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Stenhousemuir v Montrose
Ladbrokes SPFL
League 2
Ochilview Park, Stenhousemuir

Saturday 25th November 2017
Kick Off 3.00pm

League 2 Table 2017/18

Team   P 
Pts
Stirling Albion
12 26
MONTROSE
12 24
Peterhead
12 22
Stenhousemuir
12 22
Elgin City
12
20
Berwick Rangers
12 17
Annan Athletic
13 16
Clyde
12 10
Edinburgh City
12 7
Cowdenbeath
13 6

Montrose Greats - Charles M. Burgess

Montrose Greats - Craig Mailer

Craig MailerCraig was signed from Perth junior side in February 1995 and has proved to be an astute signing having played 220 plus 7 sub appearances scoring seven goals since then.
`Jailer' is a quiet unassuming person off the pitch but always gives 110% in the `Mo' jersey.
His versatlity is a further strength as he's served the club in nearly every position including goalkeeper at Gayfield Park a few seasons ago and also in matches against Clydebank and Queen's Park - a position he seems quite comfortable playing in.
Watching his delight at the cup win at Arbroath proves that he's a supporter as well as a quality player whom we hope is around Links Park Stadium for a while to come.

© David Smith 2000

Montrose Greats - Steve Lennox

Steve LennoxBrought to Links Park by Ian Stewart in the summer of 1984 from Stoke City, Steve went on to be the key player in the title winning side of 1984/85 squad.
Steve had the ability to control a game and along with Neil Forbes, Mark Bennett and Alex Wright formed a formidable championship midfield.
He made 53+2 sub appearances for Montrose scoring 10 goals before moving to Forfar Athletic in the summer of 1986 in a swap deal that took Alan Lyons and Gary Murray to Links Park.
Montrose saw the best of Steve Lennox and those who watched the Gable Endies during the title winning season will not readily forget the contribution he made.
After leaving Station Park he moved to East Fife before finishing his career in the Highland League with Peterhead.

© David Smith 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Montrose Greats - Innes McDonald

Innes McDonaldInnes Macdonald was one of many players who had two or more spells at Links Park.
He arrived at the club aged 19 in 1981 from Sheffield United but after a couple of seasons at the club he moved on to Highland League side Keith.
Ian Stewart brought him back to Links Park from Keith in 1986 where he was now playing as a winger. He made his return debut in a division one fixture against East Fife at Links Park. After coming on as a substitute he turned a the match and scored a stunning equalising goal.
Innes tremendous form over the next 18 months caught the eye of Gordon McQueen and a fee of £35,000 took him to Airdrieonians. Only after some memorable performances at Tynecastle and Easter Road in the League Cup.
His work continued to take him abroad and when he returned to the country from Italy in 1994 he once again returned to Links Park and played his part in the side that won promotion to division two in 1995. He left the club for the last time in 1998 and last season played for Forfar Athletic before work commitments finally ended his playing days.
Innes remains a popular player in Montrose fans eyes and they recognised his contribution to the club.

© David Smith 2000

Montrose Greats - Ian Stewart

Ian StewartThe third `player becomes manager' to feature in this column is Ian Stewart. Originally part of the mid 70's squad following a career at Dundee United, Ian started his managerial career at Brechin City where he is accredited with turning them around after a lengthy barren spell. He moved on to Gayfield narrowly missing promotion twice before being dismissed controversially in 1983. Two days later, Ian was back at Links Park where he set about transforming the club. Astute signings, new fitness regimes and lots of motivation saw Montrose come from last place in senior football to division two champions the following season ahead of Alloa Athletic and Jim Leishman's Dunfermline Athletic.
The fans rolled back to Links Park rightly acknowledging Stewart as the significant factor in their triumph. Ian went on to oversee the defeat of Hearts at Tynecastle in 1986 and his record over Arbroath during his time at Links Park is impressive.
Considering the resources available to him, Ian must rank as one of our best ever managers. He remains a Montrose fan and it's a pity he wasn't involved in the club today in some capacity.

© David Smith 2000

Montrose Greats - John Sheran

 

John Sheran John first joined Montrose under Bobby Livingstone in 1978 from Ellon United juniors but a bad leg break suffered in a pre season friendly up North seemed to have ended the then youngsters career.
He was freed later but returned under Ian Stewart from Nairn County in December 1983 to become a pivotal part of the title winning 1984/85 squad.
Playing alongside Les Barr, Chic McLelland, Tony Duffy, Ronnie Cusiter and Ray Charles he played in every game during the championship season.
John played in the famous 1986 win at Tynecastle and turned out 333 plus 2 sub times for the Gable Endies scoring 19 times.
Etched on my memory is John leading supporters round Links Park after the second division title was in May 1985 against Stenhousemuir.
He left Links Park for Australia and came back in 1991 for a third spell with the club. After spells in management in Aberdeen he joined Montrose as assistant to Kevin Drinkell in October 1998.
Now in the dugout, John will be hoping his passion for the club can be reflected on the pitch and in the Dynamo.

© David Smith 2000

Montrose Greats - Kenny Cameron

 

Kenny CameronKenny was a major signing coup for Alec Stuart in 1974 from Dundee United. He was signed to replace Brian Third (to St Mirren) and Bobby Hutcheon (to Dundee). Kenny did just that establishing himself alongside Bobby Livingstone as a prolific striker. He went on to score 30 goals in 83 plus one substitute appearances and his influence on the 70's successful squad should not be underestimated. He was an obvious successor to Alec as manager and many Montrose players such as Gary Murray, Stuart Beedie etc, owed their emergence to the Cameron coaching structure. Many reckon the club were premature in removing him as manager in 1978 but he can always lay claim to being the boss the night that the Gable Endies came back from 4 - 0 down to dump Raith Rovers 5 - 4 on aggregate in the League cup. Happy Days!

© David Smith 2000

Montrose Greats - Doug Rougvie

 

Doug RougvieDoug Rougvie was already a legend at Aberdeen before signing for Montrose in May 1990 the same day as Bryan Keith bought the club.
He quickly won over the Mo fans with similar rugged determined performances for Montrose. As co manager with Chic McLelland, he helped secure promotion in his first season scoring an early goal at Dumfries that promotion winning day.He also managed to score for Montrose and Dundee United in a league cup tie at Tannadice! It was a major shock for many when the directors dismissed him and Chic from the dugout. Many point to that day as the start of a decline in the clubs fortunes that still affects us to this day. Doug retains a strong affection for the club and has been seen on the Links Park terraces from time to time. After leaving Links Park Doug went on to manage Highland League sides Huntly and Cove Rangers. Two years ago he returned to Links Park to play his part in the David Larter testimonial match against Aberdeen. In his two year spell at the club he made 55 appearances scoring four goals.

© David Smith 2000

Montrose Greats - John McGlashan

 

John McGlashanJohn McGlashan joined Montrose as a 21 year old from junior side Dundee Violet in the summer of 1988 and quickly established himself as a player who would go far in the senior game, with his strong powerful running from the centre of the park and his goalscoring exploits.
His performance in a Scottish Cup 3rd Round tie in 1989 elevated his standing in the eyes of many.
He left Links Park for a five figure fee in the summer of 1990 and joined London based side Millwall where he was a team-mate of a certain Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham!
John enjoyed a successful spell in English football playing for Peterborough United and Rotherham United as well as loan spells with Fulham and Cambridge United.
On returning north of the border in 1997 he went on to play for his home town team Dundee and then had a two year spell with Ross County.
Now back in Angus with Arbroath, many Gable Endies fans would like to see him back in a royal blue shirt.

© David Smith 2000

Montrose Greats - Mark Craib

 

Mark CraibMark joined Montrose in the summer of 1992 from Dundee for a fee of £10,000 during the big spending days of Jim Leishman and chairman Bryan Keith. This however has been money well spent as Mark has been a model of consistency in the difficult times of late.
Mark gained over 300 appearances for the Gable Endies and his tally from end of season trophy presentations must be in double figures.
Mark's loyalty to Montrose has been aptly demonstrated in at a time when he could have easily have accepted offers to go elsewhere.
If he was listing his hobbies he might wish to include `scoring free kicks against Forfar Athletic at Station Park' amongst his more recent activities!

© David Smith 2000

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