Montrose 4-1 Elgin City

Montrose stormed into the top four of the Scottish Third Division with a convincing defeat of play-off rivals Elgin City.

The hosts got off to a flying start when Garry Woods produced a neat finish inside the box after seven minutes.

Stephen McNally doubled the advantage 10 minutes later when he rose highest to head home Jamie Winter's cross.

Victory was all but assured just after the half-hour mark when Martin Boyle rifled one in from the edge of the penalty area.

Further gloss was added by Richard McIntosh on 63 minutes when he slammed the ball into the top corner after some good work by Boyle.

Paul Millar added a consolation from close range minutes later, but Elgin were reduced to 10 men soon after as Sean Crighton was dismissed.

The defender committed a professional foul on Boyle to concede a penalty but Joe Malin produced a fine save to deny David Gray from the spot.

Montrose: Gibson, McNally (McCord 83), Crawford, Campbell, Watson (Lloyd Young 84), David Gray, Masson, Winter, Richard McIntosh, Boyle (Leighton McIntosh 84), Garry Wood. Subs Not Used: Sandy Wood, Johnston.

Booked: McNally, Watson, Winter, Boyle, Crawford, Masson.

Goals: Garry Wood 7, McNally 17, Boyle 31, Richard McIntosh 63.

Elgin City: Malin, Morrison, Crighton, Harkins, McMullan (Millar 61), Cameron, O'Donoghue (McLean 72), Nicolson, Moore, Gunn, Leslie. Subs Not Used: Black, Beveridge, McKinnon.

Sent Off: Crighton (79). Booked: Nicolson, McMullan, Harkins.

Goals: Millar 80.

Att: 432

Ref: Alan Newlands

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