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Elgin branded "hopeless" by manager after defeat

By Craig Christie

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ROSS Jack branded his Elgin City side “hopeless” after they slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Montrose in the Third Division on Saturday.

Ross Jack
Ross Jack

Manager Jack admitted his team's performance was in sheer contrast to last week's impressive 4-1 success over Berwick in their opening league game of the campaign.

“As good as we were against Berwick, we were as bad this week,” Jack said after the match.

“We were hopeless. At half time we were 2-0 down and deservedly so. A very soft penalty and we were further behind, and although we had most of the game after that, the damage was done.”

Montrose pace man Martin Boyle struck twice in the first half to put City in trouble, and Jonathan Crawford netted a 50 minute spot kick after Mark Nicolson was penalised to kill the contest off.

“We gave their goalscorer of the first two goals far too much time and space and he capitalised very well.

“But our performance was simply not acceptable.”

Elgin are back on home soil for their remaining two matches this month against Queens Park and East Stirling, and will be determined to return to winning ways.

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