Montrose

  • 13-8-13
  • 4th in Scottish League One

    Hibernian 4-0 Montrose

    Hibernian striker Simon Murray scored a brace on his competitive debut as Neil Lennon's side cruised to a 4-0 victory over Montrose in their opening Betfred Cup clash.Murray's namesake Fraser was also on target for the hosts in an impressive performance that saw the 18-year-old deservedly named man of the match.Substitute Brian Graham netted a late penalty to round off the scoring on a comfortable afternoon for the Leith side.Hibs will face a tougher challenge when they travel to Ross County for their second Group D clash on Friday.The result of this tie never looked in doubt as the hosts produced a professional display against their Ladbrokes League Two counterparts.Martin Boyle had already fired a shot across the visitors' bow with a low drive after nine minutes that came back of the post.But Hibs side seized control three minutes later when Simon Murray opened the scoring.Lewis Stevenson did well to dig out a cross from the left and the former Dundee United forward headed in at the front post.Fraser Murray looked lively during the early stages and the teenager, in only his fourth appearance, added a second in the 22nd minute.The forward linked with Simon before drilling a low drive beyond Allan Fleming from 12 yards.The visitors wasted a rare chance to score moments after the break when Gary Fraser pulled a shot wide from an Andrew Steeves cross and Hibs made them pay in the 53rd minute with a third goal.After missing a great opportunity himself minutes earlier, Simon Murray nodded in Boyle's cross from inside the area.Graham climbed off the bench and added a fourth in the 88th minute from the penalty spot after Graham Webster was penalised for handling a Stevenson cross.
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      Montrose 0-1 Ross County

      Ross County left it late to take three points in their opening game of the Betfred Cup group stage with a contentious late penalty by Brian Graham sealing a 1-0 win over Montrose.Graham converted from the spot in the 86th minute to ensure the Premiership side edged past their League Two hosts.Montrose had the first chance when Gary Fraser broke through the Staggies defence before shooting from 25 yards only for the ball to miss the post by inches.Martin Woods was the first to come close to scoring for the Premiership side but his overhead volley from close range went too high and moments later an Alex Schalk low drive from inside the box was caught well by Montrose goalkeeper Jordan Millar.It was Montrose with the next chance close to the break when Chris Templeman's chipped effort was denied by Scott Fox. Fraser again blasted a shot over the crossbar in the closing moments of the half.Montrose came close to breaking the deadlock when a Paul Watson free-kick landed to Ross Campbell in the box but the ball hit Fox's legs only for Fraser to strike the rebound just wide of the post.Ross County created a few chances for themselves in the opening stages of the second half but Kenny Van Der Weg fluffed the first opportunity as he hit his effort high after decent work from Michael Gardyne found him down the left.On the hour mark it looked as though Ross County took the lead but Chris Robertson's close-range shot was ruled offside. It was almost 15 minutes later when Jonathan Franks had the next chance for either side but Miller was quick to catch the shot from just outside the box.With four minutes to go County were awarded a penalty when Michael Bolochoweckyj tripped Graham inside the box with Graham stepping up to send Millar the wrong way to hit the back of the net and that decided the match.ends
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      2023-24 SPFL League One Ladder

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      2023-24 Team Leaders

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      Rankings

      Scottish League One

      Goal Difference
      -1
      4th
      Goals Scored
      52
      5th
      Assists
      37
      Tied-3rd
      Goals Conceded
      53
      5th