Arniston 2-0 Roselea: First defeat of the season for Montrose

Arniston Rangers v Montrose Roselea
Arniston Rangers v Montrose Roselea

Roselea suffered their first taste of defeat since before the summer break after a disappointing performance against an impressive Midlothian team.

After a nightmare journey involving two traffic jams kick off was delayed by 45 minutes.

Preparation wasn’t brilliant for the away team when they were given five minutes to warm up and their first half performance was reflected in this.

Roselea did have the first chance of the match when Campbell crossed to Greig whose effort looped over the keeper and unfortunately the crossbar too.

Arniston began to create chances as the game went on and a Leslie cross found the menacing Kateleza but his free header was wide of the post.

Anderson had a half chance after half an hour when the ball fell to him outside of the box but his half volley was well over the ball.

Arniston were pressing the Roselea back four well and forced them into a bad pass back by an away defender.

Fortunately keeper McLeod was alert and positioned well to come out to make a great tackle on McFadden who had looked to profit from the error.

Arniston took a deserved lead after 37 minutes.

McFadden beat the offside trap and shot low, McLeod could only parry the shot out to Kateleza who was on hand to slot home.

Collier and Rae took early knocks in the second half and were replaced by Smith and Thomson after 50 minutes

With 20 minutes left a Cruickshank corner found the head of Sturrock but his effort was straight at the keeper.

Bailey replaced Watson after 82 minutes.

Arniston made sure of the points with five minutes to go when Pennycuick beat the offside trap and finished well.

A disappointing performance and result for the ‘Lea after making such a positive start to the season, but they will have the opportunity to bounce straight back when they face Lochee United on Wednesday. Kick ff is 7.00pm.

The club has received their September fixtures and can offer hospitality for the home game vs Falkirk JFC on September 12.

There is availability for the following matches:-

Bathgate Thistle August 22

Lochee Utd September 5 (This has been allocated as Ladies Day and there are limited places still available)

Falkirk JFC September 12

The club is offering the usual hospitality packages for the above matches as follows:-

Arrive Broomfield Park 1.00pml two-course meal with six complementary drinks (wine also served with meal prior to match only); half time snacks and refreshments; courtesy transport onto the Golf Inn for further enjoyment.

Cost is £40 per person (No VAT)

Contact Allan Reoch to book at 07587404143.