Individual errors cost us the game says Tweed

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MONTROSE boss Steven Tweed has put Saturday’s loss against Queen’s Park down to “individual errors”.

The Gable Endies lost 2-0 to the promotion chasing Glasgow side on Saturday despite providing numerous chances that they just could not take advantage of.

He said: “Individual errors cost us [the game]. We were going forward towards the end when they hit on the break but by then the damage was done.

“We started brilliantly and for the first 30 minutes we got to the by-line repeatedly and all that was lacking was the final ball.

“We lost a poor goal from a set play.

“The person who should have been picking the scorer up knows who he is. He had to be stronger and not let the guy get a run on him.

“In the second half we didn’t pass the ball as well, but in both halves we had chances but couldn’t score.”

Unfortunately this was the second defeat Montrose had suffered in a matter of days, having succumbed 1-0 to Berwick Rangers on Tuesday night.

For the duration of the game it looked like Montrose would take away at least a point from Shielfield Park but the home side took away all three after a shot into the corner of the box by Currie.

Assistant boss Ray Farningham said: “I am disappointed, particularly in view of the fact that we lost a goal so deep into the game which looked as though it was destined for a draw.

“But the fact remains that while we created chances, particularly in the second half, the final ball was just not of the quality that was needed.”

But there was some good news for Montrose this week as manager Tweed welcomed Jonathan Crawford back into the midfield after a long injury absence.

He said: “It was great to see Jonathan back.

“All my players are fit now and there is great competition for places.”

Meanwhile the Montrose Football Club Supporters’ Club will be hosting its annual quiz night this Friday (March 4) in the Bon Accord Lounge.

Quizmaster Alan Pirie will run through a series of general knowledge and topics for teams of four to compete against fellow supporters of the top prize.

The quiz will begin at 8pm and catering arrangements and entry fee is yet to be confirmed.

Those interested in entering should e-mail admin@mfcsc.co.uk or contact Stuart Maxwell on 07834 370 448.

The supporters’ club is also planning to run a bus to Ochilview on Saturday (March 5) leaving from Links Park 11am.

The cost will be £10 for adults and £5 for those under 16 with a guardian.

Those interested should contact Gordon Milne on 07927 294 439 or busconvener@mfcsc.co.uk.

Montrose Youth Fixtures

9s v St Murdochs, home, 11am; 10s v Monifieth, home, 11am; 11s v Club 83, away, 11am; Under-12s v Discovery, away, 11am; Under-12s Vics v Riverside, away, 11am; Under-13s v Dundee West, away, 12.30pm; Under-14s v Dee Club, away, 12.30pm; Under-14s Vics v Lochside, home, 12.30pm; Under-15s v Ferry, away, 12.30pm; Under-15s Vics v Mains, away, 12.30pm; Under-17s v Kirrie, away, 2pm.