Graham Webster continued his sensational scoring form, but was quick to praise goalkeeper Jordan Millar for a stunning double stop in the dying seconds of Saturday’s game.
“Jordan won us the game. I was watching from the side and thought, how did he save that.” said Webster.
“That’s five goals for me in six games, but it’s all about the team, it was a team performance. The difference from last year is night and day and the manager is different class.”
Montrose ended a run of four consecutive defeats on the road to pick up their first points away from home this season.
But they had to withstand a barrage of first half pressure from Queen’s before snatching victory with a goal by the midfielder five minutes after the break.
Bryan Wharton’s slack pass was picked up by Webster who cracked a low, 18-yard drive past goalkeeper Willie Muir and into the far corner of the net.
Webster went on: “The boys are buzzing but we have to kick on now. We defended well in the first half and had to grind it out.”
The Spiders might have taken the lead after 21 minutes when Jamie McKernon swung over a corner from the right. Ryan McGeever met the ball perfectly, but his 12-yard header was cleared off the line by Scott Johnston, positioned at the far post.
Five minutes later Queen’s threatened again when Chris Duggan’s low angled drive was well blocked by goalkeeper Millar. Duggan came even closer in 35 minutes when he darted in from the left but his shot crashed back off the base of a post.
Links Park boss Paul Hegarty said: “We were very fortunate. Queen’s Park are the best team we’ve played all season.
“I made four changes and had to make a big call and the players who came in did exceptionally well.”
Hegarty admitted Montrose were fortunate to finish the game with 11 players on the pitch after referee David Munro failed to flash a red at Terry Masson for a tackle on Duggan.
“I said that to Gus (MacPherson), Masson was very fortunate to get away with a tackle on Duggan. It was right in front of me. It was a red card without a doubt.”
MacPherson said: “We dominated for long periods, maybe 80% of the game. It is frustrating, but when you create good chances you have to put them in.”