MONTROSE made a dream start to the second half of their season on Saturday with a resounding 4-0 victory over visitors Clyde, writes Gordon Cook.
The game sprang to life in the second half as four Gable Endies scored without reply - David McGowan, Scott Johnston, Jamie Winter and Stephen McNally.
Manager Ray Farningham was delighted with the second half performance, but not surprised.
He told the Review yesterday: “We’ve been threatening to do this for the last couple of weeks.
“We’ve been creating chances, but on Saturday they turned into goals. The team played very well.”
This Saturday the Gable Endies travel to Ochilview to play table-propping East Stirlingshire.
The home side have only nine points, but three of them were gifted by Montrose at their first outing of this season on August 6; however, Mr Farningham’s men lit the celebration fireworks on November 5 with a 2-1 home victory.
The boss commented: “We are full of confidence that we will get the three points after the win over Clyde.”
A ‘bounce game’ was held last night to let Mr Farningham judge the fitness and condition of his players before making his Saturday selection.
The Links Park supremo has added two recent signings to his squad, while Sean Pierce has moved to Albion Rovers.
Recent loan player from East Fife Lloyd Young has put pen to paper for Montrose, as has striker Garry Wood (23), released by Ross County.
Wood had previously been on loan in 2007/8, scoring 11 goals in 27 starts. He has Premier League experience with Inverness Caley Thistle.
Mr Farningham revealed that Wood had been on his ‘wish list’ since the start of the season, and he had seen him play for Montrose during his earlier loan spell.
“He concluded: “He’s only 23, but he’s possibly the most experienced member of the squad.”