IT WAS the same old story for Montrose on Saturday with the result not matching up to the performance.
Although the Gable Endies found themselves in the lead in the 45th minute of the game, a controversial decision by the referee, resulting in a sending off and a penalty in Annan’s favour, brought the final score of 1-1.
Disappointed with the result after seeing his team put in a solid performance, Ray Farningham still believes that they can turn this season around.
Mr Farningham said: “I’m disappointed we didn’t get the three points. I didn’t think that was a penalty and I still believe that.
“It was just a case of the two players coming together and they fell. I can’t believe the referee didn’t see that and more so the linesman but you can’t say too much.”
He added: “I didn’t think we would lose a goal in that game and we played some good football.”
Satisfied that his team are playing well, the manager feels that it has been a case of circumstances going against them in terms of results. He said: “Against Annan we never got a result because of the referee. Against Alloa it was a case of a fluke goal from a left back who had never scored in his life and the ball flew into the top corner. It happens in football.
“The boys are putting in a lot of effort but they are just not picking up the points.”
Despite this, Mr Farningham feels that they are still in with a chance of getting to the play offs by the end of the season. He said: “We’ve still got to believe that we can get there. It’s a long shot but we will keep on going until it is impossible to do so.”
The boss is also pleased with new signings Lloyd Young and Garry Wood. He said: “I’m really happy with Lloyd Young. Garry needs to get a few games because he’s not played all season, I think Annan was only his second or third game, but I’m sure he will do well.”
Attention is now turning towards Saturday’s away fixture at Hampden where Montrose have never have an easy time against Queen’s Park.
Mr Farningham said: “It is always a tough place to go. Even more so now we have Masson and Cameron suspended and Lunan and Di Milta out injured.
“We will only have a squad of 13 but we are hoping to get at least one player in to cover in the short term.”