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Montrose reaction

Montrose reaction

Binos boss Dave Mackay admits the 2-2 draw against Montrose at Links Park on Christmas Eve showed both the good and bad in his side.

We led at the break through an Andrew Steeves own goal but Terry Masson and Gary Fraser had the hosts 2-1 up by the hour mark, only for Ross Smith to grab the equaliser with 10 minutes left.

Mackay said: “It was a real mixed bag of a performance. We defended pretty well in the first half and we looked a real threat on the counter attack – they were struggling to deal with Dylan Bikey’s pace and Darren Smith’s movement.

“I felt we were pretty comfortable at 1-0 but in the second half we never got going at all and basically they battered us for about 25 minutes and deservedly went in front. Thankfully we managed to get the equaliser and it could prove to be a crucial point.”

Montrose manager Stewart Petrie said: “Some of the stuff in the second half was outstanding and on another day it could have been 5-2. At half-time we encouraged them to be brave and go and play – we were maybe a bit naive with our defending for the equaliser but we’ll sort that out at training.”