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Peterhead v Montrose
Ladbrokes SPFL League 1
Borough Briggs Stadium, Peterhead
Saturday 16th November 2019
Kick Off: 3.00m

League 1 Table 2019/20

Team   P 
Raith Rovers
13 24
East Fife
13 24
13 23
13 22
13 17
13 16
13 15
13 10
Forfar Athletic
13 10
Key: Competition: FR= Friendly, SL1= Ladbrokes Scottish League One, CHPl = Championship Playoffs, FC= Forfarshire Cup, IBC= IRN-BRU Cup, BC= Betrfred Scottish Football League Cup, SC= Scottish FA Cup

Montrose FC's score first

tbc = to be confirmed

Montrose FC Fixtures/Results - Season 2018/19
DateH/AOpponentsKick Off CompRes.Att.Rep.PicsVideoMontrose Goalscorers
Sat 30/06/18 H Peterhead  3.00pm FR 0-1      
Tue 03/07/18 A Alloa Athletic
7.30pm FR 0-3        
Sat 07/07/18 H Cove Rangers 3.00pm FR 3-2     Redman, Rennie (2)
Sat 14/07/18 A Falkirk 3.00pm BC 1-0 1,730     Rennie
Tue 17/07/18 H East Fife 7.45pm BC 1-0 466 Cavanagh
Sat 21/07/18 H St Johnstone 3.00pm BC 0-1 1,160  
Wed 25/07/18 A Forfar Athletic 7.45pm BC 1-3 658   R Campbell
Sat 04/08/18 H Arbroath 3.00pm SL1 0-4 1,374  
Sat 11/08/18 A Airdrieonians 3.00pm SL1 1-0 821     R Campbell
Wed 15/08/18 A Cove Rangers 7.45pm
IBC 2-2
420   I Campbell, L Callaghan
Sat 18/08/18 H Brechin City 3.00pm SL1 2-1 916 Henderson, R Campbell
Sat 25/08/18 A Stranraer 3.00pm SL1 0-2 360      
Sat 01/09/18 H East Fife 3.00pm SL1 0-2 569  
Sat 08/09/18 A Dumbarton 3.00pm IB2 1-0 456   Johnston
Sat 15/09/18 A Dumbarton 3.00pm SL1 1-2 529   Johnston
Sat 22/09/18 A Raith Rovers 3.00pm SL1 1-1 1,534   Webster
Sat 29/09/18 H Forfar Athletic 3.00pm SL1 2-2 715 Webster, Cavanagh
Sat 06/10/18 A Stenhousemuir 3.00pm SL1 2-3 362     Antoniazzi, Steeves
Sat 13/10/18 A Ross County 3.00pm IB3 1-3 1,122   Johnston
Sat 20/10/18 H Airdrieonians 3.00pm SL1 0-3 668  
Sat 27/10/18 A Brechin City 3.00pm SL1 3-1 701   Rennie (2), Johnston
Sat 03/11/18 H Dumbarton 3.00pm SL1 1-0 549 Webster
Sat 10/11/18 A Arbroath 3.00pm SL1 0-2 1,271  
Sat 17/11/18 H Stranraer 3.00pm SL1 1-1 532 Rennie
Sat 24/11/18 H Annan Athletic 3.00pm SC3 0-0 585    
Tue 27/11/18 A Annan Athletic 7.45pm SC3R 4-3 205   Rennie, Fotheringham, Watson, Steeves
Sat 01/12/18 A East Fife 3.00pm SL1 2-0 636   Henderson, Rennie
Sat 08/12/18 H Raith Rovers 3.00pm SL1 3-2 784 Rennie, Johnston, R Campbell
Sat 15/12/18 A Forfar Athletic 3.00pm SL1 1-2 592   Rennie
Sat 22/12/18 H Stenhousemuir 3.00pm SL1 3-1 511 Antoniazzi, Henderson, Watson
Sat 29/12/18 H Arbroath 3.00pm SL1 1-1 1,666 Rennie
Sat 05/01/19 A Stranraer 3.00pm SL1 2-1 317   Rennie (2)
Sat 12/01/19 H East Fife 3.00pm SL1 0-2 678  
Sat 19/01/19 H Dundee United 3.00pm SC4 0-4 3.604  
Sat 26/01/19 A Dumbarton 3.00pm SL1 1-1 521     Rennie
Sat 02/02/19 H Brechin City 3.00pm SL1 5-2 693 Watson (2), Henderson, Harrington, Johnston
Sat 09/02/19 A Stenhousemuir 3.00pm SL1 0-1 409    
Sat 16/02/19 H Forfar Athletic 3.00pm SL1 2-0 845 Johnston, Rennie
Sat 23/02/19 A Raith Rovers 3.00pm SL1 1-4 1,289     Masson
Sat 02/03/19 A Airdrieonians 3.00pm SL1 0-1 638      
Sat 09/03/19 H Dumbarton 3.00pm SL1 1-3 574 Dillon
Sat 16/03/19 A Brechin City 3.00pm SL1 P-P         MATCH POSTPONED - SNOW
Sat 23/03/19 H Stenhousemuir 3.00pm SL1 2-0 1,224 Masson, Rennie
Sat 30/03/19 H Stranraer 3.00pm SL1 3-1 486 Milne, Henderson, Watson
Tue 02/04/19 A Brechin City 7.45pm SL1 3-0 714 R Campbell (2), Redman
Sat 06/04/19 A Arbroath 3.00pm SL1 0-1 1,248  
Sat 13/04/19 A East Fife 3.00pm SL1 2-0 652   Harrington, Watson
Sat 20/04/19 H Airdrieonians 3.00pm SL1 2-1 738 R Campbell, Masson
Sat 27/04/19 A Forfar Athletic 3.00pm SL1 0-1 850  
Sat 04/05/19 H Raith Rovers 3.00pm SL1 1-1 688 Webster
Tue 07/05/19 H Queen of the South
7.45pm CHPl 2-1 1,124 R Campbell (2)
Sat 11/05/19 A Queen of the South
3.00pm CHPl 0-5 2,001  


Montrose 1 Elgin City 1

There were jubilant scenes at Links Park last Saturday as Montrose clinched the League Two title in front of a bumper crowd, ending their 33-year wait for silverware after a 1-1 draw with Elgin City

At times it looked as if Elgin might spoil the party, but it was a performance which perhaps typified why the Gables Endies sealed the title as they fought back, underlining their character and spirit in the dressing room.

It got off to a nervy start as Sean Dillon was short with a header back to Fleming, Sutherland read it but trod on the ball before he could get it under control.

Chris Templeman, who was playing his final game, came close with a header before Lewis Milne thought he had scored when curled a free kick towards the top corner but was denied by a terrific finger tip save from Iain Ross.

At the other end, Elgin were looking dangerous. A neat one-two between Sutherland and Cameron released the latter, but he was thwarted by the legs of Fleming. Sutherland then went close with a long range effort as the tension began to rise.

A point would be enough but it was always precarious. Montrose almost found the elusive opener that would have settled the home fans’ nerves but Terry Masson was denied by a brilliant save from ex-Broughty Athletic goalkeeper Ross.

Gable Endies fans’ fears were soon realised when ex-Peterhead striker SHANE SUTHERLAND curled in a delightful free kick, which he won, to give the visitors the lead on the stroke of half-time.

Montrose were fast out the traps in the second half with a renewed determination.

Jamie Redman powered a header straight at Ross before Liam Callaghan rifled in a shot which was also saved - but they did not have to wait much longer for the equaliser.

The ball was played into the box, Martin Rennie did brilliantly to stay on his feet and square the ball to JAMIE REDMAN who had the simplest of finishes.

They had further chances to add to their tally and finished the stronger. Masson came close before Templeman’s effort was somehow deflected wide.

Rennie almost put the seal on things towards the end for Montrose, but they were already in party mode as the referee blew his whistle for full-time.

Supplied courtesy of Montrose Review

Team Lineups & Stats

Ladbrokes SPFL
League 2
Saturday 28th April 2018

21 Allan Fleming
1 Iain Ross
15 Cammy Ballantyne
2 Cameron Eadie
3 Andrew Steeves
3 Jordan Allan
4 Matty Allan
4 Darryl McHardy (s55)
14 Seán Dillon 
5 Stephen Bronsky
5 Michael Bolochoweckyj
6 Jon-Paul McGovern
24 Lewis Milne (s44)
7 Thomas Reilly (s81)
2 Terry Masson
8 Brian Cameron
19 Liam Callaghan (s77)
9 Chris McLeish
10 Chris Templeman (s85)
10 Shane Sutherland
17 Jamie Redman
11 Scott Smith (s81)
6 Martyn Fotheringham (s77)
12 Calum Ferguson
18 Iain Campbell
14 Matthew Cooper
9 Gary Fraser
15 Aaron Whitehead
8 Paul Watson (s85)
16 Declan Byrne (s81)
23 Martin Rennie (s44)
17 Andrew McDonald (s55)
20 Ross Campbell
18 Ali Sutherland (s81)
1 Jordan Millar
21 Brett Long

David Lowe

Assistant Referees:
Brian Templeton, Barry Reid

Montrose - Jamie Redman (50)
Elgin City - Shane Sutherland (45+2)

Yellow Cards:
Elgin City - Thomas Reilly (16)

Red Cards:


Angus Charles Bradley and Aiden Marshall

Match Sponsor:
GPH Builders Merchants, Stonehaven

Match Ball Sposors:
Carbon Financial Partners


Montrose 1 Berwick Rangers 0

Montrose maintained their three-point lead at the top of League 2 in a match overshadowed by a serious injury to Berwick Rangers striker Ousman See.

See went down with a leg injury 28 minutes into the first half. The match was delayed by an hour while waiting for an ambulance to arrive and administer pain relief to the Berwick striker before he could be moved from the pitch.

Montrose were leading by a single goal when the match was stopped, CHRIS TEMPLEMAN poking into the net at the near post from a low Andrew Steeves ball from the left.

The home side had also come close when Terry Masson shot over the bar from 20 yards out and Lewis Milne had a low shot held by visiting goalkeeper Robby McCrorie.

When the match resumed after See had been stretchered off the pitch, Montrose struggled to demonstrate the same level of control as they had beforehand.

Gary Phillips came close to equalising for Berwick, but Alan Fleming held his low shot.

Templemand could have added his second goal in the 41st minute, but headed wide from Cammy Ballantyne’s cross.

As the first half came to a close, Berwick’s Jack Hamilton had the ball in the Montrose net, but was ruled offside.

The same player started the second half in electric fashion, bursting past Sean Dillon, reaching the bye-line and sending the ball across goal. With no Berwick players in position to take advantage, Andrew Steeves cleared.

Berwick looked the more likely side to add to the scoreline for large parts of the second half, Darren Lavery having a long-range shot held by Fleming, but Montrose also came close, Steeves having a shot deflected wide and Milne shooting over from the edge of the box.

Montrose hearts were in their mouths deep into injury time when Oliver Fleming, unmarked at the back post, headed wide from a Steven Thomson free kick.

Mark Rae


Team Lineups & Stats

Ladbrokes SPFL
League 2
Saturday 14th April 2018

21 Allan Fleming
1 Robby McCrorie
15 Cammy Ballantyne
2 Oliver Fleming
3 Andrew Steeves
3 Jordan Orru
4 Matty Allan
4 Steven Notman
14 Seán Dillon 
8 Darren Lavery
5 Michael Bolochoweckyj
11 Gary Phillips (s72)
24 Lewis Milne (s90)
13 Kieran Stewart
2 Terry Masson (s80)
16 Robert Wilson
23 Martin Rennie (s46)
17 Jack Hamilton
10 Chris Templeman
19 Jamie Todd (s83)
17 Jamie Redman
21 Ousman See (s29)
8 Paul Watson
5 Kevin McKinlay
6 Martyn Fotheringham
7 Steven Thomson (s72)
18 Iain Campbell
9 Aaron Murrell (s29)
12 Kerr Hay (s90)
12 Alex Petkov
9 Gary Fraser (s46)
14 Declan O'Kane
7 Graham Webster (s80)
18 Paul Simpson (s83)
1 Jordan Millar
20 Sean Brennan

Peter Stuart

Assistant Referees:
Willie Conquer, Robert Thomson

Montrose - Chris Templeman (10)

Yellow Cards:
Montrose - Michael Bolochoweckyj (76)
Berwick Rangers - Robert Wilson (20), Gary Phillips (55), Steven Thomson (76)

Red Cards:




Stenhousemuir 0 Montrose 2

The team bus wasn’t the only one from Montrose to arrive at Ochilview as several other buses full of Mo fans also converged there in the hope of seeing their favourite team crowned champions of League 2.

That massive Mo following swelled the Stenny crowd to almost 1000 which for them is far higher than normal. They were happy to see their team come away with all three points but news of a late Peterhead winner put paid to any celebrations on the day and it’s all to do next Saturday at Links Park against Elgin City who themselves can no longer get into the play-offs.

Montrose made one change to the starting line up with Liam Callaghan replacing Martin Rennie to bolster midfield whilst Lewis Milne pushed further up to play off otherwise lone striker Chris Templeman. As usual midfielders Masson and Redman gave support up front as well as wing backs Steeves and Ballantyne with Callaghan also in support although his main role appeared to be to keep the lively Stenny midfielder Harry Paton quiet. Fleming was in goal as usual with Allan, Dillon and Bolochoweckyj in the back line and Ballantyne plus Steeves in the wing back positions. Midfield consisted of Masson, Callaghan and Redman with Templeman up top and Milne in the holes alongside him. On the bench were Millar, Fotheringham, Watson, Rennie, Fraser, Johnston and Ross Campbell. Referee was the experienced John McKendrick.

The game kicked off in warm sunshine initially at a gentle pace but burst into life after just two minutes when Chris Templeman collected a left wing cross swivelled and hooked a delicate lob over keeper Chris Smith and into the top left hand corner to make it 1-0 to the Mo. Just the sort of start the Mo needed. Stenny wasted a free kick from a good position soon after but then Montrose scored again with their second attack of the game. Lewis Milne reacted quickly when he latched on to a weak back pass, rounded the keeper then kept his nerve as he turned back from a tight angle to hit a thumper of a shot into the net from wider out to make 2-0 to the Mo after just eight minutes.

There was still a long way to go in this game so simply hanging on to an early lead was not a good strategy. Possession was 50/50 for the rest of the half with the strong Montrose defence keeping Stenhousemuir at arm’s length. Both sides had corners and free kicks but in truth neither looked likely to add to the scoreline. Cammy Ballantyne saw yellow for a scything tackle on the lively Paton however so had to be careful for the rest of the game. Stenny wasted the free kick however by being caught offside. Alan Cook was the first and only Stenny player to see yellow after a bad tackle on Bolochoweckyj just before half time and Montrose breathed a sigh of relief on the stroke of the interval when Stenny wasted a free kick centrally on the edge of the penalty area. 2-0 to the Mo at half time.

Neither Manager made changes for the second half but Montrose almost increased their lead when Redman got on the end of a left wing corner and sent a thumping header low down in the centre of the goals but somehow the ball was scrambled off the line and away. Stenny swept away to the other end with the influential Paton usually at the heart of their play though he had dropped deeper to try to avoid tight marking. It was he who slid a pass through the Mo defence but a foul on Dillon brought it to an abrupt end and Montrose themselves raided down the left for a corner at the other end which, after a scramble was just poked wide.

Approaching the hour mark the substitution ‘season’ started with Stenny going first by bringing Martin Scott on for full back Ross Meechan. They had another corner but amazingly yet again the cross was far too hard and flew over everyone to safety. Then Stewart Petrie decided to make a change with Templeman coming off after 58 minutes and Martin Rennie came on to use his similar height and presence up front.  Stenny had to try to wrestle control of the game and certainly had lots of possession but Allan Fleming only had the odd anxious moment as a shot whistled past his left hand post and another hard hit effort was charged down by Callaghan when danger threatened. After 75 minutes Fotheringham came on for Callaghan and Stenhousenmuir responded with Dallas being replaced by Jamie Longworth who Mo know only too well from past encounters.

Another couple of long range efforts saw Fleming watch closely as both flew wide and Longworth should have done better but shot weakly. The final Stenny substitution saw Murray being replaced by Halleran with fifteen minutes to go. Still end to end stuff and good midfield play by both sides as each spread it around the pitch. Equally however promising moves were wasted by firstly Rennie and then by McMenamin. Manager Petrie broke play up in the 84th minute by making his final change with Paul Watson replacing Lewis Milne. By now Montrose were winding down the clock and simply clearing their lines yet long balls often found the eager Rennie who won a corner which enabled the Mo to keep the ball there for a while in front of the massed Mo fans at that end. The last piece of action saw a long range Stenny effort deflected for a corner which was comfortably collected by Fleming who convinced referee McKendrick to call it a day. Final score 2-0 to the Mo who in winning created a new club record of 12 away wins in a single league season. The previous best was 11 in both 1994/5 and 1984/5 both of which were promotion seasons.

Hard to single out a MOTM in an all round excellent team performance. Fleming was in ‘they shall not pass’ mode as was Dillon, Allan and Bolo in front of him. Midfield was solid as were the lively wing backs with Milne up front a constant threat but overall Chris Templeman led the line well and brought others into the game by doing what he does best – and his crucial goal after two minutes set it up nicely so he gets the vote.

We now know what we have to do next week – lets hope our season ends at the final whistle!

Steve Doyle


Team Lineups & Stats


Ladbrokes SPFL
League Two
Saturday 21st April 2018

1 Chris Smith
21 Allan Fleming
2 Ross Meechan (s59)
15 Cammy Ballantyne
3 Michael Dunlop (c)
3 Andrew Steeves
4 Ross Dunlop
4 Matty Allan
5 Ruaridh Donaldson
14 Seán Dillon
6 Mark Ferry
5 Michael Bolochoweckj
7 Innes Murray (s80)
24 Lewis Milne (s85)
8 Harrison Paton
2 Terry Masson
9 Colin McMenamin
11 Liam Callaghan (s76)
10 Andrew Dallas (s76)
10 Chris Templeman (s66)
11 Alan Cook
17 Jamie Redman (c)
12 David Marsh
6 Martyn Fotheringham (s76)
14 Martin Scott (s59)
3 Paul Watson (s85)
15 Thomas Halleran
23 Martin Rennie (s66)
16 Eddie Ferns (s80)
20 Ross Campbell
18 Jamie Longworth (s76)
9 Gary Fraser
17 Lewis McMinn (GK)
16 Craig Johnston
    1 Jordan Millar (GK)

John McKendrick

Assistant Referees:
John McCrossan, Andy Taylor

Montrose - Chris Templeman (2), Lewis Milne (8)

Yellow Cards:
Stenhousemuir - Alan Cook (35)
Montrose - Cammy Ballantyne (30)

Red Cards:



Cowdenbeath 0 Montrose 3

On a drizzly wet night in a moderate breeze the Montrose bandwagon rolled into Central Park determined to take all three points home and return to the top of League 2. There were however eleven Cowdenbeath players equally determined to snaffle the points for other reasons so the Montrose mindset and attitude had to be right.

Stewart Petrie opted to start with the same line up as in the previous game at Stirling and why not after such a convincing win that day. Fleming in goal, a back three of Allan, Dillon, Bolochoweckyj with wing backs Ballantyne and Steeves. Central midfield had Milne, Masson and Redman again dominating proceedings adding support to Templeman and Rennie up front. On the bench were Millar, Fotheringham, Fraser, Johnston, Webster, Ross Campbell and Paul Watson.

Cowdenbeath had ex Mo player David Cox up front and the indefatigable Bryan Gilfillan at centre back but with Sheerin and Buchanan up front the Mo squad knew that any lapse in concentration would likely be punished. Referee was Kevin Graham.

A crowd of 378 was boosted by over 100 travelling Mo fans which is incredible for a wet midweek night with alternative key games on TV as well. Full credit to those travelling fans of which the evergreen Hamish excelled.

Montrose kicked with the wind and rain first half and the opening exchanges were 50/50 until the visitors started to take control. A free kick sailed over the bar for Montrose then keeper Fleming had to make a double save from a Cowdenbeath corner. The home side had the ball in the net soon after but the offside flag was already raised. Gary Bollan the ‘Blue Brazil’ manager was lectured by the referee soon afterwards for something or other midway through the first half but it was Montrose who looked more composed and threatening. Wing backs Steeves and Ballantyne revelled in the time and space down the flanks and Ballantyne was stopped in his tracks when Swann completely took him out but no card was shown. Rennie was similarly dealt with moments later but the free kicks came to nothing. The pressure had to tell however and in the 26th minute Terry Masson knocked the ball through for LEWIS MILNE to run on to and he smashed it across the home keeper McGurn to make it 1-0. Cowden roared back but without getting enough bodies forward to capitalise on long through balls. After a few more corners to Montrose and a long-range effort from Cowden the half time whistle blew at 1-0 to Montrose.

Kicking against the wind in the second half Montrose could control the flight of the ball easier but had to be mindful of long range wind assisted Cowden efforts. A second Montrose goal was essential to settle the game (and to soothe the nerves of us in the away crowd). That second goal was not long in coming as keeper McGurn spilled a cross into the path of the lurking MARTIN RENNIE who gratefully prodded it home to make it 2-0 in the 47th minute. Cowden were desperate to make something happen in their favour but the way David Cox went about it resulted in being yellow carded for pulling Masson back when otherwise clear away. Stewart Petrie slowed and settled the game down in the 52nd minute by replacing Rennie with the fresh legs and endless running of Craig Johnston against his old club. Cowden responded by removing Cox with Muirhead coming on in his place. Montrose were now well in control and more goals looked likely. CJ lashed a shot a fraction too high then was fouled on the edge of the penalty area when about to shoot. It didn’t matter as LEWIS MILNE did what he does best and smashed the free kick over the wall and into the bottom right hand corner for 3-0 to the Mo. That was after 60 minutes and remarkably his seventh goal in the last three games.

Fraser Mullen became the second Cowden booking after a late midfield tackle then Montrose made another change with Fraser coming on for Templeman after 65 minutes and soon after Graham Webster came on for Terry Masson who once again had put in a great midfield shift. Cammy Ballantyne then saw yellow on the far side of the field for what looked to be dissent. He had been harshly dealt with several times and it looked as if he’d had enough. The offending tackler got away with only giving a free kick away. Moving into the last fifteen minutes Montrose were comfortably passing the ball around and restricted Cowdenbeath to a single long range shot though Muirhead should have done better with one which bounced nicely for him but his effort was weak and collected easily by Fleming, thank you very much.

Good stuff from the entire Montrose squad all of whom did their bit especially Sean Dillon at the back but Man of the Match has to go to Lewis Milne for yet another goal scoring masterclass. Final score 3-0 to the once again table topping Montrose. On to the Berwick game next – three to go but still focussing on one at a time and rightly so.

Steve Doyle


Team Lineups & Stats

Ladbrokes SPFL
League Two
Tuesday 10th April 2018

1 David McGurn
21 Allan Fleming
2 Matthew McInally
15 Cammy Ballantyne
3 Harvey Swann
3 Andrew Steeves
4 Jamie Pyper
4 Matty Allan
5 Bryan Gilfillan
14 Seán Dillon
6 Fraser Mullen
5 Michael Bolochoweckj
7 David Cox (s54)
24 Lewis Milne
8 Ben Reilly
2 Terry Masson (s70)
9 Jordyn Sheerin
23 Martin Rennie (s52)
10 Brad Smith
10 Chris Templeman (s65)
11 Robbie Buchanan
17 Jamie Redman (c)
12 Scott Rumsby
8 Paul Watson
15 Alsdair Smith
6 Martyn Fotheringham
16 Jordan Hornby
9 Gary Fraser (s65)
18 Cameron Muirhead (s54)
16 Craig Johnston (s52)
19 Mark Fotheringham
7 Graham Webster (s70)
17 Blair Penman (GK)
20 Ross Campbell
    1 Jordan Millar (GK)

Kevin Graham

Assistant Referees:
David Doig, Colin Whyte

Montrose - Lewis Milne (26, 60), Martin Rennie (47)

Yellow Cards:
Cowdenbeath - David Cox (50), Fraser Mullen (62)
Montrose - Terry Masson (61), Cammy Ballantyne (76)

Red Cards:



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