Arbroath boss Allan Moore was delighted to see his side get back to winning ways after defeats from closest rivals Queen’s Park and Albion Rovers in the previous two League Two fixtures.
East Fife booked their place in the Petrofac Training Cup quarter-finals last night with a hard-fought victory over Highland League champions Brora Rangers at Dudgeon Park.
Brechin crashed out of the Petrofac Training Cup after being well beaten at home by League One rivals Peterhead.
Allan Moore’s first competitive game in charge of Arbroath ended in disappointment and frustration as the Red Lichties lost heavily to Barry Smith’s impressive Alloa.
Montrose completed the season by leapfrogging East Stirlingshire into sixth place with a 2-1 victory at Ochilview on Saturday.
Montrose came from behind to beat Berwick Rangers and climb up to sixth in League Two.
Arbroath dominated the match against East Stirlingshire at Gayfield but failed to convert numerous shots on the visitors’ goal and lost a crucial chance to go top of the league.
Arbroath manager Allan Moore felt a point was a fair result as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Elgin City at Borough Briggs.
Montrose manager George Shields was left regretting a “bad decision” by his goalkeeper Stuart McKenzie as the Gable Endies crashed to their first home league defeat at the hands of new League Two leaders Albion Rovers.
Montrose defender Paul Watson netted the winner with a 30-yard free-kick as the Gable Endies saw off managerless Elgin City at Borough Briggs.