Scottish League Two
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Montrose 4-1 East Stirlingshire

Montrose banished the ghosts of two early cup defeats at Links Park with a confident victory in their first league outing against East Stirlingshire.

Well-struck shots by Alan Campbell and Terry Masson put Montrose in command.

Garry Wood's effort from the centre of the area all but clinched the three points for the hosts.

Maxwell Wright pulled one back for Craig Tully's men in the latter stages, but any consolation was dampened when Wood converted a penalty.

The spot-kick followed Michael Bolochoweckyj's foul on Stephen Day as Montrose claimed their first win of the season following the Challenge Cup loss to Peterhead and the Scottish League Cup exit at the hands of Falkirk.

Line-ups

Montrose

  • 1McKenzie
  • 6O'KaneBooked at 14mins
  • 5Campbell
  • 2Masson
  • 3Graham
  • 11HarkinsSubstituted forDayat 64'minutes
  • 10RobbSubstituted forO'Neillat 25'minutes
  • 8McCordBooked at 81mins
  • 4Watson
  • 7Johnston
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 12Deasley
  • 14Day
  • 15Cavanagh
  • 16O'Neill
  • 17Wilson
  • 18Bell
  • 21McCafferty

East Stirlingshire

  • 1Barnard
  • 5BolochoweckyjBooked at 90mins
  • 4Greene
  • 6Townsley
  • 10MacGregorSubstituted forShieldsat 72'minutes
  • 3Shepherd
  • 7Greenhill
  • 8Brisbane
  • 2KinnairdSubstituted forMcMullanat 58'minutes
  • 11DoyleSubstituted forVidlerat 54'minutes
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

  • 12Vidler
  • 14McCabe
  • 15Tapping
  • 16McMullan
  • 17Shaw
  • 18Gilmour
  • 19Shields
Referee:
Grant Irvine
Attendance:
315

Match Stats

Home TeamMontroseAway TeamEast Stirlingshire
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Montrose 4, East Stirling 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Montrose 4, East Stirling 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Garry Wood (Montrose).

  4. Post update

    Connor Greene (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Steven Brisbane (East Stirling).

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Montrose 4, East Stirling 1. Garry Wood (Montrose) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

  8. Booking

    Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Penalty Montrose. Stephen Day draws a foul in the penalty area.

  10. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) after a foul in the penalty area.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott Johnston (Montrose) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Garry Wood (Montrose) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Garry Wood (Montrose).

  17. Post update

    Nathan Shepherd (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Montrose 3, East Stirling 1. Max Wright (East Stirling) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Billy Vidler.

  19. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Ross McCord (Montrose).

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Ross McCord (Montrose).