ROSS Jack was angry to watch his Elgin City team drop two home points in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Montrose.
Despite having captain David Niven sent off and going 3-2 behind, Elgin battled back for a draw which was not enough to please manager Jack.
“I can't emphasise enough how gutted I am that we dropped two points there,” said Ross. “We definitely should have taken all three, even with ten men.”
A superb 26 yard strike from Montrose's on loan striker Bryan Deasley on 18 minutes separated the teams at the break.
But an incredible eight minute spell saw four goals and a red card light the contest up.
Niven stole forward to level the scores for Elgin on 59 minutes and team-mate Ross McKinnon blasted the Moray men in front two minutes later.
However, Niven blotted his copybook by lunging in on Deasley and picking up a sraight red card on 62 minutes.
Sixty seconds later Lloyd Young steered Montrose level, and Deasley ignored offside pleas to score into an empty net on 67 minutes after young City keeper Stewart Black touched a shot on to the bar.
Elgin refused to give in and former Montrose defender Sean Crighton headed in his third goal of the season from a Craig Gunn corner to make it 3-3.
Gunn had missed two golden chances in the first half while Dennis Wyness struck the bar with an even easier header.
City defender Jamie Duff also had a goal ruled out for offside, a decision which angered manager Jack.
“We had enough chances to be 4-1 up at half time. They weren't half chances they were glaring ones.
“I was disappointed with our disallowed goal, I couldn't understand that one.
“And the one they scored when the ball came off the bar, the boy was standing offside when he scored.”
Jack also disputed Niven's red card, saying his railing leg followed through after he made a fair challenge and felt his captain was hard done by.
The manager said he felt the sending off was a turning point with his team leading 2-1 at that point, but criticised his team for losing two sloppy goals straight away.
City lined up with Lhanbryde teenager Black in goals, as regular number one Ray Jellema was away on work commitments.
Next up for the Moray men is a trip to Hampden to face bottom side Queen's Park.
Elgin: Black, Niven, McMullan, Crighton, Duff, McLean, Gunn, Cameron, Wyness, Sutherland, McKinnon (MacKenzie 72) . Subs: Beveridge, Harkins, Khutsishvili, Urquhart, McHardy, Trialist.