Montrose Reaction | The Manager

Manager Paul Hartley spoke to the media after our 1-1 cinch League One draw with Montrose at Balmoral Stadium.

Rory McAllister put us ahead after a first half that included Montrose keeper Allan Fleming pulling off a series of excellent saves to keep us at bay.

Graham Webster equalised from the penalty spot before midfielder Blair Yule was sent-off after receiving a second booking, for a tackle on Montrose defender Sean Dillon.

Paul said: “I thought we were really good in the first half, some of our play was excellent.

“Their keeper made some great saves, so it was disappointing to go in at half-time with no reward.

“We started the second half in the same way and managed to get a fantastic goal, we deserved it.

“It was a great finish from Rory, it’s what he does best.

“He’s playing well, his partnership with Megginson up front is good for us.

“Rory is also working hard for the team.

“It’s not just his goals, it’s what he does off the ball also.

“I was disappointed with the manner that we conceded the penalty.

“The sending off was really soft.

“Yule is not a nasty player, he’s not a dirty player.

“He was going in to try and score a goal and ends up getting sent off.

“It means we will be without a very good player for the next match, which is very disappointing.

“We had to regroup after that and did that well.

“They never really threatened us, so credit to the players for that.

“Every point in this league is valuable, so not getting beat was a positive for us.”

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