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Montrose v Stranraer
Ladbrokes SPFL
League 1
Links Park Stadium, Montrose

Saturday 17th November 2018
Kick Off: 3.00pm

League 1 Table 2018/19

Team   P 
Pts
Arbroath
13 33
Raith Rovers
13 23
East Fife
13 22
Forfar Athletic
13 18
Brechin Cityr
13
16
Airdrieonians
13 16
Stranraer
13 15
Dumbarton
13 14
MONTROSE
13 14
Stenhousemuir
13 12

 

Arbroath 2 Montrose 0

A scoreline that was a fair reflection of the first half, but eventually flattered the hosts after a valiant second half performance from the Mo.

Arbroath looked dangerous every time they attacked early on and Linn was first to try his luck when he met a good cross at the back post but Harrington blocked.

Thomson then crossed again for Linn and this time his header was parried clear by Millar

It took us 20 mins to get into the game when Henderson showed a good take and turn but his shot was blocked.

Millar was tested again when a neat back heel played in McKenna but his shot from 12 yards was well held low down.

Our best chance of the half came when Henderson won the ball in midfield and released Webster away down the wing but his first time cross was just too far for Henderson to make proper contact and from a tight angle he shot wide.

Linn broke down the left and played a good ball into the box and McKenna’s shot was deflected behind. From the corner Thomson headed over.

After half an hour, the deadlock was broken when Denholm received the ball on the edge off the box. Twisting and turning he then shot through Harrington‘s legs leaving Millar stranded as the ball nestled in the bottom far corner.

Just before the break Webster put a shot from distance over the bar.

We were much better second half and the home side became wasteful in possession but we struggled to create clear openings.

Henderson set up Callaghan whose 25 yard drive was straight at Jamieson.

Just after the hour the games pivotal moment arrived when Cregg played a sweet ball through for Rennie who appeared to be fowled in the box by O’Brien, but the referee decided that Rennie had dived, to the astonishment of the travelling support.

Steeves came closest to snatching a point when a cross ball fell to him at the back post but his shot was tipped round the post well by the keeper.

Adding insult to injury, the league leaders showed their steel by rounding off a poor second half with a goal at the death when Doris latched onto a loose ball to poke home from close range.

A hard one to take given the effort we put in after half time, but we move on to next week as we welcome Stranraer, C’Mon the Mighty MO!!!

Team Lineups & Stats


Ladbrokes SPFL
League 1

Saturday 10th November 2018


 
 
       
1 Darren Jamieson
21  Jordan Millar
2 Jason Thomson
19 Liam Callaghan (s87)
3 Colin Hamilton
3 Andrew Steeves 
4 Ricky Little
4 Matty Allan
5 Thomas O'Brien
14 Seán Dillon
6 David Gold
12 Ryan Harrington
7 Danny Denholm (s66)
7 Graham Webster (s55)
8 Michael McKenna
22 Patrick Cregg
9 Ryan Wallace
23 Euan Henderson
10 Gavin Swankie (s75)
9 Martin Rennie
11 Bobby Linn (s65)
17 Jamie Redman (s69)
       
12 Omar Kader (s65)
8 Paul Watson
14 Mark Whatley (s66)
2 Terry Masson (s69)
15 Ryan McCord
6 Martyn Fotheringham (s87)
16 Steven Doris (s75)
15 Danny Cavanagh
17 Finn Graham
5 Michael Bolochoweckyj (s55)
21 Darren Hill (GK)
10 Ross Campbell
    1 Allan Fleming (GK)
       


Referee:
Steven Reid

Assistant Referees:
Drew Kirkland, Michael MacDermid

Goalscorers:
Arbroath - Danny Denholm (34), Steven Doris (85)

Yellow Cards:
Arbroath - Thomas O'Brien (77), Michael McKenna (81)
Montrose -
Ross Campbell (43), Jamie Redman (s54), Martin Rennie (50), Seán Dillon (80), Michael Bolochoweckyj (87)

Red Cards:
None

Attendance:
1,271

 

Montrose 1 Dumbarton 0

Montrose picked up a second consecutive league win to move up to sixth in the league.

The Gable Endies, having worked hard to come from behind to win at Brechin the previous week, maintained their work rate against Dumbarton, who were looking to pick up a second win under new boss Jim Duffy.

The two sides largely cancelled each other out for much of the first half, and neither side created many clear-cut chances until Iain Russell’s deflect shot was held by Montrose goalkeeper Jordan Millar in the 24th minute. Millar was called into action again a minute later, holding Calum Gallagher’s shot from Bobby Barr’s cross.

Dumbarton continued to pile on the pressure, and could have taken the lead in the 27th minute when Sean Dillon mistimed a challenge, allowing the ball to fall to Russell, but his shot was saved by Millar.

Montrose’s first notable chance came in the 35th minute when Craig Johnston’s shot was blocked. The rebound spiralled into the air, and Martin Rennie found himself in enough space to attempt an overhead kick, which flew just wide of the target.

As the first half drew to a close, Barr headed straight at Millar, and Montrose substitute Graham Webster powered down the right before sending a shot across the face of goal.

The second half almost started in disastrous fashion for Montrose, Dillon overhitting a passback to Millar, the keeper scrambling back to clear the ball away from goal.

Ross Perry also came close for Dumbarton, having a header held by Millar from a corner, while at the other end, Johnston’s low shot was held by Chris Smith in the Dumbarton goal.

The deadlock was finally broken in the 53rd minute. Andrew Steeves powered down the left wing and into the box, reaching the bye-line and sending a cross to the far side of the box, where GRAHAM WEBSTER was on hand to lash a shot back across goal and into Smith’s net.

Hutton was the first Dumbarton player to try to find an equaliser, shooting over from 30 yards out.

Steeves came close to adding to the scoresheet in the 68th minute, his cross dropping just over Smith’s crossbar.

Both sides continued to attack as the match entered its final quarter hour, Dumbarton substitute Scott Allardice heading at Millar and Rennie firing a free kick wide of the post.

Former Montrose right back Cammy Ballantyne sent a cross onto the top of Millar’s goal in the 84th minute, and Hutton shot over from the edge of the box two minutes later.

Patrick Cregg could have put the result beyond doubt in the 90th minute when he collected Euan Henderson’s square ball, but his shot was saved by Smith.

Mark Rae

 

Team Lineups & Stats

 

Ladbrokes SPFL
League 1

Saturday 3rd November 2018


 
 
       
21 Jordan Millar
21 Chris Smith
2 Terry Masson (s82)
2 Cammy Ballantyne
3 Andrew Steeves 4 Andy Dowie (c)
4 Matty Allan
5 Ross Perry
14 Seán Dillon
6 Stuart Carswell (s73)
12 Ryan Harrington 8 Kyle Hutton
20 Chris Antoniazzi (s45+1)
9 Calum Gallagher
22 Patrick Cregg 10 Ross Forbes
16 Craig Johnston (s63)
11 Bobby Barr (s73)
9 Martin Rennie 14 Iain Russell (s77)
17 Jamie Redman  (c)
20 Dom Thomas
   
   
8 Paul Watson 17 Jamie McGowan (GK)
7 Graham Webster (s45+1) 7 Andy Little (s77)
5 Michael Bolochoweckyj (s82)
12 Brad Spencer
15 Danny Cavanagh
15 Michael Paton (s73)
23 Euan Henderson (s63)
18 Scott Allardice (s73)
10 Ross Campbell
   
6 Martyn Fotheringham
   
       


Referee:
John Mckendrick

Assistant Referees:
Graham Leslie, Ross Macleod

Goalscorers:
Montrose - Graham Webster (53)

Yellow Cards:
Dumabarton - Ross Perry (14), Calum Gallagher (76)

Red Cards:
None

Attendance:
549

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Montrose 0 Airdrieonians 3

A poor display today that led to us going down to a heavy defeat against an Airdrie side that were clinical in front of goal.

We could have scored first when Webster met an early Campbell corner but his close range side foot effort was blocked and cleared off the line.

Carrick then cut inside past Dillon and fired across goal but also past the far post.

A Dillon slack pass across the box allowed Conroy to try his luck with a first time effort but it was an easy catch for Millar.

Conroy almost caught Millar out soon after when instead of crossing in a free kick he went direct at goal but Millar tipped it round the post.

From the resulting corner we were slow to react and Cavanagh committed a foul to concede a penalty, from which Duffy buried the ball to Millar’s right despite the keeper going the right way.

We tried to respond when Webster faked with his right foot from the edge before cutting back onto his left, but then blasted well over.

Just before the break our troubles were doubled when Duffy got the break of the ball and from a tight angle slid his shot under Millar into the far corner

We almost got back in the game straight after the break when after great work from Steeves, his cross was met at the far post by Rennie, but his side foot effort was tipped over by Hutton.

Soon after another Campbell corner was flicked on by Rennie but Johnston was unable to get enough contact on the ball from close range.

It was almost 3 when a delicate Victoria chip found Carrick, who smashed his effort off the cross bar.

Rennie then neatly played in Antoniazzi, who created an angle in the box but blasted wide.

Our day was summed up when after a great take, Webster’s well struck shot towards goal was wildly sliced by Page, but it went harmlessly wide.

Rennie headed down for Antoniazzi, but his volley from 25 yards went just wide.

The game was put out of site with ten minutes remaining when Carrick again struck a great effort against the bar and Victoria was in space to slide home the rebound.

Our last attempt came from a Webster free kick that Rennie headed, but Hutton got his finger tips to it and when the ball fell to Bolochoweckyj six yards from goal, the big defender blasted his volley over the bar.

So we move on to yet another Angus Derby next week as we make the short trip to Brechin.

Team Lineups & Stats


Ladbrokes SPFL
League 1

Saturday 20th October 2018


 
 
       
21 Jordan Millar
1 David Hutton
2 Terry Masson
2 Scott Robertson
3 Andrew Steeves 3 Kieran MacDonald
7 Graham Webster 
4 Joathan Page
14 Seán Dillon
5 Sean Crighton
18 Iain Campbell
6 Grant Gallagher (s86)
5 Michael Bolochoweckyj
7 Ryan Conroy (s82)
22 Patrick Cregg 8 Kieran Millar
16 Craig Johnston (s62)
9 Darryl Duffy (s77)
15 Danny Cavanagh (s45)
10 Dale Carrick
20 Chris Antoniazzi
11 Joao Vitoria
   
   
8 Paul Watson 12 Leighton McIntosh (s77)
12 Ryan Harrington 14 Scott Stewart (s82)
23 Euan Henderson(s62) 15 Kyle Wilkie
17 Jamie Redman
16 Cameron Russell
9 Martin Rennie (s45)
18 Dean Cairns (s86)
10 Ross Campbell
19 Joshua Edwards
1 Allan Fleming (GK)
17 Ben Mackenzie
       


Referee:
Scott Millar

Assistant Referees:
Drew Kirkland, Harry Bruce

Goalscorers:
Airdrieonians - Darryl Duffy (19pen, 37), Joao Vitoria (79)

Yellow Cards:
Montrose - Terry Masson (34), Chris Antoniazzi (89), Sean Dillon (90+1)

Red Cards:
None

Attendance:
668

Match Sponsor:
Iain Bridges, Family & Friends


 

Brechin City 1 Montrose 3

Somewhere over the rainbow, a victory awaits, our first in the league since August and thoroughly deserved.

We started the first half in positive mood and an Antoniazzi free kick found Rennie who put his header just wide of the target.

Despite the home side winning a corner, we almost scored from it on the counter attack when Antoniazzi fed Rennie again and the striker came closer with his shot across goal but the ball agonisingly came back off the post.

The young Don continued to be involved in all our positive play and next he set up Redman who struck his 35 yard drive wide.

Masson then had two set pieces, first delivering a corner onto Steeves head at the back post that went just wide and then driving direct at goal from a 22 yard free kick but it was straight at Brennan.

First to threaten in the second half, this time Rennie played Antoniazzi into the box but his shot from a tight angle was well saved.

The Glebe Park side responded with a quick counter attack that ended with a mazy dribble from Melingui whose shot was deflected and Fleming had to push the ball round the post.

The deadlock was broken, against the run of play when a dubious free kick was awarded against Dillon, when the big defender seemed to win the ball cleanly.
Burns swung in the dead ball and with a melee of players runnings across Fleming’s line of sight, the keeper was left stranded when no one got a touch and the ball ended up in the net.

We never gave up and soon after drew level when good work on the right from Johnston led to a cross into the danger area and Rennie was on hand to tap home from close range.

With 20 mins left the large contingent of Mo fans behind the away goal were on their feet when Antoniazzi’s clever flick in the middle of the park found Johnston and the energetic front man showed great composure to curl a long range effort into the top right corner beyond a despairing Brennan.

We almost put the game beyond Brechin when good work by Watson to keep the ball in play saw him pull back for Webster but his shot from 12 yards crashed off the bar.

Our deserved victory was confirmed just minutes from the end when Campbell found Webster on the wing, who drove in a low hard cross and Rennie was again in the right place to slide the ball into the net.

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

Team Lineups & Stats


Ladbrokes SPFL
League 1

Saturday 27th October 2018


 
 
       
1 Conor Brennan
1 Allan Fleming
2 Paul McLean
2 Terry Masson (s75)
3 Sean Burns
3 Andrew Steeves 
4 Ryan McGeever
4 Matty Allan
5 Dougie Hill (s72)
9 Martin Rennie
6 Euan Spark
12 Ryan Harrington
7 Kalvin Orsi
14 Seán Dillon
8 Callum Tapping
16 Craig Johnston (s83)
9 Andy Jackson (s76)
17 Jamie Redman
14 Euan Smith
20 Chris Antionazzi (s78)
17 Boris Melingui
22 Patrick Cregg
       
12 Aron Lynas
7 Graham Webster (s78)
15 Giuliano Morena (s72)
8 Paul Watson (s75)
16 Jordan Tapping
10 Ross Campbell (s83)
22 Cameron Blues
15 Danny Cavanagh
23 Callum Henry (s76)
18 Iain Campbell
19 Patrick O'Neill (GK)
23 Euan Henderson
    21 Jordan Millar (GK)
       


Referee:
Lloyd Wilson

Assistant Referees:
Paul O'Neill, Ross Birrell

Goalscorers:
Brechin City - Sean Burns (55)
Montrose -
Martin Rennie (64, 88)
, Craig Johnston (71)

Yellow Cards:
Brechin City - Callum Tapping (26), Boris Melingui (44), Aron Lynas (90+1)
Montrose -
Terry Masson (11), Martin Rennie (89)

Red Cards:
None

Attendance:
701

 

Ross County 3 Montrose 1

Our cup run may have come to an end, but we were by no means disgraced against an extremely good Championship side.

The home side had the lions share of possession and started on the front foot with a low driven cross by McManus being well held by Fleming.

Stewart was played in soon after but his shot was saved at the second attempt. McManus was next to try his luck, heading just over a Cowie cross.

It took us 20 mins to get near the Staggies goal when Johnston played a one-two with Masson but the striker was unable to collect the return inside the box.

The home side went in front moments later when a good move from the back ended with Stewart slotting low past Fleming from a narrow angle.

McManus tried to double the lead but blasted his 30 yard free kick well over the bar and when Stewart was given time and space in the box we feared the worst, but Fleming saved well.

Cowie fired in a cutback cross that Fleming had to parry over then Keillor-Dunn showed good skill to turn and shoot from the edge of the box that went just wide of the post.

The tricky midfield man was not to be denied and minutes from the break he drove into the box and despite Fleming blocking his first effort he fired the rebound past the keeper.

Thinking it was game over at this point, we changed the Ross County half time team talk right on the whistle when a Dillon long ball was flicked on by Redman and Johnston nipped in behind the defence to poke past Fox.

Sensing an upset, our hopes were dashed early in the second half when a miss placed pass from Campbell allowed a counter attack and Keillor-Dunn slotted past Fleming.

Lindsay’s drive from the edge of the box had to be pushed wide by Fleming for a corner and then Stewart’s header from 6 yards landed on the top of the net.

Stewart had the ball in the net but the linesman deemed him offside and a great Cowie cross was headed just wide by Lindsay at the far post.

Our opportunities to cross the half way line were limited against a side who have only lost once in the league this term, but when Fox came racing off his line to deny Rennie reaching a long through ball, the keepers clearance fell to Cavanagh, but his long range effort wasn’t strong enough to beat Fontaine, who had dropped in well to cover for the out of position Fox.

A superb effort from the boys against a class side and we wish them well in the next round. We now return to league business next week as we welcome Airdrieonians.



Team Lineups & Stats


IRN-BRU Cup
Third Round

Saturday 13th October 2018


 
 
       
1 Scott Fox
1 Allan Fleming
4 Liam Fonataine (c)
2 Terry Masson (c)
6 Ross Draper
3 Andrew Steeves
8 Jamie Lindsay (s70)
15 Danny Cavanagh
10 Declan McManus
14 Seán Dillon
11 Iain Vigurs
18 Iain Campbell
12 Stelios Demetriou
5 Michael Bolochoweckyj
17 Davis Keillor-Dunn (s77)
8 Paul Watson (s69)
22 Tony Dingwall (s83)
16 Craig Johnston (s74)
26 Don Cowie
9 Martin Rennie (s69)
27 Ross Stewart
17 Jamie Redman
       
41 Joe Williams
19 Liam Callaghan (s69)
9 Billy Mckay
7 Graham Webster (s69)
14 Josh Mullins
4 Matty Allan
40 Ross Maciver (s77)
10 Ross Campbell (s74)
43 James Wallace (s70)
21 Jordan Millar (GK)
44 Tom Grivosti
   
48 Tom Kelly (s83)
   
       


Referee:
Craig Napier

Assistant Referees:
Calum Spence, Colin McAlpine

Goalscorers:
Ross County - Ross Stewart (20), Davis Keillor-Dunn (41, 51)
Montrose -
Craig Johnston (44)

Yellow Cards:
None

Red Cards:
None

Attendance:
1.122

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