ROSS Jack said Elgin City’s 2-2 draw at Clyde on Wednesday night felt like a defeat with his team giving up a 2-0 lead.
First half strikes by Jamie Duff and skipper David Niven put City on course for the top of Division 3 until Jim Duffy’s side rallied to grab a point.
“We were two up and totally dominating the game until they got a big lift from their goal just before half time which changed the game,” Ross said.
“It shows how far we’ve come when everybody in the changing room is gutted with a midweek draw away to Clyde.
“But we didn’t lose, and we’ll go again for another huge game on Saturday at home to Annan and maybe another chance to go top.”
Elgin, with Paul McMullan missing due to work commitments and making way for Ceiran McLean, took eight minutes to go in front. Daniel Moore’s corner was met by a back post Sean Crighton header and fell for Duff to thump home.
Ten minutes before the break, Niven met a Graeme Beveridge cross in the box and headed the Moray side into a 2-0 lead.
But a 10 yard strike by Stuart McColm gave Clyde some hope three minutes before half time.
And for the third game running, Elgin conceded a penalty which manager Jack felt was harsh on his team. Mark Nicolson was adjudged to have fouled in the box and John Sweeney beat John Gibson from the spot to level on 55 minutes.
Elgin: Gibson, McLean (O’Donoghue), Beveridge, Crighton, Duff, Niven, Gunn (Millar), Cameron, Leslie, Nicolson, Moore. Subs: MacLeod, Forbes, Black.
For more reaction and a build up to Saturday’s big match, don’t miss Friday’s Northern Scot.