- Published: Tuesday, 16 December 2014 21:34
MONTROSE fell to a second consecutive defeat despite a spirited performance against high-flying Queen's Park.
The visitors took the lead in the 24th minute when, against the run of play, JOHN CARTER was sent clear of the home defence and slotted a low shot past Stuart McKenzie.
They doubled their advantage in the 36th minute when the unmarked PAUL WOODS headed home from Darren Miller's corner.
Montrose were given a lifeline in the 64th minute when Leighton McIntosh was tripped in the box by Bryan Wharton. GARRY WOOD stepped up to take the penalty, firing a low shot past William Muir.
Although they maintained their momentum for the remainder of the match, Montrose were unable to find an equaliser.
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Montrose Football Club failed to build on Tuesday night’s moral boosting victory over Berwick Rangers when they lost heavily to East Fife on Saturday.
This was a ground that Montrose have never faired at well in the past and after a good first half it looked as though they could take something from the match.
But they conceded a late first half goal and once that had happened their was going to be only one winner.
Montrose still only remain three points off a play off spot but this is more due to the dog eat dog situation in the league rather than any good Montrose performances.
George Shields side now face four tricky matches that could make or break their season with home visits by Queen’s Park and Elgin City and visits to Arbroath and Albion Rovers.
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SPFL clubs to support ‘Moment in History’ this weekend
All 42 SPFL clubs will join forces with teams across the UK this weekend (5-8 December) to commemorate the 1914 Christmas Truce football matches.
As part of ‘Football Remembers Week’, a series of programmes and events to mark the 100th anniversary of the iconic matches from the First World War, Scottish clubs will show their support and create their own ‘Moment in History’ by holding a mixed team photograph before kick-off.
At each of the 21 SPFL fixtures across this weekend, all 22 starting players will pose together for a group photograph to celebrate the spirit of the unofficial ceasefire matches which took place during the first Christmas of the Great War.
Images from across the country will be uploaded to social media using the hashtag #FootballRemembers and fans will also be able to see all photographs at the official website FootballRemembers.com. As well as SPFL clubs, teams from all levels of the Scottish game are being encouraged to create their own ‘Moment in History’ and can find more details on how to take part on the Football Remembers Week website (URL above).
Speaking of the initiative, SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: “The 1914 Christmas Truce matches demonstrated the unifying power of football and it’s important we use this opportunity to acknowledge and remember the spirit and humanity of those involved.
“Despite what was happening, these young people were able to put differences aside to enjoy a game of football and it’s pleasing to see clubs across the country coming together to commemorate one of the few bright moments in what was a very dark chapter of history.”
‘Football Remembers’ is a series of programmes and events being delivered jointly by the Premier League, The FA and the Football League, in partnership with the British Council, to commemorate the First World War. The SPFL has been asked to participate and give its support to the ‘Moment in History’ mixed team photograph activity across the weekend of 5-8 December 2014.
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