30 p.m. to accommodate ESPN television coverage.