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DONE DEAL! - STEWART PETRIE SIGNS

  DONE DEAL! - STEWART PETRIE SIGNS In our last announcement of a very busy evening... Montrose FC are delighted to announce that Manager Stewart Petrie has agreed terms to…

DONE DEAL! - NEW SHIRT SPONSOR

  DONE DEAL! - NEW SHIRT SPONSOR Montrose Football Club are delighted to have secured Carnegie Fuels Ltd as our new Shirt Sponsor for the next two seasons. Kerr Hay…

DONE DEAL! - MATTY ALLAN SIGNS

  DONE DEAL! - MATTY ALLAN SIGNS Stewart Petrie has moved quickly to snap up ex-Dundee centre half Matty Allan after the Premiership outfit released the talented youngster last week.…

DONE DEAL! - DANNY CAVANAGH SIGNS

  DONE DEAL! - DANNY CAVANAGH SIGNS Danny Cavanagh has agreed pre-contract terms to return to the Gable Endies for a second spell on a 1 year deal. The 23…

DONE DEAL! - RYAN FERGUSON SIGNS

  DONE DEAL! - RYAN FERGUSON SIGNS Ryan Ferguson, pictured with Assistant Manager Ross Campbell, has put pen to paper, extending his contract at Links Park for a further 2…

DONE DEAL! - GRAHAM WEBSTER SIGNS

  DONE DEAL! - GRAHAM WEBSTER SIGNS Montrose FC have agreed terms with Graham Webster to extend his contract until the summer of 2019. The 24 year old signed from…

DONE DEAL! - PAUL WATSON SIGNS

  DONE DEAL! - PAUL WATSON SIGNS Paul Watson has committed his future to the Gable Endies for another season. Since arriving at Links Park in 2012, Paul has made…

DONE DEAL! - MARTYN FOTHERINGHAM SIGNS

  DONE DEAL! - MARTYN FOTHERINGHAM SIGNS Midfielder Martyn Fotheringham has signed a pre-contract agreement to return to Links Park after a break of 11 years. Leaving the Gable Endies…

DONE DEAL! - JORDAN MILLAR SIGNS

  DONE DEAL! - JORDAN MILLAR SIGNS Goalie Jordan Millar, pictured here with Goalkeeping Coach Jim Butter, has agreed terms to keep him at the Club for another season. The…

DONE DEAL! - ALLAN FLEMING SIGNS

  DONE DEAL! - ALLAN FLEMING SIGNS Allan Fleming has agreed terms with boss Stuart Petrie to extend his stay at Links Park until summer 2018. Signed from neighbours Arbroath…
Next Match


Montrose v ??
Pre-Season Friendly
Details to be Announced
Kick Off 3.00 pm

Final League 2 Table 2016/17

Team P Pts
Arbroath
36 66
Forfar Athletic
36 64
Annan Athletic
36 58
MONTROSE
36 52
Elgin City
36
51
Stirling Albion
36 47
Edinburgh City
36 43
Berwick Rangers
36 40
Clyde
36 38
Cowdenbeath
36 35

Giles Gillett

 

Giles Marshall ‘Gil’ Gillett


Giles Marshall ‘Gil’ Gillett


Giles GillettOriginally from Edinburgh, Giles Marshall ‘Gil’ Gillett played for Haddington FC before national service shortly after WW2, in the BAOR (British Army of the Rhine).  Having impressed whilst playing for the BAOR, a number of Scottish clubs including Kilmarnock, were interested in his services, but he instead accepted an offer from South of the border, signing for English top flight side Middlesbrough as a 19-years-old shortly before being demobbed in April 1947.

Having impressed Middlesbrough manager David Jack, who tipped him to “become a star within two years”, Giles received an unfortunate knee injury during the last few minutes of the first practise match in August 1948, just days before the start of the 1948/49 season.

A short spell playing for Middlesbrough’s Reserve and ‘A’ sides followed, and Giles was joined for a short time by his brother George Gillett who in November 1948 also signed for the ‘A’ side.  Their elder brother, Jack Gillett, acted as agent for both players in these deals.

These were successful times for the ‘Boro, flying high in the English First Division with a number of world-class players including George Hardwick and Wilf Mannion.  The reserve squad were themselves very strong and played in front of thousands of supporters at their famous Ayresome Park Ground, winning the North Eastern League in ’48/49 (scoring 126 goals in 38 games), finishing third in 1949/50 with the best goal scoring record (124 goals in 38 games), and runners-up in 1950/51 (with 100 goals in 38 games).  Giles was a key part of this free-scoring team, linking up well with veteran and ex-England cap Micky Fenton to create and score many goals.

Despite having a transfer fee placed on him by the Middlesbrough Directors, home-sickness and lack of first team opportunities led to a free transfer early in the 1950/51 season to Leith Athletic of the Scottish ‘C’ League. After playing well, Giles was retained by Leith for 1951/52, before leaving for Montrose in August 1952.

At Montrose, Giles was an important member of the first team throughout 1952/53, due to his ability to score and to create with both feet.  As such, ‘Gil’ was used on the right and on the left side of the pitch in different matches, and records show he wore the number 6 and number 8 shirts for the Gable Endies.

After his time with Montrose, Giles returned to live in Middlesbrough.  Adjusting his Football League registration from professional to amateur status in 1954, Giles took full-time employment at ICI and played for the works’ team, for whom he memorably netted 7 goals in a single game (final score…11-1!).

Also of interest to fans of football history is that fact that Giles’ nephew, David Gillett, was on the books of Hibernian, Crewe Alexandra, and Seattle Sounders, and played in the famous “Soccerbowl ’77” North American Soccer League 1977 championship final against a New York Cosmos side featuring the great Pele.

Settled in Middlesbrough, Giles had three children with wife Jeanne, and is today a Great-Grandfather.

Hearts v Montrose Team 1953


Giles Gillet's Original Montrose FC Contract








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