Montrose 0 - 6 Peterhead

Saturday 16th March 2013
R McCann (7)
R McAllister (18, 31, 88)
A Rodgers (85, 90)

Montrose hit for six by Peterhead

A hat-trick from Rory McAllister saw Peterhead crush play-off rivals Montrose 6-0 at Links Park.

The Blue Toon had lost their previous three matches and failed to score in their last four going into the game, but a McAllister-inspired performance saw them close the gap on Montrose to three points.

A right-footed strike from Ryan McCann opened the scoring after seven minutes, before McAllister hit his first of the day with 18 minutes gone.

The Gable Endies almost clawed themselves back into the tie when they were awarded a penalty after 20 minutes, but Stephen McNally's effort drew an excellent save from goalkeeper Graeme Smith.

Jim McInally's side stretched their lead in the 31st minute through McAllister again, whose right-footed effort from six yards made it 3-0.

McAllister wasted a chance to seal his hat-trick in the 82nd minute when his penalty struck the crossbar, but the striker popped up inside the area with 88 minutes gone to make amends with a strike from 12 yards, after Andrew Rodgers had made it 4-0 in the 85th minute.

Rodgers hit a right-footed shot from 12 yards after 90 minutes to complete the rout.

OfficialBarry Cook
Attendance444
VenueLinks Park Stadium
Kick Off
Montrose 0 - 0 Peterhead
0:05
Offside flag raised against Garry Wood
0:09
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
2:40
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
2:58
Foul on Garry Wood
3:02
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson
6:34
Shot taken by Ryan McCann with his right foot from the left penalty area
6:34
Montrose 0 - 1 Peterhead
GOAL scored by Ryan McCann with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
9:39
Corner taken by David Cox with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
10:20
Offside flag raised against David Cox
10:23
Free Kick taken by Terry Masson
10:59
Foul on Paul Lunan
11:06
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson
11:22
Offside flag raised against James Redman
11:23
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
12:34
Foul on James Redman
12:40
Free Kick taken by James Redman
17:20
Shot taken by Rory McAllister with his right foot from the right penalty area
17:20
Montrose 0 - 2 Peterhead
GOAL scored by Rory McAllister with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
19:27
Foul on Martin Boyle
19:41
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Stephen McNally and saved with his right foot to the bottom right
19:41
Save made by Graeme Smith
19:54
Corner taken by Lloyd Young with his right foot from the right byline
20:18
Clearance by Ross Smith
20:20
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
24:51
Back Pass taken by Paul Lunan
25:38
Offside flag raised against Ryan McCann
25:39
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
27:07
Corner taken by Ross McCord with his right foot from the left byline
27:24
Save made by Graeme Smith
28:17
Foul on Dean Cowie
28:28
Free Kick taken by Ross Smith
29:25
Foul on Ross Smith
29:34
Free Kick taken by Steven Noble
30:52
Shot taken by Rory McAllister with his right foot from the centre penalty area
30:52
Montrose 0 - 3 Peterhead
GOAL scored by Rory McAllister with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
31:28
Substitution for Montrose: Leighton McIntosh on for Richard McIntosh
34:24
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
34:28
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson
35:19
Foul on Steven Noble
35:27
Free Kick taken by Steven Noble
35:42
BOOKING: Rory McAllister of Peterhead given yellow card for dissent
36:29
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
36:41
Free Kick taken by Stephen McNally
37:27
Foul on Lloyd Young
37:34
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson
37:41
Shot taken by Stephen McNally
37:46
Corner taken by Ross McCord with his right foot from the right byline
38:49
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
39:10
Shot taken by Ross Smith using his left foot from the left penalty area
39:38
Clearance by Martin Boyle
40:28
Foul on Terry Masson
40:33
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson
40:50
Block taken by Scott Ross
41:10
Offside flag raised against Martin Boyle
41:12
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
43:05
Offside flag raised against Ryan McCann
43:07
Free Kick taken by Garry Wood
44:37
Shot taken by James Redman with his right foot
44:53
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
Half Time
Montrose 0 - 3 Peterhead
Second Half Started
Montrose 0 - 3 Peterhead
45:31
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
46:43
Foul on Graeme Smith
46:51
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
47:20
Foul on Garry Wood
47:29
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
48:39
Foul on Martin Boyle
48:47
Free Kick taken by Jamie Winter
49:10
Shot taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot
49:18
Save made by Graeme Smith
50:20
Corner taken by Paul Watson with his right foot from the left byline
50:54
Shot taken by Stephen McNally from the centre penalty area
51:07
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
51:56
Foul on Jamie Winter
52:04
Free Kick taken by Stephen McNally
56:25
Offside flag raised against Ryan McCann
56:26
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
56:42
Substitution for Montrose: David Gray on for Lloyd Young
58:50
Offside flag raised against Leighton McIntosh
58:51
Free Kick taken by Scott Ross
59:50
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
59:53
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
61:09
Foul on Graeme Smith
61:16
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
61:20
Substitution for Peterhead: Ryan Strachan on for David Cox
62:33
Foul on Stephen McNally
62:34
Free Kick taken by Stephen McNally
65:04
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
66:09
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
66:20
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
66:21
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
66:28
Substitution for Montrose: Scott Johnston on for Ross McCord
68:17
Foul on Steven Noble
68:25
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
69:13
Corner taken by Ryan Strachan with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
69:56
Shot taken by Rory McAllister from the left penalty area
70:11
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
73:07
BOOKING: Jamie Winter of Montrose given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
73:28
Foul on Ryan Strachan
73:36
Free Kick taken by Graeme Sharp
74:26
Offside flag raised against Ryan McCann
74:27
Free Kick taken by Paul Lunan
75:19
Cross from Stephen McNally
75:30
Save made by Graeme Smith
76:10
Substitution for Peterhead: Martin Bavidge on for Ryan McCann
78:08
Foul on Jamie Winter
78:18
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson
78:49
Shot taken by Rory McAllister with his right foot from the right penalty area
80:19
Foul on Rory McAllister
81:29
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Rory McAllister and missed with his right foot hitting the crossbar
83:54
Foul on Martin Bavidge
84:05
Free Kick taken by Rory McAllister
84:35
Shot taken by Rory McAllister with his right foot
84:44
Corner taken by Ryan Strachan with his right foot from the right byline
85:00
Montrose 0 - 4 Peterhead
GOAL scored by Andrew Rodgers using his left foot from the centre penalty area going centre high of the goal.
86:43
Clearance by Ross Smith
87:44
Shot taken by Rory McAllister with his right foot
87:44
Montrose 0 - 5 Peterhead
GOAL scored by Rory McAllister with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
89:29
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot from the left penalty area
89:29
Montrose 0 - 6 Peterhead
GOAL scored by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot from the right wing going centre low of the goal.
Full Time
Montrose 0 - 6 Peterhead

Montrose

vs

Peterhead

0
Goals
6
0
Assists
3
3
Shots
10
1
On Target
5
2
Off Target
5
1
Crosses
0
4
Corners
4
17
Throw Ins
16
0
Saves
4
1
Clearances
2
5
Goal Kicks
3
1
Back Passes
0
0
Blocks
1
19
Free Kicks
12
3
Offside
10
1
Penalties
1
1
Yellow Cards
1

Montrose

Formation: 4-4-2

01.John Gibson
03.Paul Watson
04.Stephen McNally
02.Terry Masson
05.Paul Lunan
06.Jamie Winter (74+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Lloyd Young 57+0' Tactical
08.Ross McCord 67+0' Tactical
11.Richard McIntosh 32+0' Tactical
09.Martin Boyle
10.Garry Wood

Substitutes

20.Sandy Wood
14.David Gray 57+0' Tactical
16.Craig McLeish
12.Leighton McIntosh 32+0' Tactical
15.Scott Johnston 67+0' Tactical

Peterhead

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Graeme Smith
04.Scott Ross
05.Ross Smith
10.Bryan Gilfillan
02.Graeme Sharp
03.Steven Noble
06.Dean Cowie
07.David Cox 62+0' Tactical
08.James Redman
11.Ryan McCann 77+0' Tactical
09.Rory McAllister (36+0: Dissent)

Substitutes

20.Paul Jarvie
14.Ryan Strachan 62+0' Tactical
16.Conner McGlinchey
12.Martin Bavidge 77+0' Tactical
15.Andrew Rodgers

Duo back in frame for Montrose

Montrose welcome back Terry Masson and David Gray from suspension as they host fellow play-off chasers Peterhead at Links Park.

The due missed the 4-0 defeat to Berwick last weekend and are expected to return to the side.

But Jonathan Crawford, who was sent-off in Saturday's defeat, will be missing as her serves his suspension.

Striker Martin Boyle is available after illness, but Alan Campbell faces a late fitness test on a back injury while Phil McGuire remains sidelined with a knee problem.

Manager Stuart Garden said: "This is a big game for both clubs in terms of the play-offs. If we win we open up a nine-point gap whereas if Peterhead win things get even tighter.

"We played well at Berwick despite losing 4-0. It was a disappointing result but there were never four goals in it so we will dust ourselves down and go again."

Peterhead are without Scott McLaughlin for the trip.

The Blue Toon, who are six points behind their opponents, were suffered a blow as their captain opted to join Ayr on loan until the end of the season.

Scott Ross is expected to return to the defence after recovering from an ankle knock while Ryan Strachan has completed his suspension.

But Davie Ross and Callum MacDonald remain long-term absentees with knee injuries.

Manager Jim McInally said: "We lost to Elgin last week but I was disappointed for the players as they put a lot into the game and deserved better.

"We have conceded early goals against Montrose in the last two meetings and then been left chasing the game which is not ideal. Hopefully we can get in front and dictate what happens in this one."

Shots

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 29 51 69
2 Queen's Park 28 13 49
3 Up Berwick Rangers 29 7 43
4 Down Montrose 29 -6 41
5 Peterhead 29 6 38
6 Elgin City 29 -6 35
7 Stirling Albion 28 -1 32
8 Annan Athletic 29 -13 32
9 Up Clyde 29 -20 31
10 Down East Stirlingshire 29 -31 29

Updated 16/03/2013 at 16:54