Montrose banished the ghosts of two early cup defeats at Links Park with a confident victory in their first league outing against East Stirlingshire.

Well-struck shots by Alan Campbell and Terry Masson put Montrose in command.

Garry Wood's effort from the centre of the area all but clinched the three points for the hosts.

Maxwell Wright pulled one back for Craig Tully's men in the latter stages, but any consolation was dampened when Wood converted a penalty.

The spot-kick followed Michael Bolochoweckyj's foul on Stephen Day as Montrose claimed their first win of the season following the Challenge Cup loss to Peterhead and the Scottish League Cup exit at the hands of Falkirk.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Montrose

  • 01 McKenzie
  • 06 O'Kane Booked
  • 05 Campbell
  • 02 Masson
  • 03 Graham
  • 11 Harkins (Day - 64' )
  • 10 Robb (O'Neill - 25' )
  • 08 McCord Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 04 Watson
  • 07 Johnston
  • 09 Wood

Substitutes

  • 12 Deasley
  • 14 Day
  • 15 Cavanagh
  • 16 O'Neill
  • 17 Wilson
  • 18 Bell
  • 21 McCafferty

East Stirlingshire

  • 01 Barnard
  • 05 Bolochoweckyj Booked
  • 04 Greene
  • 06 Townsley
  • 10 MacGregor (Shields - 72' )
  • 03 Shepherd
  • 07 Greenhill
  • 08 Brisbane
  • 02 Kinnaird (McMullan - 58' )
  • 11 Doyle (Vidler - 54' )
  • 09 Wright

Substitutes

  • 12 Vidler
  • 14 McCabe
  • 15 Tapping
  • 16 McMullan
  • 17 Shaw
  • 18 Gilmour
  • 19 Shields
Ref: Grant Irvine
Att: 315

Match Stats

Shots

14 8

On target

7 2

Corners

4 5

Fouls

14 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Montrose 4, East Stirling 1.

90:00 +3:21 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Montrose 4, East Stirling 1.

90:00 +2:55

Foul by Garry Wood (Montrose).

90:00 +2:55

Connor Greene (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +2:00

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

90:00 +1:56

Foul by Steven Brisbane (East Stirling).

90:00 +0:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Montrose 4, East Stirling 1. Garry Wood (Montrose) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

90:00 +0:33 Booking

Booking Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:22

Penalty Montrose. Stephen Day draws a foul in the penalty area.

90:00 +0:22

Penalty conceded by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) after a foul in the penalty area.

89:41

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

89:41

Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).

88:12

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

85:33

Attempt saved. Scott Johnston (Montrose) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

84:47

Attempt saved. Garry Wood (Montrose) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

83:48

Foul by Garry Wood (Montrose).

83:48

Nathan Shepherd (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the right wing.

82:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Montrose 3, East Stirling 1. Max Wright (East Stirling) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Billy Vidler.

80:02 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Ross McCord (Montrose).

79:52

Hand ball by Ross McCord (Montrose).

78:17 Booking

Booking Ross McCord (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

78:04

Foul by Ross McCord (Montrose).

78:04

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

76:37

Attempt missed. Steven Brisbane (East Stirling) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

76:08

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Ross Graham.

75:24

Attempt missed. Billy Vidler (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

72:55

Attempt missed. Chris Townsley (East Stirling) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

72:24

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Paul Watson.

71:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Martyn Shields replaces Graeme MacGregor.

69:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Montrose 3, East Stirling 0. Garry Wood (Montrose) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Johnston.

68:30

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Alan Campbell.

67:49

Foul by Garry Wood (Montrose).

67:49

Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:15

Attempt missed. Chris Townsley (East Stirling) header from the centre of the box is too high.

64:53

Foul by Stephen Day (Montrose).

64:53

Connor Greene (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Montrose. Stephen Day replaces Paul Harkins.

62:16

Foul by Garry Wood (Montrose).

62:16

Connor Greene (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

57:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Paul McMullan replaces Lloyd Kinnaird.

57:02

Attempt missed. Stephen O'Neill (Montrose) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

56:26

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Connor Greene.

55:18

Ross McCord (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:18

Foul by Steven Brisbane (East Stirling).

53:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Billy Vidler replaces Jay Doyle.

53:17

Hand ball by Ross McCord (Montrose).

51:44

Attempt missed. Paul Harkins (Montrose) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

51:08

Attempt missed. Paul Watson (Montrose) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right.

50:45

Ross McCord (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:45

Foul by Steven Brisbane (East Stirling).

47:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Montrose 2, East Stirling 0. Terry Masson (Montrose) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Scott Johnston.

46:48

Foul by Scott Johnston (Montrose).

46:48

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

45:00

Second Half begins Montrose 1, East Stirling 0.

45:00 +0:17 Half time

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

43:37

Attempt saved. Paul Watson (Montrose) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

40:28

Foul by Ross McCord (Montrose).

40:28

David Greenhill (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the right wing.

35:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Montrose 1, East Stirling 0. Alan Campbell (Montrose) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

34:00

Ross McCord (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:00

Foul by David Greenhill (East Stirling).

29:26

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

29:26

Foul by Max Wright (East Stirling).

28:59

Attempt missed. Ross Graham (Montrose) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

28:12

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

28:12

Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).

25:45

Ross McCord (Montrose) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:45

Foul by Jay Doyle (East Stirling).

24:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Montrose. Stephen O'Neill replaces Steven Robb.

20:45

Foul by Terry Masson (Montrose).

20:45

Nathan Shepherd (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the right wing.

19:16

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Lloyd Kinnaird.

18:57

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Connor Greene.

17:50

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

17:50

Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).

17:07

Attempt missed. Paul Harkins (Montrose) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

13:04 Booking

Booking Declan O'Kane (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

13:00

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

12:51

Foul by Declan O'Kane (Montrose).

12:15

Attempt missed. Alan Campbell (Montrose) header from very close range is high and wide to the left.

11:43

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Connor Greene.

10:57

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

9:29

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Terry Masson.

9:19

Attempt blocked. David Greenhill (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

8:38

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Alan Campbell.

8:03

Foul by Ross McCord (Montrose).

8:03

David Greenhill (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:23

Attempt missed. Ross McCord (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

1:35

Foul by Ross McCord (Montrose).

1:35

Steven Brisbane (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:40

Steven Robb (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:40

Foul by Graeme MacGregor (East Stirling).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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