Match Report

Trying to put the disappointment of last week behind us, Manager Marvin Bartley made two changes to the side, Lee Connelly started with Connor Murray on the bench and Kieran McKechnie took his place in the starting eleven at the expense of Ross Irving.

Queens had two great chances in the opening three minutes, the first came after just 18 seconds when McKechnie tried to chip the keeper, Ross Matthews but hit it wide. And minutes later, Connelly played a terrific defence splitting ball through for the same player but as he took it round the goalie, he played the shot across goal rather than in and it was too far for Cammy Logan to connect.

They did take the lead on six minutes when Connelly delivered into the box from the right and Jack Brydon rose to head high into the net.

It was the positive start Queens needed and McKechnie was in again this time on the end of a great pass from Josh Todd, but he went down on the box instead of getting a shot away. Already with three good chances and a goal under their belt, it was all Queens and a good move started by Iain Wilson ended with Connelly heading over.

The game took a turn after fourteen minutes when Brydon challenged Matheus Machado inside the box and referee Colin Steven pointed to the spot and after deliberating flashed a red card to dismiss the defender. Kevin Dabrowski dived to the left, but Rory McAllister fired the ball straight down the middle to equalise.

Dabrowski did pull off a save to deny Michael Gardyne before McAllister headed wide as the ball came back in.

It had been a fairly eventful opening to the game and with eighteen minutes gone Stephen Hendrie fired the ten men back in front with a low shot that beat Matthews via the inside of the post.

Midway through the half, Connelly had time and space but as tried to lift the ball over the keeper from twenty-two yards, he lifted it too high, and it cleared the bar.

At the other end Paul Watson hit a powerful left foot shot from distance that Dabrowski tipped over for a corner before Craig Brown’s shot took a deflection and crashed off the outside of the post.

With nine minutes of the first half remaining, the visitors pulled level again. After winning a debatable free kick on the wing, McAllister played the ball across, and Brown sided footed the ball past Dabrowski.

Then on the stroke of half time McAllister added a third as he nipped inside the six-yard box to beat the keeper. After such a strong start Queens trailed at the break.




While the first half had been eventful the second half was a bit of a non-event. In the first minute, Brown was unmarked but fluffed his shot and missed at the back post.

Already down to ten men Queens were chasing the game and things got worse just after the hour mark when the home side were reduced to nine following the sending off of Hendrie as the defender picked up two bookings in the space of a minute.

In a bid to take something from the game, Murray, Harry Cochrane, and Calvin McGrory came off the bench for McKechnie, Wilson and Todd, the trio did give Queens more energy but with two men short it was always going to be a hard ask.

They did push and in closing stages as Ruari Paton did well to hold up Dabrowski’s clearance he set up Murray, but the substitute fired over.

In the final minutes, Dabrowski had to save from McAllister and Luca Giacomini missed a guilt edge chance as he fired over from close range.



  • Dabrowski

  • Brydon

  • McKay

  • East

  • Logan

  • Wilson


  • Connelly


  • Sub1

  • McKechnie


  • Paton


  • Botterill

  • McKay

  • Cochrane


  • Murray


  • Morrison


  • McGrory


  • Irving

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Pre-match Queens: 25.Dabrowski 16.East 5.P McKay 35.Brydon 17.Hendrie 8.Todd (C) 4.Wilson 23.Logan 10.Connelly 18.McKechnie 7.Paton Bench: 42.Botterill 2.D McKay 6.Cochrane 11.Murray 12.McKenna 14.Morrison 15.McGrory 20.Irving 27.Gibson
Pre-match 2 changes following last weeks defeat, McKechnie and Connelly return to the side in place of Irving and Murray.
First half begins |0-0
4%27 McKechnie gets round the keeper but is unable to slide the ball into an empty net. |0-0
7%27 GOAL QUEENS! Connelly pings an excellent cross to the back post where Brydon rises highest to head home and put Queens infront. |1-0
14%27 A great move from Queens finds Connelly free in the box but he can’t find the back of the net with his header. |1-0
14%27 Penalty Montrose. Brydon trips Lyons in the box. |1-0
14%27 Brydon (QOS) SENT OFF |1-0
15%27 Goal Montrose. McAllister finds the bottom left corner. |1-1
19%27 GOAL QUEENS! Hendrie riffles an effort into the bottom right corner from 25 yards out to put the South back in-front. |2-1
21%27 Connelly gets in behind 1 on 1 but his chipped effort is over the bar. |2-1
36%27 Goal Montrose. Brown the scorer |2-2
45%27 Goal Montrose. McAllister puts the away side in-front. |2-3
First half ends |2-3
Half Time SUBSTITUTION QOS: Connelly OFF REPLACED BY Morrison |2-3
Second half begins |2-3
62%27 Hendrie (QOS) is booked |2-3
62%27 McAllister (Montrose) is booked |2-3
63%27 Hendrie (QOS) receives a second yellow. |2-3
69%27 Webster (Montrose) is booked |2-3
70%27 SUBSTITUTION QOS: McKechnie OFF REPLACED BY Cochrane |2-3
72%27 Masson (Montrose) is booked |2-3
76%27 SUBSTITUTION Montrose: Brown OFF REPLACED BY Grant |2-3
78%27 SUBSTITUTION Montrose: Masson OFF REPLACED BY Giacomini |2-3
84%27 In Queens first chance of the half, Murray and Paton break and Murray’s effort from distance is just over. |2-3
The game ends |2-3