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Montrose v ??
Pre-season Friendly
Links Park Stadium, Montrose

Date TBC
Kick Off: TBC

Final League 2 Table 2017/18

Team   P 
Pts
MONTROSE
36 77
Peterhead
36 76
Stirling Albion
36 55
Stenhousemuir
36 54
Clyde
36
51
Elgin City
36 49
Annan Athletic
36 47
Berwick Rangers
36 37
Edinburgh City
36 30
Cowdenbeath
36 22

 

Montrose 3 Berwick Rangers 0

Montrose moved three points clear of Peterhead at the top of League 2 with a comfortable win over Berwick Rangers.

With the Balmoor Side and Stirling Albion both out of action due to frozen pitches, Montrose knew that avoiding defeat would send them clear of their closest rivals at the top of the table.

They delivered in demonstrative fashion, surging into a three-goal lead inside the first half hour.

GARY FRASER opened the scoring after just 79 seconds, controlling Jamie Redman’s knockdown from Cammy Ballantyne’s cross and slamming the ball past visiting goalkeeper Robby McCrorie.

Fraser almost turned creator in the 11th minute, squaring the ball to Terry Masson, but the midfielder’s shot was blocked.

Montrose’s second goal arrived in the 19th minute, Martyn Fotheringham’s shot blocked but CHRIS TEMPLEMAN firing the rebound low into the net.

Fraser was inches away from adding a third a minute later, failing to connect with Ballantyne’s cross by the slenderest of margins.

But FRASER  did score his second goal in the 28th minute, heading in from Iain Campbell’s corner.

The second half was a quieter affair, although Montrose did have the ball in the net in the 68th minute, only for Chris Templeman’s strike to be ruled out for offside.

Cammy Ballantyne almost added a fourth goal in bizarre fashion when he chased down McCrorie, forcing the goalkeeper into a scrambled clearance. The ball ricocheted off the Montrose fullback, flying up into the air and rebounding off the top of the crossbar and out for a goal kick.

Gary Fraser passed up a final chance to complete his hat trick in the 83rd minute, dragging his back-heeled shot across goal and wide of the target.

Mark Rae

 

Team Lineps & Stats



Ladbrokes SPFL
League 2
Saturday 9th December 2017

 


 
 
       
21 Allan Fleming 1 Robby McCrorie
24 Cammy Ballantyne 4 Darren Lavery (s63)
3 Andrew Steeves
5 Kevin McKinlay
4 Matty Allan
6 Jonathon Fairbairn
14 Seán Dillon 9 Aaron Murrell
18 Iain Campbell
10 Michael McKenna
2 Terry Masson (s73)
11 Gary Phillips
6 Martyn Fotheringham (s60)
12 Andrew Irving (s69)
9 Gary Fraser
13 Kieran Stewart
10 Chris Templeman (s69)
16 Robert Wilson
17 Jamie Redman
22 Marcus Godinho (s64)
     
8 Paul Watson (s60)
2 Oliver Feming
19 Liam Callaghan
7 Steven Thomson (s69)
16 Craig Johnston
14 Caullum Donaldson (s64)
7 Graham Webster
18 Christopher McDonald (s63)
12 Kerr Hay (s69)
28 Patrick Scullion
22 Connor McLaren (s73)
20 Sean Brennan (GK)
1 Euan Rose (GK)    
       


Referee:
Mike Roncone

Assistant Referees:
Ross Haswell, Paul Timmons

Goalscorers:
Montrose - Gary Fraser (2,28), Chris Templeman (19)

Yellow Cards:
Montrose - Martyn Fotheringham (40), Andrew Steeves (55), Paul Watson (88)
Berwick Rangers
- Jonathon Fairbairn (54), Steven Thomson (88)

Red Cards:
None

Attendance:
430


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