REPORT: Montrose end season with 1-0 win over Berwick Rangers

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A 19th goal of the season from top goalscorer Gary Fraser was enough to give Montrose all three points in their final match of the season against Berwick Rangers at Links Park on Saturday.

The victory meant that Montrose finished the season in eighth place four ahead of neighbours Arbroath.

Montrose had an early opportunity when Mallagaray played a corner short to Fraser but his first time shot was saved by Walker.

The visitors had their first opportunity in the 20th minute when Lavery was allowed a free run at goal but his low shot was saved by Jordan Millar.

The Gable Endies had a great chance to open the scoring five minutes later with Terry Masson going on a solo run before chipping over two defenders before firing in a volley which Walker pushed behind for a Montrose corner.

The home side had an even better chance to open the scoring on the half hour mark when visiting keeper Walker fluffed his lines and played the ball straight to Gary Fraser who in being presented with an open goal fluffed his lines and sent the ball wide of the gaping net.

In the 42nd minute Montrose opened the scoring with a great goal.

Templeman worked his magic and found Fraser who took one touch to make space before firing across Walker and into the roof of the net for his 19th goal of the season.

Mallagaray was at the heart of a Montrose attack and he slipped in Comrie who made his way into the box where his cross was headed over by Webster from inside the six yard box.

In the final minute of the match Declan Milne raced up the park to block two clearances from keeper Walker but on each occasion the ball broke away from him.