Stenhousemuir managed to get some competitive action despite widespread call-offs across Scotland
The Warriors headed north to Gayfield where they fought out a 2-2 draw aided by goals from Darren Smith and a late leveller from Stewart Kean.
Covers had protected the surface, allowing Martyn Corrigan to pit his wits against Paul Sheerin a week after the host club’s draw with Celtic at Parkhead.
It was to end in another draw though with Smith giving the visitors a lead from Bryan Hodge’s through-ball.
The Red Lichties responded when Brian Kerr played the ball behind the Warriors defence for Steven Doris to latch onto and the in form striker made no mistake firing the ball past Callum Reidford to level the scores.
The home side took the lead in the 50th minute of the game. A Paul Sheerin free kick was headed back across goal to Stuart Malcolm who powered a header home. For a while after this Arbroath took the initiative and Stenhousemuir struggled to get back into contention.
The Warriors kept going though and again Hodge was provider when he laced a ball into Stewart Kean’s path and the striker bundled the ball over the line to salvage an improtant point against the Warriors’ promotion and play-off rivals.