Gable Endies have to start making it count in front of goal laments boss

MONTROSE boss Steven Tweed was frustrated by the defeat at the hands of Elgin City that the Gable Endies suffered while on league duty at the weekend.

Despite numerous good chances the home side were unable to break through and score that crucial goal which would have given them the three points.

Tweed said: "The majority of the time we played some decent football.

"We were shot shy in the first half and then in the second half I think we actually created the better chances but again didn't take them."

Tweed was critical of how Montrose reacted at certain points throughout the game but maintains that he has a young team and they have to learn from their mistakes.

"We need to be more clinical in front of goal and shut things up at the back.

"If a game finished 0-0 it is 0-0. It was not good enough the way we lost the goal.

"Our final selection was poor. Sometimes we shot when a give-and-go was on.

"I wasn't surprised that we did well against the wind, we're a footballing side so we should be decent in those conditions.

"Even in the second half I felt we were still trying to dictate the game.

"They are a young side and they have to learn, but it's frustrating.

"You think you are getting there and then have to try to get over the final hurdle of making it count in front of goal.

"Martin Boyle did well when he went on. We are a good side and we should be good against the wind. We were still on the ball and still dictating."

Tweed feels that his side still deserved to take away at least a point from the game and throughout most of the first half and into the second it was Montrose who looked the most likely to get the three points.

"Elgin's game was based on the counter-attack, but we deserved something out of it."

Meanwhile, the Clyde v Montrose fixture which was due to be played on Tuesday, December 14, was postponed again due to the unplayable state of the pitch at Broadwood.

Montrose are due to play Berwick Rangers away this weekend.