Montrose celebrate cup victory after shootout success

Montrose are toasting a successful season after they capped it by downing Dundee Stars to lift the SFL-Dundee League Cup at DISC.

They saw off Stars 2-1 on penalties after a tense 40 minutes which ended in a stalemate.

Player of the Match Bryan Deasley netted the spot-kicks which counted for Montrose as captain Shaun Henderson got his hands on the trophy.

Bryan Deasley fires in from the 10m spot in the shootout.

From the start, it was a very tactical and hard-fought game with both teams competing in the right spirit.

Deasley peppered the Stars goal from distance early on in the first-half to no avail before Dundee keeper Darren Clarkson pulled off a super double save to deny Andrew Black from close range.

Stars’ Gavin Ogilvie causes trouble in the Montrose defence.

Gavin Ogilvie made a difference for Stars when introduced, making positive runs with the ball at his feet and nearly teeing up Zak Benmalik to break the deadlock with a header that went narrowly wide on the stroke of half-time.

In the second 20, Clarkson continued to a foil an increasingly frustrated Deasley, who had a terrific game up front, and put his body on the line late in the game when Ryan Sivewright came careering goalwards to try to force a loose ball over the line.

Montrose (white) and Dundee Stars battled out a rare 0-0 draw.

Montrose finished normal time the stronger and held their nerve to win the shootout 2-1 and pick up the club’s first silverware as Deasley fired in the winning penalty.

Montrose celebrate after winning the penalty shootout.