Hegarty: Montrose fans will be chuffed if we keep that up

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Paul Hegarty says if Montrose can keep up their good home performances it will mean a lot of happy faces around Links Park.

The boss was speaking after his side saw off League Two title favourites Clyde 2-0 on Saturday.

Goals from Graham Webster and Gary Fraser were enough to see the Bully Wee off - and send the Gable Endies up to third.

Hegarty said: “We ground out the result.

“I thought for the first 20 minutes we were a better side then in the last 15 they just started to dominate midfield, we lost our shape a wee bit and before you know it we were up against it.

“We had a wee word with them at half time and we managed to rectify that. Just slack play from our defence virtually gifted them a goal.

“But we weathered the storm then Paul Watson gets a penalty and lo and behold he misses it.

“It was a good height for the keeper so we’ve got to give him a lot of credit for that one.

“Maybe last season their heads would have went down. This season it’s the very opposite.

“We got a great goal from Webby, you’ve got to give him a lot of credit for being brave enough to take a shot from the edge of the box. The keeper had no chance.

“Then in the second goal, Gary Fraser did really well to get it on target. It had a couple of bounces and it was a difficult one to take.

“He maybe took it a little bit early and surprised the goalkeeper and it ended up in the back of the net which we’re really delighted about.

“I thought our senior players were excellent: Scott Johnston, Paul Watson, Ross McCord, Ross Campbell and Andy Steeves and that helped the younger players to flourish.

“I thought the younger players, especially the two centre backs, were as dominant in the last 10 minutes because in the first 80 minutes Gormley and Higgins gave them a really torrid time.

“They stuck to their tasks, along with the two full-backs, and I’m delighted to get the three points.

“If we can do that more often than not at home then we’re sure everyone at Links Park will be delighted.”

This weekend Montrose face a long trip south to face Annan Athletic.