Berwick Rangers v Montrose
Shielfield Park, Berwick upon Tweed
Saturday 21st November 2017
Kick Off 3.00pm
League 2 Table 2017/18
Montrose U17 v Livingston U17
@ Links Park 07-02-16.
The day started badly with poor weather conditions and the referee not turning up however to ensure the game went ahead agreement was reached to allow the Livingston coach to referee the game.
The on-off issues obviously affected the home side with Livingston looking the better side in the early exchanges. Both sides looked as though the poor weather conditions were going to be the winner in this one however Livingston went ahead through a dubious offside goal 0v1.
Montrose felt aggrieved and let it affect their play allowing Livingston to dominate and eventually they scored a well taken second 0v2 at half time.
A few strong words were had in the Montrose dressing room at half time and the home side came out battling in the second half pushing for the next goal and duly served it up with a smart move as Duncan Martin went on an unstoppable run reaching the bye line looking up and cutting the ball back for Owen Christie to slide the ball past the keeper into the roof of the net 1v2.
Montrose now had the momentum and pressed for the equalizer but fatally pushed too hard allowing Livingston to break to make it 1v3.
This did not deter Montrose and with Duncan Martin terrorizing the Livi defence chance after chance was being created with only the final touch missing. Even Centre back and Captain Lewis Paton tried to take matters into his own hands stealing the ball in midfield driving forward and playing a 1-2 to receive the ball in the box only to see his shot beat the keeper and also the far post.
With time running out Duncan Martin went on another unstoppable run reaching the bye line looking up driving the ball across goal which deflected off a Livingston defender into his own goal 2v3.
It was all Montrose now but unfortunately they could not get the elusive equalizing goal with the game finishing 2v3 to Livingston.
A very good performance from the home side in the second half especially from flying left midfielder Duncan Martin, with the lesson to be learned that we must start the game properly and maintain our concentration.