Montrose v Clyde
Links Park Stadium, Montrose
Saturday 30th September 2017
Kick Off 3.00pm
League 2 Table 2017/18
William Hill Scottish Cup Draw
William Hill Scottish Cup 2nd Round Draw
Banks O’Dee v Selkirk
Berwick Rangers v Annan Athletic
Buckie Thistle v BSC Glasgow or Dalbeattie Star
Civil Service Strollers v Brora Rangers
Cowdenbeath v East Kilbride
Deveronvale v Glenafton Athletic
Edinburgh City v Stenhousemuir
Edinburgh University v Fraserburgh
Elgin City v Edusport Academy or Rothes
Formartine United v East Stirlingshire
Keith v Clyde
MONTROSE v Wick Academy or University of Stirling
Nairn County v Cove Rangers
Peterhead v Colville Park
Spartans v Clachnacuddin
Stirling Albion v Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale
Ties to be played the weekend of 14 October 2017
MONTROSE FC WIN BEST CLUB IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD
Small in size they may be, but the Mighty Mo have outperformed all other 41 clubs in Scotland, scooping the 2017 Best Professional Club in the Community trophy at the Grass Roots Awards ceremony last night in Glasgow.
The Scottish FA event recognises the outstanding contribution that football clubs, coaches and volunteers make to their communities and there to collect the award from Kenny Dalglish was Peter Davidson (Links Park Community Trust CEO) and John Crawford (Montrose FC Chairman)
Peter said, “I am absolutely delighted to be receiving this award. It is fantastic recognition for all the hard work and dedication from everyone associated with both Links Park Community Trust (LPCT) and Montrose FC.
“When we created the Trust as the charitable arm of the football club just 5 years ago, we simply couldn’t have imagined being considered the best setup in the country so soon. It is overwhelming to be honest.”
LPCT use the facilities at Links Park to deliver an extensive range of community-benefitting programmes, with participants as young as 18 months right through to 94 years of age. Under the strands of Community Sport, Education & Training and Health & Wellbeing the Trust currently engage with over 1,400 local people each week, 12% of the town’s population, with almost an even split between males and females.
John Crawford added, “I would like to thank and congratulate Peter and his team for what they have achieved and brought to Montrose FC. We are now so much more than just a football club and we recognise the role we can play together in supporting the lives, and in particular the wellbeing of those in our community.
Stewart Regan, SFA Chief Executive remarked, “The work of Montrose FC and LPCT is really inspirational, and I commend them for leading the way.”
This prestigious award completes an impressive treble with LPCT having recently been crowned Social Impact Business of the Year (Dundee Courier Business Awards) and, in association with Montrose FC, Community Project of the Year (SPFL Trust).
Peter added, “We are often guilty, as a nation, of immersing ourselves in the negativity that surrounds Scottish football, but there are some fantastic examples of good practice at clubs throughout the country where football is put to very good use, and I am delighted that Montrose FC - and LPCT - have been recognised as the best of such this year.
“We will shamelessly make full use of this fabulous accolade to further promote our work in the hope we can bring benefit to even more people, young and old in our community.”
Our photo shows, from left to right, Peter Stuart (MFC Vice Chairman), Adam McWilliam (LPCT Club Development Officer), Peter Davidson, Logan Cruickshank (LPCT Project Officer) and John Crawford.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Kindly sponsored by Fotheringham Property Developments, Sean received his award from Andrew Smith of Aberdeen Business Network who were enjoying Corporate Hospitality, with Bolo eying up the bubbly.
JIMMY ENJOYS TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE
Jimmy played inside forward for the Gable Endies from 1959 until he was transferred to East Stirlingshire in 1962. He returned to Montrose a few years later and was rightly named Player of the Year in 1968.
Jimmy was our leading scorer in those days and had a knack of being in the right place at the right time. His brother Bobby also played on the wing and together they formed an incredible partnership.
It was a great pleasure to see Jimmy and we hope he had a great day.
MIGHTY MO ANNOUNCE LATEST SPONSOR
Millard Consulting are a local company who provide engineering consultancy and design services for development projects. Their services include structural design, infrastructure works, transportation, environmental assessment and flood risk assessment.
Ken Pirie, Managing Director said, “Over the past few years, we have developed a very close working relationship with John D Crawford Architects helping to successfully deliver a full range of projects, from house extensions to new commercial developments in Montrose, across Angus and Aberdeenshire.
“We were very pleased to be given the opportunity to grow this relationship by supporting Montrose FC and look forward to playing our part in the continued success of the club.”
Our picture shows from left to right, Ken Pirie (Managing Director), Paul Watson (Club Captain) and Mark Pirrie (Director)