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Montrose v Clyde
Ladbrokes SPFL League 1
Links Park Stadium, Montrose DD10 8QD
Saturday 14th December 2019
Kick Off: 3.00m

League 1 Table 2019/20

Team   P 
Raith Rovers
16 31
16 29
16 27
East Fife
16 26
16 21
16 19
16 18
Forfar Athletic
16 15
16 10


Montrose 0 Raith Rovers 1

Montrose dominated their home clash against full-time Raith Rovers, but ended the match empty handed.

Looking to out the disappointment of the previous week’s Scottish Cup exit behind them, the Gable Endies took the fight to the Kirkcaldy side from the start, dominating possession and keeping their opponents pinned down in their own half for long spells.

Graham Webster was the first to try his luck, but could only send his free kick into the defensive wall.

Craig Johnston should have done better in the 29th minute when the ball fell to him while he was unmarked in the Raith box, but his shot rolled across the face of goal and out of play.

Montrose had a goal disallowed a minute later. Blair Lyons bundled the ball into Ross Munro’s net at the second attempt, but was adjudged to have handled the ball in the buil-up.

The home side continued to rain shots down on the Fife side, Johnston and Lyons both having shots blocked in a frenzied 30-second period, but the Raith players managed to scramble the ball to safety.

The first half ended with Cammy Ballantyne blasting wide from 25 yards out after a surging run forwards.

Montrose struggled to maintain their first half momentum after the break, and Raith, who used all three of their substitutions in the opening 25 minutes of the second half, managed to capitalise in the 69th minute. BRAD SPENCER controlled the ball outside the Montrose box and fired a low shot into the corner of Aaron Lennox’s goal.

Clear-cut chances were few and far between in the second half. Matty Allan, who had an impressive game at the heart of the defence, came close with a header from a corner in the 75th minute.

As the match drew to a close, Raith’s Dan Armstrong had a chance to double their lead, but shot straight at Lennox.

Mark Rae

Team Lineups & Stats

Ladbrokes SPFL
League 1

Saturday 30th November 2019

21 Aaron Lennox
17 Ross Munro
2 Cammy Ballantyne 
3 Kieran MacDonald
3 Andrew Steeves
4 Iain Davidson
14 Seán Dillon (c)
6 Kyle Benedictus (c)
4 Matty Allan
12 Ross Matthews
6 Terry Masson
15 Brad Spencer 
20 Blair Lyons
16 David McKay
22 Cammy F Ballantyne (s70)
21 Dylan Tait (s58)
7 Graham Webster
23 Jamie Gullan
16 Craig Johnston (s71)
24 Steven Anderson (s45)
12 Mouhamed Niang (s78)
29 John Baird (s67)
9 Martin Rennie
7 Tony Dingwall (s58)
19 Liam Callaghan
11 Grant Anderson (s45)
8 Paul Watson
14 Joao Victoria
11 Lewis Milne (s70)
18 Jamie Watson
23 Joel MacBeath (s71)
19 Jack Smith
24 Shaun Struthers (s78)
37 Dan Armstrong (s67)
1 Allan Fleming (GK) 1 Robbie Thomson

Barry Cook

Assistant Referees:
Andy Milne, Robin Taylor

Montrose - Brad Spencer (68)

Yellow Cards:

Montrose - Cameron F Ballantyne (57)
Raith Rovers -
Kieran MacDonald (62), Daniel Armstrong (77), Brad Spencer (79), Grant Anderson (90+2)

Red Cards:

Match Sponsor:

Kenzie Willkinson



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