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Montrose v Dundee United
William Hill Scottish Cup
Fourth Round
Links Park Stadium, Montrose

Saturday 19th January 2019
Kick Off: 3.00pm

League 1 Table 2018/19

Team   P 
21 52
Raith Rovers
21 39
East Fife
21 35
Forfar Athletic
21 33
20 23
21 19
Brechin City
20 19
21 16


Montrose 0 East Fife 2

A better second half, but the game was lost by then on a day when we were just unable to reach our best.

The game started brightly and a great touch by Rennie off a long ball found Johnston whose shot from a tight angle was well saved.

At the other end a crisp shot from Linton forced a diving save from Fleming.

After a good move a dipping cross from Henderson well held by Long.

A deflected Davidson shot from the edge could have gone anywhere but thankfully landed kindly for Fleming.

We almost shot ourselves in the foot when Dillon was short with his back pass but Dowds curled his effort around Fleming and the post.

Masson was next to try his luck with a long range effort which was high and wide.

With 25 minutes on the clock the breakthrough was made when after failing to clear our lines a shot from Watt deflected off Campbell and up and over the despairing Fleming.

We responded and when Rennie fed Henderson his dangerous shot was deflected behind for a corner but our troubles were doubled soon after when a good passage of play from the visitors ended with Watt breaking the lines and firing through Fleming’s legs from 12 yards.

We definitely up’ed our game after the break and almost halved the deficit immediately when great footwork by Antoniazzi allowed him to curl a left foot effort that forced a flying save from Long to touch it round the post.

Dillon then came close with a glancing header from a Campbell corner and soon after good interplay between Antoniazzi and Masson ended with Rennie’s shot blocked for a corner from which Redman’s header was cleared off the line

As we pushed to get a foothold back in the game, East Fife enjoyed more counter attacks and Dowds had the ball in the net, only for it to be ruled offside.

Second half sub Antoniazzi had brought a real spark to our attack, but when Redman headed down a free kick into his path, the young Don snatched at it and blasted over.

Top scorer Rennie came close when he turned and shot from 30 yards but it went agonisingly just wide.

Our last real chance fell to Redman on the edge of the area but his firm drive went straight at Long.

In truth, despite our improved play and possession in the second half, the visitors had the best chances to score and late on Smith first had a shot well saved by Fleming before then putting another good chance into the side netting.

One of those days, best quickly forgotten and we can now start to focus on a mouth-watering Scottish Cup tie next week against Dundee United, C’Mon the Mighty MO!!

Team Lineups & Stats


Ladbrokes SPFL
League 1

Saturday 12th January 2019

1 Allan Fleming 1 Brett Long
2 Terry Masson (s80)
6 Craig Watson
3 Andrew Steeves 
5 Ross Dunlop
18 Iain Campbell
3 Mark Docherty
14 Seán Dillon
14 Daryl Meggat
12 Ryan Harrington 8 Pat Slattery
23 Euan Henderson (s45)
2 Aaron Dunsmore (s69)
19 Liam Callaghan (s73) 16 Ross Davidson
9 Martin Rennie 18 Scott Linton (s87)
16 Craig Johnston 14 Liam Watt
17 Jamie Redman (c)
15 Anton Dowds (s69)
10 Ross Campbell
4 Chris Kane
20 Chris Antoniazzi (s45)
20 Kyle Bell (s87)
24 Josh Skelly (s80)
12 Scott McBride
5 Michael Bolochoweckyj 7 Craig Thomson
7 Graham Webster
10 Kevin Smith (s69)
22 Patrick Cregg (s73)
9 Jonny Court (s69)
21 Jordan Millar (GK)
21 Trialist

David Dickenson

Assistant Referees:
Alan Mulvanny, Chris Newman

East Fife - Liam Watt (25, 40)

Yellow Cards:
Montrose - Jamie Redman (29), Seán Dillon (73)
East Fife -
Aaron Dunsmore (41), Kevin Smith (90+3), Jonny Court (90+4)

Red Cards:

Match & Ball Sponsor:
Montrose FC Supporters Club

Matchday Mascot:
Eddie Baxter



Stranraer - Montrose -

A great away day performance on an energy sapping pitch to start 2019 with a well earned 3 points, despite a nervy finish.

The home side looked lively from the off and after a good run, Turner’s shot was saved well by the legs of Fleming.

In just the second minute Cummins fouled Johnston inside the area and the ref pointed straight to the spot. Having just been voted December’s Player of the Month, Rennie stepped up to fire the penalty in the bottom right corner, despite Currie guessing right and getting a touch.

Turner continued to be a threat and through on goal again, Dillon this time had to block his effort.

Rennie almost doubled his tally when he met a Campbell corner at the near post, but his header was soft and an easy catch for Currie.

Before a quarter of an hour was played Rennie did get his 11th of the season, when Cummins fouled Masson in the box and the striker fired the spot kick into the same corner as before with Currie this time diving the other way.

Hamill tried to strike back when he headed a Lamont corner but Fleming made a comfortable catch.

We were handling the game and pitch very well at this stage and it was almost 3 when Johnston drove forward on the counter attacked before slipping in the overlapping Steeves whose low drive drew a good save from Currie.

The roles were reversed minutes later when Steeves dinked a cross from the byline for Johnston, who chested before shooting into the side netting.

Just before the break Cameron found space and ran clear but blasted high and wide from the edge of the area.

Early in the second half we tried to kill the game but when Callaghan’s cross was laid off by Rennie, 16 yards from goal, Campbell’s shot was blocked.

Soon after, we broke well again and this time both Johnston’s shot and Campbell’s follow up effort were blocked.

The home side started to gain momentum and when a long ball was headed down by McManus and scuffed wide by Anderson the warning signs were there.

On the hour, we gifted the home side a way back when a back header by Dillon was short and Cameron nipped in to round Fleming and slot home.

We looked rattled for a spell and a defensive mix up allowed goal scorer Cameron to shoot from 10 yards but Fleming saved well low down.

With 15 to play, a dribbling run along the edge of the box and shot by Lamont looked net bound with Fleming rooted, but thankfully it went wide of the post.

The game became stretched as the home side started to push forward but we had a number of chances to bury the game.

Entering added time a mazy run down the wing and along the byline from Webster should have ended with a goal but the substitutes shot was well blocked by Currie and right at the death Antoniazzi broke away and fed Henderson who fought through a tackle but shot over.

A great and gutsy performance and we welcome East Fife next week, C’Mon the Mighty MO!!!

Team Lineups & Stats

Ladbrokes SPFL
League 1

Saturday 5th January 2019

1 Max Currie
1 Allan Fleming
5 David Brownlie
2 Terry Masson
17 David Smith
3 Andrew Steeves 
22 Jamie Hamill
18 Iain Campbell
23 Adam Cummins
14 Seán Dillon 
2 Daniel Higgins (s40)
12 Ryan Harrington 
6 Connor McManus
19 Liam Callaghan
7 Mark Lamont (s87)
16 Craig Johnston (s65)
8 Kyle Turner
9 Martin Rennie (s89)
10 Luke Donnelly (s41)
10 Ross Campbell (s62)
18 Innes Cameron
17 Jamie Redman
3 Chris McGowan
7 Graham Webster (s62)
4 Andy McDonald
23 Euan Henderson (s65)
11 Grant Anderson (s41)
11 Fraser MacLeod
19 Ciaran Diver (s87)
24 Rohan Terrell
20 P J Crossan (s40)
20 Chris Antoniazzi (s89)
13 Lyle Avci (GK) 21 Jordan Millar (GK)

Lloyd Wilson

Assistant Referees:
Joseph Lawson, Ross Birrell

Stranraer - Innes Cameron (57)
Montrose -
Martin Rennie (4pen, 16pen)

Yellow Cards:
Stranraer - Kyle Turner (90+1)

Red Cards:



Montrose 3 Stenhousemuir 1

A great way to bring the first half of the season to an end with a confident and solid performance.

Montrose finished the first half of their first season in League One in more than 20 years in fourth place, after a comfortable victory over bottom-placed Stenhousemuir.

After a disappointing performance and result against Forfar the previous week, Montrose responded in perfect fashion on a crisp winter day at Links Park.
The Gable Endies took the lead in the 10th minute when Stenhousemuir’s Conor McBrearty gave the ball away to CHRIS ANTONIAZZI. The midfielder, on loan from Aberdeen, dribbled into the box and dispatched the ball into the bottom corner of visiting goalkeeper Graeme Smith’s net.

Antoniazzi was involved again when Montrose doubled their advantage 18 minutes later. His shot deflected off Mark Ferry and into the path of Paul Watson. The Montrose captain’s shot deflected to the feet of EUAN HENDERSON, who turned the ball into the net from a tight angle.

Montrose’s third goal came in the 67th minute when Craig Johnston’s cross to the penalty spot was headed in by PAUL WATSON.

Stenhousemuir applied some late pressure to the Montrose defence, but their goal in the 82nd minute ultimately proved to be nothing more than a consolation, Mark MCGUIGAN turning a low cross from the left into the net.

Montrose’s victory was well-deserved, the home side having created the bulk of the chances throughout the match. Sean Dillon came close in the first minute, having a header from an Iain Campbell corner saved by Smith. Campbell himself had a 25-yard free kick saved a minute later, and Patrick Cregg had a long-range shot held by Smith.

Stenhousemuir’s first chance fell to Alan Cook, whose stinging half volley from inside the box was tipped to safety by Allan Fleming.

Paul Watson had a number of goalscoring attempts, seeing a shot deflected high and wide in the 15th minute, and a shot with his weaker right foot from the edge of the box held four minutes later.

Terry Masson also came close to scoring, blasting a half volley over the crossbar from the edge of the box.

The second half ended with Stenhousemuir’s McGuigan having a shot palmed away from goal by Fleming.

Stenhousemuir could have taken advantage when Watson failed to connect with a header in his own box in the 57th minute, but Cook volleyed high and wide.
Substitute Graham Webster saved a certain goal in the 70th minute when Harry Paton sent the ball over Fleming. Webster’s desperate lunge hooked the ball off the goal line and away to safety.

Three goals down, Stenhousemuir continued to look for a way back into the match, Ruaridh Donaldson sending a free kick over the crossbar and McGuigan heading over.

The Warriors did have the ball in the net two minutes into added time when substitute Seb Ross headed in from a free kick, but he was ruled offside.

Mark Rae

Team Lineups & Stats

Ladbrokes SPFL
League 1

Saturday 22nd December 2018

1 Allan Fleming 1 Graeme Smith
2 Terry Masson
2 Alan Reid
3 Andrew Steeves 3 Ruaridh Donaldson
18 Iain Campbell
4 Morgyn Neill
14 Seán Dillon
6 Mark Ferry
12 Ryan Harrington 9 Mark McGuigan
22 Patrick Cregg (s69)
10 Conner Duthie (s64)
8 Paul Watson
11 Alan Cook
20 Chris Antoniazzi (s75)
21 Bobby Vaughan (s72)
16 Craig Johnston
22 Conor McBrearty (s87)
23 Euan Henderson (s78)
24 Harry Paton
10 Ross Campbell
5 Jesus Garcia Tena
15 Danny Cavanagh (s78)
14 Seb Ross (s64)
17 Jamie Redman 15 Thomas Halleran
5 Michael Bolochoweckyj
19 Colin McMenamin (s87)
7 Graham Webster (s69)
20 Kevin O'Hara (s72)
19 Liam Callaghan (s75)
17 Lewis McMinn
21 Jordan Millar (GK)

Barry Cook

Assistant Referees:
John McCrossan, Craig Wilson

Montrose - Chris Antoniazzi (10), Euan Henderson (28), Paul Watson (67)
Stenhousemuir - Mark McGuigan (81)

Yellow Cards:
Montrose - Patrick Cregg (63), Terry Masson (65)
Stenhousemuir -
Conner Duthie (49), Morgyn Neill (65), Graeme Smith (66), Alan Cook (72), Conor McBrearty (80)

Red Cards:

Matchday Mascot:
Ben Henderson



Montrose 1 Arbroath 1

Ten-man Montrose held league leaders Arbroath to a draw at Links Park.

Montrose had captain Paul Watson sent off for a two-footed challenge on Omar Kader in the 52nd minute.

But they defied the odds to take the lead in the 75th minute. Terry Masson’s shot from the edge of the box was blocked by visiting goalkeeper Darren Jamieson. MARTIN RENNIE was first to react, tapping the rebound into the net from a yard out.

Arbroath equalised almost immediately, Jason Thomson crossing from wide on the right for THOMAS O’BRIEN to head into Alan Fleming’s net at the back post.

The match was a free-flowing encounter, with both sides creating chances throughout. Arbroath’s Ryan Wallace was the first to test the opposing goalkeeper, having a low shot held by Fleming.

Bobby Linn also came close in bizarre circumstances, his cross from the left bobbling up in front of Fleming and finally being swiped clear by Sean Dillon.
Michael McKenna then blasted the ball high over the bar from the edge of the box.

Fleming was called into action again in the 21st minute when McKenna shot from right hand side of the box, forcing the keeper to make a diving save to tip the ball to safety.

Linn tried his luck again in the 30th minute, beating Ryan Harrington and carrying the ball into the box, but he curled his shot well wide of the post.

Montrose’s best chance of the first half came in the final minute when Masson headed the ball into the Arbroath six yard box, where Euan Henderson had a shot blocked before the ball was scrambled to safety.

The first chance of the second half fell to Montrose’s Chris Antoniazzi, who shot at Jamieson from the edge of the box, while at the other end, Linn shot wide of the goal from 25 yards.

Having had Watson sent off, Montrose were briefly on the back foot, Linn shooting at Fleming from wide on the left, and O’Brien blasting wide from a corner.

After the two goals in quick succession, the two sides largely cancelled each other out. The final chance of note fell to David Gold in the box in the fifth minute of stoppage time, but he dragged his shot wide of the target.

Mark Rae

Team Lineups & Stats

Ladbrokes SPFL
League 1

Saturday 29th December 2018

1 Allan Fleming 1 Darren Jamieson
2 Terry Masson 
2 Jason Thomson
3 Andrew Steeves
3 Colin Hamilton
18 Iain Campbell
4 Ricky Little
14 Seán Dillon
5 Thomas O'Brien
12 Ryan Harrington 6 David Gold
22 Patrick Cregg
7 Omar Kader (s73)
8 Paul Watson  8 Michael McKenna (s65)
20 Chris Antoniazzi (s55)
9 Ryan Wallace (s65)
9 Martin Rennie (s84)
10 Gavin Swankie
23 Euan Henderson (s68)
11 Bobby Linn
19 Liam Callaghan
12 Danny Denholm
16 Craig Johnston (s68)
14 Mark Whatley
7 Graham Webster
15 Ryan McCord (s73)
17 Jamie Redman (s55)
16 Steven Doris (s65)
5 Michael Bolochoweckyj
17 Callum Smith (s65)
10 Ross Campbell (s84)
21 Darren Hill (GK)
21 Jordan Millar (GK)

Graham Beaton

Assistant Referees:
Mark McLean, Dan McFarlane

Montrose - Martin Rennie (75)
Arbroath - Thomas O'Brien (77)

Yellow Cards:
Montrose - Seán Dillon (55), Andrew Steeves (70)
Arbroath -
Micheal McKenna (49), Gavin Swankie (55)

Red Cards:
Montrose - Paul Watson (53)

Match & Ball Sponsor:
Colin Maver

Matchday Mascot:
Rhys Cowie



Forfar Athletic 2 Montrose 1

Our unbeaten run comes to an end with a harsh lesson in taking chances in a game we could have had wrapped up before the break.

In atrocious conditions we started really well and a Henderson run set up Johnston but his cross evaded everyone.

We kept up the pressure and when Watson intercepted the ball in his own, he drove forward before slipping in Henderson inside the box who was brought down by Bain for a penalty.

Top scorer MARTIN RENNIE stepped up and blasted the spot kick past McCallum.

Campbell looked to double our advantage with a driven 30 yard free kick, but McCallum was right behind it.

Johnston, sharp as ever, robbed Bain and drove towards goal but curled his effort wide.

We were well on top and on the half hour, Henderson cut in from the left and fired a right foot effort that McCallum had to tip onto the bar at full stretch.

Ruing those missed chances, the home side suddenly found themselves back in the game when a determined run and shot from distance by DALE HILSON flew past the despairing dive of Fleming.

With half time looming, Watson played in Johnston who beat the offside trap but once again, faced only by the keeper he skewed his effort wide of target.

The home side rallied and started the second half strongly and when Harrington made a mistake inside the area Easton slashed the ball across the face of goal.

The striker came closer soon after when his shot was only parried by Fleming and Campbell had to clear off the line.

The game drifted for a spell before Easton found time and space in the box but Fleming pulled off a smart save.

We started to threaten again and a good move and cross from Johnston found Watson, whose drive was deflected wide.

Johnston then sliced a shot into the side netting and a Henderson shot from outside the area was an easy save for McCallum before a goalmouth scrabble ensued but Johnston was unable to poke the ball home.

With time running out the game was turned on its head when a slick passing move ended with DALE HILSON beating offside and firing past Fleming from inside the box.

We tried to salvage a point when a great run and cross by Steeves found Watson but his header was deflected wide and on the counter attack, Baird hit the outside of the post.

Great effort by the boys in the worst of conditions and next week we welcome Stenhousemuir in our pre-Xmas fixture, C’Mon the Mighty MO!!!!


Team Lineups & Stats


Ladbrokes SPFL
League 1

Saturday 15th December 2018

1 Marc McCallum
1 Allan Fleming
2 Jamie Bain
17 Jamie Redman
3 Ross Meechan
3 Andrew Steeves 
4 Eddie Malone
18 Iain Campbell
5 Andrew Munro
14 Seán Dillon
6 Thomas Reilly
12 Ryan Harrington
7 Dale Hilson
22 Patrick Cregg (s820
8 Mark Hill (s83)
8 Paul Watson
9 John Baird
9 Martin Rennie (s23)
10 Dylan Easton
16 Craig Johnston (s79)
11 Lewis Moore
23 Euan Henderson
21 Adam Young
5 Michael Bolochoweckj (s79)
12 Murray Mackintosh (s83)
10 Ross Campbell (s82)
15 Connor Coupe
7 Graham Webster
16 Michael Kennedy
20 Chris Antoniazzi (s23)
14 Ross Cunningham
15 Danny Cavanagh
    19 Liam Callaghan
    21 Jordan Millar (GK)

John McKendrick

Assistant Referees:
Graham McNellie, Alan Proctor

Forfar Athletic - Dale Hilson (37, 80)
Montrose -
Martin Rennie (8pen)

Yellow Cards:
Forfar Athletic - Eddie Malone (77)
Montrose -
Paul Watson (18), Ryan Harrington (58),
Seán Dillon (60)

Red Cards:


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