Montrose Roselea’s cup fixtures revealed

THE DJ Laing Cup sections were drawn at Lochee United last Saturday when Roselea are placed with Arbroath Vics, Blairgowrie and Forfar Albion.

The Montrose men will open with a home game against Blairgowrie on Saturday, August 6, and will also be at home in their second match against Arbroath Vics a week later.

They finish the four-team group on August 20 with a trip to Forfar Albion. The winner of the group will qualify for the semi-finals.

The other Angus section comprises Carnoustie Panmure, Forfar West End, Brechin Vics, Kirrie Thistle and Coupar Angus.

There are also two Dundee-based sections.

League openers

Roselea have learned their opening opponents in the McBookie East Region North Division. They start with two tough games, at home to Arbroath Vics on Saturday, August 27, and then away to Dundee Violet on Saturday September 3.


Match day hospitality will be on offer for all of the home matches mentioned, which kick off at 2.30pm. Price is £40 and can be booked by contacting Roy Gill on 01674 673651, 07908 763219 or

Pre-season friendlies

Roselea have confirmed their pre-season friendly schedule as follows: Saturday, July 16, Parkvale (H) 2pm; Tuesday, July 19, Cove Rangers (H) 7.15; Saturday, July 23, Dyce (A) 2.30pm; Tuesday, July 26, Mearns United (A) 7.15; and Saturday July 30, Lochee United (A) 2pm.

Craig comes back

Former player Craig Anderson has returned to Roselea after a spell away at Tayport and Arbroath Vics.

The 23-year-old midfielder is the only signing made so far but Ralph Brand is not concerned: “We have retained most of last season’s squad who I think are good enough to take Roselea up.

“We would have liked to have fixed up one or two additions, however we don’t see the point of signing players just to make up the numbers and we will only be bringing in players who we think are good enough and ready to challenge for a starting place.”