ROSELEA made the trip to Foxhall Park, home of Coupar Angus, on Saturday with high hopes against the bottom of the league side.
The visiting side got off to a great start despite the very bumpy pitch. Their first real chance came in 15 minutes from a Fotheringham effort that just cleared the bar.
Craig Watson was next to try his luck from the corner of the 18-yard line, hitting one first time that flew wide of the goal.
Two minutes later Watson again had a chance when clean through on goal but he again knocked it past the post.
With 25 minutes gone, Ross Colquhoun almost scored through his own goal when his headed pass-back went beyond McLeod who had called for the ball. Luckily the ‘keeper managed to get back and put it out for a corner.
Ten minutes later Coupar Angus got a free kick 20 yards out but it went over the bar, although McLeod had it covered.
In the 40th minute Roselea scored their first goal of the game. A corner from the left was only half cleared and the ball broke through to James Collier who scored from six yards.
Half-time: Coupar Angus 0, Montrose Roselea 1.
Roselea started the second half still pushing forward with Collier shooting wide from a great Callum Rae pass.
Lee Hood was next to try his luck but shot high over the bar.
Roselea got the all important second goal after 62 minutes from good work again by Rae and Collier around the box. The ball fell to Robert Urquhart who hit one first time low into the bottom corner from 15 yards.
Not even 10 minutes later, Roselea added a third goal to their tally in the 70th minute.
James Collier hit the bar when clean through on goal and the home defence were unable to clear. After a mad scramble again the ball fell to Collier who fired a right footed shot into the net from eight yards.
Two minutes later Callum Rae was not that far away with a free kick from 20 yards which went just past the post. With 75 minutes gone substitute Scott Riach forced the Coupar Angus ‘keeper into a good save.
Roselea finished the game still pushing forward and should be pleased with their performance.
Roselea continue to press league leaders Downfield who currently lead by one point, although the Montrose side have a game in hand.
Roselea are on their travels for the third week in a row this weekend as they head to near rivals Brechin Vics for another league match which kicks off at 2.30pm.
On April 9, Roselea head to another team who are in with a chance of the title when they head north to face Kirrie Thistle.
Roselea: McLeod, Colquhoun, Whyte, Fotheringham, Reoch, Mustard, Hood, Rae, Watson, Urquhart and Collier. Substitutes: Craig, Miller, Riach, Kennedy, Strachan, Aitken and Brand.