Montrose goal hero Terry Masson aiming for net gain

Photo by Phoenix Photo Shop
Photo by Phoenix Photo Shop

Terry Masson lit up Links Park with an absolute screamer to ensure a late share of the spoils against East Fife at the weekend.

But the Mo midfielder insists he’ll be just as happy if his next goal is a two yard tap in.

With the clocking ticking down into the final seconds of Saturday’s game, and with Montrose 2-1 behind, Masson capped an unlikely comeback with a stunning strike from range which dipped in off the underside of Liam Kelly’s crossbar.

But, by his own admission, Masson says goals haven’t been coming nearly regularly enough for him this term, having netted just once before Saturday’s stunner.

The 27-year-old said: “I was absolutely delighted with the goal.

“I don’t score many but when I do they’re often good ones so it was good to see it go in to the top corner.

“I had a few shots at half time and they were going in so it was great to do it in the game as well.

“That was only my second goal, I don’t get enough, and it’s something I’m needing to add to my game.

“If I could scrape a few in it wouldn’t bother me.

“But, top corner? I’ll take them all day.”

Any hope of taking a point from Saturday’s game looked to be slipping away as the game headed towards injury time with the Fifers 2-1 ahead.

Mo had reduced the deficit with 20 minutes to go before Masson’s equaliser.

“We were the team on top at that stage and had a bit of high pressure towards their goal,” said the midfielder.

“East Fife were the team in form but we’ve also found a bit of form ourselves now and are four unbeaten.

“Anyone in this league can take something of anyone but at home we need to be taking points.

“We want to keep pushing away from the bottom of the table and the only way we can do that is by picking up points.”

To come back from two goals down and take a point showed the strength of character in the dressing room said Masson.

“We’ve done that a few times this season, starting poorly and then having to come back.

“It was no different against East Fife.

“A few weeks ago we did the same, coming back and then getting something.”

This weekend Montrose will be aiming to keep up their current run of good form when they travel to Annan.

The club was scheduled to face Stirling Albion on Tuesday as we were going to press.