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Montrose F.C. was founded in 1879 and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2004. The first game for Montrose played under Association Football rules was played on the eighth of November 1879, although a press report of the time shows that the Montrose players struggled with the rules, which had to be agreed prior to the match. In 1892 Montrose beat East End F.C. (now Dundee F.C.) to win the Forfarshire Cup. With no radio, television or mobile phones, the locals were kept up to date with the progress of the final by telegrams sent back to the town every fifteen minutes! In 1921 Montrose won the Scottish Qualifying Cup, beating Nithsdale Wanderers at Ibrox. In 1923 Montrose joined the Scottish Football League when it attempted to set up a third division, this only lasted for three seasons before folding after making huge losses. In 1929 Montrose rejoined the league in Division Two, where they remained until the start of World War II. After the war Montrose struggled in various leagues before returning to the Scottish Football League in 1955. The club won the Scottish League Division Two (third tier) championship in the 1984-85 season and have always been a strong cup side.


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