Run of bad luck rumbles on

MONTROSE produced one of their worst performances of the season on Saturday as they lost 5-0 to Queen’s Park at Hampden.

Despite a run of good displays, albeit without the desired results, the Gable Endies have found themselves second from bottom of the Third Division.

This is now Montrose’s 13th consecutive defeat at the hands of the Glasgow side and the curse shows no sign of letting up just yet.

Manager Ray Farningham was understandably unhappy with the result.

He said: “I am disappointed with the goals we lost, especially the first and second ones at the start of each half.

“We capitulated after the second goal and never kept our discipline at all after that. We let them dominate us.”

The game could have had a different outcome should the referee have seen a push on Garry Wood when he went to meet a cross six yards from goal.

Claiming that neither he nor his assistant saw the incident the referee waved play on.

Mr Farningham added: “Sometimes you get decisions and sometimes you don’t but overall we did not play well.”

For the full match report turn to page 31.

The Gable Endies’ next fixture is at home on Saturday against Peterhead.

There is cause for optimism regarding the outcome of this game, because in the sides’ previous encounters this season Montrose have come out tops both times.

When they met on October 1 at Links Park it was 2-1 for the home side, thanks to goals from Terry Masson and Martin Boyle.

And when Peterhead were the hosts on Boxing Day it was another good day for Mr Farningham’s men, winning 3-2 thanks to a Blue Toon own goal, and counters from David McGowan and Jonathon Crawford.

Meanwhile, the club has announced some more of its popular fund-raising events.

The popular Poker Night returns on Saturday, February 25, in the boardroom at Links Park, 7 for a 7.15pm start.

For details contact admin@montrosefansforum or for details.

There will be ladies’ day hospitality on the day of the home fixture against Berwick Rangers on March 10.

For details and to book contact Glynis on 01674 673200.

The attractions for the ladies at this game include picking the man of the match.

The club’s annual Sportsman’s Dinner will be on March 10 at the Links Hotel, where the guest speakers will be John Parrot, MBE, Patrick Rolink and Hugh Brown. The cost is £40 per head.