Berwick Rangers v Montrose
Shielfield Park, Berwick Upon Tweed
Saturday 24th February 2018
Kick Off 3.00pm
League 2 Table 2017/18
New SigningMontrose manager George Shields has completed the signing of 21 year old forward Leighton McIntosh who returns to the club for a second spell after being released by Dundee in the summer.
Leighton originally made 29 appearances for the club in season 2012/13 whilst on loan from Dundee.
He returned to Dens Park in 2013/14 and made a further 2 appearances before joining Arbroath for a loan spell at the end of the season scoring twice in eight appearances at Gayfield.
In the summer Paul Hartley let the striker leave the club and Leighton has been looking for a club since then.
Wilson DepartsAs one player joins the club another departs with Colin Wilson leaving the club on Thursday to join Bonnyrigg Rose after one season at Links Park where he made 18 + 3 appearances scoring once in the 1–0 Scottish Cup victory over Dalbeattie Star last October.
He goes with the best wishes of everyone at Links Park.
Albion Rovers MascotSaturday’s mascot was Daniel Flannigan who is aged 10 and attends St Margaret’s primary school in Montrose.
Originally from Bellshill, and moved to live in Montrose just over a year ago and loves it.
Enjoys all sport particularly football (not playing for a team now), golf (junior member of Royal Montrose) and athletics. Always looking for a challenge, at the age of 6 climbed Ben Nevis.
Before moving to Montrose he attended Parkhead on occasions to watch Celtic, but now has been to a few Montrose home games.
He was looking forward to attend the Albion Rovers game to watch Montrose hopefully get a home win, with the Rovers being close to Bellshill. The last time Daniel attended a Rovers game, Celtic beat the Rovers for the Jock Stein Friendship cup (Sept 2010). It’s now in his interest for his new home team to beat Albion Rovers.
Barry Grainger LoungeOn Saturday members of the family of Barry Grainger travelled to Links Park to see the club open up the Barry Grainger Lounge in his honour. Barry who was a loyal supporter of the club and was liked by everyone he met sadly passed away earlier in the year. Barry’s wife Jenny has kindly contributed these words for the website. “I would like on behalf of my family to thank everyone who enabled the Barry Grainger Lounge to become a reality. Barry would have been so proud and delighted for this to happen. He supported Montrose football club from the time he first started work - over 55yrs ago, and was so proud when you made him Hon. Vice President of the Montrose FC Supporters’ Club. His visits to Montrose once or twice a year with his nephew John were the highlights of the year, and everyone was so welcoming to him.
Away Travel - Elgin CityElgin City 20th September Kick Off 3pm
Road: Coming from the East or the West along the A96, continue into Elgin until you reach the roundabout that has Elgin Town Hall situated on one corner. Turn at this roundabout onto the A941 (North Street) towards Lossiemouth. After a short distance down this road, take the second road on your left (Borough Briggs Road) and the ground is situated down this road on your right. There is plenty of street parking around the ground.
Train: A train leaves Montrose at 11:10 for Aberdeen, arriving at 11:51. You would then need to change here to catch another train to Elgin. This train leaves Aberdeen at 12:00, arriving in Elgin at 13:27. Please note that you only have about 10 minutes to change trains at Aberdeen. Elgin train station is about a mile from the ground and should take about 15 minutes to walk. As you leave the station turn left and continue up a steep hill. Continue straight on this road crossing two roundabouts and at the third roundabout turn left. Go up this road for some 500 yards and you should see the ground on your left hand side. For coming home a train leaves Elgin at 17:59 for Aberdeen, arriving at 19:38. From here you would then need to change train and catch the 19:47 train for Montrose, arriving at 20:26.
Admission: Adults (Stand £12, Ground £10) and Concessions (Stand £7 and Ground £5).
Sat Nav Code: IV30 1AP
Montrose 0 Albion Rovers 2Ten man Montrose Football Club lost their first home league match of the season when they went 2 – 0 to new league leaders Albion Rovers on Saturday.
Manager George Shields side game plan went out of the window in the 4th minute after the sending off of goalkeeper Stuart McKenzie and his fellow team-mates must be praised for the amount of effort they put into the rest of the match despite the result.
Albion Rovers didn’t look that good a side and it would have certainly been interesting to see how the match would have ended up if Montrose had managed to keep eleven men on the park for only the third time this season.
Montrose must now look towards grabbing full points at their next two away fixtures at Elgin City on Saturday and Clyde the following Tuesday.
Lineups Report Photos ..
The SPFL League 2 tie between Clyde and Montrose has been moved from Saturday 16th August to Tuesday 23rd September and will kick off at 7.45pm AT Broadwood. The original tie was postponed due to a fixture clash with Clyde's Petrofac Training Cup tie against Rangers.
Youngsters Out On LoanYoung strikers Declan Milne (pictured left) and Kyle McLeod have both joined Forfar Albion on loan as the next part of their development. Kyle made his debut last Saturday at Kinnoull and scored in Albion's 4 - 2 defeat.
Supporters' Club Membership
Membership for the 2014/15 season is now available for the Supporters' Club. Prices have been held at last years prices and cost £8 for Adults and £4 for Concessions. You can buy online at www.mfcsc.co.uk. You can also see the benefits of joining by visiting the website at www.mfcsc.co.uk.
Forms will also be sent out to existing members soon. Join Now!
Colours of our Scarves
On Saturday visiting Links Park we have the “the Colours of our Scarves” exhibition. This is a Scottish Government funded Anti-Sectarian research project run by Supporters Direct Scotland . The Photo Graphic exhibition, workshop and survey programme will be visiting all senor football clubs in Scotland and promoting tolerance, respect & understanding while highlighting the shared experiences and emotions that football supporters of all clubs go through following their team. We would encourage all football fans to support their team in a positive and appropriate manner while showing a respect for others regardless of Religion, Colour, Creed, Sexuality, or Gender. To find out more about the project please visit www.scottishfans.org/the-colours-of-our-scarves