Scottish League Two
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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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Montrose 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Montrose 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Harvey Swann.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Buchanan (Cowdenbeath).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Redman (Montrose).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Craig Johnston (Montrose).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Sean Dillon (Montrose).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Allan Fleming.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jordyn Sheerin (Cowdenbeath).

  18. Booking

    Cameron Ballantyne (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Craig Johnston (Montrose).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

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