Scottish League Two
Cowdenbeath0Montrose3

Cowdenbeath 0-3 Montrose

Montrose striker Lewis Milne
Lewis Milne scored against his former club

Lewis Milne scored twice - his seventh in three games - as Montrose returned to the top of Scotttish League Two and added to Cowdenbeath's relegation woes.

Milne's deflected strike gave the visitors a half-time lead, with Martin Rennie also going close with a header.

Rennie's close-range tap-in before a trademark free-kick from Milne put the result firmly beyond doubt.

It lifts Montrose three points clear of Peterhead as the top two continue their head-to-head with three games left.

Cowden, who won a penalty shoot-out last season against Lowland League winners East Kilbride, look destined for another play-off to retain their place in the Scottish Professional Football League.

The Blue Brazil remain seven points behind Berwick Rangers, who have two games in hand, and Edinburgh City.

Line-ups

Cowdenbeath

  • 1McGurn
  • 2McInally
  • 4Pyper
  • 5Gilfillan
  • 3Swann
  • 6MullenBooked at 62mins
  • 8Reilly
  • 10Smith
  • 7CoxBooked at 50minsSubstituted forMuirheadat 54'minutes
  • 9Sheerin
  • 11Buchanan

Substitutes

  • 12Rumsby
  • 15Smith
  • 16Hornby
  • 17Penman
  • 18Muirhead
  • 19Fotheringham

Montrose

  • 21Fleming
  • 15BallantyneBooked at 76mins
  • 5Bolochoweckyj
  • 14Dillon
  • 3Steeves
  • 17Redman
  • 2MassonBooked at 61minsSubstituted forWebsterat 70'minutes
  • 4Allan
  • 24Milne
  • 10TemplemanSubstituted forFraserat 65'minutes
  • 23RennieSubstituted forJohnstonat 52'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Millar
  • 6Fotheringham
  • 7Webster
  • 8Watson
  • 9Fraser
  • 16Johnston
  • 20Campbell
Referee:
Kevin Graham
Attendance:
378

Match Stats

Home TeamCowdenbeathAway TeamMontrose
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home4
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home14
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Montrose 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Montrose 3.

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Harvey Swann.

Foul by Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath).

Gary Fraser (Montrose) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie Redman (Montrose).

Bradley Smith (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Johnston (Montrose).

Bryan Gilfillan (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Harvey Swann (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Sean Dillon (Montrose).

Bradley Smith (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Allan Fleming.

Attempt saved. Bradley Smith (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Sean Dillon (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordyn Sheerin (Cowdenbeath).

Booking

Cameron Ballantyne (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Craig Johnston (Montrose).

Jamie Pyper (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Graham Webster replaces Terry Masson.

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Gary Fraser replaces Chris Templeman.

Booking

Fraser Mullen (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Fraser Mullen (Cowdenbeath).

Terry Masson (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Terry Masson (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Cowdenbeath 0, Montrose 3. Lewis Milne (Montrose) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Bryan Gilfillan (Cowdenbeath).

Craig Johnston (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Fraser Mullen.

Foul by Bradley Smith (Cowdenbeath).

Michael Bolochoweckyj (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Cameron Muirhead replaces David Cox.

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Bryan Gilfillan.

Substitution

Substitution, Montrose. Craig Johnston replaces Martin Rennie.

Andrew Steeves (Montrose) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Cox (Cowdenbeath).

Booking

David Cox (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by David Cox (Cowdenbeath).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Montrose33217556342270
2Peterhead33214875383767
3Stirling331661158461254
4Stenhousemuir311461150401048
5Elgin33145145258-647
6Clyde33129124646045
7Annan Athletic331011124237541
8Edinburgh City3378183456-2229
9Berwick3178162655-2929
10Cowdenbeath33410192352-2922
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