- Published: Wednesday, 14 April 2021 10:04
- Published: Monday, 12 April 2021 17:34
SCOTTISH CUP KICK OFF TIME
In cognisance of the funeral ceremony of HRH Prince Philip this Saturday, 17 April, the Scottish FA can now confirm revised kick-off times for the weekend’s Scottish Cup fourth-round ties.
These amendments have been made in consultation with broadcast partners, relevant government officials, Police Scotland and participating clubs.
Kilmarnock versus Montrose will kick-off at 11.45am on Saturday, to ensure any extra time and penalties do not overlap with the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral ceremony.
- Published: Monday, 12 April 2021 17:34
SCOTTISH CUP MATCH PROGRAMME
The match programme for the Scottish Cup tie v Kilmarnock & Montrose is now available to purchase online at Curtis Sports
- Published: Monday, 12 April 2021 14:25
WATSON REACHES 250 GAMES FOR MIGHTY MO
Montrose FC Club Captain, Paul Watson made his 250th appearance for the Gable Endies recently against East Fife, a significant achievement in the modern game.
The Dundee born midfielder is the Clubs second longest serving player, contributing 37 goals since joining from St Andrews United back in 2012, the most notable of which came against Edinburgh City in April 2017 from inside his own half, which was subsequently nominated for the SPFL and the SPFA goal of the season.
The 33 year old, now in his third spell at Montrose, has certainly witnessed the highs and lows of Scottish football in his time at Links Park. Back in 2015, Paul was part of the inaugural Pyramid Playoff against Brora Rangers, then incredibly, just 3 years later found himself lifting aloft the Ladbrokes SPFL League 2 trophy for Stewart Petrie’s side, the Clubs first championship in 33 years.
Since stepping up to League 1, Paul has continued to play a key role, both on and off the pitch, as the Angus side have set about not only consolidating their higher status, but pushing for more success, with two consecutive promotion playoff place finishes and a third possibly just around the corner in the coming weeks.
Stewart Petrie said, “Paul is a top professional, natural leader and great Captain. He has committed many years of his career to this club and will undoubtedly become a legend in due course.”
Club Chairman, John Crawford added, “On behalf of the club I would like to congratulate Paul on reaching this significant milestone. We are currently privileged to have so many players showing the level of loyalty and commitment Paul has shown to Montrose FC, something I firmly believe is behind our recent success.”
Our photo shows John right, with Paul and Club Chief Exec, Peter Stuart.
- Published: Sunday, 11 April 2021 11:22
WEBBY WINS SECOND MONTHLY LEAGUE AWARD
Graham Webster has been voted Scottish League One Player of the Month for March, his second such award in consecutive seasons.
A run of three goals in three games saw the 26 year old help secure 6 points from a possible 9 for Stewart Petrie’s side, in their push for yet another promotion playoff finish.
After the enforced break through January and February, the Gable Endies restarted their season with a tough schedule of 1 cup and 3 league games in just 11 days in March.
Ever present in the league fixtures, the winger opened the scoring from the spot against Clyde at home before volleying home an equaliser just before the break to secure a 2-2 draw.
A few days later, at home to East Fife, he was at it again, opening the scoring from close range in the first half and then providing an assist on the hour for Lewis Milne to wrap up a comfortable 3-0 win.
Since joining from Dundee back in 2012, Webster has become the third longest serving player currently at the Club and is set to reach his 250th appearance before the end of the season.
He also leads the way in the goal scorer charts, with his vital strike in the Scottish Cup at Fraserburgh last week taking him into double figures for the season and just one shy of an impressive half century for the Club.
On winning his first Monthly League Award back in October 2019, the Dundee born Gable Endie was described as being in the form of his life, something he has clearly and incredibly been able to maintain through the unprecedented stop-start two seasons since.
Manager Stewart Petrie said, “I am delighted for Graham, he thoroughly deserves it. He continues to be a fabulous asset for us in unstoppable form and this is simply recognition of that fact.”
- Published: Thursday, 08 April 2021 13:19