Sunday, January 18, 2009

Season 2008/2009: Match 15: Montrose v Annan Athletic

Football can be a right pain in the ass.

Montrose kicked off under their fifth manager of the season yesterday, former Hibs and East Fife defender Steven Tweed having been appointed player-gaffer on a two-and-a-half year contract during the week.

Aside from playing himself at centre back, Tweed's team was largely unchanged from that fielded by Kenny Black the previous week, a team that won 3-1 against Elgin City.

On paper, Montrose should have been too much for an Annan Athletic side still coming to terms with playing their first season in the league. Unfortunately, games in Montrose are played on plastic, not paper.

They were definitely the better side, but that will be no consolation to a Montrose side that lost 3-0. The first goal came against the run of play, Graeme Bell sidefooting the ball into the goal off the underside of the crossbar.

Former Montrose loanee Scott Anson added a second after the break, but the best finish was probably Montrose captain Keith Gibson's, the big midfielder turning a Phil Storey cross beyond Greg Kelly and into the bottom corner of his own net.

So the Steven Tweed era began in inauspicious fashion, and hopefully things will pick up soon. Last week Montrose looked like potential promotion winners, yesterday they looked far from fluid.

1 comment:

Mike Smith said...

Fifth manager of the season? I was thinking Vladimir Romanov had been quiet of late - it would appear he's taken up residence at Links Park!