Forfar West End 4
Montrose Roselea 1
Roselea opened up their 2014-15 McBookie.com East Premier League campaign on Wednesday (August 6) against Forfar West End and returned home pointless after a 4-1 defeat.
After what appeared to be a foul on Scott McDowell on the 20 minute mark, Darren SCOTT broke free and slotted home.
Seven minutes later slack marking following a corner saw Gary ROBERTSON score with a well-taken header.
A superb solo goal from Dale REID in 43 minutes gave Roselea a half-time lifeline and home ‘keeper Johnstone made a great save a minute later to preserve the home side’s lead.
Half-time: Forfar West End 2, Montrose Roselea 1.
Graham HART struck a great free kick in 48 minutes with the ball hitting the bar then bouncing off ‘keeper Ross McLeod’s back and into the net.
Roselea had a good spell of pressure in the following 20 minute,s however the breaks did not come and Johnstone pulled off a wonder save from on-form Reid’s effort.
West End substitute Mark Pirie finished the game off with a fine strike in 71 minutes.
The home side deserved their win and Roselea struggled for much of the game.
Roselea: Mcleod, Rae, Whyte, Reoch, R. Taylor, Anderson, Collier, Tringham, McDowell, Cruickshank and Reid. Substitutes: Mitchell, Findlater, Bailey, P. Taylor and Thomson.