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Montrose U14 show class to break into DS Rennie League top six

Montrose Youth U14 moved up to sixth place in the DS Rennie League after a 7-1 victory over Carnoustie Panmure Blacks at Kenny Park.

Montrose started the game strong having most of the ball in the opening five. Carnoustie then started to get into the game when Ross Christie got onto the end of a great through ball but he was offside. 

In the 8th minute, Montrose had a chance when Jamie Mustard went on a great run down the left wing and passed the ball to Kyle Candy who took a shot outside the 6-yard box but Aaron Pockney made a great save.

Two minutes later Montrose got the first goal of the match when Candy played a through ball to Kerr Black who fired into the far corner and gave Montrose an early lead.

In the next 12 minutes, Montrose had a few more chances but the Carnoustie defence was too strong and did not let Montrose get their second.  The next chance in the game came in the 23rd as Harris Whitton took a shot outside the box but Pockney put it wide for a Montrose corner.

Montrose got their second from a Mustard corner who crossed it into the box where Ross Grant flicked it on to the back post where Harry Elgin hit it home to give Montrose a two-goal lead!

Carnoustie then made the first sub of the game with Ben Millar replacing Manny Gourlay. Montrose soon followed with a sub with Louie Craig going off and Kyle Doig coming on. Montrose kept pushing for their third goal of the game but tackles from Ross Christie and saves from Pockney denied Montrose their third goal.

Montrose did end up getting their third from another Mustard corner. Mustard crossed it low toward the near post where  Candy was there to make it 3-0  to Montrose in the 34th minute concluding the first-half scoring.

The second half would see both teams making subs.

Montrose subs Rudy Sangster, Smith Duncan and Connor Mitchell coming on and Ryan Fotheringham, Kyle Candy and Kai Smith coming off. Carnoustie made a half-time change with Ben Millar coming on.

The opening first few minutes of the second half were mostly even. Then Carnoustie could have a chance when Pockney played a long ball forward to try and find Christie but Smith Duncan did very well to intercept it.

Carnoustie had a free-kick wide of the Montrose box. Christie put in a great cross but the Montrose goalkeeper Jamie Allan was there to catch it. Montrose then made a sub in the 44th minute when Craig returned to the pitch with Whitton leaving the pitch.

Montrose then made a sub in the 47th minute for Elgin coming off and Candy coming back on. Then in the 51st Carnoustie had another great chance. Christie from outside the Montrose box towards the back post but was cleared away by Mitchell.

A positive opening then for Carnoustie. Allan the Montrose goalkeeper made a great save from a Christie free-kick right on the edge of the box.

The first goal of the second half came in the 56th minute after a great run by Black who crossed it into Candy to send it home to make it 4-0 and give him his second of the day. Carnoustie made a sub, Joch Johnson going off and Gourlay returning to the pitch.

And so did Montrose who made a sub Mustard and Reuben Forbes leaving the pitch and Smith and Fotheringham coming back on.

Montrose kept attacking and controlling possession and playing some good football they were soon rewarded in the 63rd minute when Craig played it back to Grant who shot first time 20 yards from goal and finished wonderfully to give Montrose a very deserved fifth. Montrose soon after got their sixth when Craig headed it home to make it 41 goals in 10 league matches for Montrose.

Carnoustie kept pushing to try and find a goal. And they did find the back of the net in the 69th minute as Evan Millar opened his side’s account. Montrose responded straight after though, as Smith finished it off to make it Montrose 7 Carnoustie 1.

The result gives Montrose confidence and belief for the rest of the season moving them up to sixth in the league. Speaking to some of the Montrose players, Louie Craig said if they keep playing they were today they can win the East Region Cup which they are in the quarter-finals of. Ross Grant He also said that what they had done in the game is what they have been working on in training and he was proud that everyone gave 100%. Manager Dave Grant added that what they had been working on in training had worked during the game.

Montrose Youth Player of the Match: Jamie Mustard

The Player of the Match award was a difficult decision as everyone for Montrose played well but it had to go to Mustard. He got himself an assist in the match but his overall performance was really good. He was a massive threat for his side.

Carnoustie Panmure Blacks Player of the Match: Aaran Pockney

Pockney made some really good saves and had great distribution throughout the match.

Montrose Youth Magic Moment:

Ross Grant’s goal from 20 yards out was special, hitting it first time into the top left.

Carnoustie Panmure Blacks Magic Moment:

The away team’s magic moment has to be their goal, scored by Evan Milliar to give his team a bit of a boost.

Montrose Youth U14s

1 Jamie Allan

20 Kerr Black

3 Kyle Candy

9 Louie Craig

8 Kyle Doig

2 Smith Duncan

16 Harry Elgin

19 Rueben Forbes

12 Ryan Fotheringham

10 Ross Grant

5 Connor Mitchell

4 Jamie Mustard

15 Rudy Sangster

14 Kai Smith

7 Harris Whitton

Carnoustie Panmure Blacks U14s

16 Ruraidh Addison

20 Ross Christie

3 Cole Conway

8 Cameron Dewar

33 Matthew Gordon

47 Manny Gourlay

50 Jack Johnson

10 Jamie Johnston

19 Rex Mackie

2 Oliver Mcrae

21 Evan Millar

23 Ben Miller

1 Aaran Pockney

26 Finlay Richie

18 Jack Robertson

7 Karson Robertson

54 Finn Roulston

24 Finn Bonnet


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