Match ends, Montrose 1, Arbroath 5.
Montrose 1-5 Arbroath
Goalkeeper David Crawford scored as Arbroath thrashed Montrose.
Close-range strikes from Simon Murray and Dylan Carreiro put the visitors two up.
Garry Wood gave the hosts hope with a penalty before Crawford's seemingly innocuous free-kick from his own half found its way into the Montrose net.
Opposite number Lucas Birstingl was sent off for serious foul play and Paul McManus scored the resulting spot-kick before netting again before the end.
- 1BirnstinglBooked at 84mins
- 4CampbellBooked at 74minsSubstituted forDayat 82'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 8WatsonSubstituted forMassonat 71'minutes
- 10DeasleySubstituted forMcintoshat 62'minutes
- 3McBrideSubstituted forLindsayat 87'minutes
- 7LinnSubstituted forLowdonat 79'minutes
- 10MurraySubstituted forBuchanat 63'minutes
- Craig Charleston
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Montrose 1, Arbroath 5.
Stephen Day (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Montrose 1, Arbroath 5. Paul McManus (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin Buchan.
Foul by Paul McManus (Arbroath).
Jonathan Crawford (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jordan Lowdon (Arbroath).
Scott Johnston (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Arbroath. Johnny Lindsay replaces Scott McBride.
Goal! Montrose 1, Arbroath 4. Paul McManus (Arbroath) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Lucas Birnstingl (Montrose) is shown the red card for a bad foul.
Penalty Arbroath. Paul McManus draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Lucas Birnstingl (Montrose) after a foul in the penalty area.
Substitution, Montrose. Stephen Day replaces Alan Campbell.
Hand ball by Paul McManus (Arbroath).
Substitution, Arbroath. Jordan Lowdon replaces Bobby Linn.
Goal! Montrose 1, Arbroath 3. David Crawford (Arbroath) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.
Ricky Little (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Terry Masson (Montrose).
Dylan Carreiro (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.