Montrose Roselea: Welcome

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SAT JUL 19th

Roselea opened up their pre season friendly schedule 6th against Woodside from the Aberdeenshire Amateur League ahead of the opening Premier League fixture on August . Roselea opened the scoring with a goal from Dale Reid in 20 minutes before ex Roselea favourite Bryan Forbes equalised in 40 minutes. A penalty in 75 minutes secured a good win for the Aberdeen side. Roselea managed to field several trialists all under 18 years of age to give them their first taste of Junior football.

Roselea now travel to Luthermuir on Weds 23rd July with a 7.15 KO as they continue their pre season build up.

Roselea have signed two players from the Amateur ranks with Andrew Tringham joining from Johnshaven Athletic and Scott McDowell from Arbroath Community Sports Club. Both players are midfielders. All players from last season have now re-signed bar Danny Ross who may not be available due to work commitments & Scott Riach who may drop back to the Amateur ranks.





1st Place with 60 points - Graham Machir who wins the £1,000 prize

2nd Place with 59 points – Jim Peter

3rd Place with 57 points – 5 Entries


Booby Prize - Keira Gill who came last and enjoyed her 10th birthday on the day of the final!


The prize will be paid out after Friday 18th July to allow any claims to come in. The checking was a massive task as you will understand and we must thank Mike Murray and Peem Milne for undertaking the job.


Finally a massive thank you to all who took part and we hope it enhanced your World Cup Finals experience.



Apologies there has been an error and after another check there are only two in with a chance of winning the £1,000 prize. The leaders are

Paul Munro 57 Pts
Graeme Machir 56 Pts

Gordon Lindsay on 55pts cant win due the fact that he has the same choice of winner as the leaders.

There will be a final check before Sundays final and once again apologies for confusion

As we enter the final with the Germans now facing Argentina after last nights penalty shoot out over Holland the Sweepy will be decided between three people. To add to the excitement we will not disclose who each of the three have selected as the winner!

Gordon Lindsay 53 points
Paul Munro 53 points
Graeme Machir 52 points

Good luck to all three and also to all who entered the competition.

We will update with the result shortly after the final is played
48 Pts- Ryan Taylor c/o Roselea,
47 Pts Andrews Andrews c/o Seadfield Club & David Reid C/O Talisman
46- 5 Entrants                             45- 12 Entrants
Everyone with above 40 points still in with a chance
Booby Prize - Keira Gill 26 pts (she is only 9)!!
Good luck to all in with a chance at the Semi and Final stage
Roselea were drawn at home to Dalkeith Thistle in the first Round of the East of Scotland Cup at last nights East Regions AGM. Full Draw in Latest News Section and ties will be played on Sat Sept 6th.



26 Pts- Doug Smart c/o Duthies     Glenn Andrews c/o Seadfield Club


25 Pts- Ryan Taylor c/o Roselea, Alan Botfield c/o Dennis Robertson, Jack Noble


24 Pts- 11 Entrants                           23 Pts- 15 Entrants


10 Pts- Mark Phillps c/o Dennis Robertson (Booby Prize)


Still 46 Points to play for so plenty of time for more drama! Good Luck



Pre Season Training Dates & Venues

Monday 30th June Edzell Park- Meet 6.45 Edzell      

Weds July 2nd   Broomfield Park Meet 6.45

Sat July 5th- Day Off        

Monday July 7th  & Weds July 9th Broomfield Park Meet 6.45

Sat July 12th – Lunan Bay 10.00am

Monday July 14th  & Weds July 16th Broomfield Park 6.45   

Sat July 19th Friendly v Woodside Ams (H) KO 2.00pm Meet Broomfield Park 1.00pm

Monday July 21st Training Broomfield Park Meet 6.45

Weds July 23rd Friendly v Luthermuir (A) KO 7.15pm Meet Luthermuir 6.15

Sat July 26th Friendly v Dyce Jrs (H) KO 2.30pm Meet Broomfield Park 1.30

Tues July 29th Friendly v Forfar Albion (TBA) KO 7.15pm Meet 6.15

Thurs July 31st Light Training Session Broomfield Park Meet 6.45

 Friday August 1st Friendly v Brechin Vics (A) KO 7.15 Meet Brechin 6.15

 Sat August 2nd Day Off

 Monday August 4th Training Broomfield Park Meet 6.45

 Weds August 6th Premier League 1st Fixture TBA

 Sat August 9th Premier League 2nd Fixture TBA

 ****Please bring boots and trainers to each Training session****

****Some sessions and times subject to changes****




The club held their 2013-14 AGM at the Golf Inn on June 18th. There was much optimism but also words of caution from President Bryce Whyte. Full Report available in Latest News Section





After 17 games we have a tie for the £1,000 prize with Gary Mcleod and Gordon Lindsay both on 13 points. There are two just a point behind with John Duff & Lorna c/o Bryce in second place and 31 on eleven points. For a bit of fun we have added a consolation prize donated by Mike Murray for the last place and at the moment Brian P and John Sinclair share that award with 4 points each. There is still a long way to go and we hope it can remain competitive right to the end!


19th June 2014-Just had an update from the checker and there are a further 3 people in joint second place with 12 points who are Derek Sinclair, Jack Noble, David Doig. There are 4 people in last place with 4 points! With Spain out we could see a lot losing points in the Knockout stages. Its heating up!!



Leaders after 7 games 6 points Barry Davidson, Gary McLeod & Gordon Lindsay. We will update every few matches. One poor sould is on zero points after 7 games but will remain nameless!

Sorry for the delay but we have finalised the winning pot for our World Cup Sweepy. We had an amazing 384 entries which we are thankful for. The club have agreed to increase the winners prize pot to £1,000 thanks to some extra donations. We will have a leader board at various points of the tourney and as always the World Cup is throwing up some great games and even shocks so far. Good luck to all entrants and we will see who is the winner come July 13th.
Away the World Cup!
Some photos from Saturdays epic match at Arniston courtesy of Colin Wilson from Arniston Rangers

They say that football is decided by fine lines, well these lines were waver thin today as Roselea deservedly hung on to their Premier League status by clinching a 3-3 draw with a 90th minute equaliser coming back from 3-0 down at Half Time. Roselea set up with a defensive formation but very quickly a slick Arniston side were stroking the ball around and giving Roselea no end of problems. A Kateleza double in 12 and 26 minutes got the home side in front with only glimpses of Dale Reids pace showing them any problems. Just before Roselea could get in to reassemble at Half Time Craig Thomson curled a low free kick around the wall to give the home side what looked like an unassailable 3-0 HT lead. There was worse news to follow at Half Time as news filtered through that Dundee Violet were 1-0 up against Glenrothes meaning relegation was beckoning.

Manager Brand made a couple of changes with both Paul Taylor and Aaron Thomson being replaced by Andy Tringham & Calum Watson neither having played badly. There was early signs that this might spark Roselea when Reid sent Watson in but his low shot was saved. There was a slight reprieve for Roselea when Glenrothes had equalised at Violet and REID clawed a goal back for Roselea. Violet then retained their lead and went further in front which was bad news for Roselea. Paul WHYTE then headed home to set up a grandstand finish. In the 90th minute Calum WATSON latched on to an misplaced Anderson shot and coolly finished from close range to spark jubilant scenes of celebration with Roselea players, Coaches and Fans piled high on the slope in the corner of the ground. The referee found 5 minutes of added time and it also gave Roselea a few scary moments before he blew for full time. The results mean that Roselea and Violet are safe and Kirkcaldy YM who looked as if they would be safe are relegated.

Congratulations go to the players who have worked hard all season and deserve to stay in this league, the Management for their dedication and to the Fans who have stuck with the team through some hard times and long travels this season.

From a personal point of view in 27 years of playing and watching Junior football I have never been involved in such a dramatic day for which it turned out so well for Roselea.

Bring on Season 2014-15 and if it brings as much excitement as this I may not still be around to witness it!!

Away the Lea! RTID

Highlights courtesy of Penicuik Athletic TV
SAT APRIL 26TH 2014 KO 2.30pm
Roselea head to Blairwood Park in Fife to face Oakley Utd yet another team who fought back to turn around a Roselea lead earlier in the season. Roselea travel without Stuart Richardson, Craig Taylor & Arron Thomson and James Collier serves the last match of his 3 game suspension. Roselea hope to include an "experienced" defender in their squad and look to continue their fine run of form as they look to stay in the Premier League.
Away the Lea!

Sunday, July 20
Montrose Roselea JFC

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