LUCK deserted Elgin City in a pulsating finale to Saturday’s 2-2 draw with league leaders Montrose.
City boss Gavin Price felt his team could have picked up a fifth consecutive home league win if they had been more clinical with chances at the end of the game.
The Black and Whites had three golden opportunities in stoppage time but were denied by fine goalkeeping and defending from their Angus opponents.
“We’ve been ahead twice in the game so we are disappointed that we’ve not got the three points,” he said.
“It was two teams going for the win and we had chances at the end.”
Brian Cameron’s 25 yard strike gave City an early lead which was cancelled out by Gary Fraser’s headed equaliser before half time.
Cameron set up Chris McLeish to restore the home lead ten minutes after the break.
However Montrose sub Martin Rennie nodded home with his first touch on 75 minutes to bring the scores level.
In injury time, Elgin sub Calum Ferguson drove just past, then Cameron was denied by a spectacular Andrew Steeves goal-line clearance for the visitors.
In the final home attack, Stephen Bronsky rose to meet Jordan Allan’s corner kick but Montrose keeper Allan Fleming produced a brilliant save to rescue his team.
Elgin are now four points off the play-offs pace after Stenhousemuir and Stirling both won their games.
The Moray men are on the road for their next two games at Edinburgh City on Saturday and Clyde a week later.