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Montrose 2 Dumbarton 1

Montrose Maintain Playoff Push With Win Against Dumbarton

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Falkirk v Montrose
Ladbrokes SPFL League 1
Falkirk Stadium, Falkirk FK2 9EE
Saturday 22nd February 2020
Kick Off: 3.00pm

League 1 Table 2019/20

Team   P 
Pts
Raith Rovers
24 46
Falkirk
23 42
Airdrieonians
25 42
East Fife
24 39
MONTROSE
23
38
Dumbarton
24 29
Peterhead
24 25
Clyde
23 25
Forfar Athletic
24 23
Stranraer
24 16

 

Montrose 2 Forfar Athletic 1

For the second time this term Montrose had to come from behind to get something from the game, this time securing a 3rd Round home tie against Partick Thistle.

Despite going ahead through Murray Mackintosh, Forfar conceded in either half as Lewis Milne and Blair Lyons gave the Gable Endies the win.

The visitors were dealt a blow after less than ten minutes of the game when Darren Whyte was forced off with a hamstring injury, the defender being replaced by Mark Docherty.

Montrose had the better opportunities by the midway stage of the first half as Josh Skelly as well as former Loons Patrick Cregg and Lewis Milne forced saves from McCallum.

Forfar’s first notable chance came on the half hour mark through Ross Forbes driving towards goal, only to see his shot blocked by the defence.

Five minutes later he was involved again as the Loons took the lead when his corner was caught by Aaron Lennox who then remembered he had a late birthday present for MURRAY MACKINTOSH; dropping the ball for the midfielder to stab home.

The lead wasn’t to last long however and it was LEWIS MILNE who netted against his former club after being played in on goal just two minutes after going behind.

Jordan Kirkpatrick had a golden opportunity to put Forfar ahead again in the 55th minute when Connor Coupe’s shot was parried but he blazed the rebound over the bar.

He went closer eight minutes later when he curled past Lennox’s post and shortly after the visitors felt they should have had a penalty; Forbes’ corner looked to have been handled by Iain Campbell but the claims were waved away.

With twenty minutes remaining, Montrose were the ones to push themselves in front when they broke down the left wing; BLAIR LYONS’ cross was diverted past McCallum by the unfortunate Callum Tapping.

The Loons were now chasing the game but were unable to create much with only Kirkpatrick, Forbes and Sean Burns able to get any shots away but were either off target or saved by Lennox.

Full time came and Montrose now face Partick Thistle in the next round on the 7th September.

Report courtesy of Forfar Athletic



Team Lineups & Stats


Ladbrokes SPFL
League 1

Tuesday 13th August 2019


 
 
       
21 Aaron Lennox
1 Mark McCallum
2 Cammy Ballantyne 2 Jamie Bain
3 Andrew Steeves  3 Sean Burns
4 Matty Allan
4 Darren Whyte (s10)
18 Iain Campbell
5 Michael Travis (c)
22 Patrick Cregg
6 Scott Robertson
8 Paul Watson (c) (s65)
7 Connor Coupe
11 Lewis Milne
8 Murray MacKintosh (s63)
20 Blair Lyons
9 Matthew Aitken (s63)
10 Russell McLean (s73)
10 Ross Forbes
24 Josh Skelly (s65) 11 Jordan Kirkpatrick
       
14 Seán Dillon 12 Ross Meechan
7 Graham Webster (s65)
14 Callum Tapping (s63)
19 Liam Callaghan (s65)
15 Gary Irvine
15 Ross Campbell (s73)
16 Dale Hilson (s63)
9 Martin Rennie
17 Mark Docherty (s10)
1 Allan Fleming (GK)
18 Andy Jackson
    21 Sam McGuff


Referee:
Gavin Duncan

Assistant Referees:
Chris Phillips, Scott Leslie

Goalscorers:
Montrose - Lewis Milne (38), Blair Lyons (71)
Forfar Athletic - Murray MacKintosh (36)

Yellow Cards:
Montrose - Patrick Cregg (89)
Forfar Athletic - Callum Tapping (89)

Red Cards:
None

Attendance:
531

 


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