MATCH POSTPONEDFollowing a 3pm pitch inspection, this evening's game v Cowdenbeath has been postponed.
The match has been rearranged for Tuesday April 10, kick-off 7.45pm
League 1 Table 2018/19
Montrose FC Director Peter Davidson has been appointed to the Board of the European Football for Development Network (EFDN), further endorsing the great community work undertaken by the club together with its charitable arm, Links Park Community Trust (LPCT).
The vision of EFDN is to promote and use the connecting power of football as a tool for social development and a more social society, aimed at International, national and local community programmes for disadvantaged young people and adults in Europe.
The network consists of the most community focussed clubs, of all sizes, from throughout Europe with members including, Ajax, Tottenham Hotspur, Barcelona, PSG, Rangers, Celtic, Benfica and Sparta Prague.
Montrose FC, recently crowned ‘Best Professional Club in the Community’ by the Scottish FA, have been members of the EFDN since 2016, represented by Peter as Chief Executive of LPCT.
Peter said, ‘’I am both honoured and excited to be joining the Board of the European Football for Development Network.
“Football has the ability, and with that an obligation to engage, inspire and support many, particularly those that are most disadvantaged in our communities.
“Membership of the network has allowed LPCT to access European funding, engage in pan-European projects with fellow members, but more importantly, learn and share best practice with regards the development and delivery of community benefitting programmes.
“I am delighted to now be taking our involvement to the next level, and I look forward to working alongside my fellow Board Members in supporting Hubert Rovers (EFDN CEO) and his team as they continue to expand the size, reach and impact of the organisation’’
Peter is pictured left with, fellow Board Members Balint Maté (Ferencvaros), Ton Strooband (Feyenoord Rotterdam), Wim Beerlaert (KAA Gent) and Jan Ryrlen (IF Elfsborg).
Montrose FC are shelling out to provide all their young fans with a free cream egg ahead of their Easter weekend fixture against Edinburgh City at Links Park.
Young players Matty Allan, Cammy Ballantyne and Lewis Milne were egg-cited to hear the news, which they first thought was a yoke!
Stewart Petrie’s side are pushing for promotion from Ladbrokes League 2 and the manager is urging the Mo faithful to turn out in numbers to support the boys.
Stewart said, “Our fans have been egg-celent this year and the players really appreciate the support. We hatched a plan back in August and we are egg-static with how things have panned out so far.
“The Easter egg giveaway on Saturday is a great gesture by the Club. I thought it was to everyone but the Chairman told me I was meringue, and that it was only our younger fans!.”
Club Mascot Monty Mole will be on hand just prior to kick off, in front of the Bryan Keith Stand to hand out the cream eggs to the kids.
Montrose FC have loaned out Danny Cavanagh to Junior outfit Broughty Athletic until the end of the season.
The 23 year old arrived at Links Park last summer as one of Stewart Petrie’s first signings, but an injury blighted season has prevented the youngster from breaking into the first team.
Now fully fit again, Petrie hopes the loan spell to his former club will provide some much needed game time.
Liz Carnie of Powerwasher Services Ltd met with Mo Assistant Manager, Ross Campbell, and First Team Coach, Seán Dillon, at the club's most recent networking event, which saw members hear from both Ross and Seán about their footballing and wider professional careers.
Liz said "Powerwasher Services is a family run business based near Laurencekirk that sells and repairs cleaning equipment. We deal mainly with pressure washers, but also supply a range of cleaning equipment from vacuum cleaners and scrubber/dryers to space heaters and custom built industrial cleaning machinery. We also offer a repair service for any make of machine"
"We support a number of clubs in Angus and also have a trackside board in place at Links Park. We're delighted to be able to further support Montrose FC by being part of the 1879 Business Club and particularly enjoy having the chance to meet with other members and hear from guest speakers at their member networking events"
Congratulations to Murray Ross, who walked off with first prize in last weekend’s Corporate Hospitality raffle.
After enjoying a first class meal and an enthralling top of the table clash, Murray’s name was pulled from the hat after the game to win a Mo away shirt, signed by the first team squad and presented by Club Director, Barry O’Neill.
Well done Murray!
The hotly anticipated Montrose FC Golf Cel-Am takes place on Sunday 22nd April at the Royal Montrose Golf Club and Montrose Golf Links
We're delighted to announce that we have Scotland Legend Jim Leighton, Scottish Rugby Legend, Tony Stanger, Mo Legends from our current management and playing teams, and many more names to be announced soon!
Registration is at 11.45am at the Royal Montrose Golf Club, with a shotgun start commencing at 1pm.
Secure your team of 3 + 1 celebrity guest today for £200 + VAT
Be part of the day by sponsoring a hole for only £50 + VAT
Dundee United defender Cammy Ballantyne has returned to Montrose FC on loan until the end of the season.
The 20 year right back spent the first half of the season at Links Park before being recalled by United boss Csaba Laszlo in January following a spate of defensive injuries to the tangerine outfit.
In what will be his third loan spell with the Club, Ballantyne’s youthfulness, energy and pace made him an ever present on the team sheet pre-Christmas, making 23 appearances, netting twice and winning the SPFL Player of the Month for November.
Cammy first joined the Gable Endies in August 2016 and made 33 appearances last season, quickly becoming a fans favourite. With the arrival of Mo Boss Stewart Petrie in December that year, the young defenders performances and potential flourished, culminating in a call up to the Scotland Under 21 squad in March 2017 against Estonia. He also left for his summer holidays with both the Young Player of the Year and Supporters Club Player of the Year awards under his arm.
Petrie said, "I am absolutely delighted to have Cammy back. We had always planned to have him for the whole season and his recall in January, whilst understandable, was unexpected and a bit unsettling at the time.
“He is a breath of fresh air around the place and brings a more natural balance to our back line with a combination of defensive strength and attacking pace.”
Petrie will hope his return will prove a perfect tonic to his promotion chasing side as they go head to head with Ladbrokes League 2 leaders Peterhead tomorrow.
Barrett Steel Scotland have recently become the newest members of Montrose FC's 1879 Business Club. Barrett Steel Montrose branch manager, Ross Kidd, visited Links Park during a tour around Montrose filming footage for their new promotional video.
Ross said "Barrett Steel Scotland delivers general steels to an expanding Scottish market. We have ambitious growth plans and our aim is to be the leading Scottish steel stockholders within the next five years. We are a one stop shop for all your steel requirements and serve small and large steel users in a wide range of industries, from blacksmiths to major construction companies and large fabricators."
"As a group Barrett Steel takes great pride in playing a supporting role to the communities our depots operate within. Our depots support an extensive range or local charities alongside a wide variety of events both sporting and social. We are honoured to support teams from the South of the UK all the way up to Montrose FC with many local individuals between. We're delighted to be supporting the club by joining Club 1879 and look forward to networking with other members".
Ross is pictured with club mascot Monty Mole and Barrett Steel's newly installed trackside advertising board.
Dod Strachan won the top prize at last Friday’s Bingo, landing him £70. Another enjoyable evening thanks to all who made it along, with almost £250 paid out in prizes.
An added bonus for Dod was being presented with his winnings by guests Sean Dillon, First Team Coach and Ross Campbell, Assistant Manager.
Members of Angus Suicide Prevention Collaborative mingled amongst the busy crowd at the recent Stenhousemuir match to raise awareness of the Tayside ‘Suicide? Help!’
An App and support are available via the website www.suicidehelp.co.uk, where you will find information about suicide, contacts for support, how to help and there is space for individuals to develop their own safety plan.
The link with football highlights the link between physical activity and positive mental health. In 2017, the suicide rate for males was more than two-and-a half times that for females, so awareness raising activities where there is a high male audience is needed.
It is important to let everyone know that there is help and support available in Angus and other areas of Tayside. There is also free basic suicide awareness training available in Angus for anyone who lives or works in Angus
This Saturday sees the 45th Anniversary of the largest crowd ever recorded at Links Park, when 8,983 fans crammed into the stadium to watch the Mighty Mo play Dundee in a Scottish Cup Quarter Final.
Fitting then, that the anniversary will see one of the biggest games in the Club’s history in recent years as we face Peterhead in a vital top of the table clash.
Much has changed in the last 45 years, but were you there in 1973, what was your memory of the game and more importantly, will you be part of SP’s Barmy Army on Saturday, cheering on the boys from the terraces?
Montrose FC frontman Gary Fraser recently made his 100th appearance for the Club, becoming only the fifth of the current playing squad to do so.
Now in his third term at Links Park, Fraser is aiming to once again finish the season as top goal scorer.
Having joined from Junior outfit Jeanfield Swifts in 2015, the striker made a huge impact on Ladbrokes League 2, quickly becoming a fans favourite and netting an impressive 19 times in his first season.
Last year, his 12 goals helped take the Gable Endies to their first promotion play-off in 9 seasons and despite missing the early part of this campaign through injury, he currently leads the way once more with 7 goals in just over 20 appearences.
Vice Chairman David Laing said, “On behalf of the Club I would like to congratulate Gary on reaching this milestone. He gives everything when he plays and the fans love him for it.
“His goals were crucial to our success last year and hopefully he has a few more in him over the coming weeks as we enter what is set to be an exciting run in to the end of the season.
Our photo shows David presenting Gary with his trophy.
Local man Ross Coull had reason to celebrate last weekend when his numbers came up on the Montrose Football Lucky Numbers, netting him a tidy £3,250.
The scheme, which raises money to support local football is run jointly by Montrose FC, Montrose Roselea JFC and Merpro AFC.
Promoter Stuart Robertson said, “It’s been exciting for all our regulars recently, watching the Jackpot rise above £3,000 and it’s great to now have another big winner.”
The scheme continues to prove popular amongst the local community, unsurprising given that almost £25,000 has been paid out in the last 2 years.
Ross is pictured centre-left, receiving his bumper cheque from John Paton (Montrose FC) with from left to right, Colin Duncan (Merpro AFC), Graham Douglas (Roselea JFC), Stuart Robertson (Roselea JFC) and Alan Pirie (Montrose FC)
Congratulations to Jane Low, who walked off with first prize in last weekend’s Corporate Hospitality raffle.
After enjoying a first class meal and a great match, Jane’s name was pulled from the hat after the game to win a Mo away shirt, signed by the first team squad and presented by LPCT Chief Executive and Club Director, Peter Davidson.
Well done Jane!
Due to heavy rain this morning, a second pitch inspection was called at noon, and unfortunately the elements have beaten the ground staff.
We’ll now play Annan Athletic following our weekend postponement - on Tuesday 13th March at Links Park Stadium.
Everyone at the Club would like to wish Ronnie Marquis a Happy 60th Birthday!!
Having been at Links Park for almost 30 years, Ronnie has done a remarkable job as Groundsman and Kitman, making many friends along the way and his passion and enthusiasm for the Club can be clearly seen through his animated behaviour on the sidelines every Saturday.
Following training tonight, players, management, Directors and staff staged a surprise reception for the Birthday Boy where he received a number of gifts including a special cake in the shape of a mucky home shirt and a framed, signed Celtic top, Ronnie’s second favourite team.
Many happy returns Ronaldo!!!
Perform Group – the official data collector for the SPFL - have a vacancy for a data scout for Montrose home games.
This is a self-employed, part-time role, with full training provided. Applicants must be aged 18 or over and available to cover most of the home league matches.
Each data scout collects and transmits in real-time every event from the game to the upmost accuracy via Perform’s bespoke PDA software.
To find out more and to apply, please click here
The starting fee is £39.56 per game covered, increasing over time depending on the number of games covered and the quality of the data collection.
As this is an external position, posted on behalf of Perform Group, applications should not be submitted to the football club.
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