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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Arbroath 3, Montrose 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Arbroath 3, Montrose 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Graham Webster (Montrose).

  5. Dismissal

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Dangerous play by Declan O'Kane (Montrose).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Craig Johnstone.

  9. Booking

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Stephen O'Neill (Montrose).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Terry Masson.

  13. Goal!

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jack Smith (Arbroath).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Stephen Day.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Jack Smith replaces Paul McManus.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Montrose. Danny Cavanagh replaces Paul Harkins.