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Berwick Rangers v Montrose
Ladbrokes SPFL
League 2
Shielfield Park, Berwick Upon Tweed

Saturday 24th February 2018
Kick Off 3.00pm

League 2 Table 2017/18

Team   P 
Pts
MONTROSE
26 54
Peterhead
24 48
Stirling Albion
24 42
Stenhousemuir
24 41
Elgin City
24
37
Annan Athletic
25 32
Clyde
23 29
Berwick Rangers
24 25
Edinburgh City
24 19
Cowdenbeath
24 10

 

Elgin City 2 Montrose 2

Montrose Football Club came back from behind twice to secure what could be a valuable point as they drew with Elgin City at Borough Briggs on Saturday, a side with the best home record in the league. The ground is also where Montrose lost their only away fixture of the season back in September.

The result kept Stewart Petrie’s side six points clear at the top of the table after second placed Peterhead could only draw at home to Berwick Rangers.

After the home victory over Stenhousemuir the previous week Montrose again shuffled the pack with four changes to the line up. In came Watson, Callaghan, Fraser and Redman for the injured Allan the ill Milne there were also returns to the side for last week’s goalscorer Redman as well as striker Gary Fraser.

On a muddy an uneven pitch Montrose lined up with Fleming in goal, Bolochoweckyj, Dillon and Watson in central defence. Steeves and Webster were in the wing back roles with Redman and Callaghan either side of Masson in midfield. Fraser rejoined Templeman in attack.

Rennie, McLaren, Hay, Johnston, Fotheringham and Ross Campbell listed as a trialist after the expiry of his contract along with goalkeeper Jordan Millar on the bench.

It was the home side who opend the scoring in the eighth minute when BRIAN CAMERON let fire from 25 yards out, Allan Fleming seemed to have things covered but the ball somehow ended up in the net. It was the first goal the Gable Endies had conceded on their travels since Cowdenbeath scored on November 4th.

Montrose tried to hit back and won a free kick in a dangerous position when Fraser was fouled. Callaghan swung the ball into the box but it missed everyone and the chance was gone.

In the 15th minute Montrose won another free kick near the touchline when Fraser was again fouled. Callaghan this time found Dillon at the back post with his cross, he headed across goal only for Masson’s shot to be deflected over the bar. From Callaghan’s corner kick Templeman headed over from a good position.

Five minutes later ex Montrose player Jordan Allan went on a surging run from defence but Fleming held his shot.

Elgin City had another opportunity with 25 minutes gone when goalscorer Cameron turned inside the box but he flashed his shot wide of the far post.

Gary Fraser picked up the first booking of the match the following minute when caught Allan in the middle of the park.

Ali Sutherland then cut in from the left wing and blasted well over the Montrose crossbar.

Montrose got the equaliser in the 40th minute when they forced a couple of corner kicks. The second corner by Masson was cleared back to the Montrose midfielder and his cross found GARY FRASER at the back post and he sent a looping header over Long into the net for his seventh goal of the season. A delighted Fraser and his team-mates celebrated with the excellent Montrose support behind the goal.

In first half stoppage time Montrose almost snatched the lead. Webster did well to speed past his marker on the right and fired over a perfect cross which was just missed by the inrushing Callaghan at the back post.

In the 50th minute Masson was fouled by Cameron on the right hand side of the park. Callaghan sent over the free kick the ball was cleared as far as Redman but he was unable to get in a shot.

Elgin City regained the lead in the 56th minute, Montrose had three opportunities to clear the ball and failed and from the third opportunity Cameron crossed low from the right and CHRIS McLeish was on hand to fire low into the net at the back post.

In the 62nd minute Webster picked up a second Montrose yellow card for a trip on Allan. Webster was then substituted for Craig Johnston before Elgin City took the free kick which Reilly sent wide of goal.

Three minutes later Elgin City brought on Byrne for Smith.

Andrew Steeves then picked up a third Montrose booking this time for dissent after Montrose failed to be awarded a free kick.

With fifteen minutes remaining Thomas Reilly became the first Elgin City player booked this time for a foul on Fraser, who had taken up a position on the right hand side of the park.

Montrose then made a substitution before the free kick could be taken, and it was certainly and inspired one when Martin Rennie came on to replace Chris Templeman.

Callaghan swung over the free kick from the right, Bolochoweckyj headed the ball back across goal and MARTIN RENNIE was on hand to head the ball home for his first goal for the club with his first touch of the ball.

With ten minutes remaining Elgin City made another switch with Daryl McHardy coming on for goalscorer McLeish.

Montrose were looking for the winning goal and Rennie almost found himself through on goal before the ball fell to Bolochoweckyj who saw his shot blocked.

In the 85th minute Terry Masson had a shooting opportunity for Montrose but he blasted his volley high and wide of goal.

Both sides then made a couple of changes with Elgin City bringing on Ferguson for Sutherland before Montrose made a late switch with Connor McLaren replacing Fraser.

Elgin City almost won the match in the fourth minute of stoppage time when Montrose gave away the ball in midfield and the home side raced forward. The ball found its way to Brian Cameron and with only Fleming to beat the keeper got something on it before Steeves blocked the ball on the line and cleared it to safety. Montrose cleared the resultant corner and from the second from Reilly Fleming somehow managed to pull off and wonderful point blank range save from a header from Stephen Bronsky to give Montrose a valuable point.

 

Team Lineups & Stats

 

Ladbrokes SPFL
League Two
Saturday 17th February 2018


 
 
       
1 Brett Long
21 Allan Fleming
2 Matthew Cooper
2 Terry Masson
3 Jordan Allan
3 Andrew Steeves
4 Andrew McDonald
8 Paul Watson (c)
5 Stephen Bronsky
14 Seán Dillon
6 Jon Paul McGovern (c)
5 Michael Bolochoweckyj
7 Scott Smith (s65)
7 Graham Webster (s63)
8 Thomas Reilly
19 Liam Callaghan
9 Chris McLeish (s79)
9 Gary Fraser (s89)
10 Brian Cameron
10 Chris Templeman (s74)
11 Ali Sutherland (s88)
17 Jamie Redman
     
12 Aaron Whitehead
23 Martin Rennie (s74)
14 Calum Ferguson (s88)
22 Connor McLaren (s89)
15 Darryl McHardy (s79)
20 Trialist
16 Declan Byrne (s65)
12 Kerr Hay
17 Jake Thomson 16 Craig Johnston (s63)
18 Owen Loveland 6 Martyn Fotheringham
21 Mark Waters (GK) 1 Jordan Millar (GK)
       


Referee:
Graham Beaton

Assistant Referees:
Dougie Potter, Calum Doyle

Goalscorers:
Elgin City - Brian Cameron (9), Craig McLeish (75)
Montrose
- Gary Fraser (41), Martin Rennie (75)

Yellow Cards:
Elgin City - Jordan Allan (74)
Montrose - Gary Fraser (27), Graham Webster (62), Andrew Steeves (68)

Red Cards:
None

Attendance:
700

 

Montrose 1 Stenhousemuir 0

Montrose extended their lead at the top of League 2 to six points with a hard-fought win over Stenhousemuir.

The match was a tight affair, with both sides struggling to create clear-cut chances throughout the 90 minutes.

Montrose struck the decisive blow 10 minutes from the end, Lewis Milne curling a free kick from wide on the left to the back post, where JAMIE REDMAN in position to head across visiting goalkeeper Chris Smith and in at the opposite post.

Both sides had created half chances early on, Harry Paton coming closest for Stenhousemuir and Terry Masson for Montrose.

Chris Templeman had a shot tipped wide in the 16th minute, while Martin Scott’s low shot was well saved by Alan Fleming in the 36th minute.

The final chance of the first half fell to Templeman, his shot deflected onto the crossbar and out for a corner.

Stenhousemuir were the better side at the start of the second half, Paton shooting wide and Scott forcing Fleming into a low save. Sean Dillon almost turned the ball into his own net when he mis-timed a clearance on the hour mark.

At the other end, Andrew Steeves had a shot parried by Smith, and Redman had a header from a Milne free kick slapped wide of the goal.

Mark Rae

 

Team Lineups & Stats



Ladbrokes SPFL
League 2
Saturday 10th February 2018


 
 
       
21 Allan Fleming
1 Chris Smith
2 Terry Masson
2 Ross Meechan (s84)
3 Andrew Steeves
3 Michael Dunlop
4 Matty Allan
4 Ross Dunlop
14 Seán Dillon 
5 Ruaridh Donaldson
5 Michael Bolochoweckyj
6 Mark Ferry
7 Graham Webster
7 Mark McGuigan (s84)
6 Martyn Fotheringham (c) (s58)
8 Harry Paton
16 Craig Johnston (s64)
9 Martin Scott
10 Chris Templeman
10 Inness Murray (s70)
24 Lewis Milne (s83)
11 Alan Cook
       
8 Paul Watson (s83)
12 Connor McMenamin (s84)
9 Gary Fraser
14 Eddie Ferns (s70)
23 Martin Rennie (s64)
15 Nicky Paterson
17 Jamie Redman (s58)
16 David Marsh
12 Kerr Hay
17 Lewis McMinn
22 Connor McLaren
18 Jamie Longworth (s84)
1 Jordan Millar
19 Ross Gilmour
       


Referee:
Barry Cook

Assistant Referees:
John McCrossan, Mark McHendry

Goalscorers:
Montrose - Jamie Redman (80)

Yellow Cards:
Montrose - Martyn Fotheringham (58), Jamie Redman (62)
Stenhousemuir - Alan Cook (67)

Red Cards:
None

Attendance:
1,182


 

Montrose 2 Stirling Albion 1

A second half comeback from Montrose on Saturday saw them gather their first home win in four to remain in top spot in the league two table after defeating early pace setters Stirling Albion in a match of two halves.

Montrose were poor in the first period but showed their true spirit with a great second half display to move four points clear of Peterhead at the top of the table.

It will be all to play for when the sides met at Balmoor on Saturday with Montrose out to avenge their heavy defeat to Peterhead at the end of the year.

After the home defeat by Clyde, Montrose showed seven changes to their line up with Fleming, Masson, Bolochoweckyj, Webster, Watson, Templeman and Callaghan all returning.

After a quiet opening period it was Montrose who created the first chance of the match, Gary Fraser won the ball on the touchline, raced along the edge of the area only to shoot into the side netting with his team-mates screaming for the ball unmarked in the middle

It was the visitors who opened the scoring in the fifteenth minute with a candidate for goal of the season. DARREN SMITH received the ball inside his own half raced past the challenges from Steeves and Bolochoweckyj before blasting an unstoppable drive into the top corner with Fleming helpless.

Montrose had a chance to get back into the match in the 22nd minute when Fraser fed the ball to Templeman on the edge of the area and he turned only to curl an effort over the crossbar.

Stirling Albion thought they had doubled their lead in the 31st minute when a cross from Smith found MacDonald in the centre his shot was fumbled by Fleming but the keeper managed to grab the ball in time before it crossed the line, despite the protests from Stirling Albion players the match continued.

Stirling were having the better chances and with ten minutes of the half remaining a shot from Smith was blocked and MacDonald could only put the rebound over the bar.

Montrose’s best chance of a poor first half came a minute later when Masson’s cross from the left wing was met by the head of Andrew Steeves but he could only head wide of the goal.

The Gable Endies had the wind in their favour at the start of the second half and made two changes at the break with new signing Martin Rennie and Craig Johnston coming on in place of Fraser and Watson.

In the 52nd minute Andrew Black was booked for a tackle on Johnston.

Three minutes later Montrose forced a series of corners but the nearest they came to a goal was when Sean Dillon headed over an in swinger from Liam Callaghan.

Michael Bolochoweckyj picked up a booked for Montrose and gave away a free kick in a dangerous position. Captain Willie Robertson used the conditions in his favour and sent a screamer of a thirty five yard effort flying over the crossbar.

On the hour mark Kevin Moon was booked for a foul on Montrose’s Dillon. Callaghan swung over a free kick into the box and when the ball broke to Webster he cracked an effort wide.

Martin Rennie came close to a debut goal in the 62nd minute when his shot from inside the box looked bound for the net until Ewan McNeil cleared over the crossbar. Masson’s corner found the head of Templeman but his effort went over the bar as Montrose continued to press for an equaliser.

In the 70th minute Montrose made a final change with Martyn Fotheringham returning after injury in place of Bolochoweckyj.

Two minutes later there was a moment of controversy when Robertson when down in the area after a tackle from Dillon. As the Montrose fans held their breathe referee booked Robertson for diving and awarded a free kick to Montrose rather than award a penalty kick.

Montrose were now going for it and at times seemed to have four players in attack at any one time.

It paid off in the 75th minute when Links Park erupted as Montrose found an equaliser. Matty Allan swung over a cross which Templeman headed down to Masson his shot was blocked by keeper Binnie so was the follow up from Rennie but the ball fell at the feet of CRAIG JOHNSTON who smashed the ball home for his sixth goal of the season.

Johnston then played a great ball down the flank to Callaghan who raced inside the box the ball his cut back found Martin Rennie but his shot was blocked by a visiting defender.

Substitute Fotheringham then picked up a booked after a heated exchange with Stirling Albion players outside the box.

With nine minutes remaining Montrose took the lead. A Steeves shot was blocked for a corner kick which was curled in by Fotheringham and MATTY ALLAN ghosted in at the far post to head home his first goal for the club from close range.

With four minutes remaining Callaghan picked up the third Montrose booking of the afternoon for high feet.

Montrose almost scored again with three minutes left a Fotheringham pass find Rennie down the left and his cross was just missed by in the incoming Johnston.

Stirling Albion had a good chance to equalise with a minute left on the clock but Lee Hamilton headed wide from a Banner free kick.

The icing was nearly put on a great second half display when a Callaghan past was controlled by Templeman flicked over his head by his final shot went sailing over the crossbar.

 

Team Lineups & Stats


Ladbrokes SPFL
League 2
Saturday 27th January 2018


 
 
       
21 Allan Fleming
1 Cameron Binnie
2 Terry Masson
2 Ross McGeachie
3 Andrew Steeves
3 Lee Hamilton
4 Matty Allan
4 Ewan McNeill
14 Seán Dillon 
5 Kyle Banner (s90+3)
5 Michael Bolochoweckyj (s71)
6 Andrew Black (s84)
7 Graham Webster
8 Kevin Moon (s67)
8 Paul Watson (s45)
9 Peter McDonald
9 Gary Fraser (s45)
10 Darren Smith
10 Chris Templeman
11 Ross Kavanagh
19 Liam Callaghan
14 William Robertson
       
12 Kerr Hay
17 Ronan Fallen
20 Ross Campbell
7 Neil McLaughlin (s84)
22 Connor McLaren
12 George Stranger (s90+3)
16 Craig Johnston (s45)
15 Liam Caddis (s67)
6 Martyn Fotheringham (s71)
16 Connor McMullan
23 Martin Rennie (s45)
18 Ross Cameron
1 Jordan Millar
19 Alberto Vezza
       


Referee:
Grant Irvine

Assistant Referees:
Joseph Lawson, Eddie Ferguson

Goalscorers:
Montrose - Craig Johnston (75), Matty Allan (81)
Stirling Albion - Darren Smith (14)

Yellow Cards:
Montrose - Michael Bolochoweckyj, Martyn Fotheringham (80), Liam Callaghan (85)
Stirling Albion - Andrew Black (51), Kevin Moon (60), William Robertson (72),

Red Cards:
None

Attendance:
531

Match & Ball Sponsor:
Montrose FC Supporters Club

Mascots:
Jamie Elder



 

Peterhead 0 Montrose 1

An even, hard fought and nail biting encounter separated by a scrappy goal to extend our lead at the top to 4 points and create a new club record in the process.

The first half was short in goalmouth action with both teams cancelling each other out.

Brown headed a McAllister cross over the bar and when  Dillon misjudged a bouncing ball, McAllister latched onto it and fired across Fleming who did just enough to get a touch on the ball before smothering it.

It took us over half an hour before new dad Masson had our first attempt but his shot from the edge of the box was soft.

Fotheringham then tried his luck from 20 yards but his shot went high and wide.

With the ref about to blow for the break a Fotheringham corner was met by Templeman, but his header was kicked off the line.

The home side started the second half strongly and McCracken headed a Gibson free kick just over before a Ferry drive was cleared off our line by Fotheringham following a corner.

With 15 to play we got what proved to be the winner. A quickly taken free kick by Milne led to a scramble in the box and when the ball fell to CHRIS TEMPLAMAN 12 yards out his shot took a deflection, causing the ball to spin and bobble over the line to the delight of the great travelling support behind the goal.

We almost doubled our lead in freak fashion when Peterhead’s Fleming’s attempted clearance rebounded off Templeman but the keeper recovered well.

With time running out Peterhead pushed for an equaliser with first Brown heading over a Gibson free kick and then McAllister’s strength allowed him to out muscle Allan in the box but he blasted his effort over.

A brilliant effort from all the boys today, extending our run of consecutive away clean sheets to 6 games, breaking a record that has stood for over 30 years.

Next week we welcome Stenhousemuir to Links Park, C’Mon the Mighty MO!!!

 

Team Lineups & Stats


Ladbrokes SPFL
League Two
Saturday 3rd February 2018


 
 
       
1 Greg Fleming
21 Allan Fleming
2 Jason Brown
2 Terry Masson
22 Aiden McIIduff
3 Andrew Steeves
18 Jordan Brown
4 Matty Allan
5 David McCracken
14 Seán Dillon
6 Simon Ferry
5 Michael Bolochoweckyj
20 Jack Leitch
7 Graham Webster (s78)
8 Scott Brown (s76)
17 Jamie Redman
9 Rory McAllister
6 Martyn Fotheringham (s64)
14 Russell McLean (s71)
10 Chris Templeman
33 Willaim Gibson
19 Liam Callaghan (s34)
     
21 Fraser Hobday
8 Paul Watson (s78)
12 Alan Smith (s71)
24 Lewis Milne (s34)
4 Aaron Norris (s76)
9 Gary Fraser
17 Scott Adams
12 Kerr Hay
    23 Martin Rennie
    16 Craig Johnston (s64)
    1 Jordan Millar (GK)
       


Referee:
David Munroe

Assistant Referees:
Dougie Potter, Ross Birrell

Goalscorers:
Montrose - Chris Templeman (75)

Yellow Cards:
Peterhead - Willaim Gibson (31), Rory Mcallister (90+2)
Montrose - Graham Webster (67)

Red Cards:
None

Attendance:
762 



 

 

Montrose 1 Clyde 3

Montrose suffered their first defeat of 2018, Danny Lennon recording his first win since taking the reins at Broadwood in November.

The opening quarter of an hour produced no clear cut chances until Montrose’s Kerr Hay dragged a shot wide of target from the edge of the box in the 14th minute.

Clyde took the lead in the 24th minute, ALLY LOVE heading over Montrose goalkeeper Jordan Millar from 12 yards out.

Gary Fraser could have equalised almost immediately when he connected with Hay’s cross, but his stabbed shot was blocked.

Hay also had a chance to get on the score sheet, but his shot from 25 yards out was held by Blair Currie.

Clyde looked dangerous throughout the first half, Mark Lamont sending a free kick over the crossbar from the edge of the box and David Goodwillie almost capitalising when Iain Campbell gave the ball away deep in his own half, Millar managing to hold the former Scotland striker’s low shot.

The second half started in the worst possible fashion for Montrose, DAVID GOODWILLIE controlling the ball on the edge of the Montrose box and firing a shot into the bottom corner of Millar’s net.

Montrose substitute Chris Templeman came close to scoring twice in three minutes, his header from Andrew Steeves’ cross deflected wide and a header from a Lewis Milne corner tipped over the crossbar.

When Montrose lost possession from the subsequent corner, Clyde  pushed up the park, MARK LAMONT finding space to curl a shot into the corner of the net from the edge of the box.

Clyde continued to push forwards, Goodwillie firing over from the edge of the box.

Montrose were handed a lifeline in the 66th minute when Callume Home tripped Templeman in the Clyde box. GARY FRASER dispatched the penalty kick low to Currie’s left.

Clyde should have had a fourth goal in the 76th minute when Millar spilled an Ally Love free kick, Goodwillie poking the rebound wide of the goal.

Templeman was denied again in the 78th minute, his header from Milne’s corner headed off the line by Barry Cuddihy.

Mark Rae

 

 

Team Lineups & Stats

 

Ladbrokes SPFL
League 2
Saturday 20th January 2018


 
 
       
1 Jordan Millar
1 Blair Currie
22 Connor McLaren (s45)
2 Tom Lang
3 Andrew Steeves
3 Jordan Stewart
4 Matty Allan
4 Martin McNiff
14 Seán Dillon 
5 Callum Home
18 Iain Campbell
6 Mark Lamont
24 Lewis Milne
7 Barry Cuddihy
12 Kerr Hay (s54)
8 Kevin Nicol
9 Gary Fraser
9 David Goodwillie
16 Craig Johnston (s53)
10 Aaron Millar
17 Jamie Redman
11 Ally Love (s83)
       
7 Graham Webster (s45)
12 Jordan Lowdon
8 Paul Watson
14 Darren Ramsay
2 Terry Masson
15 Smart Osadolor
10 Chris Templeman (s53)
16 Kieran Duffie (s83)
19 Liam Callaghan (s54)
17 Scott Ferguson
20 Ross Campbell
18 Dylan Henry
23 Martin Rennie
21 Kyle Gourlay
       


Referee:
Kevin Graham

Assistant Referees:
Michael Banks, Barry Dickson

Goalscorers:
Montrose - Gary Fraser (67pen)
Clyde - Ally Love (24), David Goodwillie (50), Mark Lamont (62)

Yellow Cards:
Montrose - Gary Fraser (69), Liam Callaghan (76), Seán Dillon (87)

Red Cards:
None

Attendance:
553

Ball Sponsor:
TIS Manufacturing

Mascots:
Jackson & Phoebe Taylor

MFC Busines Club


 

 


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