At the other end, Ciaran Donnelly played in Willie Martin who hit the byeline before crossing into the danger area only for a visiting defender to boot the ball clear.
Hugh Davidson received a yellow card on nine minutes when he tossed the ball down in disgust after the whistler awarded Rovers a free kick.
Black crossed to Steven Doris but the Montrose man failed to apply a finishing touch.
A free-kick was awarded to Montrose just outside the Rovers box. Black lofted it towards the net but Alan Benton cleared off the line.
Once more Black was in the thick of it when he flighted in a corner which Craig Forsyth headed goalward, only to be foiled by Graeme Watson on the line.
On the half hour mark a superb header by Willie Martin was met with an equally good diving save by former Rover stopper Mark Peat. Then in 33 minutes the deadlock was broken when Keith Gibson headed a Gary Wood cross into the top corner.
Jamie McKenzie came off the bench at the interval to make his first appearance since the injury sustained against Forfar over a month ago.
Within five minutes the midfielder had his name taken by the referee who initially looked to be letting him off with a warning but the body language and constant talking back persuaded Mr Brown to book McKenzie.
On-loan winger Bobby Barr then had a cross cleared effectively by the Gable Endies defence.
A corner then provided Steven Doris with a heading opportunity which he squandered, and Ross Gardiner was next to try his luck with a free-kick which zipped wide.
John Baird replaced the somewhat anonymous Hunter in 65 minutes and was shown a yellow card within four minutes for dissent.
In 72 minutes Rovers were reduced to 10 men when Alan Reid was shown a straight red for bringing down Gibson who was clean through on goal.
A minute later Benton was lucky not to follow Reid when he fouled Baird but escaped with a yellow.
The damage was done however and it was Baird himself who slotted home from the penalty spot.
Willie Martin then joined his colleagues in the referee’s book.
The Coatbridge men attempted a fightback and Watson fired a free-kick that Peat tamed at the second attempt.
Finally, a through ball by Doris was gladly accepted by Baird who threaded a low shot past Scott to conclude the scoring and wrap up the points for Montrose.
Albion Rovers: Scott, Buckley, McGowan, Donnelly, Benton, Reid, Barr, Watson, Willie Martin (McDougal 86), Pat Walker, Ally Martin (McKenzie 46).