Match Report

Efe Ambrose and Paul McKay both returned to the starting line up for the visit of Montrose with Kieran McKechnie and Kyle Doherty dropping to the bench in the two changes the Manager made from the Edinburgh City game.

Captain Harry Cochrane had an early opportunity, but his low shot was blocked. There was little goalmouth action in the opening quarter of the game, and it wasn’t until midway through the half that Cammy Gill was tested again.

In the best chance of the game so far, Gavin Reilly had a shot blocked by the keeper but as it spun over the top of the goalie and headed for the net, Luke Graham was on hand to clear it off the line.

Queens did make a breakthrough on 27 minutes when Lee Connelly made his way to the by-line and from a very tight angle hit a low shot into the far corner to give the home side the lead.

Connelly was up for it and two minutes later showed some tricky footwork to create an opening on the right-hand side, but his final effort ended up wide of the target.

In injury time added on at the end of the first half, Gordon Botterill saved a close range shot from Kane Hester. The rebounded shot was blocked on the line by Max Kilsby, in the stramash it looked like handball but despite protests by the visitors referee Calum Scott turned down the penalty claim.

HALF TIME: Queens 1 Montrose 3


Montrose came out fighting after the break and put the home defence under pressure. They stood up to the challenge until they gave away a free kick at the edge of the box on the hour mark and Michael Gardyne hit a right foot shot over the static wall past Botterill to pull them level.

As Queens looked to regain the advantage, Connelly slipped a good ball through for Reilly, but the striker was offside and ten minutes after their equaliser it was the visitors who took the lead.

A lack of communication between Botterill and Kilsby lead to the keeper making a challenge inside the box giving the ref no other option than pointing to the spot. Graham Webster stepped up to hit a right foot shot low to the keepers right.

Queens didn’t learn from it and within five minutes another poor defensive judgement, as three players failed to cut out the danger, a fourth, Ambrose left his leg dangling to bring down Blair Lyons to give Webster a second chance from the penalty spot. This time he picked out the opposite corner to fire the ball past Botterill.

Doherty came off the bench to join Joel Mumbongo up top to give Queens more of a threat and with ten minutes remaining the latter turned to hit a right foot shot towards goal, but it cleared the crossbar.

The big striker did find the net two minutes later, when he got on the end of a perfect cross into the box from the left by Kilsby to side foot the ball over the line.

Up against it Queens tried to salvage something from the game and Jack Brydon had a low shot from distance saved by Gill and with the last kick of the game Craig McGuffie hit his free kick off the wall.


FULL TIME: Queens 1 Montrose 3

  • Botterill

  • Brydon

  • Ambrose

  • McClelland

  • Logan


  • Cochrane

  • McKay


  • Kilsby


  • Ferguson

  • Connelly

  • Reilly



  • Stone

  • McKechnie


  • McGuffie


  • Mumbongo

  • Doherty


  • Walker


  • Todd

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Pre-match Queens: 1.Botterill 4.Kilsby 5.McKay 6.Cochrane 9.Reilly 10.Connelly 15.McClelland 17.Ferguson 23.Logan 24.Ambrose 35.Brydon
Pre-match Queens Subs: 31.Stone 7.McKechnie 8.Todd 11.McGuffie 22.Mumbongo 25.Doherty 28.Johnstone 30.Walker 34.Rogerson
Pre-match Montrose: 1.Gill 3.Steeves 4.Quinn 7.Webster 9.Hester 10.Gardyne 11.Lyons 14.Dillon 17.Shrive 18.Graham 19.Callaghan
Pre-match Montrose Subs: 21.Matthews 2.Campbell 12.Hermiston 20.Craig 22.Brown 23.Machado
First half begins |0-0
13%27 SUBSTITUTION Montrose: Callaghan OFF REPLACED BY Brown |0-0
25%27 Reilly takes a shot that makes it past the keeper but is cleared off the line by Graham. |0-0
27%27 GOAL QUEENS! Connelly the scorer |1-0
28%27 Connelly with a shot from the byline looks to take a deflection into the back of the net. |1-0
45%27 Connelly (QOS) is booked |1-0
49%27 Free kick finds Hester who takes a shot which is saved by Botterill at close range. The rebound shot is blocked on the line by Kilsby. |1-0
49%27 Montrose claim for a handball but it comes to nothing. |1-0
First half ends |1-0
Half Time SUBSTITUTION Montrose: Shrive OFF REPLACED BY Machado |1-0
Second half begins |1-0
60%27 Goal Montrose. Gardyne the scorer |1-1
62%27 The free kick from about 20 yards by Gardyne finds the top right corner of the goal. |1-1
63%27 Steeves (Montrose) is booked |1-1
64%27 Connelly makes a good run to find Reilly but the offside flag goes up. |1-1
66%27 SUBSTITUTION QOS: Connelly OFF REPLACED BY Mumbongo |1-1
70%27 Penalty to Montrose. |1-1
71%27 Goal Montrose. Webster the scorer |1-2
72%27 Webster fires it into the bottom left corner as Botterill dives right. |1-2
75%27 Penalty to Montrose as Lyons is brought to the floor. |1-2
75%27 Goal Montrose. Webster the scorer |1-3
78%27 Webster from the penalty spot puts it just to the right of Botterill into the back of the net. |1-3
79%27 Mumbongo with the shot, fires it over the crossbar. |1-3
81%27 GOAL QUEENS! Mumbongo the scorer. |2-3
83%27 Kilsby from the left finds Mumbongo in on goal to knock it into the back of the net. |2-3
84%27 SUBSTITUTION Montrose: Lyons OFF REPLACED BY Craig |2-3
91%27 SUBSTITUTION Montrose: Hester OFF REPLACED BY Campbell |2-3
91%27 SUBSTITUTION Montrose: Webster OFF REPLACED BY Hermiston |2-3
The game ends |2-3
Full Time Montrose receiving two penalties in the second half gives them all 3 points. Thank you for the support. |2-3