‘No complaints’

AFTER a series of league disappointments Montrose manager Ray Farningham was delighted by his team’s success in the second round of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

Montrose came from behind in a close fought match to defeat rivals Clyde 2-1 on Saturday afternoon at Links Park.

Goals from Paul Lunan and Sean Pierce secured the win and cemented the Gable Endies place in the third round in front of a crowd of 529.

Mr Farningham cites a change of attitude from his squad as a main contributing factor to their victory. He said: “When we played against Queen’s Park that was the angriest I have ever been with them in terms of their attitude but I don’t have any complaints from Saturday.

“I said to them to have a look at themselves and that they could be doing a lot better. If they all played better individually then the team would do better and they’ve taken that on board.”

The manager feels that his team stepped up to the occasion to ensure the win and was pleased with both the result and the performance. He said: “The win is the most important thing.

“We played well in the first half and played some good football.

“I think we sat back a bit after the second goal but overall I’m pleased with the performance.

“Now we’ll just hope for a home draw in the next round and then hopefully we can progress to the next round after that.”

With next week’s league fixture away to Elgin postponed due to City’s Scottish Cup replay against Fraserburgh, Mr Farningham hopes something can be arranged in the meantime. He said: “We’ve been trying to get the Berwick game brought forward, the Chairman was speaking to the club earlier but we will have to wait and see.

“If that does not happen I’ll try and arrange a game with one of the junior sides since I know that two or three of them are free next weekend.”

Should a fixture not be arranged for this coming weekend, the Gable Endies will next be in action at Links Park against East Stirlingshire on league duty on Saturday, November 5.