Montrose 4 - 1 Elgin City

Saturday 16th February 2013
G Wood (7)
S McNally (17)
M Boyle (31)
R McIntosh (63)
P Millar (80)

Woods opens the floodgates

Montrose stormed into the top four with a 4-1 demolition of play-off rivals Elgin at Links Park.

The hosts got off to a flying start when Garry Woods produced a neat finish inside the box after seven minutes.

Stephen McNally doubled the advantage 10 minutes later when he rose highest to head home Jamie Winter's cross.

Victory was all but ensured just after the half-hour mark when Martin Boyle rifled one in from the edge of the penalty area.

Further gloss was added by Richard McIntosh on 63 minutes when he slammed the ball into the top corner after some good work by Boyle.

Paul Millar added a consolation from close range minutes later, but Elgin were reduced to 10 men soon after as Sean Crighton was dismissed.

The defender fouled last man Boyle to concede the penalty but Joe Malin produced a fine save to deny David Gray from the spot.

OfficialAlan Newlands
Attendance432
VenueLinks Park Stadium
Kick Off
Montrose 0 - 0 Elgin City
0:15
Offside flag raised against Stuart Leslie
0:18
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
1:04
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
1:56
Foul on Martin Boyle
2:02
Free Kick taken by Jamie Winter
2:31
Shot taken by Paul Watson using his left foot from the left penalty area
3:10
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
3:38
Foul on Martin Boyle
3:43
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson
4:47
Foul on Garry Wood
4:59
Free Kick taken by Jamie Winter
5:07
Shot taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot
5:22
Save made by Joe Malin
5:25
Corner taken by David Gray with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
6:18
Foul on Stuart Leslie
6:31
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
6:52
Shot taken by Garry Wood with his right foot from the centre penalty area
6:52
Montrose 1 - 0 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Garry Wood with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
8:04
Corner taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
13:02
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
13:43
Shot taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot
13:56
Block taken by Paul Harkins
14:36
Foul on Daniel Moore
14:42
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the left wing
15:28
Foul on Garry Wood
15:37
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson
16:14
Shot taken by Stephen McNally from the left penalty area
16:14
Montrose 2 - 0 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Stephen McNally from the left penalty area to the top right of the goal.
17:36
Foul on Paul McMullan
17:40
BOOKING: Stephen McNally of Montrose given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
17:59
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the left wing
19:33
Foul on Martin Boyle
19:38
Free Kick taken by Jamie Winter
19:40
BOOKING: Mark Nicolson of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
20:19
Shot taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot
20:56
Corner taken by Terry Masson with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
22:14
BOOKING: Paul McMullan of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
22:27
Foul on Terry Masson
22:30
Free Kick taken by Stephen McNally
23:55
Offside flag raised against Craig Gunn
23:59
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
25:21
Foul on Gavin Morrison
25:30
Free Kick taken by Ross O'Donoghue
27:10
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
27:53
Foul on Paul Harkins
28:18
Free Kick taken by Ross O'Donoghue
29:58
Cross from Terry Masson
30:04
Shot taken by Terry Masson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
30:26
Shot taken by Martin Boyle with his right foot
30:26
Montrose 3 - 0 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Martin Boyle with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
34:55
Foul on Brian Cameron
34:59
BOOKING: Paul Watson of Montrose given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
35:10
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
35:30
Cross from Daniel Moore
36:00
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
37:49
Corner taken by David Gray with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
38:14
Cross from David Gray
38:17
Clearance by Paul Harkins
40:57
Cross from Terry Masson
41:01
Shot taken by Martin Boyle from the right penalty area
41:17
Save made by Joe Malin
41:21
Foul on Daniel Moore
41:33
BOOKING: Jamie Winter of Montrose given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
41:54
Free Kick taken by Mark Nicolson
42:15
Corner taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
43:11
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
43:26
Clearance by Jamie Winter
43:30
Shot taken by Ross O'Donoghue using his left foot
43:42
Save made by John Gibson
Half Time
Montrose 3 - 0 Elgin City
Second Half Started
Montrose 3 - 0 Elgin City
45:12
Foul on Paul Watson
45:21
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson
45:23
BOOKING: Paul Harkins of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
45:50
Cross from Paul Watson
45:54
Clearance by Brian Cameron
46:04
Foul on Craig Gunn
46:08
Free Kick taken by Paul Harkins
46:28
Corner taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
48:17
Corner taken by David Gray with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
48:40
Save made by Joe Malin
50:11
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
50:29
Clearance by Paul Watson
52:38
Foul on Brian Cameron
52:45
Free Kick taken by Ross O'Donoghue
55:02
BOOKING: Martin Boyle of Montrose given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
56:25
Shot taken by Craig Gunn using his left foot
56:36
Save made by John Gibson
56:39
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
57:02
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
58:00
Foul on Gavin Morrison
58:04
Free Kick taken by Ross O'Donoghue
60:52
Substitution for Elgin City: Paul Millar on for Paul McMullan
62:33
Shot taken by Richard McIntosh with his right foot from the centre penalty area
62:33
Montrose 4 - 0 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Richard McIntosh with his right foot to the top left of the goal.
65:20
Foul on Garry Wood
65:29
Free Kick taken by David Gray
67:10
Foul on Craig Gunn
67:18
BOOKING: Jonathan Crawford of Montrose given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
67:30
Free Kick taken by Paul Millar from the left penalty area
68:20
Shot taken by Paul Millar with his right foot from the left penalty area
68:28
Save made by John Gibson
68:51
Corner taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
71:09
Substitution for Elgin City: Ceiran McLean on for Ross O'Donoghue
72:30
Foul on Garry Wood
72:40
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson
77:31
Foul on Paul Millar
77:40
Free Kick taken by Gavin Morrison
78:00
Foul on Martin Boyle
78:08
DISMISSAL: Sean Crighton of Elgin City sent off for serious foul play
79:24
Corner taken by Brian Cameron with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
79:49
Shot taken by Paul Millar using his left foot
79:49
Montrose 4 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Paul Millar using his left foot going centre low of the goal.
81:12
PENALTY: Penalty taken by David Gray and saved with his right foot to the bottom right
81:12
Save made by Joe Malin
82:55
Substitution for Montrose: Ross McCord on for Stephen McNally
83:35
Substitution for Montrose: Leighton McIntosh on for Martin Boyle
86:40
Foul on Brian Cameron
86:43
BOOKING: Terry Masson of Montrose given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
86:57
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
87:52
Offside flag raised against Stuart Leslie
87:53
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
89:18
Foul on Leighton McIntosh
89:24
Free Kick taken by Jonathan Crawford
Full Time
Montrose 4 - 1 Elgin City

Montrose

vs

Elgin City

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

Montrose

Formation: 4-4-2

01.John Gibson
02.Stephen McNally (18+0: Unsporting behaviour) 83+0' Tactical
03.Paul Watson (35+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Alan Campbell
04.Jonathan Crawford (68+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.David Gray
07.Terry Masson (87+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Jamie Winter (42+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Richard McIntosh
09.Martin Boyle (56+0: Unsporting behaviour) 84+0' Tactical
10.Garry Wood

Substitutes

19.Sandy Wood
15.Ross McCord 83+0' Tactical
16.Lloyd Young
12.Leighton McIntosh 84+0' Tactical
14.Scott Johnston

Elgin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Joe Malin
04.Sean Crighton (79+0: Serious Foul Play)
10.Mark Nicolson (20+0: Unsporting behaviour)
02.Gavin Morrison
03.Paul McMullan (23+0: Unsporting behaviour) 61+0' Tactical
05.Paul Harkins (45+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Ross O'Donoghue 72+0' Tactical
06.Brian Cameron
07.Craig Gunn
09.Stuart Leslie
11.Daniel Moore

Substitutes

20.Stewart Black
16.Ross McKinnon
14.Ceiran McLean 72+0' Tactical
12.Graeme Beveridge
15.Paul Millar 61+0' Tactical

Young back for Montrose

Montrose have Lloyd Young available again to face Elgin at Links Park after the midfielder returned from holidaying in Australia and proved his fitness in a bounce game earlier this week.

Missing for the Gable Endies will be Phil McGuire who has a knee injury and Paul Lunan who has been laid low by a chest infection.

Manager Stuart Garden is looking for his men to recover from a disappointing performance against Stirling last Saturday.

He said: "We lost 3-1 and didn't do ourselves justice but it is time to put that behind us.

"In the last meeting with Elgin we drew 2-2 despite playing most of it with 10 men. If the 11 can do as well we can pick up the three points."

Elgin welcome back striker Stuart Leslie after a two-game ban and he will join the squad.

Jamie Duff and David Niven have knee injuries while Dennis Wyness' hamstring problem keeps him sidelined and Ross O'Donoghue is struggling to make it with a thigh problem.

Manager Ross Jack said: "We had a good win over Annan last Saturday to get us back into a play-off place. We now need to build on that at Montrose with a win which would take us three points clear with two games in hand.

"We have a few players missing but it's a chance for others to grab a place for what will hopefully be an exciting end to the season."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 24 47 59
2 Queen's Park 22 8 37
3 Peterhead 25 5 35
4 Up Montrose 25 -1 35
5 Down Elgin City 23 -1 32
6 Annan Athletic 24 -8 28
7 Berwick Rangers 22 -2 27
8 Clyde 23 -14 25
9 East Stirlingshire 24 -22 23
10 Stirling Albion 22 -12 19

Updated 16/02/2013 at 16:58

 
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