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Montrose Youth Under-14s 8

MONTROSE were away last Tuesday against Lochside, a team struggling in the Rennies League.

A strong wind was blowing over the Forfar pitch which is on a considerable slope, but after only four minutes Smith laid on a fine ball for McLEOD to open the score.

And in six minutes BAILEY calmly took his time to shoot past the Forfar ‘keeper

The third goal came when Coull put McLEOD into orbit to finish his run with a shot in front of an empty goalmouth.

In the 11th minute, McLeod was upended in the box. The penalty by Jordan, was saved by the ‘keeper with a good dive.

In the 12th minute, McLeod’s powerful shot was poorly cleared, giving Morgan a second chance blocked by the defenders. Unfortunately for them, COULL was conveniently placed to lob the home ‘keeper.

With a free-kick in the 15th minute, a powerful, wind-assisted shot from the Lochside number eight Glennie who had had a quiet quarter of an hour.

But five minutes later, David Craig blocked a clearance and passed to BAILEY who pivoted to score a fifth goal with a magisterial 30-yarder. Just before half-time McLeod served a good pass which allowed BAILEY to complete his hat-trick.

Playing with the wind after the interval, Low’s corner for Montrose was headed by MATHER past the ‘keeper.

The next 10 minutes were made fairly empty and unpleasant with some puzzling decisions by the referee. There were unnecessary physical challenges. In the 55th minute, though a Montrose corner was cleared by the defence, SMITH headed home for the last goal for the day. McLeod was injured after a defender’s hard tackle which was an act out of the pure frustration visible on some of the local faces.