Scottish League Two leaders Peterhead moved to within five points of promotion with an emphatic win over Montrose.

After a scoreless first half, Ryan Strachan's lob put the hosts ahead just before the hour mark.

Rory McAlister bagged Peterhead's second before Richard McIntosh scored an own goal.

And McAlister's second added some gloss to the scoreline as the Blue Toon maintained their eight-point lead.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Peterhead

  • 01 Smith
  • 02 Sharp (McCann - 50' )
  • 03 Noble
  • 04 Brown
  • 05 Ross
  • 11 Strachan
  • 08 Redman
  • 06 Cowie
  • 09 McAllister
  • 07 Rodgers (Cox - 78' )
  • 10 Gilfillan Booked (McLaren - 59' )

Substitutes

  • 12 McLaren
  • 14 McCann
  • 15 Richardson
  • 16 Low
  • 17 Cox
  • 21 Jarvie

Montrose

  • 01 McKenzie
  • 02 Crawford
  • 03 Campbell Booked
  • 06 Masson
  • 04 Wilson
  • 05 Wood
  • 07 Webster
  • 08 Watson Booked
  • 10 Deasley
  • 09 Johnston
  • 11 Gray (McIntosh - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 12 McIntosh
  • 14 Sturrock
  • 15 Duguid
  • 16 McCord
  • 17 Bell
  • 21 McCafferty
Ref: Des Roache
Att: 671

Match Stats

Shots

11 7

On target

7 3

Corners

9 1

Fouls

8 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Peterhead 4, Montrose 0.

90:00 +0:39 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Peterhead 4, Montrose 0.

85:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterhead 4, Montrose 0. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan McCann following a corner.

85:23

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Graham Webster.

84:52

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Terry Masson.

82:49

Foul by Rory McAllister (Peterhead).

82:49

Colin Wilson (Montrose) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterhead. David Cox replaces Andy Rodgers.

76:31 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Ricky McIntosh, Montrose. Peterhead 3, Montrose 0.

75:15

Foul by Dean Cowie (Peterhead).

75:15

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

74:10

Attempt saved. Bryan Deasley (Montrose) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

66:57

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Steven Noble.

66:14

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

65:39

Delay in match Jordon Brown (Peterhead) because of an injury.

62:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterhead 2, Montrose 0. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Graeme Smith following a set piece situation.

62:15

Steven Noble (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62:15

Foul by Scott Johnston (Montrose).

59:48

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Graham Webster.

58:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterhead. Fraser McLaren replaces Bryan Gilfillan because of an injury.

58:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterhead 1, Montrose 0. Ryan Strachan (Peterhead) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Bryan Gilfillan.

56:48

Jordon Brown (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:48

Foul by Terry Masson (Montrose).

55:38

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Jonathan Crawford.

52:26

Attempt missed. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

52:04

Attempt missed. Dean Cowie (Peterhead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

50:11

Attempt missed. Andy Rodgers (Peterhead) header from very close range is too high following a corner.

49:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterhead. Ryan McCann replaces Graeme Sharp.

49:31

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Colin Wilson.

47:17

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Stuart McKenzie.

46:59

Attempt saved. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

46:05 Booking

Booking Alan Campbell (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

46:01

Jordon Brown (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:01

Foul by Alan Campbell (Montrose).

45:00

Second Half begins Peterhead 0, Montrose 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Montrose. Ricky McIntosh replaces David Gray.

45:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Peterhead 0, Montrose 0.

44:08

Attempt saved. Andy Rodgers (Peterhead) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

41:08

Attempt missed. Bryan Deasley (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

40:21

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Graham Webster.

39:08 Booking

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

37:56

Attempt missed. Colin Wilson (Montrose) header from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

37:21

Foul by Jamie Redman (Peterhead).

37:21

Bryan Deasley (Montrose) wins a free kick on the left wing.

33:52

Rory McAllister (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the left wing.

33:52

Foul by Jonathan Crawford (Montrose).

32:25

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Paul Watson.

29:34

Attempt missed. Terry Masson (Montrose) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

28:46 Booking

Booking Bryan Gilfillan (Peterhead) is shown the yellow card.

28:38

Foul by Bryan Gilfillan (Peterhead).

28:38

Bryan Deasley (Montrose) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:11

Andy Rodgers (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:11

Foul by Jonathan Crawford (Montrose).

25:31

Rory McAllister (Peterhead) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

23:46

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Jonathan Crawford.

23:20

Attempt saved. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

22:29

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

20:05

Attempt saved. Bryan Gilfillan (Peterhead) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

19:12

Rory McAllister (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:12

Foul by Colin Wilson (Montrose).

15:52

Foul by Dean Cowie (Peterhead).

15:52

Graham Webster (Montrose) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15:15

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

14:31

Foul by Jamie Redman (Peterhead).

14:31

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

11:51

Attempt saved. David Gray (Montrose) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

9:05

Jordon Brown (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:05

Foul by Colin Wilson (Montrose).

8:25

Foul by Dean Cowie (Peterhead).

8:25

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

7:22

Attempt saved. Graham Webster (Montrose) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

5:26

Foul by Ryan Strachan (Peterhead).

5:26

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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