Play-off place secured for Montrose

Goals from Lyall Cameron, Michael Gardyne and Ross Campbell ensured the Gable Endies would be vying for a chance at Championship football next season in the play-offs.

Tuesday, 5th April 2022, 1:13pm
Play-off place secured for Montrose

The first real chance of the match fell the way of the home side ten minutes in, Leigh Griffiths’ cross was met by Jaze Kabia who blasted the ball over in the box.

Cameron was given space just outside the area to finish well into the far corner to give Montrose the lead on 16 minutes.

The offside flag then came to Falkirk’s rescue to rule out Mark Whatley’s long range effort, which was diverted in by Blair Lyons.

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair produced some nice footwork to drive into midfield and set up Charlie Telfer, who nearly found the net as Falkirk looked for an equaliser.

However, it was the away side who had total control of the match.

Cammy Ballantyne’s 30-yard effort was well saved by Robbie Mutch, while Michael Gardyne also went close moments later.

It took until 37 minutes into the match for the Bairns to muster up a decent shot at goal.

Kabia took aim from range and nearly scored, hitting the crossbar with a powerful effort.

Just before the break Mutch made another great stop, once again denying Ballantyne who found space in the box to strike at goal.

The second half started much like the first and Montrose were well in front and they nearly had a second when Gardyne’s effort went just by the post.

With 57 minutes on the clock, Falkirk should have been down to ten men when Brad McKay went in hard on Lyons.

The tricky winger then went close with a flicked effort moments later as the away side continued to look the more dangerous side.

Montrose had the chance to seal the three points on 71 minutes when Paul Dixon brought down a body in the box and referee Stewart Luke eventually pointed to the spot.

It looked like a nailed on penalty and the experienced Gardyne stepped up and slammed it home to make it two. Substitute Ross Campbell made it 3-0.

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