Stranraer 4 - 4 Montrose

Saturday 12th November 2011
S Winter (7)
C Malcolm (18, 19)
M Grehan (53)
S Pierce (pen 64, 69)
J Winter (70, 74)

Four-star Montrose battle back

Montrose overturned a four-goal deficit to claim a dramatic 4-4 draw against 10-man Stranraer.

The home side looked to be in cruise control when they stormed to a three-goal lead by half-time through a Sean Winter strike from 12 yards and a brace of cool finishes by Craig Malcolm.

There was no hint of the drama to come in the second half when they increased their margin through Martin Grehan who drilled in from 12 yards after 53 minutes.

But the game turned on its head when David Mitchell was dismissed for a professional foul on Sean Pierce who got up off the ground to convert the penalty and start the comeback.

Pierce then grabbed his second from close range after 68 minutes before two fine strikes from long range by Jamie Winter brought the scores level.

OfficialDon Robertson
Attendance326
VenueStair Park
Kick Off
Stranraer 0 - 0 Montrose
1:01
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
1:30
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
1:53
Clearance by Sean Crighton
2:39
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
3:05
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
3:52
Corner taken by Douglas Cameron using his left foot from the right byline
6:21
Shot taken by Sean Winter with his right foot from the left penalty area
6:21
Stranraer 1 - 0 Montrose
GOAL scored by Sean Winter with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
7:09
Corner taken by Douglas Cameron using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
7:36
Clearance by Sean Winter
9:36
Corner taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot from the right byline
10:09
Shot taken by Sean Crighton from the centre penalty area
10:27
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
10:52
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
10:54
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
12:03
Foul on Grant Gallagher
12:13
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
13:10
Shot taken by Christopher Aitken using his left foot
13:30
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
14:45
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
14:46
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
16:31
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
17:14
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the left penalty area
17:14
Stranraer 2 - 0 Montrose
GOAL scored by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
18:45
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the right penalty area
18:45
Stranraer 3 - 0 Montrose
GOAL scored by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
20:32
Corner taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
21:02
Clearance by David Mitchell
21:47
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
22:27
Foul on Paul Lunan
22:36
Free Kick taken by Jamie Winter
22:58
Shot taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot
23:08
Save made by David Mitchell
23:36
Shot taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot from the right penalty area
24:07
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
24:12
Substitution for Montrose: Sean Pierce on for Jonathan Crawford
25:19
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
25:20
Free Kick taken by Alan Campbell
25:47
Shot taken by Sean Pierce with his right foot from the left penalty area
25:56
Save made by David Mitchell
26:20
Foul on Frank McKeown
26:31
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
26:46
Foul on Alan Campbell
26:55
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
28:09
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
28:35
Clearance by Jonathan Smart
28:41
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
30:14
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
32:44
Offside flag raised against Martin Grehan
32:45
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
34:07
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
34:19
Shot taken by Martin Grehan using his left foot from the left penalty area
34:29
Save made by Michael Andrews
36:36
Corner taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot from the left byline
36:57
Clearance by Sean Winter
37:11
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
38:43
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
39:04
Clearance by Douglas Cameron
40:15
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline
40:39
Clearance by Jonathan Smart
41:20
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
41:21
Free Kick taken by Jonathan Smart
44:37
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
Half Time
Stranraer 3 - 0 Montrose
Second Half Started
Stranraer 3 - 0 Montrose
46:19
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
46:42
Clearance by Jonathan Smart
46:56
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
47:25
Clearance by Jamie Winter
48:01
Shot taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot
48:13
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
51:09
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
52:32
Shot taken by Martin Grehan with his right foot from the right penalty area
52:32
Stranraer 4 - 0 Montrose
GOAL scored by Martin Grehan with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
54:08
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot
54:20
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
55:37
Foul on Martin Boyle
55:43
Free Kick taken by Jamie Winter
55:54
Foul on Grant Gallagher
56:04
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
56:29
Foul on Grant Gallagher
56:35
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken from the right wing
57:05
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
57:41
Foul on Martin Boyle
57:56
Free Kick taken by Douglas Cameron from the right wing
58:18
Cross from Douglas Cameron
58:21
Save made by David Mitchell
58:25
Corner taken by Jamie Winter using his left foot from the left byline
58:52
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
59:00
Substitution for Stranraer: John Kane on for Steven Noble
61:56
Foul on Sean Pierce
62:11
DISMISSAL: David Mitchell of Stranraer sent off for professional foul
62:31
Substitution for Stranraer: Ryan Marshall on for Martin Grehan
63:50
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Sean Pierce and scored with his right foot to the bottom right
63:50
Stranraer 4 - 1 Montrose
GOAL scored by Sean Pierce with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
64:20
Corner taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot from the right byline
65:10
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
65:27
Clearance by Jonathan Smart
65:42
Offside flag raised against Martin Boyle
65:44
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
67:11
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
68:41
Shot taken by Sean Pierce with his right foot from the left penalty area
68:41
Stranraer 4 - 2 Montrose
GOAL scored by Sean Pierce with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
69:44
Shot taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot
69:44
Stranraer 4 - 3 Montrose
GOAL scored by Jamie Winter with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
71:04
Corner taken by Douglas Cameron using his left foot from the right byline going out of play
71:36
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
72:18
Foul on Sean Pierce
72:28
Free Kick taken by Stephen McNally
73:15
Shot taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot
73:15
Stranraer 4 - 4 Montrose
GOAL scored by Jamie Winter with his right foot going centre low of the goal.
76:05
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
76:09
Substitution for Stranraer: Stuart McColm on for Grant Gallagher
79:21
Shot taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot
79:34
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
79:41
Foul on Scott Johnston
79:50
Free Kick taken by Jamie Winter
81:05
Offside flag raised against Martin Boyle
81:06
Free Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
81:57
Offside flag raised against Paul Lunan
81:59
Free Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
83:10
Foul on Sean Pierce
83:14
BOOKING: Scott Taggart of Stranraer given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
83:31
Free Kick taken by Jamie Winter from the left wing
83:53
Shot taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot from the left wing
84:08
Block taken by Scott Taggart
84:13
Corner taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
84:43
Clearance by John Kane
86:11
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline
86:43
Clearance by Sean Crighton
87:24
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
88:26
Substitution for Montrose: Terry Masson on for Jamie Winter
90:00+0:18
Offside flag raised against Scott Johnston
90:00+0:39
Free Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
90:00+1:07
BOOKING: Stuart McColm of Stranraer given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+1:22
Foul on Douglas Cameron
90:00+1:28
Free Kick taken by Paul Lunan
90:00+2:00
Corner taken by Douglas Cameron using his left foot from the right byline
90:00+2:12
Clearance by John Kane
Full Time
Stranraer 4 - 4 Montrose

Stranraer

vs

Montrose

4
Goals
4
3
Assists
2
8
Shots
9
5
On Target
6
3
Off Target
3
0
Crosses
1
12
Corners
10
21
Throw Ins
18
3
Saves
1
5
Clearances
8
12
Goal Kicks
7
1
Blocks
0
8
Free Kicks
13
5
Offside
4
0
Penalties
1
2
Yellow Cards
0
1
Red Cards
0

Stranraer

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David Mitchell (63+0: Professional Foul)
02.Scott Taggart (84+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.David MacGregor
05.Frank McKeown
11.Grant Gallagher 77+0' Tactical
03.Steven Noble 59+0' Tactical
06.Christopher Aitken
07.Sean Winter
08.Stephen Stirling
09.Craig Malcolm
10.Martin Grehan 63+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Ryan Marshall 63+0' Tactical
13.Nathan Shepherd
14.John Kane 59+0' Tactical
15.Michael Moore
16.Stuart McColm (90+2: Unsporting behaviour) 77+0' Tactical

Montrose

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael Andrews
02.Jonathan Smart
03.Alan Campbell
04.Sean Crighton
05.Stephen McNally
06.Jonathan Crawford 25+0' Tactical
07.Douglas Cameron
08.Paul Lunan
09.Jamie Winter 89+0' Tactical
10.Scott Johnston
11.Martin Boyle

Substitutes

12.Sandy Wood
13.Sandy Wood
14.David Dimilta
15.Steven McPhee
16.Terry Masson 89+0' Tactical
17.Sean Pierce 25+0' Tactical

Opportunity Knox for Stair Park boys

Stranraer face Montrose with the same 16-man squad that took on Alloa last weekend with boss Keith Knox hoping can history repeat itself.

Knox's side ended a losing sequence earlier in the season with a heavy win over Montrose and the manager is looking for positive omens.

Knox said: "We began the season by losing to Queens Park and Alloa before defeating Montrose 6-0 and, as we have begun the second quarter with defeats again, I'm hoping things turn full circle and we beat Montrose in this one.

"They will be out for revenge after that scoreline and our players and I know that was a bit of a freak result as Montrose missed a penalty when the score was 0-0 and then we got a couple of breaks around half-time.

"We may have lost to Alloa, but we played well and I'm not planning many changes."

Montrose will include Paul Lunan in their squad for the long trek after the defensive midfielder overcame a bout of flu.

The illness kept Lunan out of the midweek defeat to Elgin, while Links Park manager Ray Farningham has no other new injury or suspension problems.

Farningham said: "We got a bit of a doing in the second half of our game against Stranraer up at our place and it would be good to gain some pride back by doing a whole lot better this time out.

"We did well down there last season when we won both of our games and a repeat of that success would be great.

"It's a busy spell for us on the road as we have Elgin, Stranraer and then Ayr next week and travelling is always easier after a win."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Annan Athletic 12 12 27
2 Alloa Athletic 12 2 24
3 Elgin City 12 9 21
4 Stranraer 12 9 20
5 Up Berwick Rangers 12 4 18
6 Down Queen's Park 12 0 18
7 Down Clyde 12 5 16
8 Montrose 12 -9 13
9 Peterhead 12 -10 6
10 East Stirlingshire 12 -22 4

Updated 12/11/2011 at 17:00

 
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