Raith Rovers v Montrose
Starks Park, Kirkaldy
Saturday 22nd September 2018
Kick Off: 3.00pm
League 1 Table 2018/19
INFO FOR FANS HEADING TO STENNY
For those planning on traveling to Ochilview this Saturday, please see the following info from Stenhousemuir’s website, including a great offer for U16’s...
STENHOUSEMUIR FC v MONTROSE FC
Saturday 21st April 2018
Kick off 3pm
UNDER 16’s GO FREE
As this Saturday will be our last scheduled home game, all children from our Community programme and P6 and P7 in local schools have been invited to attend the game.
All away supporters will be accommodated in our West Terracing which is a standing terrace. The only exception to this will be disabled supporters. If any away disabled supporter requires a seat in the Main Stand, please contact the main office to reserve a seat.
All Under 16 (home and away support) will receive free entry into the game.
Prices for this game will be:
Under 16 Free Admission
Under 16 Free Admission
GABLE ENDIES APPOINT NEW CLUB AMBASSADOR
Montrose FC have unveiled former player and legend, David Larter as their new official Club Ambassador.
Larter played in goals for the Links Park side from 1984 to 1998 making a Club record 432 appearances.
A favourite with the fans, the keeper has remained a staunch supporter and regular visitor since his departure and was entered into the Gable Endies Hall of Fame in 2004.
Club Chairman, John Crawford said, “I am delighted to welcome David back to Links Park in his new official role. He is a true Mo Legend, a gentleman and I am personally very pleased to see him back representing our Club once more.”
Honorary President, John Paton added, “David and I go back a long way both as a player and part of the Management Team under John Sheran. He has been a fervent and loyal supporter of Montrose Football Club in a variety of ways over many years and I can think of no better person to represent us as a Club Ambassador."
David commented, “I was very humbled and flattered to receive the invitation to become Club Ambassador and it will be an honour and privilege to take up this position.
“I hope I can live up to the Club’s expectations, I look forward to starting my role and will endeavour to attend as many games as I can.”
Our photo shows David with John Crawford (left) and John Paton before the recent match against Berwick Rangers.
MIGHTY MO ANNOUNCE ‘FRIENDLY’ SEASON TICKET DEAL!
Montrose Football Club have announced that season ticket prices have been frozen for 2018/19 and will be available from Thursday, 19th April. Those quick off the mark can save up to 20% with a combined early bird discount offer and ‘Introduce a Friend’ deal.
Club Directors will welcome supporters in the Willie Johnston lounge at Links Park Stadium from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on , Thursday 19th, Friday 20th and Friday 27th April.
Season tickets will be available for conventional ground entry as well as entry to the Willie Johnston Lounge, where members can enjoy a range of perks including pre and post match bar facilities, complimentary programme, teamlines and half time refreshments.
Ground entry tickets will once again allow entry of up to two accompanying U16s for just £2 each.
Early Bird Ground Prices: Adult £190, OAP/U16 £95, U12 £20
Early Bird Willie Johnston Lounge Prices: Adult £310, OAP £205, U16 £120, U12 £65
Existing season ticket holders can save a further 5% as part of the Club’s ‘Introduce a Friend’ scheme.
The above offer prices will be available until 31st May, after which the following normal prices will apply;
Standard Ground Prices: Adult £215, OAP/U16 £115, U12 £20
Standard Willie Johnston Lounge Prices: Adult £340, OAP £230, U16 £140, U12 £75
Chairman John Crawford said, “I would like to sincerely thank all those who have turned out to support us this season. We have had over 9,000 fans through the turnstiles at Links Park and I hope our great season ticket offer for next year will increase our crowds further and encourage even more of our supporters to come along.
“Our Manager Stewart Petrie, his coaching staff and all the players have done fantastically well this year and have guaranteed us an exciting few weeks as we reach the culmination of a long and hard campaign.
“I really hope the renewed optimism and positivity around the town will encourage more people to take advantage of our generous offers and join SP’s Barmy Army.
“Whichever league we find ourselves in next year, season ticket sales are very important to us at this time, providing a cash injection as we look to strengthen the squad over the summer.
Our photo shows Manager Stewart Petrie with his ticket for next season.
TOP PRIZE FOR MHAIRI
Congratulations to Mhairi Laing, who had a double win in last weekend’s Corporate Hospitality raffle.
After enjoying a first class meal and a great match, Mhairi’s name was pulled from the hat after the game, not once, but twice to win a ball and a Mo home shirt, both signed by the first team squad and presented by Club Vice Chairman, Pete Stuart.
Well done Mhairi!
GIN TASTING PROVES EDUCATIONAL TONIC
A group of teachers from Montrose Academy celebrated the start of their Easter break with a special Gin Tasting event at Links Park, organised by the Club’s Fundraising Committee.
Club Announcer (and fellow teacher), Ross Thomson, guided the group through the subtle differences between a range of different gin’s and what type of tonic was best to bring out the flavour of each spirit.
A great time was had by all, although some found this more testing than others, and rumour has it, it may become part of the curriculum next term...
TOP PRIZE FOR MURRAY
Congratulations to Murray Ross, who walked off with first prize in last weekend’s Corporate Hospitality raffle.
After enjoying a first class meal and an enthralling top of the table clash, Murray’s name was pulled from the hat after the game to win a Mo away shirt, signed by the first team squad and presented by Club Director, Barry O’Neill.
Well done Murray!
MONTROSE FC SUMMER LUNCH
📆 Friday 29th June
⏰ 12.30pm to 4pm
📍 Apex Hotel, Dundee
🥘 2 Course Lunch
🎤 Q&A with Special Guest GRAEME SOUNESS
🎤 Comedy with Football Impersonator PAUL REID
🎫 Tickets £50pp or £500 for Table of 10, Plus VAT
🥂 VIP Tickets £70pp or £700 for Table of 10, Plus VAT
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BALLANTYNE RETURNS TO GABLE ENDIES ON LOAN
Dundee United defender Cammy Ballantyne has returned to Montrose FC on loan until the end of the season.
The 20 year right back spent the first half of the season at Links Park before being recalled by United boss Csaba Laszlo in January following a spate of defensive injuries to the tangerine outfit.
In what will be his third loan spell with the Club, Ballantyne’s youthfulness, energy and pace made him an ever present on the team sheet pre-Christmas, making 23 appearances, netting twice and winning the SPFL Player of the Month for November.
Cammy first joined the Gable Endies in August 2016 and made 33 appearances last season, quickly becoming a fans favourite. With the arrival of Mo Boss Stewart Petrie in December that year, the young defenders performances and potential flourished, culminating in a call up to the Scotland Under 21 squad in March 2017 against Estonia. He also left for his summer holidays with both the Young Player of the Year and Supporters Club Player of the Year awards under his arm.
Petrie said, "I am absolutely delighted to have Cammy back. We had always planned to have him for the whole season and his recall in January, whilst understandable, was unexpected and a bit unsettling at the time.
“He is a breath of fresh air around the place and brings a more natural balance to our back line with a combination of defensive strength and attacking pace.”
Petrie will hope his return will prove a perfect tonic to his promotion chasing side as they go head to head with Ladbrokes League 2 leaders Peterhead tomorrow.
MATCH POSTPONEDFollowing a 3pm pitch inspection, this evening's game v Cowdenbeath has been postponed.
The match has been rearranged for Tuesday April 10, kick-off 7.45pm
Dod Strachan won the top prize at last Friday’s Bingo, landing him £70. Another enjoyable evening thanks to all who made it along, with almost £250 paid out in prizes.
An added bonus for Dod was being presented with his winnings by guests Sean Dillon, First Team Coach and Ross Campbell, Assistant Manager.
MIGHTY MO DIRECTOR JOINS BOARD OF EUROPE’S ELITE
Montrose FC Director Peter Davidson has been appointed to the Board of the European Football for Development Network (EFDN), further endorsing the great community work undertaken by the club together with its charitable arm, Links Park Community Trust (LPCT).
The vision of EFDN is to promote and use the connecting power of football as a tool for social development and a more social society, aimed at International, national and local community programmes for disadvantaged young people and adults in Europe.
The network consists of the most community focussed clubs, of all sizes, from throughout Europe with members including, Ajax, Tottenham Hotspur, Barcelona, PSG, Rangers, Celtic, Benfica and Sparta Prague.
Montrose FC, recently crowned ‘Best Professional Club in the Community’ by the Scottish FA, have been members of the EFDN since 2016, represented by Peter as Chief Executive of LPCT.
Peter said, ‘’I am both honoured and excited to be joining the Board of the European Football for Development Network.
“Football has the ability, and with that an obligation to engage, inspire and support many, particularly those that are most disadvantaged in our communities.
“Membership of the network has allowed LPCT to access European funding, engage in pan-European projects with fellow members, but more importantly, learn and share best practice with regards the development and delivery of community benefitting programmes.
“I am delighted to now be taking our involvement to the next level, and I look forward to working alongside my fellow Board Members in supporting Hubert Rovers (EFDN CEO) and his team as they continue to expand the size, reach and impact of the organisation’’
Peter is pictured left with, fellow Board Members Balint Maté (Ferencvaros), Ton Strooband (Feyenoord Rotterdam), Wim Beerlaert (KAA Gent) and Jan Ryrlen (IF Elfsborg).
BARMY ARMY ENCOURAGED TO CELEBRATE RECORD CROWD ANNIVERSARY AT LP
This Saturday sees the 45th Anniversary of the largest crowd ever recorded at Links Park, when 8,983 fans crammed into the stadium to watch the Mighty Mo play Dundee in a Scottish Cup Quarter Final.
Fitting then, that the anniversary will see one of the biggest games in the Club’s history in recent years as we face Peterhead in a vital top of the table clash.
Much has changed in the last 45 years, but were you there in 1973, what was your memory of the game and more importantly, will you be part of SP’s Barmy Army on Saturday, cheering on the boys from the terraces?
MIGHTY MO MAKE CRACKING OFFER TO KIDS
Montrose FC are shelling out to provide all their young fans with a free cream egg ahead of their Easter weekend fixture against Edinburgh City at Links Park.
Young players Matty Allan, Cammy Ballantyne and Lewis Milne were egg-cited to hear the news, which they first thought was a yoke!
Stewart Petrie’s side are pushing for promotion from Ladbrokes League 2 and the manager is urging the Mo faithful to turn out in numbers to support the boys.
Stewart said, “Our fans have been egg-celent this year and the players really appreciate the support. We hatched a plan back in August and we are egg-static with how things have panned out so far.
“The Easter egg giveaway on Saturday is a great gesture by the Club. I thought it was to everyone but the Chairman told me I was meringue, and that it was only our younger fans!.”
Club Mascot Monty Mole will be on hand just prior to kick off, in front of the Bryan Keith Stand to hand out the cream eggs to the kids.
ROSS SCOOPS A COULL £3K ON LUCKY NUMBERS JACKPOT
Local man Ross Coull had reason to celebrate last weekend when his numbers came up on the Montrose Football Lucky Numbers, netting him a tidy £3,250.
The scheme, which raises money to support local football is run jointly by Montrose FC, Montrose Roselea JFC and Merpro AFC.
Promoter Stuart Robertson said, “It’s been exciting for all our regulars recently, watching the Jackpot rise above £3,000 and it’s great to now have another big winner.”
The scheme continues to prove popular amongst the local community, unsurprising given that almost £25,000 has been paid out in the last 2 years.
Ross is pictured centre-left, receiving his bumper cheque from John Paton (Montrose FC) with from left to right, Colin Duncan (Merpro AFC), Graham Douglas (Roselea JFC), Stuart Robertson (Roselea JFC) and Alan Pirie (Montrose FC)
TEMPS MAKES SPFL TEAM OF THE WEEKCongratulations to Chris Templeman, whose Man of the Match performance on Saturday has earned him a place in the SPFL Team of the Week.
PITCH INSPECTION NEWS
Due to heavy rain this morning, a second pitch inspection was called at noon, and unfortunately the elements have beaten the ground staff.
CAVANAGH JOINS BROUGHTY ON LOAN
Montrose FC have loaned out Danny Cavanagh to Junior outfit Broughty Athletic until the end of the season.
The 23 year old arrived at Links Park last summer as one of Stewart Petrie’s first signings, but an injury blighted season has prevented the youngster from breaking into the first team.
Now fully fit again, Petrie hopes the loan spell to his former club will provide some much needed game time.
We’ll now play Annan Athletic following our weekend postponement - on Tuesday 13th March at Links Park Stadium.
1879 BUSINESS CLUB - FEATURE MEMBER
Liz Carnie of Powerwasher Services Ltd met with Mo Assistant Manager, Ross Campbell, and First Team Coach, Seán Dillon, at the club's most recent networking event, which saw members hear from both Ross and Seán about their footballing and wider professional careers.
Liz said "Powerwasher Services is a family run business based near Laurencekirk that sells and repairs cleaning equipment. We deal mainly with pressure washers, but also supply a range of cleaning equipment from vacuum cleaners and scrubber/dryers to space heaters and custom built industrial cleaning machinery. We also offer a repair service for any make of machine"
"We support a number of clubs in Angus and also have a trackside board in place at Links Park. We're delighted to be able to further support Montrose FC by being part of the 1879 Business Club and particularly enjoy having the chance to meet with other members and hear from guest speakers at their member networking events"