Montrose 3 - 2 Stirling Albion

Saturday 29th December 2012
J Winter (24)
G Wood (35)
L McIntosh (60)
S Davidson (27, 44)

McIntosh sinks plucky Stirling

Leighton McIntosh scored his fifth goal of the season as Montrose overcame a spirited Stirling to win 3-2.

McIntosh crossed for Jamie Winter to hammer home from 20 yards after 23 minutes, but the league's bottom side equalised soon after through Scott Davidson's 12-yard strike after good work from Mark Ferry.

Montrose regained the lead 10 minutes before the break when Winter turned provider, crossing for Garry Wood's bullet header.

Stirling hit back again though, Davidson netting his second a minute before the break, slotting David McClune's pass into the bottom-left corner.

McIntosh saw a close-range header saved early in the second half, but grabbed the winner on the hour mark when he lashed Wood's pass high into the goal from six yards.

OfficialDon Robertson
Attendance336
VenueLinks Park Stadium
Kick Off
Montrose 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
0:31
Shot taken by Leighton McIntosh with his right foot from the right penalty area
0:54
Save made by Mark Peat
1:35
Foul on Gary Thom
1:45
Free Kick taken by David McClune
3:30
Shot taken by Garry Wood using his left foot
3:54
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
4:13
Goal Kick taken by Sandy Wood
5:39
Cross from Richard McIntosh
6:06
Clearance by Kieran McAnespie
6:50
Shot taken by Terry Masson using his left foot
8:21
Hand Ball taken by Graham Weir
8:28
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson
9:03
Shot taken by Paul Watson using his left foot
10:31
Shot taken by Richard McIntosh with his right foot from the centre penalty area
12:12
Cross from Stephen McNally
12:22
Shot taken by Stephen McNally using his left foot
13:52
Foul on Kieran McAnespie
13:56
Free Kick taken by Mark Peat
15:05
Cross from Richard McIntosh
15:28
Clearance by Gary Thom
15:59
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
16:40
Offside flag raised against Steven Weir
16:45
Free Kick taken by Sandy Wood
17:09
Foul on Graham Weir
19:45
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
20:12
Cross from Stephen Day
21:24
Offside flag raised against Steven Weir
21:26
Free Kick taken by Jonathan Crawford
21:52
Cross from Stephen Day
22:48
Foul on Leighton McIntosh
22:57
Free Kick taken by Jamie Winter
23:36
Shot taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot
23:36
Montrose 1 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Jamie Winter with his right foot to the top left of the goal.
26:03
Shot taken by Mark Ferry with his right foot
26:03
Montrose 1 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Scott Davidson with his right foot to the top right of the goal.
28:26
Shot taken by David McClune with his right foot
30:42
Shot taken by Graham Weir with his right foot from the right wing
31:19
Goal Kick taken by Sandy Wood
32:02
Shot taken by Garry Wood with his right foot from the left penalty area
32:25
Save made by Mark Peat
32:37
Corner taken by Terry Masson with his right foot from the left byline
32:54
Clearance by Kieran McAnespie
33:33
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
34:12
Corner taken by Terry Masson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
34:33
Clearance by Gary Thom
34:41
Shot taken by Garry Wood from the centre penalty area
34:41
Montrose 2 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Garry Wood from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
37:03
Foul on David McClune
37:14
Free Kick taken by Ross McGeachie from the right wing
38:03
BOOKING: Scott Davidson of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
39:17
Corner taken by Terry Masson with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
40:27
Clearance by Gary Thom
40:34
Shot taken by Steven Weir with his right foot from the right penalty area
41:11
Goal Kick taken by Sandy Wood
43:34
Shot taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the right penalty area
43:34
Montrose 2 - 2 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
Half Time
Montrose 2 - 2 Stirling Albion
45:01
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Jamie McCunnie on for Brian Allison
Second Half Started
Montrose 2 - 2 Stirling Albion
45:35
Goal Kick taken by Sandy Wood
48:48
Shot taken by Leighton McIntosh from the right six yard line
49:25
Save made by Mark Peat
49:37
Corner taken by Terry Masson with his right foot from the right byline
50:19
Clearance by Mark Ferry
52:04
Foul on Graham Weir
52:14
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
52:57
Foul on Garry Wood
53:08
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson from the left wing
54:25
Foul on Leighton McIntosh
54:34
Free Kick taken by Terry Masson
54:35
BOOKING: Kieran McAnespie of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
56:05
Offside flag raised against Leighton McIntosh
56:09
Free Kick taken by Mark Peat
56:45
Substitution for Montrose: David Gray on for Lloyd Young
58:30
Corner taken by Scott Davidson with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
59:57
Shot taken by Leighton McIntosh using his left foot from the centre penalty area
59:57
Montrose 3 - 2 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Leighton McIntosh using his left foot from the centre penalty area going centre high of the goal.
61:45
Foul on Richard McIntosh
61:51
Free Kick taken by Jamie Winter from the left wing
66:13
Cross from Graham Weir
66:25
Goal Kick taken by Sandy Wood
66:29
Substitution for Montrose: Scott Johnston on for Richard McIntosh
68:02
Cross from Ross McGeachie
68:28
Shot taken by Scott Davidson using his left foot from the centre penalty area
70:10
Shot taken by Graham Weir using his left foot
71:03
Cross from Scott Johnston
71:37
Goal Kick taken by Mark Peat
73:09
Cross from Stephen McNally
73:17
Save made by Mark Peat
74:06
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Joshua Flood on for Stephen Day
75:21
Cross from Joshua Flood
78:55
Foul on Stephen McNally
79:04
Free Kick taken by Stephen McNally
82:46
Cross from Joshua Flood
83:02
Save made by Sandy Wood
83:20
Goal Kick taken by Sandy Wood
83:25
Substitution for Montrose: Scott Morton on for Leighton McIntosh
83:54
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Daly McSorley on for Steven Weir
85:11
Foul on Terry Masson
85:18
Free Kick taken by Jonathan Crawford
87:10
Cross from Scott Davidson
87:33
Shot taken by Daly McSorley using his left foot from the left penalty area
88:29
Cross from David McClune
88:41
Save made by Sandy Wood
88:49
Shot taken by Garry Wood with his right foot from the right penalty area
89:13
Block taken by Mark Peat
89:29
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
89:41
Shot taken by Joshua Flood from the centre penalty area
90:00+0:33
Corner taken by Terry Masson with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
90:00+0:58
Foul on Kieran McAnespie
90:00+1:05
Free Kick taken by Gary Thom
Full Time
Montrose 3 - 2 Stirling Albion

Montrose

vs

Stirling Albion

3
Goals
2
3
Assists
2
12
Shots
9
5
On Target
2
7
Off Target
7
5
Crosses
9
5
Corners
1
26
Throw Ins
18
2
Saves
4
0
Clearances
6
6
Goal Kicks
5
0
Blocks
1
9
Free Kicks
6
1
Offside
2
0
Hand Balls
1
0
Yellow Cards
2

Montrose

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Sandy Wood
02.Stephen McNally
03.Paul Watson
05.Alan Campbell
04.Jonathan Crawford
06.Jamie Winter
07.Lloyd Young 57+0' Tactical
08.Terry Masson
11.Richard McIntosh 67+0' Tactical
09.Leighton McIntosh 84+0' Tactical
10.Garry Wood

Substitutes

21.David Crawford
14.Craig McLeish
15.David Gray 57+0' Tactical
12.Scott Johnston 67+0' Tactical
16.Scott Morton 84+0' Tactical

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Mark Peat
02.Ross McGeachie
04.David McClune
05.Gary Thom
06.Brian Allison 45+0' Injury
03.Kieran McAnespie (55+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Mark Ferry
10.Scott Davidson (39+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Stephen Day 75+0' Tactical
07.Graham Weir
09.Steven Weir 84+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Samuel Filler
12.Jamie McCunnie 45+0' Injury
14.Daly McSorley 84+0' Tactical
15.Joshua Flood 75+0' Tactical
16.Gavin McPherson

Last 5 Meetings

Montrose wait on ill duo

Montrose will give Lloyd Young and Scott Johnston as long as possible to prove their fitness before the clash with Stirling Albion after they missed training earlier in the week having been laid low with illness.

Defender Paul Lunan remains out with an ankle injury with manager Stuart Garden warning his side not to be fooled by Stirling's bottom of the table position.

Garden explained: "They will be coming here boosted by two wins in a row. That will have given them a fair degree of confidence and they also have a number of very good players as well.

"We are in fourth place at the moment and I want us to go on and cement our place in the top four by winning games starting against Stirling."

Stirling make the trip without last Saturday's match-winner Jordan White through suspension.

Defender Gary Thom has been cleared to play though after the SFA confirmed that he has only picked up five bookings this season and not the six they advised recently.

Stirling, boosted by two home wins in a row and determined to win away for the first time this season, are without Jamie Clark, Danny Ashe and Gavin McPherson who all have knocks.

"Montrose can score goals but so can we and this should be a very open game as a result," boss Greig McDonald said.

"We have two good wins from two good performances and we want to build on that. It would be good to break our away duck but it will not be easy as Montrose have looked strong this season."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 17 35 42
2 Elgin City 17 4 27
3 Up Montrose 17 0 26
4 Up Peterhead 17 2 25
5 Down Queen's Park 15 5 23
6 Up Annan Athletic 17 -5 20
7 Down Berwick Rangers 16 -3 19
8 Clyde 16 -8 19
9 East Stirlingshire 16 -18 14
10 Stirling Albion 16 -12 13

Updated 29/12/2012 at 16:59