Sixth-placed Montrose made it back-to-back wins to move to within two points of East Stirlingshire in League Two.

David Gray opened the scoring after a quarter of an hour, firing Scott Johnston's ball past keeper Grant Hay.

Bryan Deasley doubled the Gable Endies' lead as the half-time whistle neared, finishing high into the goal after Graham Webster's pass.

Johnston was denied by a good Hay save, while Michael Bolochoweckyj shot wide for the visitors late on.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Montrose

  • 01 McKenzie
  • 02 Crawford Booked
  • 03 McIntosh Booked
  • 08 Watson
  • 04 Wilson
  • 05 Campbell
  • 07 Gray
  • 06 Masson
  • 09 Johnston (McCord - 81' )
  • 10 Deasley
  • 11 Webster

Substitutes

  • 12 Duguid
  • 14 Sturrock
  • 15 McCord
  • 16 Bonar
  • 17 Bell
  • 21 McCafferty

East Stirlingshire

  • 01 Hay
  • 02 Tapping
  • 03 Maxwell
  • 10 Miller (Herd - 45' )
  • 04 Townsley
  • 05 Bolochoweckyj
  • 07 Shepherd (Quinn - 71' Booked )
  • 08 Greenhill
  • 09 MacGregor (Turner - 71' Booked )
  • 06 Thomson
  • 11 Wright

Substitutes

  • 12 Herd
  • 14 Quinn
  • 15 McKechnie
  • 16 Glasgow
  • 17 Gordon
  • 18 Devlin
  • 19 Turner
Ref: Nick Walsh
Att: 333

Match Stats

Shots

9 7

On target

6 1

Corners

6 12

Fouls

11 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

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

90:00 +2:49 Full time

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

90:00 +0:03

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Alan Campbell.

89:17

Attempt missed. Iain Thomson (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

88:46 Booking

Booking Jonathan Crawford (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

88:34

Foul by Jonathan Crawford (Montrose).

88:34

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

87:45

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

87:45

Foul by Chris Townsley (East Stirling).

87:25 Booking

Booking Paul Quinn (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

86:36

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Colin Wilson.

85:52

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Alan Campbell.

85:10

Attempt missed. Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right.

83:13

Ricky McIntosh (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:13

Foul by Mikey Herd (East Stirling).

80:56

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

80:56

Foul by Chris Townsley (East Stirling).

80:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Montrose. Ross McCord replaces Scott Johnston.

78:44

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Alan Campbell.

76:02

Foul by Terry Masson (Montrose).

76:02

Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:17

Attempt missed. Chris Townsley (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

72:55

Foul by Paul Watson (Montrose).

72:55

Max Wright (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

71:58 Booking

Booking Kevin Turner (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

71:37

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

71:37

Foul by Kevin Turner (East Stirling).

70:56

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Paul Watson.

70:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Kevin Turner replaces Graeme MacGregor.

70:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Paul Quinn replaces Nathan Shepherd.

69:41 Booking

Booking Ricky McIntosh (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

69:34

Foul by Ricky McIntosh (Montrose).

69:34

Max Wright (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:00

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

64:46

Foul by Iain Thomson (East Stirling).

63:56

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

63:56

Foul by Mikey Herd (East Stirling).

63:30

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Paul Watson.

63:04

Foul by Scott Johnston (Montrose).

63:04

Chris Townsley (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:20

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by David Greenhill.

60:46

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Chris Townsley.

60:21

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Chris Townsley.

58:38

Foul by Jonathan Crawford (Montrose).

58:38

Ricky Miller (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

57:38

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

57:38

Foul by Chris Townsley (East Stirling).

56:33

Attempt missed. Nathan Shepherd (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

56:00

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Ricky McIntosh.

55:45

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Ricky McIntosh.

50:15

Attempt saved. Scott Johnston (Montrose) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

49:27

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

49:27

Foul by Chris Townsley (East Stirling).

45:00

Second Half begins Montrose 2, East Stirling 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Mikey Herd replaces Ricky Miller.

45:00 +0:29 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Montrose 2, East Stirling 0.

45:00 +0:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Montrose 2, East Stirling 0. Bryan Deasley (Montrose) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Graham Webster.

43:42

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

43:42

Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).

43:31

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Stuart McKenzie.

43:17

Attempt saved. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

40:24

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

40:24

Foul by Nathan Shepherd (East Stirling).

39:11

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

39:11

Foul by Ricky Miller (East Stirling).

37:53

Attempt missed. David Greenhill (East Stirling) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

37:25

Foul by Paul Watson (Montrose).

37:25

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

36:50

Attempt missed. David Gray (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

36:27

Colin Wilson (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:27

Foul by Iain Thomson (East Stirling).

33:39

David Gray (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:39

Foul by Scott Maxwell (East Stirling).

31:16

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

30:55

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Stuart McKenzie.

28:55

Foul by Jonathan Crawford (Montrose).

28:55

Nathan Shepherd (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:49

Attempt saved. Colin Wilson (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

25:32

Foul by Scott Johnston (Montrose).

25:32

Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:36

Attempt saved. David Gray (Montrose) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

23:40

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

23:40

Foul by Chris Townsley (East Stirling).

22:37

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Ricky McIntosh.

22:17

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Paul Watson.

20:47

Attempt missed. Alan Campbell (Montrose) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high following a corner.

20:25

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Graeme MacGregor.

18:48

Attempt saved. David Gray (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

17:21

Foul by Ricky McIntosh (Montrose).

17:21

Max Wright (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

14:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Montrose 1, East Stirling 0. David Gray (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Scott Johnston.

9:26

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Nathan Shepherd.

6:37

Foul by Bryan Deasley (Montrose).

6:37

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

4:09

Attempt missed. Paul Watson (Montrose) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

3:27

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

3:27

Foul by Ricky Miller (East Stirling).

1:01

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Scott Maxwell.

0:35

Foul by Ricky Miller (East Stirling).

0:35

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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