Terry Masson scored his first goal of the season as Montrose upset League Two leaders East Stirlingshire.

The hosts started brightly and took the lead in the 35th minute when Michael McGowan turned the ball into the back of his own net from close range.

The Gable Endies doubled their advantage in the 51st minute when Masson fired the ball home.

Shire could not find a way past keeper Stuart McKenzie and suffered their first away league loss of the campaign.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Montrose

  • 01 McKenzie
  • 02 McNally
  • 03 McIntosh
  • 06 Masson
  • 04 Crawford
  • 05 Wilson
  • 07 Gray Booked (Webster - 78' )
  • 08 Watson Booked
  • 10 Deasley
  • 09 Wood
  • 11 Johnston Booked

Substitutes

  • 12 Webster
  • 14 McCord
  • 15 Bonar
  • 16 Sturrock
  • 17 Bell
  • 21 Wood

East Stirlingshire

  • 01 Hay
  • 02 MacGregor
  • 03 McGowan
  • 08 Greenhill (Herd - 63' )
  • 04 Townsley
  • 05 Bolochoweckyj
  • 07 O'Donoghue (Devlin - 87' )
  • 06 Thomson
  • 10 McKechnie (McCaughie - 76' )
  • 09 Turner
  • 11 Maxwell

Substitutes

  • 12 Herd
  • 14 Devlin
  • 15 Tapping
  • 16 McCaughie
  • 17 Gordon
  • 18 Wright
Ref: Gavin Duncan
Att: 338

Match Stats

Shots

5 10

On target

2 2

Corners

8 7

Fouls

17 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Montrose 2, East Stirling 0.

90:00 +2:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Montrose 2, East Stirling 0.

90:00 +1:14

Foul by David McCaughie (East Stirling).

90:00 +1:14

Paul Watson (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:37

Attempt missed. David McCaughie (East Stirling) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

88:24

Attempt missed. Graham Webster (Montrose) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

87:49

Attempt missed. Chris Townsley (East Stirling) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

87:27

David McCaughie (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:27

Foul by Ricky McIntosh (Montrose).

86:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Rhys Devlin replaces Ross O'Donoghue.

84:22

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Mikey Herd.

83:58

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Chris Townsley.

81:45

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Terry Masson.

81:00

Scott Maxwell (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:54

Foul by Steven McNally (Montrose).

78:58

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Scott Johnston.

77:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Montrose. Graham Webster replaces David Gray.

77:15

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Ricky McIntosh.

76:23

Foul by Paul Watson (Montrose).

76:23

Kevin Turner (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

75:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. David McCaughie replaces Jordan McKechnie.

74:29

Attempt missed. Kevin Turner (East Stirling) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

73:57 Booking

Booking David Gray (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

73:32

Foul by David Gray (Montrose).

73:32

Ross O'Donoghue (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:54

Bryan Deasley (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:54

Foul by Michael McGowan (East Stirling).

70:36

Terry Masson (Montrose) wins a free kick on the right wing.

70:36

Foul by Ross O'Donoghue (East Stirling).

65:18

Attempt blocked. Ross O'Donoghue (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

64:49 Booking

Booking Paul Watson (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

64:22

Mikey Herd (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:22

Foul by Paul Watson (Montrose).

62:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Mikey Herd replaces David Greenhill.

61:05

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Terry Masson.

60:33

Attempt missed. Steven McNally (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

59:36

Attempt saved. David Greenhill (East Stirling) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

59:11

Attempt saved. David Greenhill (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

57:06

Foul by Iain Thomson (East Stirling).

57:06

Terry Masson (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:13

Foul by Ricky McIntosh (Montrose).

55:13

Jordan McKechnie (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52:53

Attempt missed. Kevin Turner (East Stirling) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

52:26

Foul by Colin Wilson (Montrose).

52:26

Jordan McKechnie (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Montrose 2, East Stirling 0. Terry Masson (Montrose) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

49:17

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Scott Maxwell.

48:37

Ross O'Donoghue (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:37

Dangerous play by Paul Watson (Montrose).

47:22

Attempt missed. Kevin Turner (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

45:15

Scott Johnston (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:15

Foul by Jordan McKechnie (East Stirling).

45:00

Second Half begins Montrose 1, East Stirling 0.

45:00 +0:39 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Montrose 1, East Stirling 0.

45:00

Attempt missed. Paul Watson (Montrose) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

42:32

Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).

42:32

Bryan Deasley (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:28

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Michael Bolochoweckyj.

39:13

Kevin Turner (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:13

Foul by Paul Watson (Montrose).

34:50

Attempt missed. Kevin Turner (East Stirling) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

34:08 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Michael McGowan, East Stirling. Montrose 1, East Stirling 0.

32:37

Foul by Scott Johnston (Montrose).

32:37

Graeme MacGregor (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:00

Jordan McKechnie (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:00

Foul by Terry Masson (Montrose).

29:13

Jordan McKechnie (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:13

Foul by Paul Watson (Montrose).

28:39

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Michael McGowan.

28:15

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Michael McGowan.

22:59

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Steven McNally.

22:14

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Terry Masson.

21:43 Booking

Booking Scott Johnston (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

21:36

Foul by Scott Johnston (Montrose).

21:36

Kevin Turner (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the right wing.

20:23

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Jordan McKechnie.

19:27

Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).

19:27

Garry Wood (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:31

Foul by Jordan McKechnie (East Stirling).

17:31

Terry Masson (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:31

Attempt missed. Chris Townsley (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

14:53

Kevin Turner (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:53

Foul by David Gray (Montrose).

13:00

Kevin Turner (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:59

Foul by Steven McNally (Montrose).

7:15

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Paul Watson.

6:34

Scott Maxwell (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

6:34

Foul by Steven McNally (Montrose).

3:29

Jordan McKechnie (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:29

Foul by Terry Masson (Montrose).

2:48

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Grant Hay.

2:30

Attempt saved. Bryan Deasley (Montrose) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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