Ladbrokes League 2: Surprise package Montrose have double inspiration

Montrose continue to defy expectations in Ladbrokes League 2 with the Angus club’s 2-0 victory over Elgin City on Saturday lifting them into third-place in the table.

The Gable Endies were a two-legged play-off away from being dumped out of the SPFL last season.

But there appears to be a newfound determination at Links Park with two men in particular leading the way.

Graham Webster and Gary Fraser notched the goals that saw off Elgin, a repeat of the pair’s double salvo against Clyde in late August.

Meanwhile, Annan Athletic were also 2-0 winners at the weekend with East Fife their victims. Goals from Josh Todd and Rabin Omar secured all three points for the table-toppers.

And there was no respite for struggling Arbroath at the bottom of the table. Chris Smith inflicted more misery upon the winless Smokies as Clyde escaped Gayfield Park with a slender 1-0 victory.

Elsewhere, Queen’s Park succumbed to a second successive defeat as Berwick Rangers ran out 1-0 winners.

Darren Lavery was the hero again, scoring his third goal in as many games, this time from the penalty spot after the visitor’s had Scott Gibson dismissed for a handball.

And finally, Stirling Albion got the better of local rivals East Stirlingshire with a hard-fought 3-2 win that ensured their first maximum points of the season.

Alex Cunningham and Steven Doris had put them 2-0 up after just seven minutes before Nathan Shepherd reduced the arrears.

Albion’s two goal cushion was restored when Ross McMillan headed in but Ally Roy’s free-kick with just a minute of normal time remaining set-up a tense finale.

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William Geldart

Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales, Bangor, William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.