Scottish League Two
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Arbroath 3-1 Montrose

Arbroath continued their perfect start to the season as they convincingly overcame close neighbours Montrose.

The table-topping hosts started strongly, Bobby Linn meeting a Paul McManus ball to slot home.

Arbroath doubled their advantage when Kevin Buchan converted Scott McBride's cross.

Simon Murray added a third and though Graham Webster scored a consolation goal, Montrose's Declan O'Kane was then sent off for serious foul play.

Line-ups

Arbroath

  • 1CrawfordSubstituted forMorrisonat 42'minutes
  • 2Whatley
  • 3Johnstone
  • 8Hunter
  • 4Nicoll
  • 5El-Zubaidi
  • 7Linn
  • 6Stewart
  • 10BuchanSubstituted forMurrayat 59'minutes
  • 9McManusSubstituted forSmithat 78'minutes
  • 11McBride

Substitutes

  • 12Murray
  • 14Smith
  • 15Travis
  • 16Lowdon
  • 17Fisher
  • 18Little
  • 21Morrison

Montrose

  • 1McKenzie
  • 2Masson
  • 3Graham
  • 6Watson
  • 4O'KaneBooked at 90mins
  • 5Crawford
  • 7O'NeillBooked at 85mins
  • 10HarkinsSubstituted forCavanaghat 74'minutes
  • 9WoodBooked at 39mins
  • 8RobbSubstituted forWebsterat 62'minutes
  • 11DeasleySubstituted forDayat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Day
  • 14Webster
  • 15McCord
  • 16Bell
  • 17Wilson
  • 18Cavanagh
  • 21McCafferty
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
1,137

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamMontrose
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Arbroath 3, Montrose 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arbroath 3, Montrose 1.

Simon Murray (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Graham Webster (Montrose).

Dismissal

Declan O'Kane (Montrose) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Jack Smith (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Declan O'Kane (Montrose).

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Craig Johnstone.

Booking

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

Jack Smith (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen O'Neill (Montrose).

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Terry Masson.

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 3, Montrose 1. Graham Webster (Montrose) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner.

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

Foul by Jack Smith (Arbroath).

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Stephen Day.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Jack Smith replaces Paul McManus.

Attempt missed. Simon Murray (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Danny Cavanagh replaces Paul Harkins.

Attempt missed. Paul Watson (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Hand ball by Craig Johnstone (Arbroath).

Attempt missed. Simon Murray (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Paul McManus (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Simon Murray (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stephen O'Neill (Montrose).

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Stephen Day replaces Bryan Deasley.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Declan O'Kane.

Attempt missed. Graham Webster (Montrose) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

Bryan Deasley (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Graham Webster replaces Steven Robb.

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 3, Montrose 0. Simon Murray (Arbroath) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Scott McBride.

Foul by Paul McManus (Arbroath).

Declan O'Kane (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Simon Murray replaces Kevin Buchan.

Attempt missed. Craig Johnstone (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Keiran Stewart (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Harkins (Montrose).

Paul McManus (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arbroath440082612
2Albion43015239
3Berwick421112757
4Elgin42116517
5Montrose32017436
6Clyde31115504
7East Fife410357-23
8Queen's Park410325-33
9East Stirlingshire4103413-93
10Annan Athletic401348-41
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