Annan Athletic picked up a second successive win and dealt a blow to Montrose's promotion hopes.
After a scoreless first half, David Hopkirk fired home in the 62nd minute with a left-footed strike.
And Alistair Love tapped in the hosts' second seven minutes later.
Garry Wood pulled one back for Montrose from close range late on but it proved only to be consolation.
Annan Athletic: Mitchell, Blake, Monaghan, Swinglehurst, McGowan, Love, Chaplain, Jardine, Sloan, Daly (Donley 87), Hopkirk. Subs Not Used: Summersgill, Peter Watson, John Watson, McKechnie.
Goals: Hopkirk 62, Love 69.
Montrose: Sandy Wood, McNally, Campbell, Jonathan Crawford, Richard McIntosh, Lloyd Young, Masson (David Gray 85), McLeish (Watson 70), Johnston, Leighton McIntosh, Garry Wood. Subs Not Used: McGuire, Wilson.
Booked: Campbell, Leighton McIntosh.
Goals: Garry Wood 89.
Ref: Kevin Graham