Mo back on form after Berwick blip

13/12/12   'DUNDEE'Montrose manager Stuart Garden is delighted as he is announced as the Irn-Bru Phenomenal Third Division Manager of the Month Award for November
13/12/12 'DUNDEE'Montrose manager Stuart Garden is delighted as he is announced as the Irn-Bru Phenomenal Third Division Manager of the Month Award for November

MONTROSE FC are continuing to enjoy their best season in years.

Despite a setback with a disappointing result against Berwick Rangers in their first home game of 2013, the Gable Endies fought back to win 1-0 against Peterhead on Saturday.

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Sitting in third place in the SFL Third Division, Montrose are on equal points with second place Queen’s Park.

While Rangers are well ahead in the league with 46 points things are still looking tight towards the top half with Peterhead and Elgin City close behind Montrose with 28 points apiece.

Speaking after the Berwick Rangers game, in which Montrose lost 3-1, manager Stuart Garden said: “I was disappointed with our performance as we were on a good run.

“At 1-1 we had a couple of chances and didn’t take them and we ended up getting punished.”

While the result caused Montrose to drop out of the play-off spots that did not last long as by 5 p.m. on Saturday they had rocketed back into third place with a 1-0 win over Peterhead.

It could have been more for the Gable Endies on the day but Scott Johnston’s third minute strike remained the sole goal of the day.

Garden said: “We could have been five or six goals up by the break after creating so many good chances.

“The Peterhead ‘keeper was named man-of-the-match and he made some terrific saves.

“Rangers are running away with it at the top but there are five or six teams that are fighting for the three play-off places.

“If we can keep that level of performances going then hopefully we will be one of them.”

Montrose are now looking ahead to this Saturday’s away day to Annan Athletic at Galabank.

The two sides have not met since August 25 at Links Park when the scoreline read 0-0 at full-time.

Montrose’s next home game will be on Saturday, January 19, against Clyde with a 3 p.m. kick off.

Irn Bru Scottish Third Division

P W D L F A Pts

Rangers 19 14 4 1 52 15 46

Queens Park 17 8 5 4 29 20 29

Montrose 19 8 5 6 35 36 29

Peterhead 19 8 4 7 22 18 28

Elgin City 19 7 7 5 36 35 28

Berwick 18 7 4 7 30 29 25

Annan 19 6 5 8 33 39 23

Clyde 18 6 1 11 21 33 19

East Stirling 18 4 3 11 23 43 15

Stirling Albion 18 4 2 12 29 42 14