Roselea make fitting tributes to club legend Ross McLeod and absent friend Stephen Gove

Photo - Phoenix Photo Shop.
Photo - Phoenix Photo Shop.

It was a terrific night at Broomfield where a crowd of around 250 took in the Ross Mcleod testimonial match vs Montrose FC.

It was an Andy Tringham goal in 15 minutes that was all that separated the sides in the end with Dale Reid hitting the post for Montrose.

It was a fitting tribute match for the popular long serving goalkeeper who managed to keep a clean sheet on the night.

Roselea thanked the senior club for providing the opposition and the following players for turning out to honour the Broomfield Park goalie: Eric Watson, Mark Fotheringham, Martin Christie, Ewan Graham, Matt Miller, David Craig, Steven Tweed, Ralph Brand, Steve Kerrigan, Doug Craig, Kevin Crawford and Stewart Fletcher.

There was a collection taken on the night for Cancer Research in memory of Stephen Gove the former Roselea player who sadly passed away in New Zealand a couple of months ago.

This raised a tremendous amount of £258.89 for a very worthy cause.

The match was an excellent spectacle and also a great tribute to Stephen.

Meanwhile in league action, Roselea suffered a third defeat in four in a frustrating game for both themselves and Oakley United.

It was Oakley who created the first chance when left wing back Allan found right wing back Thomson at the back post but his header was cleared by Sturrock.

The game was very stop-start after a promising opening for both teams as the referee frustrated both sides with some debatable decisions.

Roselea felt they should have had a penalty after half an hour when Collier was first to a loose ball and poked the ball past the away keeper who proceeded to floor Collier.

The referee blew for a foul by Collier, much to the annoyance of the traveling support.

Oakley took the lead shortly after the interval under controversial circumstances.

Murray appeared to be well offside but the referee waved play on.

Despite Roselea managing to regain the ball back, Rushford battled well to win the ball on the right hand side and then crossed for McDonough to stroke into the net for the only goal of the game.