Peterhead 0 - 1 Montrose

Saturday 5th January 2013
S Johnston (3)

Johnston nets early winner

Scott Johnston scored in the third minute as Montrose beat Peterhead 1-0.

Montrose striker Garry Wood almost gave his side the lead in the second minute of the match, but was thwarted by Peterhead stopper Graeme Smith who tipped his left-footed effort round the post.

But the visitors got their goal 60 seconds later when Johnston found the top left corner from 18 yards out.

The Gable Endies continued to dominate in the opening stages of the match, but failed to make early chances count, with Smith making a string of important saves for the hosts.

Peterhead came close to snatching a late equaliser in injury time when Ryan Strachan's curled right-footed effort from 18 yards out forced a rare save from Montrose goalkeeper Sandy Wood.

OfficialAlan Newlands
Attendance594
VenueBalmoor Stadium
Kick Off
Peterhead 0 - 0 Montrose
0:45
Corner taken by Terry Masson with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
1:08
Clearance by Ryan McCann
1:38
Shot taken by Garry Wood using his left foot from the centre penalty area
1:55
Save made by Graeme Smith
2:00
Corner taken by Terry Masson with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
2:19
Clearance by Ryan McCann
2:29
Shot taken by Scott Johnston with his right foot from the left penalty area
2:29
Peterhead 0 - 1 Montrose
GOAL scored by Scott Johnston with his right foot from the left penalty area to the top left of the goal.
3:50
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
4:46
Foul on Ryan McCann
4:51
Free Kick taken by Ryan McCann
5:05
Foul on Graeme Sharp
5:09
Free Kick taken by Ross Smith from the right wing
5:24
Foul on Steven Noble
5:31
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan
5:59
Shot taken by Ryan Strachan with his right foot
6:12
Save made by Sandy Wood
6:41
Shot taken by Leighton McIntosh with his right foot
6:54
Save made by Graeme Smith
7:56
Shot taken by Terry Masson using his left foot from the centre penalty area
8:10
Save made by Graeme Smith
8:29
Corner taken by Terry Masson with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
8:58
Clearance by Graeme Sharp
9:13
Offside flag raised against Scott Johnston
9:14
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
9:30
Foul on Steven Noble
9:36
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan
11:05
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
11:07
Free Kick taken by Sandy Wood
12:05
Foul on Garry Wood
12:12
Free Kick taken by Jamie Winter
15:55
Cross from Stephen McNally
16:03
Clearance by Graeme Sharp
16:46
Cross from Leighton McIntosh
16:58
Shot taken by Scott Johnston with his right foot
17:18
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
18:05
Foul on David Cox
18:10
Free Kick taken by Ross Smith
19:05
Cross from Richard McIntosh
19:12
Clearance by Steven Noble
19:19
Foul on Lloyd Young
19:25
Free Kick taken by Jamie Winter from the right wing
19:53
Cross from Jamie Winter
19:58
Clearance by Rory McAllister
20:05
Cross from Jamie Winter
20:15
Shot taken by Alan Campbell from the centre penalty area
20:28
Save made by Graeme Smith
20:33
Cross from Martin Bavidge
20:42
Shot taken by David Cox from the centre penalty area
20:53
Save made by Sandy Wood
20:59
Corner taken by Ryan Strachan with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
21:24
Goal Kick taken by Sandy Wood
22:15
Shot taken by Leighton McIntosh with his right foot from the left penalty area
22:28
Save made by Graeme Smith
22:47
Corner taken by Terry Masson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
23:10
Clearance by Dean Cowie
23:24
Shot taken by Terry Masson from the centre penalty area
23:54
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
24:47
Cross from Lloyd Young
24:58
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
25:53
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
26:47
Cross from Graeme Sharp
26:54
Clearance by Jonathan Crawford
27:27
Shot taken by Leighton McIntosh with his right foot from the right penalty area
27:41
Save made by Graeme Smith
27:48
Shot taken by Lloyd Young with his right foot from the centre penalty area
28:05
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
28:43
Foul on Garry Wood
28:48
Free Kick taken by Jamie Winter
29:15
Foul on Richard McIntosh
29:22
Free Kick taken by Richard McIntosh
30:05
Shot taken by Richard McIntosh using his left foot
30:25
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
30:47
Foul on Rory McAllister
30:53
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan
31:04
Cross from Ryan Strachan
31:13
Save made by Sandy Wood
31:40
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
33:14
Cross from Stephen McNally
33:21
Clearance by Graeme Sharp
33:27
Cross from Richard McIntosh
33:35
Clearance by Steven Noble
34:42
Foul on David Cox
34:47
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
35:32
Offside flag raised against Leighton McIntosh
35:33
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
36:22
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
36:59
Cross from Rory McAllister
37:06
Clearance by Jonathan Crawford
39:59
Foul on Terry Masson
40:03
Free Kick taken by Jamie Winter
41:10
Foul on Graeme Sharp
41:16
Free Kick taken by Ross Smith
41:25
Foul on Alan Campbell
41:31
Free Kick taken by Sandy Wood
42:41
Corner taken by Scott McLaughlin using his left foot from the right byline
43:13
Shot taken by Martin Bavidge from the centre penalty area
43:30
Goal Kick taken by Sandy Wood
43:47
Foul on Leighton McIntosh
43:54
Free Kick taken by Richard McIntosh from the right wing
44:13
Cross from Richard McIntosh
44:21
Clearance by Martin Bavidge
44:27
Corner taken by Terry Masson with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
Half Time
Peterhead 0 - 1 Montrose
Second Half Started
Peterhead 0 - 1 Montrose
45:36
Foul on Rory McAllister
45:41
Free Kick taken by Scott McLaughlin
45:54
Shot taken by Scott McLaughlin using his left foot
46:10
Save made by Sandy Wood
47:16
Foul on Alan Campbell
47:25
Free Kick taken by Sandy Wood
48:20
Foul on Ryan Strachan
48:34
BOOKING: Jamie Winter of Montrose given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
48:42
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan from the left wing
49:09
Cross from Ryan Strachan
49:19
Save made by Sandy Wood
49:54
Foul on David Cox
50:00
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan from the left wing
50:21
Cross from Ryan Strachan
50:28
Clearance by Stephen McNally
50:54
Cross from Graeme Sharp
51:04
Save made by Sandy Wood
52:05
Goal Kick taken by Sandy Wood
53:01
Goal Kick taken by Sandy Wood
53:32
Shot taken by Graeme Sharp with his right foot
53:46
Save made by Sandy Wood
53:49
Corner taken by David Cox with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
54:08
Clearance by Alan Campbell
61:16
Cross from Ryan Strachan
61:47
Substitution for Peterhead: Robert Winters on for Rory McAllister
62:01
Goal Kick taken by Sandy Wood
63:38
Goal Kick taken by Sandy Wood
64:41
Foul on Lloyd Young
64:46
Free Kick taken by Stephen McNally from the right wing
64:59
Cross from Stephen McNally
65:46
Foul on Scott Johnston
65:51
Free Kick taken by Richard McIntosh
66:59
Cross from Ryan McCann
67:09
Clearance by Jonathan Crawford
67:16
Goal Kick taken by Sandy Wood
69:41
Cross from Richard McIntosh
69:52
Save made by Graeme Smith
70:00
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
70:31
Clearance by Alan Campbell
70:38
Corner taken by David Cox with his right foot from the left byline
71:00
Save made by Sandy Wood
71:55
Cross from Garry Wood
72:04
Shot taken by Leighton McIntosh from the centre penalty area
72:20
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
73:37
Cross from Scott McLaughlin
73:46
Save made by Sandy Wood
75:29
Substitution for Peterhead: Stephen Maguire on for Graeme Sharp
76:48
Foul on Stephen Maguire
76:56
BOOKING: Richard McIntosh of Montrose given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
77:05
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
78:13
Cross from Ryan Strachan
78:20
Save made by Sandy Wood
79:20
Goal Kick taken by Sandy Wood
80:39
Cross from Garry Wood
81:07
Corner taken by Terry Masson with his right foot from the right byline
81:46
Shot taken by Lloyd Young with his right foot from the centre penalty area
82:04
Clearance by Ryan McCann
82:34
Substitution for Montrose: Craig McLeish on for Lloyd Young
83:33
Foul on Ross Smith
83:43
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
84:29
Shot taken by Garry Wood with his right foot
84:43
Save made by Graeme Smith
84:53
Offside flag raised against Robert Winters
85:03
Substitution for Peterhead: Craig Tully on for Dean Cowie
85:37
Cross from Terry Masson
85:46
Save made by Graeme Smith
87:21
Shot taken by Scott Johnston with his right foot
87:34
Save made by Graeme Smith
87:38
Corner taken by Terry Masson with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
88:47
Offside flag raised against Garry Wood
88:49
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
89:34
Foul on David Cox
89:40
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan from the left wing
89:51
Cross from Ryan Strachan
90:00+0:01
Clearance by Richard McIntosh
90:00+0:06
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline
90:00+0:22
Clearance by Jonathan Crawford
90:00+0:29
Shot taken by Ryan Strachan with his right foot from the left penalty area
90:00+0:44
Save made by Sandy Wood
90:00+0:52
Shot taken by Leighton McIntosh with his right foot
90:00+1:07
Save made by Graeme Smith
90:00+1:11
Corner taken by Craig McLeish with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
Full Time
Peterhead 0 - 1 Montrose

Peterhead

vs

Montrose

0
Goals
1
6
Shots
16
5
On Target
11
1
Off Target
5
12
Crosses
14
6
Corners
8
30
Throw Ins
24
11
Saves
11
11
Clearances
8
10
Goal Kicks
8
17
Free Kicks
11
2
Offside
3
0
Yellow Cards
2

Peterhead

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Graeme Smith
05.Ross Smith
06.Ryan Strachan
02.Dean Cowie 86+0' Tactical
03.Steven Noble
04.Ryan McCann
07.David Cox
08.Graeme Sharp 76+0' Tactical
11.Scott McLaughlin
09.Rory McAllister 62+0' Tactical
10.Martin Bavidge

Substitutes

21.Paul Jarvie
15.Craig Tully 86+0' Tactical
16.James Redman
12.Robert Winters 62+0' Tactical
14.Stephen Maguire 76+0' Tactical

Montrose

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Sandy Wood
02.Stephen McNally
05.Alan Campbell
03.Richard McIntosh (77+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Jonathan Crawford
06.Jamie Winter (49+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Lloyd Young 83+0' Tactical
08.Terry Masson
09.Leighton McIntosh
10.Garry Wood
11.Scott Johnston

Substitutes

21.David Crawford
12.Paul Watson
16.Philip McGuire
14.Craig McLeish 83+0' Tactical
15.David Gray

Morton doubt for Montrose

Montrose striker Scott Morton is a doubt for the match at Peterhead after suffering from whiplash following a car accident.

Gable Endies manager Stuart Garden will name his side on Saturday lunchtime to give the striker extended time to recover.

Defender Paul Lunan is definitely out due to an ankle fracture.

Garden said: "We are looking to bounce back after losing to Berwick in midweek and dropping out of the play-off places in a disappointing fashion.

"Peterhead have been very strong at home all season but if we are more clinical in front of goal we have the chance to be the first side to do that.

"A win would see us climb back above them in the table and that would be a good afternoon's work."

Peterhead manager Jim McInally will delay naming his team as industrious striker Stephen Maguire is struggling with a knock.

Maguire was injured in the 3-0 win over Peterhead and is a major doubt, but Jamie Redman should be available despite having stitches placed in a head wound he picked up in the same game.

Scott Ross sits out a third game through suspension and David Ross continues to be sidelined by a knee problem.

McInally said: "We played well at Elgin but still needed some good saves from our goalkeeper at crucial times.

"Montrose turned us over recently so we know that we are in for another tough afternoon."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 19 37 46
2 Up Queen's Park 17 9 29
3 Up Montrose 19 -1 29
4 Down Peterhead 19 4 28
5 Down Elgin City 19 1 28
6 Berwick Rangers 18 1 25
7 Annan Athletic 19 -6 23
8 Clyde 18 -12 19
9 East Stirlingshire 18 -20 15
10 Stirling Albion 18 -13 14

Updated 5/01/2013 at 17:00