Montrose 5-1 Annan Athletic

Martin Boyle scored four goals as Montrose thrashed Annan.

The on-loan Dundee striker opened his account when he found the bottom corner of Craig Summersgill's goal from the far right of the area after 11 minutes.

Boyle doubled his side's lead four minutes later when he fired in from 20 yards out.

Things went from bad to worse for the visitors in the 26th minute when Martin McNiff fouled Richard McIntosh in the penalty area. Jamie Winter scored from the spot to make it 3-0.

Boyle completed his hat-trick in the 35th minute when he stroked the ball home from the centre of the box before netting his fourth two minutes after the re-start from the edge of the area.

Alistair Love pulled one back for Annan from close range.

Montrose: Gibson, McNally, Crawford (Lunan 55), Campbell, Watson, Masson (Lloyd Young 69), David Gray, Winter, Richard McIntosh, Boyle, Garry Wood (Leighton McIntosh 61). Subs Not Used: Sandy Wood, McCord.

Goals: Boyle 11, 15, 35, 47, Winter 26 pen.

Annan Athletic: Summersgill, McGowan, Chisholm, Swinglehurst, McNiff, Sloan, Jardine (Hawke 73), Chaplain, Monaghan (Love 46), Daly (Murray 46), Hopkirk. Subs Not Used: Mitchell,Blake.

Goals: Love 81.

Att: 425

Ref: Don Robertson

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