Cup hopes dashed by ref says Ian

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

CARNOUSTIE Panmure manager Ian Gilzean was not happy with their 3-0 defeat at the weekend, but accepts these things happen.

He said: “I thought the first half we played really well. We were battling away, the wind was whirling, the pitch was really heavy but we were 1-0 up at one point.”

According to Ian, three critical points cost the Gowfers the game, they were he said: “The penalty, that was a terrible decision; after they went 2-1 up and the third goal which was about four yards offside. At the end of the day, two of those decisions cost us the cup.”

According to Ian, Panmure continued to suffer from adverse refereeing, he said: “It just got worse in the second half, but there’s not a lot we can do. We didn’t seem to get many of the 50-50 calls. When you’re down a bit nothing seems to go your way, but when you’re at the top you bounce back a lot better. We kept plugging away but it was just not enough to bring it back.”

Tomorrow (Saturday) the Gowfers will be looking to improve on their last visit to Creamery Park with a win against Bathgate Thistle.

Ian said: “We have another away game which is good. We played Bathgate in the first game of the season.

“For the first 20 minutes they were really good, they passed it about well. Their boy scored a wonder goal to equalise in the last 15 minutes, but we know we can go there and cause them problems going forward. As long as we keep believing in the way we’re doing things we’ll get a victory.”