Hegarty thrilled with momentum building up for in-form Montrose

Andrew Steeves with a clearing header. Photo by Phoenix Photo Shop.
Andrew Steeves with a clearing header. Photo by Phoenix Photo Shop.

Montrose boss Paul Hegarty was thrilled as his Gable Endies team ran out deserving winners against Clyde, taking a 2-1 home victory.

New boy Jamie Clark and playmaker Adrian Mallagaray got the goals for the hosts while Mark McLaughlin had given Clyde a lead.

Both sides also missed penalty kicks with Michael Bolochoweckyj receiving a red card for his part in giving away Montrose’s penalty.

Hegarty said his side are picking up momentum after two wins and a draw in their last three games.

He said: “I think it was a magnificent result because we’ve had a wee bit of momentum over the last two or three weeks. We can see more progress in terms of getting results.

“It was a strange game. I thought we dominated from the first half right up to Jamie Clarke scoring a wonderful goal.

“I think the worst thing for us was half-time coming much too soon.

“Second half we never really got out of the traps. We were one-paced, we didn’t have any guile or threat and it was only in the last 15 or 20 minutes when they began to tire that we put them under pressure.”

The game saw debuts for Chris Templeman, off the bench, and Jamie Clarke, who played as a trialist and put in a terrific display just a few days after his release from Arbroath.

Paul continued: “Big Chris came on and gave us an option. He did ever so well.

“I know what Jamie Clarke was like before he came here, I tried to get him at the start of the season but he decided to go to Arbroath.

“Irrespective of the goal, that’s the player he is.

“He’s a footballer, he sees a pass and he’s a very intelligent player.

If we could maybe get another one or two slightly more experienced players helping the younger boys out then hopefully we can try and progress.

“It’s early days but we can see a bit of consistency over the last two or three weeks.”