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Unfair challenge on Hugh Davidson by Kieran McAnespie results in a free kick. Ross McCord takes the free kick.
Fraser Milligan decides to take a short corner.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Chisholm on Ross McCord. Paul Watson takes the free kick.
Foul by Alan Cambell on Patrick Deane, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Kieran McAnespie.
Shot from deep inside the area by David Dimilta clears the crossbar.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul Sheerin, Sandy Wood makes a save.
Ross Chisholm fouled by Paul Watson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kieran McAnespie.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Darren Hill.
The referee shows Kevin McMullan a yellow card.
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Martin Boyle. Mark Durnan takes the indirect free kick.
Ross McCord takes a shot. Save by Darren Hill.
Foul by David McGowan on Sean Crighton, free kick awarded. Sandy Wood takes the direct free kick. Patrick Deane is brought on as a substitute for Gavin Swankie. Christopher Hegarty goes off and Fraser Milligan comes on.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Malcolm by Paul Tosh. Direct free kick taken by Kevin McMullan.
Paul Sheerin finds the back of the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Arbroath 4-0 Montrose.The assist for the goal came from Gavin Swankie.
Steven McNalley receives a yellow card.
David McGowan comes on in place of Steven Doris.
Steven Doris finds the net with a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Arbroath 3-0 Montrose.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gavin Swankie played to the near post, clearance by Paul Watson.
Steven Doris finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Arbroath 2-0 Montrose.The assist for the goal came from Gavin Swankie.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dougie Cameron by Josh Falkingham. Dougie Cameron restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Watson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
Corner taken by Ross McCord from the left by-line, clearance by Stuart Malcolm.
(Montrose) makes a substitution, with Martin Boyle coming on for Connor Thompson.
Paul Watson is brought on as a substitute for Aaron Sinclair.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Ross McCord. Darren Hill takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin, save made by Sandy Wood.
Gavin Swankie produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target. Corner from the left by-line taken by Gavin Swankie, Sean Crighton manages to make a clearance.
Alan Cambell challenges Gavin Swankie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Sheerin restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin McMullan on Aaron Sinclair. Ross McCord takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Aaron Sinclair by Kevin McMullan results in a free kick. Ross McCord restarts play with the free kick.
David Dimilta replaces Keith Gibson.
The referee books Ross McCord for unsporting behaviour.
Dougie Cameron produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Ross McCord takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Stuart Malcolm.
Inswinging corner taken by Ross McCord, clearance made by Steven Doris.
Ross McCord takes the outswinging corner, Steven Doris manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Kieran McAnespie. Sandy Wood takes the indirect free kick.
Keith Gibson challenges Ross McCord unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Paul Tosh is ruled offside. Keith Gibson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Stuart Malcolm restarts play with the free kick, Gavin Swankie takes a shot. Save made by Sandy Wood.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christopher Hegarty by Gavin Swankie. Sandy Wood takes the direct free kick.
Gavin Swankie is cautioned.
Keith Gibson challenges Ross McCord unfairly and gives away a free kick. Christopher Hegarty delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Stuart Malcolm.
The ball is crossed by Steven Doris, Shot from close range by Gavin Swankie clears the bar.
Kieran McAnespie crosses the ball.
Mark Durnan challenges Steven McNalley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sandy Wood restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Doris takes a shot.
Hugh Davidson concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Falkingham. Gavin Swankie produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Sean Crighton challenges Steven Doris unfairly and gives away a Penalty. The referee shows Sean Crighton a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Steven Doris scores a placed penalty. Arbroath 1-0 Montrose.
The offside flag is raised against Connor Thompson. Free kick taken by Darren Hill.
The ball is swung over by Kieran McAnespie, Steven Doris has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Kieran McAnespie fouled by Paul Tosh, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Hill.
The ball is sent over by Kevin McMullan.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Sinclair by Josh Falkingham. Aaron Sinclair delivers the ball, Hugh Davidson takes a shot. Save by Darren Hill.
Gavin Swankie takes a shot. Blocked by Aaron Sinclair.
Steven Doris takes a shot. Save made by Sandy Wood.
Aaron Sinclair fouled by Josh Falkingham, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Sinclair. Kieran McAnespie fouled by Steven McNalley, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Hill takes the direct free kick.
Ross McCord takes the inswinging corner, Ross McCord takes a shot. Darren Hill makes a save.
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
The game restarts for the second half.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
The match has reached full-time.
Arbroath are out to defeat local rivals Montrose for the first time in four meetings although they may have to cope without Alan Rattray.
The defender is struggling with a hamstring problem while Jordyn Sheerin and Robbie Ross remain sidelined. Boss Paul Sheerin is planning changes despite the 3-1 success at East Stirling in midweek.
Sheerin said: "David Dimilta was unlucky to miss out in midweek and he has come into my thoughts for this game.
"We have not been able to win against Montrose so far and to do that we need to hit a high level of performance again.
"Nine points in the space of a week would be a great reward for the effort put in by everyone recently."
Montrose could be without seven players as they look to defeat their Angus rivals for the third time this season.
Player-manager Steven Tweed, Terry Masson and Jonathan Crawford are injured, Daryl Nicol is suspended and the Gable Endies will really be up against things if Paul Watson, Hugh Davidson and Gordon Pope fail fitness tests.
Tweed said: "We are definitely thin on the ground for players but we will look to recapture the fine form we showed in the second half at Annan on Tuesday night.
"We battled back to get a point down there and if we maintain that level of performance against Arbroath we will do okay."
Dorris treble eases Arbroath to win
A superb hat trick by Steven Dorris helped Arbroath to a 4-0 win over Montrose at Gayfield Park to move them into third place.
Former St Johnstone trainee Dorris made no mistake from the spot when he converted a penalty in the 21st minute after being hauled by defender Sean Crighton to put Arbroath in front.
Dorris doubled Arbroath's lead when he headed in from close range in 62nd minute before completing his hat trick four minutes later with a close range strike into the top right-hand corner.
Paul Sheerin completed the rout in the 71st minute when he fired a strike into the bottom right corner from edge of the box for his first goal of the season.
Montrose's best chance in the Angus derby came in second half as midfielder Ross McCord shot blasted wide from 30-yards in game dominated by the home side.
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