Connect with us

Match Previews & Reports

Montrose show class with sensational six-goal performance

Montrose kicked off and for the opening five minutes, it was back and forth. The first chance of the game was for Riverside in the fifth minute when Logan Brodie took a shot inside the box, but Josh Miller the Montrose goalie denied Riverside of an early goal.

In the tenth minute, Montrose were on the attack as Liam Rudden played a through ball to Matthew Salmon who took a touch inside the box and fired it past the Riverside goalkeeper to give Montrose an early goal!

Montrose would keep attacking for the next five minutes but the Riverside defence was too good to not allow Montrose a second. Montrose had a good chance in the 20th minute as Conor Black dribbled into the box. He got his shot away, but Finlay Mitchell the Riverside goalkeeper made a great save.

Riverside were getting back into the game with a few chances up in the Montrose half but Josh Miller the Montrose goalkeeper was making good saves to keep his side in the lead.

The visitors had a free kick in the 28th minute just outside the Montrose box and Jack Key was the player to take it. Keys free-kick flew right into the top left-hand side – a wonderful goal to equalise. Riverside were straight back into the game with some good football, and it was game on.

In the 33rd minute Montrose would have a chance as Kyle Mccombie drove into the box. He took a shot, but Ewan Mcdonald made a great block to deny Montrose a lead.

Montrose would get another chance to go one up as Mccombie played a great ball past the Riverside defence. Black got on the end of it and took a shot but Mitchell the goalie produced a great stop and tipped it wide of the target.

Montrose got their second goal of the match from the resultant corner as Thompson’s cross was met by Rudden who flicked it on to Taylor Davidson to fire home and give his side the lead in the game.

Montrose would keep up the pressure in the next five minutes with a great show of defending from the front. It would soon pay off as in the 43rd minute Thomson would intercept a pass in the Riverside box and score.

Both teams made half-time changes. For Riverside, Aiden Reid went off and Archie Gray joined the action. For Montrose, it was Findlay Ross to leave the pitch as Aaron Reekie replaced him.

Montrose started the second half the stronger team with a few chances in the opening stages. They were soon rewarded as Black dribbled into the box, danced past three defenders and placed it into the bottom-left corner to make it 4-1.

The home side would then have a chance three minutes later. Davidson had a great shot met by Mitchell who tipped it wide. Thomson followed in and fired it home, but it was called offside, and the score remained 4-1.

In the 56th minute, Montrose had a free kick on the edge of the box. It was crossed into the back post by Thomson, but no one could get onto it.

Riverside then made a quadruple sub with Max Camegie, Andrew Duff, Logan Brodie and the goal scorer Key all coming off. Anas El-Haram, Zak Shannon, Matthew Downes and Kyan Alipore joining the action in their place.

Montrose kept pressing Riverside and kept a hold of the ball, playing great football. They would have a great chance to score again in the 68th minute as Thomson would get on the end of a great ball at the edge of the box. He took it down and drove into the box taking it past Mitchell but just missed his shot.

At the 70th minute mark Montrose made a sub with Black coming off and Ross coming back on.  Montrose continued to play good football and were soon rewarded. A great attacking move in the 76th minute from Montrose led to a pass being played to Thomson who rifled it into the bottom left corner to extend the lead to 5-1.

Riverside would make a sub with Dylan Evans going off and Reid returning to the pitch. The away side would be the better team for the next five minutes with the ball being in the Montrose half, but they could not score as the Montrose defence was too strong.

With just seven minutes to go, Montrose got another goal. It came from a Ross corner and Charlie Milling scored.

Riverside would then make a sub, Daniel Kennedy going off and Duff coming back on.

Black went on a great run down the left-hand side. He cut inside and attempted to shoot but Reid was there to clear. Riverside then made another sub, Alipore leaving the pitch and Key returning.

The referee blew the full-time whistle to conclude the game at Montrose Youth 6 Riverside West End 1.

Montrose Youth Player of the Match: Kaden Thomson

The player of the match for the home team was a difficult choice but it went to Thomson. Not just for his two goals, he was consistent with his crosses and made some good runs. His overall performance is why he was the player of the match for Montrose.

Riverside West End Player of the Match: JackKey

Key put in a brilliant performance which he capped off with a wonderful goal.

Montrose Youth Magic Moment:

The magic moment for Montrose was Conor Black’s goal. It was a great run from Black, who showed some great skill to skip past three defenders before scoring.

Riverside West End Magic Moment:

Riverside’s magic moment was Jack Key’s wonder goal from a free kick which got his team back in the game.

Montrose Youth U17s

30 Taylor Davidson

22 Dylan Jachnik

17 Kyle Mccombie

1 Josh Miller

4 Charlie Milling

10 Miller Miloy

9 Findlay Ross

5 Matthew Ross

11 Conor Simpson

3 Liam Simpson

14 Conor Black

20 Jayden Melrose

19 Keane Miller

15 Taylor Page

24 Aaron Reekie

6 Keelim Kilcoyce

Riverside West End U17s

17 Kynan Alipore

12 Matthew Downes

15 Anas El-Haram

6 Archie Gray

10 Zak Salmon

11 Logan Brodie

2 Max Ciamegie

18 Andrew Duff

16 Dylan Evans

19 Aiden Gault

14 Daniel Kennedy

7 Jack Key

5 Ewan Mcdonald

1 Finlay Mitchell

3 Aiden Reid

4 Nicol Smith



More in Match Previews & Reports