WHILE Montrose were looking for a home win on Saturday, few were disappointed with a hard fought draw.
Down to 10 men at the half-hour mark and with a scoreline of 2-0 in favour of visitors Elgin City, Montrose had their work cut out to make it even.
Goalkeeper Sandy Wood, back in the side after David Crawford’s disappointing performance against Elgin City at Borough Briggs, saw red when he brought down Stuart Leslie in the box.
Unfortunately for Crawford his first move on the pitch was to fail to stop Daniel Moore’s penalty.
Garry Wood brought Montrose back into the game with 15 minutes to go when his volley beat Elgin City ‘keeper John Gibson to hit the back of the net.
With it looking like another defeat for the Gable Endies, Jamie Winter saved the day in added time with a spectacular right-footed strike from 35 yards.
Montrose boss Stuart Garden said: “I’m very pleased to come back from 2-0 down with 10 men.
“The spirit and commitment shown by my players was different class.
“Our goals were magnificent strikes. I was right behind Garry’s shot and it was unsaveable, then Jamie’s shot was as good.
“We got our reward for the spirit we showed.
“We did really well in the second half and deserved to get a point.”
Montrose are now sitting seventh in the Third Division on equal points with Berwick Rangers who have a game in hand.
However, there is not much in it as the Links Park men are just six points behind league leaders Rangers who have 18.
Looking ahead to their next match, Montrose will face Clyde at Broadwood on November 10.
The Gable Endies last faced Clyde on Saturday, August 11, the opening game of the league season at Links Park. Unfortunately for the home side the result did not go their way and the scoreline read 3-2 in favour of the Bully Wee by the final whistle.
The home side’s goals came from Lloyd Young and Paul Watson.
Meanwhile, Montrose FC, in conjunction with the supporters’ club, is running a joint race night to take place this Friday (November 2) at Links Park from 7.30pm.
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The Montrose FC Supporters’ Club will be sponsoring the match against Queen’s Park on Saturday, November 17.
As part of the match sponsorship there will be hospitality and the chance to pick the man-of-the-match.
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