Stranraer 3 - 1 Montrose

Saturday 17th March 2012
M Moore (58)
C Malcolm (65, 90+2)
M Boyle (45)

Gable Endies given the Blues

Craig Malcolm scored twice as Stranraer came from behind to beat 10-man Montrose 3-1.

Blues goalkeeper David Mitchell saved well from Jamie Winter and Martin Boyle, but couldn't keep out Boyle's effort in the 45th minute as he prodded home Gary Wood's cross for his 15th goal of the season.

But the home side fought back in the second period. Michael Moore equalised in the 58th minute, slotting past Michael Andrews from 12 yards.

Malcolm grabbed his first of the contest after 65 minutes, firing past Andrews from the edge of the area.

The striker secured the three points for his side in stoppage time, a minute after Jonathan Smart was dismissed for a second bookable offence for the visitors.

OfficialGary Hilland
Attendance287
VenueStair Park
Kick Off
Stranraer 0 - 0 Montrose
1:02
Foul on Craig Malcolm
1:07
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
2:17
Foul on Scott Johnston
2:25
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
3:34
Corner taken by Douglas Cameron using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
4:16
Clearance by Steven Noble
6:28
Foul on Alan Campbell
6:32
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
8:04
Corner taken by Douglas Cameron using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
8:24
Save made by David Mitchell
8:54
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
8:55
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
10:29
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
11:05
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
11:27
Foul on Alan Campbell
11:32
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
12:09
Foul on Michael Moore
12:16
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken from the left wing
12:47
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
12:55
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
13:49
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
14:17
Clearance by Jonathan Smart
14:52
Foul on Martin Boyle
15:04
Free Kick taken by Douglas Cameron
15:36
Shot taken by Douglas Cameron using his left foot
17:03
Foul on Stephen Stirling
17:06
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
18:47
Shot taken by Christopher Aitken using his left foot
19:07
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
21:02
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
21:34
Foul on Alan Campbell
21:38
Free Kick taken by Jamie Winter
22:40
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
24:17
Shot taken by David MacGregor with his right foot from the right penalty area
24:36
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
25:56
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
27:37
Foul on Christopher Aitken
28:19
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling from the right wing
28:29
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
28:44
Clearance by Lloyd Young
28:55
Foul on Craig Malcolm
28:58
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
31:00
Foul on Michael Moore
31:03
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
32:45
Foul on Frank McKeown
32:49
Free Kick taken by Steven Noble
32:58
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
34:40
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
35:19
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
35:50
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
36:25
Foul on Ryan Borris
36:34
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken from the left wing
36:59
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
39:14
Shot taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot
39:21
Save made by David Mitchell
39:33
Shot taken by Martin Boyle with his right foot from the left penalty area
39:42
Save made by David Mitchell
40:54
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
41:24
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
42:08
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling using his left foot
42:30
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
42:49
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the centre penalty area
43:05
Save made by Michael Andrews
44:04
Foul on Scott Johnston
44:09
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
44:49
Shot taken by Martin Boyle with his right foot from the left penalty area
44:49
Stranraer 0 - 1 Montrose
GOAL scored by Martin Boyle with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
Half Time
Stranraer 0 - 1 Montrose
Second Half Started
Stranraer 0 - 1 Montrose
45:53
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
48:34
Corner taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
49:06
Clearance by Michael Moore
49:51
Foul on Frank McKeown
49:54
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
51:02
Corner taken by Douglas Cameron using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
51:20
Clearance by Sean Winter
51:37
Shot taken by Douglas Cameron using his left foot
51:46
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
52:24
Shot taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot
52:39
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
53:32
Foul on Lloyd Young
53:36
Free Kick taken by Jamie Winter
57:11
Shot taken by Michael Moore using his left foot from the left penalty area
57:11
Stranraer 1 - 1 Montrose
GOAL scored by Michael Moore using his left foot from the left penalty area going centre low of the goal.
60:45
Foul on Jonathan Crawford
60:49
Free Kick taken by Jamie Winter
62:01
Foul on Stephen Stirling
62:05
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken from the right wing
62:25
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
62:49
Clearance by Jonathan Smart
63:07
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
64:33
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the left penalty area
64:33
Stranraer 2 - 1 Montrose
GOAL scored by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
68:04
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
68:28
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot
68:41
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
69:29
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
69:31
Free Kick taken by Jonathan Smart
70:35
Substitution for Montrose: Terry Masson on for Jamie Winter
71:02
Foul on Michael Moore
71:06
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling from the right wing
71:21
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
73:10
Shot taken by Garry Wood with his right foot
73:31
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
73:35
Substitution for Stranraer: Stuart McColm on for Michael Moore
74:46
Substitution for Montrose: Steven McPhee on for Scott Johnston
75:28
Shot taken by Stuart McColm with his right foot
75:53
Save made by Michael Andrews
75:56
Corner taken by Steven McPhee using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
76:11
Save made by David Mitchell
76:25
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
76:53
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
78:26
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm from the centre penalty area
78:36
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
78:39
Substitution for Stranraer: Nathan Shepherd on for Ryan Borris
80:33
Foul on Lloyd Young
80:37
Free Kick taken by Douglas Cameron
81:43
Foul on Stephen Stirling
81:52
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
81:55
BOOKING: Jonathan Smart of Montrose given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
83:13
Offside flag raised against Garry Wood
83:14
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
83:53
Substitution for Stranraer: John Kane on for Christopher Aitken
85:09
Foul on Scott Taggart
85:13
Free Kick taken by John Kane from the right wing
87:29
Shot taken by Stephen McNally with his right foot
87:43
Save made by David Mitchell
88:32
Foul on David Mitchell
88:38
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
88:43
BOOKING: Garry Wood of Montrose given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
89:19
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
90:00+0:20
Foul on Stuart McColm
90:00+0:26
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling from the right wing
90:00+0:29
DISMISSAL: Jonathan Smart of Montrose sent off for second bookable offence
90:00+1:35
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the left six yard line
90:00+1:35
Stranraer 3 - 1 Montrose
GOAL scored by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the left six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
Full Time
Stranraer 3 - 1 Montrose

Stranraer

vs

Montrose

3
Goals
1
3
Assists
1
11
Shots
7
5
On Target
5
6
Off Target
2
8
Corners
5
34
Throw Ins
39
5
Saves
2
3
Clearances
3
7
Goal Kicks
15
16
Free Kicks
12
3
Offside
1
0
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
1

Stranraer

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David Mitchell
02.Scott Taggart
04.David MacGregor
05.Frank McKeown
03.Steven Noble
06.Christopher Aitken 84+0' Tactical
07.Sean Winter
08.Stephen Stirling
16.Ryan Borris 79+0' Tactical
09.Craig Malcolm
12.Michael Moore 74+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Ryan Marshall
13.Nathan Shepherd 79+0' Tactical
14.John Kane 84+0' Tactical
15.Dean Agnew
16.Stuart McColm 74+0' Tactical

Montrose

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael Andrews
02.Stephen McNally
03.Jonathan Smart (82+0: Unsporting behaviour) (90+1: Second Bookable Offence)
04.Alan Campbell
05.Jonathan Crawford
06.Douglas Cameron
07.Lloyd Young
08.Jamie Winter 71+0' Tactical
09.Scott Johnston 75+0' Tactical
10.Martin Boyle
11.Garry Wood (89+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

12.Sandy Wood
13.Sandy Wood
14.Sean Crighton
15.Terry Masson 71+0' Tactical
16.Steven McPhee 75+0' Tactical
17.David McGowan

Gallagher blow for Blues

Stranraer are without full-back Grant Gallagher through an ankle injury against visitors Montrose.

Blues boss Keith Knox is targeting six points from their next two games to virtually secure a play-off place.

Knox said: "We have this game against Montrose and then we have East Stirling at home and I am looking for us to grab two wins and really been in with a shout of a play-off place.

"We are not conceding anything to Alloa in terms of the title so six points would be welcome in that case as well.

"We will be along the same lines as the team that won at Annan last Saturday as that was a really good performance after losing an early goal."

Montrose have defender Alan Campbell back from injury as they look to keep out an opposition side that have scored 13 times against them already this season.

Paul Lunan, however, cannot lend a hand as he has been ruled out through suspension, with Gable Endies boss Ray Farningham saying: "There are normally a lot of goals in these games and it should be remembered that we scored four times down there in our last visit to get a draw.

"They have good strikers and so do we so I cannot see this one ending goalless.

"We won at Clyde in our last away game and should have taken more from the Berwick game last weekend when we were leading until the last few minutes."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Alloa Athletic 29 21 63
2 Stranraer 29 24 52
3 Queen's Park 28 21 51
4 Elgin City 30 7 47
5 Annan Athletic 30 6 44
6 Peterhead 29 -11 35
7 Berwick Rangers 29 -6 34
8 Clyde 28 -4 27
9 Montrose 29 -23 26
10 East Stirlingshire 29 -35 21

Updated 17/03/2012 at 16:59

 
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