Scottish League Two: Arbroath closer to leaders Forfar Athletic

Ryan McCord
Ryan McCord was one of Arbroath's scorers at Montose

Arbroath closed the gap on Scottish League Two leaders Forfar Athletic to nine points with a 3-1 victory over Montrose.

Forfar were held to a 1-1 draw at home to third-placed Elgin City.

Annan Athletic, who are fourth, won 1-0 against Edinburgh City, who slipped to second bottom.

And Stirling Albion and Berwick Rangers drew 2-2 while Cowdenbeath and Clyde were not in league action due to the latter's Scottish Cup tie with Ayr.

The Bully Wee were taken to a replay with United after a 1-1 draw.

Josh Peters slotted home to put Forfar ahead against Elgin but Brian Cameron equalised in the second half.

The hosts' Eddie Malone was then sent off for violent conduct and City also finished with 10 men after David Brownlie received a second booking.

At Link's Park, visitors Arbroath trailed at the break to a Matty Smith goal but Matthew Smyth, Ryan McCord and Omar Kader netted to give Dick Campbell's side victory.

Peter Weatherson scored the only goal of the game as Annan saw off Edinburgh.

And at Forthbank Stadium, Stirling came from two goals down to secure a draw with Berwick.

Lee Hamilton and Aaron Murrell put the visitors in control but trialist Aiden Malone and Sean Dickson replied in the final few minutes.