A win is a win says Ian

Ian Gilzean manager of Carnoustie Panmure Football Club.
Ian Gilzean manager of Carnoustie Panmure Football Club.

IN GOWFERS’ gaffer Ian Gilzean’s book, a win is a win, regardless of the performance, writes Johnston Ralston.

After eventually facing and defeating Montrose Roselea, he didn’t mind if the play was a little scrappy.

Ian said: “You’ve got to be happy, although we maybe didn’t play as well as in our previous two games.”

Beating the North Division side was never going to be an easy task: “With lower league teams it’s always a no-win situation for us. We needed to go out and do enough to win the game.”

And Ian is looking forward to tomorrow (Saturday) when Panmure get stuck back into their league fixtures with a match against Camelon at Carmuirs Park. He commented: “We’ve got a league game against Camelon, which is good. We played them before but it was 2-0. Looking back we played well in the first half but we just never took our chances.”

Camelon are not having a good run and last week lost to Musselburgh Athletic. Ian explained: “It’s going to be a tough game but they were beaten last weekend. We can be full of confidence and build on our result from last week.”

There could be a hitch however if ‘keeper John McCafferty is forced out due to injury. “McCafferty took a knock on Saturday,” revealed Ian. “We’re just waiting to see if he’s going to be able to play. We might have to bring someone in. It’s not ideal, but it’s the way we’ve done it for the last two-and-a-half years. We’ve never had two fit or available goalies at the one time, but we’ve got away with it so far. We’ve spoken to a couple of clubs. We’re just trying to see if anyone is available.”