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PITCH INSPECTION Due to the falling snow there will be a pitch inspection at 11am at Glebe Park.
STAT UPDATE Ahead of our last trip to Brechin this season here is a quick look back at our disappointing performance last week.
RAFFLE WINNERS Tori Clark was the lucky raffle winner on Saturday, receiving a signed shirt, during a special thank you Hospitality organised by Montrose Community Trust for all their volunteers. The signed ball was won by Dave Grant and Doug Grant won the bottle of Montrose wine. For the eagle eyed amongst you, Michael Smith collected the shirt on Tori’s behalf.
BODY SHOP AT LP THIS FRIDAY As a first, we are holding a Body Shop party at Links Park on Friday 15th March at 7:30pm, so come along for a fun evening with bargains a plenty...oh and the bar will be open too!!
MAN OF THE MATCH Paul Watson was awarded Man of the Match on Sat for a Captains performance, despite the team overall coming up short against Dumbarton. Paul received his award and champagne from James Emslie, a volunteer coach with Montrose Youth FC, who was enjoying Hospitality courtesy of Match Sponsors, Montrose Community Trust.
JOYCE BAGS RECORD PAYOUT AT BINGO Another busy Bingo night last Friday ended with Joyce Aitken scooping a record Flyer prize of £150, part of a total cash payout of almost £400. Congratulations to Joyce and you could be our next big winner on Friday 5th April.
END OF SEASON ‘BASH’ Due to increased demand, this year’s event has been moved to Montrose Town Hall and will also mark the start of our 140th celebrations as well as seeing the induction of new members into our Hall of Fame - great night in store so get your tickets NOW!!
MONTROSE 1-3 DUMBARTON Our recent poor form continued with a combination of poor defending and a failure to take opportunities to get back in the game. The game had a quiet start and it took 10 minutes for us to create the first chance when good link up on the edge of the area with Milne allowed Steeves to curl an effort towards goal but it was an easy catch for Adam. Moments later Dumbarton went up the other end and a Forbes free kick was sliced at the far post by Gallagher. Fleming then had to look lively to smother a low dangerous cross from Thomas. The deadlock was broken midway through the half when a free kick from inside the Dumbarton half broke to Thomas and despite Fleming saving his first effort, the ball fell kindly again for the striker to hammer home from close range. Almost immediately, we were gifted a great chance to draw level when great footwork inside the area by Antoniazzi drew a foul but Rennie smacked the spot kick off the top of the bar. Milne then tried his luck from 20 yards after a good interchange but his shot was weak and drifted wide. Our troubles doubles just before the break when Ballantine was allowed the time to cross and Gallagher was given space 10 yards from goal to shoot and despite making poor contact, his effort wrong footed Fleming and trundled into the bottom corner. After some strong words from the Manager, we started the second half in more positive fashion and deservedly got back in the game when a cleverly taken short corner by Milne found Campbell whose dinked cross was headed beyond Adam by Dillon despite the defender running away from goal. We almost drew level when great play from Henderson found Steeves whose cross was just too strong for Milne at the back post and then from a free kick just on the edge of the area, Campbell curled the ball over the wall but it proved an easy save for Adam. Looking like the team most likely to score, we then shot ourselves in the foot when a poor clearance from Fleming got caught in the wind and with Dillon making poor contact as the ball fell from the sky, Thomas pounced to fire home for his second of the match. See our Facebook page for full report.
THE GABLE ENDER Don’t forget to pick up your official matchday programme tomorrow. The all new, full colour publication is packed with news and reviews including an exclusive interview with Graham Webster.
STAT UPDATE Ahead of our important home fixture tomorrow, here is a quick look back at a game we deserved to take something from last weekend.
SUPPORTER INFO FOR DUMBARTON With a big crowd expected on Saturday, please see parking arrangements below (Note: there will be no segregation). Admission will be £15 Adult, £8 OAP/U16 and £18 Family. Please arrive in plenty time to allow safe entry to the Stadium and fans are reminded of the clubs Unacceptable Conduct Policy, which can be found on our website. We hope both sets of supporters witness a highly competitive game and have a thoroughly enjoyable and safe afternoon.
EYES DOWN Don’t forget our next Bingo is tomorrow night so make it a date for your chance to win big!!
JOHN ARCHBOLD Today sees the funeral of John Archbold and all at Montrose Football Club were very saddened to here of the passing of our friend and former Director. Club Chairman, John Crawford said, “John was very popular, well respected and a true Gable Endie. We were appointed as directors on the same day and had some great times together being part of the club. He will be sadly missed and the thoughts and condolences of everyone associated with Montrose FC are with the family at this very sad time.” John Archbold was a Montrose Football Club supporter through and through and after taking over as Commercial Manager in 1987, he moved onto the Board of Directors in February 1994. After leaving the Board 5 years later, John continued his loyalty and enthusiasm for Montrose FC and was a regular on the terracing and in hospitality. He also supported the club through sponsorship and advertising in the match programme, teamlines and the pitch side hoardings Club Ambassador, David Larter remembers John taking part in training sessions when the squad was a bit short, with John taking great delight scoring past the Legend goalkeeper. John was a well known local footballer and had been on the books of Dundee United in his youth before playing amateur football in the town. He was known to feature for the MFC Supporters club when they turned out in local tournaments and John also supported local Junior side Montrose Roselea. John is pictured far right with fellow supporters Bill Bremen, George Mennie, Brian Leiper and George Ferris with the Scottish Second Division trophy in May 1985 at the Queen Street Social Club.
BODY SHOP AT LP As a first, we are holding a Body Shop party at Links Park on Friday 15th March at 7:30pm, so come along for a fun evening with bargains a plenty...oh and the bar will be open too!!
AIRDRIEONIANS 1-0 MONTROSE A frustrating day where we were left ruing missed chances and ultimately paid the price for a solitary defensive lapse. We started the game on the front foot and Hutton had to be alive to tip a dangerous Milne corner behind. McLean looked sharp and keen to bag his first goal but after some good battling to retain possession his shot from distance was tame. Webster’s first sprint down the line ended with a great cross to the near post for the inrushing Rennie but his shot was blocked well by O’Neil. McLean was at it again moments later when this time a dribbling run into the box ended with a layoff to Redman whose effort was weak and wide of target. The home side then created a good chance when Campbell found time and space in the inside left channel but his effort was high thanks to good pressure being applied by Bolochoweckyj. Just after the half hour McLean had a great chance to break his duck following good link up play between Masson and Rennie but the young striker blasted over from close range and looked to be badly injured as he fell, resulting in him leaving the field on a stretcher. As we headed to the break both sides had one last effort when first a good turn and cross by Rennie found Masson but his diving header at the near post went wide and at the other end Houston created space for himself on the edge of the area with some good skill but his shot was smothered easily by Fleming. Having created the best of the chances in the first half, we were to gift the home side the lead within a minute of the restart when we failed to clear a Conroy corner and when the ball eventually fell to Duffy, he fired high past Fleming from close range. The damage could have been worse almost straight from kickoff when WIlkie beat the offside trap to run clear but the outrushing Fleming blocked his shot well. We tried to respond when Rennie whipped in a great corner but Redman’s header from close range was too high and then a good attack ended with Rennie laying off for Milne but his curling effort was high and wide of target. See Facebook page for full report.