MONTROSE were hoping to make it three wins in a row on Saturday, but Elgin dashed those aspirations.
Fresh from victories against Queen’s Park and East Stirling, the Links Park men went in search of three points but returned home from Borough Briggs empty handed.
A goal from Martin Boyle in the 75th minute rattled Elgin but the final score was 2-1 in favour of the home side.
Montrose boss Ray Farningham said: “In the first half I didn’t think there was a lot in it.
“We had a couple of chances that I think we should have taken which cost us in the end.
“In the second half they maybe thought that the game was won but we put a wee bit of pressure on them with the goal. It wasn’t enough in the end to get anything from the game.”
He added: “Hopefully next year we can add a few more players and be capable of challenging for a top four finish.”
Meanwhile, Montrose have secured another three members of the current squad for next season. Sandy Wood, Stephen McNally and Garry Wood will all be at Montrose for season 2012/13.
Garry Wood said: “Obviously I’m happy enough to sign on for another season.
“When I signed on in January it was with the intention of staying here. I just didn’t know what the situation would be with my job, but I’m settled now.
“Hopefully next season will be an improvement on next one.”
This Saturday Montrose will face Clyde in the final league game of the season.
As both clubs are currently on equal points Montrose are hoping that a good result for them will give them an eighth place finish.
Meanwhile, the Irn-Bru can collection campaign ends this weekend and Montrose are currently set to get £2,500.
Chairman Derek Sim said: “This campaign for Irn-Bru cans finishes on Saturday, May 5 - the last day of the season with our match against Clyde.
“To date everyone has responded magnificently and currently we are lying third in the table behind Queens Park and Elgin.
“Let’s have a big push towards a massive collection and see if we can overtake these two teams.
“The final collection will be morning of Monday, May 7, so any outlying areas need to deliver these to Links Park in order we can have our final crush.
“Many thanks for your support.
“As this is the last week of the campaign we would ask everyone if they could bring their cans to Links Park during the week or on Saturday.”
Saturday will also see the end of season presentation and Race Night.
It will be held in the George Hotel after the Clyde game from 6.30pm.
The cost is £10, £5 for Supporters’ Club members and half price for kids. A hot buffet will be included in the price.