Montrose v Annan Athletic
Links Park Stadium, Montrose
Saturday 3rd March 2018
Kick Off 3.00pm
League 2 Table 2017/18
IRN-BRU Cup 3rd Round Draw
The draw for the third round of the IRN-BRU Cup was made at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow this afternoon and resulted as follows......
The New Saints v Elgin City
St Mirren v Raith Rovers
MONTROSE v Queen of the South
Falkirk v Dunfermline Athletic
Dundee United v Linfield
Cove Rangers v Crusaders
Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Peterhead
Dumbarton v Stranraer
Ties to be played on the weekend of October 7/8, subject to TV selections
NEW DATE SET FOR BOBWith the weather having put paid to this in July, we are delighted to announce a new date for Bob's charity 5's, details below...
1879 BUSINESS CLUB NEWS
Norman said "It's great to support the Mo by being part of Club 1879 - I'm looking forward to hearing from Montrose manager Stewart Petire and promoting my business to the other members at the first member networking evening on Friday 22nd September"
Beattie Automation offer a full range of services from servicing garage doors and carrying out repairs, to supplying and installing manual or automated garage doors including roller, sectional and one piece retractable doors.
They also service and maintain industrial sectional doors along with automatic entrance shop doors and disabled access doors. Other services offered include intercom entry systems and security locking devices.
PENALTY STATS ALL SQUARE
The excitement of Tuesday night’s victory at Ayr United was our 6th encounter with the dreaded spot kicks and our first for 8 years. In the same competition back in 2009/10, we lost out at Inverness after a 1-1 draw. Sixteen years before that we had mixed fortunes, winning at home against Stranraer after a 0-0 draw before losing in the next round away to Meadowbank following a 1-1 draw.
Our other two penalty shoot outs came in the League Cup and both in 1994/95. We won at Berwick after a 0-0 draw then lost in the next round away at Falkirk after a 1-1 draw.
Does anyone remember these eventful nights?
THE HOME DUGOUT
Montrose FC strips can also be purchased via our online club shop at http://montrose.customkit.com/
Special thanks to all of our customers, and we'll look forward to seeing you at Links Park!
A GIFT FROM THE MOFollowing on from the recent Testimonial Match between the Mighty Mo and Roselea for Lea stalwarts Roy Gill and Callum Rae, both were presented on Monday night with framed shirts by Club Chairman John Crawford, signed by the first team squad and embroidered especially with the match details.
PETRIE SECURES EXPERIENCED DEFENDER FOR ANOTHER YEAR
The experienced Kirkcaldy born defender had been on a short term contract with the Gable Endies since the start of the season, providing cover for Stewart Petrie’s injury stricken squad.
Unbeaten in his 5 games, Campbell has helped bring a solidity to the defence, gelling well at centre half with new signing Sean Dillon and even scoring a peach of free kick in the recent away win at Edinburgh City.
The 32 year old first arrived at Links Park a year ago from Forfar, ironically being brought in then to also provide short term injury cover, before going on to secure a season long contract, making a total of 22 appearances.
Petrie said, “Iain is a hugely experienced defender and great professional. He will be a real asset for us and will feature again today as we face what will be a tough challenge away to Annan Athletic.”
Campbell started his career in 2002 with Dunfermline Athletic where he made 36 appearances for the Fife side. In 2006, he moved to fellow SPL club Kilmarnock for an undisclosed fee and during his time there spent loan spells with both Ross County and Clyde.
In 2008 Campbell had one season with Alloa Athletic before joining Forfar Athletic where he enjoyed five seasons, 148 appearances and 13 goals.
Briefly moving to Cowdenbeath in 2014, Iain returned to Station Park, initially on loan, before resigning for The Loons in 2015.
Links Park Community Trust
Our charitable arm, Links Park Community Trust, uses the power and widespread appeal of sport, but in particular football, to inspire change.
LPCT engage with approximately 1400 distinct participants, each and every week, through an extensive range of programmes.
In recent months, they have been crowned 'Social Impact Business of the Year' at the Dundee Courier Business Awards, and 'Community Project of the Year' at the SPFL Trust Annual Conference.
If you haven't 'LIKED' their Facebook page, please do so, and keep up to date with their ever-increasing areas of work!
MO EXTEND McLAREN STAY AT LINKS PARK
Singing initially on a one month deal, the 20 year old made his Gable Endies debut 4 weeks ago against Arbroath in the BETFRED Cup.
Impressing Manager Stewart Petrie, the striker has gone on to make 5 further appearances and also scored in the league opening victory at Edinburgh City.
Connor left St Johnstone in the summer after 3 years with the Perth outfit that included loan spells at Elgin City and Stirling Albion.
Stewart said, "Connor's performances have been very encouraging, he has fitted in really well and gives us another dimension to our attacking options. Extending his contract was an easy decision to make."
SUPPORTERS' CLUB DONATIONSMONTROSE FC Supporters' Club has made donations totaling more than £3,500 to the club over the past few months.
More than £2,000 was donated to the club during the 2016/17 season via contributions from the MFCSC 50/50 half time draw, player sponsorship and hospitality uptake.
The supporters' club has also advanced the Links Park side £1,500 for this season, as prepayment for 50/50 contributions.
Following a season when Montrose's strong performances under Stewart Petrie saw them reach the promotion playoffs, the Montrose FC Supporters' Club has grown in size. The club's committee is keen to continue its successful fundraising efforts in 2017/18, with a number of social events planned for the coming season.
Supporters' club chairman Graham Christieson said: "We had a tremendous response from the fans as the club progressed to the playoffs, with several home gates exceeding 1,200, and more than 500 travelling to the semi-final match at Peterhead.
"We hope to tap into that enthusiasm this season and encourage the fans to continue turning out in good numbers."
In addition to its planned fundraising activities, the supporters' club has also launched a travel club to provide affordable travel packages to Montrose's away fixtures around Scotland over the coming season.
PLAYER OF THE MONTH - JULYRob Lee presenting Kieran Thomson with his POTM trophy for July. Well deserved and great to see a local lad making an impact at the club. Hearing about a picture Ronnie has in the kit room that Kieran drew a few years back. Thanks to Michael Mcfarlane for taking the picture.
IRN-BRU Cup 2nd ROUND DRAW
The draw for the second round of the IRN-BRU Cup was made at the Falkirk Wheel this afternoon and resulted as follows;
Sligo Rovers v Falkirk
Elgin City v Bray Wanderers
Crusaders v Motherwell Colts
Albion Rovers or Spartans** v Linfield
The New Saints v Livingston
Dumbarton v Connah's Quay Nomads
Peterhead v Annan Athletic
Dundee United v Alloa Athletic
Berwick Rangers v Queen of the South
St Mirren v Heart of Midlothian Colts
Hamilton Academical Colts v Cove Rangers
Aberdeen Colts v Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Ayr United v MONTROSE
Stranraer v Partick Thistle Colts
Buckie Thistle v Dunfermline Athletic
Raith Rovers v Ross County Colts
Ties to be played on September 2/3, subject to TV selections
** Disciplinary proceedings have commenced against Albion Rovers, who fielded an ineligible player in the game against Spartans on Tuesday, which Albion Rovers won on penalties.