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Elgin City 0-1 Montrose

Paul Watson was the Montrose hero as they came through a difficult fixture with a 1-0 win at Elgin.

A battle of two mid-table sides was settled 20 minutes from time when the defender ventured forward for a corner.

Elgin failed to clear the first ball and Watson picked up the pieces with a fine strike into the bottom corner.

Montrose had the better of a fractious match punctuated by nine bookings, with Garry Wood, Brian Cameron, Steven Robb and Stephen Day all going close.

Line-ups

Elgin

  • 1FraserBooked at 90mins
  • 5Andrews
  • 2FinlaysonBooked at 64minsSubstituted forBeveridgeat 78'minutes
  • 4Cooper
  • 3McHardySubstituted forWynessat 78'minutes
  • 8MacPheeBooked at 53minsSubstituted forBayneat 73'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 6NicolsonBooked at 61mins
  • 11Moore
  • 9Cameron
  • 7Gunn
  • 10Sutherland

Substitutes

  • 12McLean
  • 14Beveridge
  • 15MacEwan
  • 16Wyness
  • 17Bayne
  • 18Duff
  • 21Black

Montrose

  • 1Birnstingl
  • 3RobbBooked at 28mins
  • 4Crawford
  • 2Masson
  • 5Campbell
  • 10HarkinsBooked at 24minsSubstituted forMcintoshat 72'minutes
  • 8Watson
  • 6McCordSubstituted forO'Neillat 78'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7DeasleyBooked at 84mins
  • 11DaySubstituted forJohnstonat 74'minutes
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 12Webster
  • 14O'Neill
  • 15Cavanagh
  • 16Bell
  • 17Johnston
  • 18Mcintosh
  • 21McCafferty
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
580

Match Stats

Home TeamElginAway TeamMontrose
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Elgin City 0, Montrose 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Elgin City 0, Montrose 1.

Booking

Stephen O'Neill (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Michael Fraser (Elgin City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Graham Bayne (Elgin City).

Alan Campbell (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Leighton Mcintosh (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Graham Bayne (Elgin City).

Jonathan Crawford (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Craig Gunn (Elgin City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Bryan Deasley (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

Brian Cameron (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bryan Deasley (Montrose).

Booking

Graham Bayne (Elgin City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Leighton Mcintosh (Montrose) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Marvin Andrews (Elgin City).

Leighton Mcintosh (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Lucas Birnstingl.

Attempt saved. Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Garry Wood (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Stephen O'Neill replaces Ross McCord.

Substitution

Substitution, Elgin City. Dennis Wyness replaces Darryl McHardy.

Substitution

Substitution, Elgin City. Graeme Beveridge replaces Gordon Finlayson.

Foul by Graham Bayne (Elgin City).

(Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Graham Bayne (Elgin City).

Alan Campbell (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Scott Johnston replaces Stephen Day.

Attempt missed. Leighton Mcintosh (Montrose) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Elgin City. Graham Bayne replaces Archie MacPhee.

Foul by Gordon Finlayson (Elgin City).

Stephen Day (Montrose) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Leighton Mcintosh replaces Paul Harkins.

Goal!

Goal! Elgin City 0, Montrose 1. Paul Watson (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Marvin Andrews.

Attempt saved. Garry Wood (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Archie MacPhee (Elgin City).

Ross McCord (Montrose) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Jonathan Crawford.

Booking

Gordon Finlayson (Elgin City) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arbroath6501136715
2Albion641183513
3Montrose53028629
4Berwick6222131038
5East Fife62139907
6Annan Athletic621378-17
7Elgin621378-17
8Queen's Park621368-27
9East Stirlingshire6204514-96
10Clyde5113711-44
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