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Dumbarton v Montrose
Ladbrokes SPFL League 1
C&G Systems Stadium, Dumbarton G82 1JJ
Saturday 7th December 2019
Kick Off: 3.00m
League 1 Table 2019/20
MascotSaturday’s mascot was Noah Watson who was born on 26th February 2008, making him 7 on his birthday the week before the match.
He is in Primary 2 at Lochside Primary School. Noah is very sporty and enjoys playing football, tennis and golf. He particularly loves his football with Links Park Community Trust on both a Saturday morning at Links Park and a Monday evening at school. He is a keen Montrose supporter and has been to quite a few of the home games with his Grandad.
His football hero is Lionel Messi.
InjuriesStephen Day has been given the all clear to resume light training after his broken ankle while Leighton McIntosh with a knee injury and Bryan Deasley with a torn ankle ligament will both be out of the side on Saturday.
SuspensionsEwan Moyes was absent again from the side on Saturday as he served the final match of his ban occurred after his red card against Elgin City recently.
Terry Masson as now received six bookings this season after his yellow card at Clyde last week and will miss the match at Coatbridge on Saturday.
Montrose 3 Arbroath 0Montrose Football Club gave themselves and their fans a massive boost when they defeated derby rivals Arbroath at Links Park on Saturday – and it was no more than they desersved.
The Gable Endies were up for it from the start and took the match too their great rivals from the start. They were defensively solid, well organised and played the match at a great tempo which the Arbroath defence just couldn’t cope with. Arbroath had a few chances of their own which they blew and once Montrose had grabbed a three goal lead early in the second half there was only going to be one winner.
The victory didn’t move Montrose off the bottom but it certainly gave them hope for their remaining eight fixtures of what has been a difficult season.
Lineups Report Photos
‘Loons’ left sided defender Andrew Steeves has joined Montrose for the remainder of the campaign on a temporary transfer.
The twenty year old Scone based player moved to Station Park last close season, after being released by St. Johnstone. However his first team opportunities have been limited, two fairly lengthy spells out injured having not helped his cause.
Andrew had a month on loan prior to Christmas at Downfield Juniors, before returning to the Athies ranks.
He will now however be part of a ‘Gable Endies’ squad under former Forfar manager Paul Hegarty who have a major fight on their hands to avoid participation in the first ever end of season Pyramid Play-Off.