First GoalsMarvin Andrews opened his Montrose goalscoring account with a last gasp equaliser against Berwick Rangers recently. The bullet of a header came some six minutes after he had been penalised for a soft penalty kick award at the other end.
Scott Johnston also scored his first goal of the season at Berwick Rangers and teamed up with Garry Wood to run the home defence ragged at times during the ninety minutes. Woody also scored his ninth goal of the season during the second half.
New ManagersTwo former Montrose players have taken their first steps into management after being appointed bosses of two junior sides.
Mike McKenzie has left his coaching position at Turriff United to join Dyce Juniors as their new boss.
Locally Keith Gibson is the new manager at Broughty Athletic where he is to be assisted by ex Montrose boss Ray Farningham (pictured left).
Player InjuriesBoth Paul Watson and Stephen Day will again be missing from the side due to a broken wrist and ankle repectively. It looks unlikely that they will be able to play until late February at the moment.
Terry Masson also picked up a knee injury at Berwick Rangers recently and must be rated doubtful for today.
Forward Leighton McIntosh who has signed a new contract with the club to take him through to the end of the season is still out after suffering a knee injury in the Elgin City fixture at the end of the year.
Loan PlayersGoalkeeper Joe McGovern has now returned to Dundee United after his 93 day emergency loan expired. Adam Harwood who was on a similar loan from the Tannadice Park side is due to have his loan extended until the end of the season prior to today’s match. Joe played three matches for Montrose the final one of those being against East Stirlingshire at Ochilview in November.
Montrose 3 Albion Rovers 4
Montrose Football Club’s search for a home win continues as they lost out to a last minute goal in a seven goal thriller at Links Park on Saturday.
After building up a deserved two goal lead inside the first fifteen minutes, George Shields men looked odds on to grab their first win of the year. But two defensive lapses allowed second top Rovers a way back into the match before half time.
Even after Albion Rovers took the lead the Gable Endies looked like getting a point after debutant David Banjo scored his second of the afternoon but with the last kick of the ball the away side scored the winner with what looked like an offside goal.
Montrose must look to tightening up the defensive side of their game because after scoring six times in their last two matches they have only managed to gather one point.
Annan Athletic visit Montrose on Saturday and again the home side must be looking at gathering all three points.