Led by the best player on the park player-manager Paul Sheerin it was difficult to appreciate that Arbroath shoulder the rest of the league.
Paul Sheerin says his side desperately need a morale-boosting win to turn their season around.
East Fife boss Gary Naysmith claimed fresh faces are needed after watching his side slump to defeat in their last match of 2013.
Forfar, the only side to beat Rangers so far this season, found last night’s SPFL League One clash at Ibrox a very different experience as the ruthless hosts took their revenge.
The latest of late equalisers in Saturday’s Scottish Cup tie at Glebe Park means Angus rivals Brechin and Forfar must do it all again in a replay at Station Park a week on Tuesday.
Manager Ray McKinnon maintained that Brechin deserved something from the game, after watching his injury-hit side slip to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Stranraer.
Brechin climbed to fifth place in League One with a 2-1 victory over Stirling Albion.
Dunfermline manager Jim Jefferies heaped praise on his young side as they exited the League Cup in agonising fashion to bitter rivals Falkirk.
Arbroath’s spirited second-half fightback wasn’t quite good enough to salvage anything from a game which left Lichties player-manager Paul Sheerin extremely frustrated, but far from despondent.
Rangers defender Bilel Mohsni received a post-match red card after clashing with Airdrie manager Gary Bollan following his team’s victory at the Excelsior Stadium.