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Forfar Athletic v Montrose
Ladbrokes SPFL
League 2
Station Park, Forfar

Saturday 27th April 2019
Kick Off: 3.00pm

League 1 Table 2018/19

Team   P 
Pts
Arbroath
33 68
Forfar Athletic
34 57
Raith Rovers
33 55
MONTROSE
34 50
East Fife
34
45
Airdrieonians 34 42
Dumbarton
34 42
Stranraer
34 42
Brechin City
34 35
Stenhousemuir 34 35

Montrose FC Hall of Fame Nominees

 

Montrose FC Hall of Fame

As part of the celebrations of the club's 125th anniversary in 2004 we asked you the supporters, to get involved by nominating players and officials, who in your view have made particularly significant contributions to Montrose FC and are worthy of special recognition. Pictured below are the 30 individuals nominated by supporters who were short-listed for entry into the Montrose FC Hall of Fame, as part of the club's 125th anniversary celebrations. In all, over 90 different players, officials and staff received nominations - thank-you for your contributions to this project. We asked you to vote again to determine the select few from these 30 who will be given the honour of membership of the Hall of Fame. To aid your decision, the 30 short-listed individuals were profiled in the match programme for the first four home games of the 2004/05 league season and these details can also be found by clicking on their names. The results of your voting were announced at the 125th Anniversary Celebration Dinner at the Town Hall.

Martin Allan | Les Barr | Billy Birse | Ray Charles

Mark Craib | Gordon Crammond | Denis D'Arcy | Ivo Den Bieman

Charlie Guthrie | Harry Johnston | Willie Johnston | Sandy Keillor

Jimmy Kemp | Allan Kennedy | Stevie King | David Larter

Bobby Livingstone | Innes McDonald | Colin Maver | Colin McGlashan

Gary Murray | Willie Nicoll | Doug Rougvie | Frank Sandeman

John Sheran | Ian Stewart | Alec Stuart | Brian Third

Kenny Watson | George Bowman  

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The results of the 125th Anniversary Hall of Fame voting was revealed at the Anniversary dinner in November 2004. The top eleven votes for the Hall of Fame were;

David Larter
Les Barr
Colin McGlashan
Alec Stuart
Ian Stewart
Ivo Den Bieman
Harry Johnston
Gary Murray
Martin Allan
Dennis D'Arcy
Bobby Livingstone 

135th Anniversary Additions
Hugh Davidson
Colin Maver
Willie Nicoll
John Sheran
Brian Third


Back Row (L to R): - Bobby Livingstone, Alec Stuart, David Larter, Denis D'Arcy Front Row (L to R): - Colin McGlashan, Les Barr, Martin Allan, Gary Murray Mising from picture - Ian Stewart, Harry Johnston and Ivo Den Bieman


135th Anniversary - New Players Added to Hall of Fame


Group photo from the recent Hall of Fame dinner by Scott Duncan of Bleeding Lens Photography
Back Row left to right – Graham Christieson, John McCafferty, Ron Marquis, Stuart Garden, John Sheran, Steven King, Bruce Morrison, Monty Mole, Ivo Den Bieman, David Larter, Brian Third, Les Barr, Alan Lyons, Pat Rolink, Hugh Davidson, George Shields, Kevin Pert
Front Row – Colin Maver, Andrew Stephen, John Paton, Derek Sim, Tom Murray, John Donachie, Jimmy McIntosh, John Crawford, David Laing

Derek Sim With Brain ThirdFive new players were inducted into the Montrose FC Hall of Fame at Hall of Fame dinner in April 2014 which was organised to celebrate the 135th anniversary of Montrose Football Club.
The new players inducted were Hugh Davidson, Willie Nicoll, John Sheran, Brian Third & Colin Maver (player details below).
Former Montrose FC Chairman, the late Willie Johnston also received a lifetime achievement award which was presented to his family members.
The "Flying Dutchman" Ivo Den Bieman also attended the dinner and was presented with his Hall of Fame Award from 2014


HUGH DAVIDSON (2006 to 2011 - 164 appearances, 4 goals)
Hugh DavidsonFast forward 50 years and Hugh was possibly the modern day equivalent of Ronnie Cross. Never a showy player, he was nonetheless a great holding midfielder whose greatest skill was perhaps his ball winning ability. Indeed one of the goalkeepers he played with, observed how much better the defence played with "Scooby" sitting in front of them. A Scotland U-21 international whilst at Dundee United, he was signed from Arbroath and went on to become club captain and a fans' favourite. Decided to retire in 2011 and sadly have to go off injured after only 20 minutes of his final game at Hampden on the last day of the season.


COLIN MAVER (1988 to 1993 - 190 appearances, 31 goals)
Colin MaverLike Innes MacDonald, Colin had been attracting rave reviews for his performances for Keith - in his case on the right-wing - when Ian Stewart brought him to Links Park in March 1988 He immediately became a fans’ favourite with a goal on his debut to secure a 1-0 victory at Brechin. Of modest stature, his gritty style coupled pace with impressive dribbling ability. Colin also contributed more than his fair share of goals in his early years at the club before being moved infield to a more central role under the Rougvie/McLelland partnership and was another key member of the 90-91 promotion side, before returning to Keith at the end of season 92-93.


WILLIE NICOLL (1959 to 1962 - 103 appearances, 2 goals)
Willie NicollWillie had opportunities to sign for both Manchester United and Rangers as a youngster, but both moves fell through. Instead he made his name in the senior ranks with Arbroath in the fifties. He put pen to paper for Montrose in the summer of 1959, coinciding with a five year spell where the Gable Endies were regularly challenging for promotion to Division One. That was easily the most successful spell in the club’s history to that point and Willie’s commanding presence at centre-half helped to strengthen what had previously been a somewhat porous defence. A recurring back injury brought his career at Links Park to a premature end in 1962, though he played a few games for Brechin before retiring.


JOHN SHERAN (1979 to 1991 ( 3 spells) - 333 appearances, 22 goals)
John SheranA strong no-nonsense centre-back, there was nothing flash about John but he was a highly effective defender. It was therefore a major shock when Dennis D’Arcy decided to release him in 1983. Ian Stewart was clearly amongst those surprised by the decision, for when he was appointed manager six months later, he quickly brought John back to Links Park from Nairn County. It was an inspired move as in the 84-85 Championship season he contributed seven vital goals and was voted Player of the Year. He remained a regular until late 1987 when he quit for personal reasons before returning in 1989 for a year-long third spell. John returned to the club as assistant manager to Kevin Drinkell in October 1998 and took over from him two years later, before ultimately resigning in October 2004.


BRIAN THIRD (1971 to 1973 - 92 appearances, 50 goals)
Brian ThirdOriginally a full-back, whilst at Peterhead, Brian stood in as an emergency striker with phenomenal results, scoring seven goals in his first two games up front. He never looked back and in March 1971 Alec Stuart paid out a club record £2,000 for him. By the end of the following season, Brian had netted a respectable 17 goals in 43 appearances and Montrose fans were well aware of his powerful shooting ability and exceptional pace, but could never have anticipated his contribution in season 72-73. In all he scored 33 goals in 49 starts, still a club record in a single season and was justly voted Player of the Year. Unsurprisingly, this attracted the attentions of other clubs and in the summer of 1973 he moved to St Mirren for £10,000.

 

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