REPORT: Gable Endies rescue unlikely point after nightmare start

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Montrose came from two goals down to salvage a draw against Annan Athletic at Links Park Stadium on Saturday.

The result leaves the Gable Endies still looking for their first league win of the season after four attempts.

The home side had a nightmare start to the match, falling a goal behind in the second minute when Max Wright released Darren Ramsey in the box, the former Rangers player firing a shot into the bottom corner.

Things went from bad to worse for Montrose five minutes later when Wright turned in Ramsey’s corner at the near post.

There were plenty of chances created throughout the 90 minutes, Michael Bolochoweckyj having a header held on the line by visiting goalkeeper Blair Currie in the ninth minute and sending a shot curling wide with the outside of his boot four minutes later.

Graham Webster came close to reducing Montrose’s first half deficit in the 19th minute when he controlled the ball and cut inside from the right wing, but his shot curled over the bar.

At the other end of the pitch, Jean Guy Lucas shot over from the edge of the box on the half hour mark.

Montrose should have been punished in the 39th minute when goalkeeper Allan Fleming cleared the ball directly to Annan’s Rabin Omar.

He controlled the ball well but mistimed his shot, the ball flying wide of the target.

Montrose got themselves back into the match in the 54th minute.

Trialist Callum MacDonald headed in at the far post from a 54th minute free kick delivered by Iain Campbell.

Four minutes later a great run from Webster saw him set up Masson inside the box but he couldn’t connect properly and the chance was gone

After a great passing moving down the right Ross Campbell fired over a great cross and Gary Fraser was on hand to bullet a brilliant header into the top corner for his first goal of the season and his 20th for Montrose.

Montrose battered the visitors’ goal and they could have grabbed all three points right at the death when Watson headed the ball down to Masson but he fired over.