Montrose 3 East Stirlingshire 2
Montrose came from two goals down to record a much-needed victory over League Two bottom side East Stirlingshire.
The Gable Endies would have slipped to the bottom of the league if Shire had secured all three points, and that result looked to be on the cards at half time, with the Falkirk-based side taking a two-goal lead before the break.
They opened the scoring in the 21st minute, despite Montrose having had the better of the opening period. KRIS FAULDS was left unmarked in the centre of the box, and met Thomas Orr's cross with a sweet volley that looped over Jordan Millar and into the top corner.
THOMAS ORR turned from creator into scorer in the 36th minute when Millar strayed too far from his goal, leaving the striker with an open target. His lob was perfectly weighted and bounced into the far bottom corner to put Shire in pole position.
Montrose came racing out of the traps in the second half, and began their fightback in earnest when GRAHAM WEBSTER fired in at the back post in the 54th minute after Adrian Mallagaray's corner was flicked on by Greg Pascazio.
It was Pascazio himself who netted the equaliser in the 76th minute. Mallagaray's free kick into the box was headed back into the goalmouth by Shire's Aaron Lynas, GREG PASCAZIO rising at the back post to head into the net.
With the momentum in their favour, Montrose pressed for a winner, swarming forwards as hesitancy crept into the Shire side.
The deciding goal came seven minutes from time when AARON COMRIE, wide on the right, dipped his shoulder and curled a shot over Shire keeper Richard Barnard and into the top far corner, sparking jubilant celebrations around Links Park.