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Daryl Nicol takes a shot. Save by Michael Andrews.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Kelly by Sean Pierce. Michael Andrews takes the free kick.
Terry Masson takes a shot. Michael Andrews makes a save.
Shot from just outside the area by John Neil misses to the right of the target.
John Neil sends in a cross, James Glasgow takes a shot. Sean Crighton makes a clearance.
James Glasgow joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Dunn.
Terry Masson takes a shot. Save by Michael Andrews.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Connor Thompson, clearance by Paul Hay.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gordon Pope by Stephen Maguire. Ramiro Gonzalez takes the direct free kick.
Connor Thompson replaces Ross McCord.
The ball is swung over by Daryl Nicol, clearance by Paul Hay.
Inswinging corner taken by Derek Ure from the left by-line, clearance by Sean Crighton.
The ball is delivered by Steven McNalley, Michael Andrews makes a save.
Stephen Maguire takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ramiro Gonzalez.
Steven Jackson challenges Daryl Nicol unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Aaron Sinclair from the free kick, save made by Michael Andrews.
Gordon Pope comes on in place of Alan Cambell.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Stephen Maguire goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is crossed by Dougie Cameron, Daryl Nicol has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Foul by Stephen Maguire on Aaron Sinclair, free kick awarded. Aaron Sinclair takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Scott Johnston, Sean Crighton makes a clearance.
Daryl Nicol takes a shot. Michael Andrews makes a save.
Craig Scott takes a shot. Alan Cambell gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken by Ross McCord from the left by-line, Dougie Cameron takes a shot. Darren Kelly gets a block in.
Ross McCord sends in a cross, Darren Kelly manages to make a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Sean Pierce. Michael Andrews restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan Wilkie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dean Richardson.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Dunn from the right by-line, Sean Crighton makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by David Dunn from the right by-line, save by Ramiro Gonzalez.
Craig Scott takes a shot. Save by Ramiro Gonzalez.
Inswinging corner taken by David Dunn from the right by-line, save made by Ramiro Gonzalez.
Foul by Terry Masson on Derek Ure, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Hay, Alan Cambell makes a clearance.
Daryl Nicol crosses the ball, Dean Richardson manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Michael Andrews.
Hugh Davidson fouled by Stephen Maguire, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean Crighton.
The ball is crossed by Ross McCord, Michael Andrews makes a save.
Corner taken by Dougie Cameron from the right by-line, Steven Jackson makes a clearance.
Short corner taken by Ross McCord from the right by-line.
Aaron Sinclair crosses the ball.
Corner taken left-footed by David Dunn, clearance by Dougie Cameron.
Stephen Maguire on for Kevin Cawley.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ross McCord, clearance by Paul Hay.
Hugh Davidson takes a shot. Michael Andrews makes a save.
Terry Masson concedes a free kick for a foul on Derek Ure. Strike on goal comes in from David Dunn from the free kick.
Foul by Daryl Nicol on Derek Ure, free kick awarded. Derek Ure restarts play with the free kick. Foul by Dean Richardson on Daryl Nicol, free kick awarded. Dean Richardson goes into the referee's book. Free kick crossed by Steven McNalley, save by Michael Andrews.
John Neil takes a shot. Sean Crighton gets a block in.
Foul by Hugh Davidson on John Neil, free kick awarded. Dean Richardson restarts play with the free kick.
Derek Ure gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross McCord. Free kick taken by Steven McNalley.
Unfair challenge on Sean Pierce by David Dunn results in a free kick. David Dunn shown a yellow card. Free kick crossed by Dougie Cameron, clearance made by Darren Kelly.
Kevin Cawley takes a shot. Save by Ramiro Gonzalez.
Sean Pierce finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Montrose 3-0 East Stirling.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daryl Nicol by Paul Hay. Dougie Cameron takes the direct free kick.
Darren Kelly takes a shot. Save made by Ramiro Gonzalez.
Penalty awarded for a foul by Michael Andrews on Daryl Nicol. Penalty taken right-footed by Daryl Nicol and scored. Montrose 2-0 East Stirling.
Corner taken by Ross McCord, Sean Pierce scores a headed goal from close range. Montrose 1-0 East Stirling.Assist by Aaron Sinclair. Aaron Sinclair takes a shot.
Daryl Nicol sends in a cross, blocked by Darren Kelly.
The ball is crossed by Terry Masson, Shot from deep inside the area by Daryl Nicol goes over the bar.
A cross is delivered by Steven McNalley, Close range effort by Dougie Cameron misses to the right of the goal.
The ball is swung over by Daryl Nicol.
Pope may miss out for Montrose
Montrose defenders Jonathan Crawford, Gordon Pope and Alan Campbell are all doubts for their clash with East Stirling.
Striker Martin Boyle is also sidelined with a hamstring problem as the Links Park side try to avoid finishing bottom of the league for the second season in a row.
Manager Ray Farningham said: "We were on a good run before we went to play an Arbroath side looking to win the title last Saturday, so we do not need to go too far back for confidence.
"East Stirling defeated us in one of my first games in charge so it would be good to put that right and get the points that mean we do not end in bottom spot."
East Stirling are again without the injured backline of Stuart Beveridge, Craig Tully, Alex Walker and Craig Donaldson.
Head coach Jim McInally looks set to give youngster Craig Scott a starting role as he looks to assess his potential.
Shire assistant head coach David Nicholls said of the defender: "I have played with Craig in the reserves and he is a great talent. It has been great to see him break into the first-team squad and he has listened well to the advice Jim McInally has given him and is ready for a start."
Nicholls added: "Picking up three points in this game would make for a very interesting last day of the season with three teams all going all out to avoid finishing bottom of the Third Division table."
Gable Endies back with a bang
Montrose bounced back to winning ways with a comprehensive 3-0 win over basement side East Stirling.
Hammered 4-1 by champions Arbroath last weekend, the Gable Endies responded with a demolition job inside the first 18 minutes at Links Park.
Sean Pierce opened the scoring with a seventh-minute minute header from Ross McCord's inswinging corner.
After being fouled by Michael Andrews, Daryl Nichol then dusted himself down to beat Michael Andrews from the penalty spot three minutes later.
Pierce doubled his tally for the afternoon when his low drive from 18 yards flew past helpless goalkeeper Michael Andrews, while Hugh Davidson saw his 25-yard drive tipped around the post.
The home side pressed for a fourth goal after the break, but found Andrews keen to make amends, twice denying Montrose winger Terry Masson with smart saves.
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