Defeat no obstacle says Gowfers’ manager

DESPITE a disappointing result over the weekend, Panmure manager Ian Gilzean has hope for the future.

After losing 5-2 to Musselburgh Athletic at Olive Branch Stadium, Ian is very zen about the result. He said: “Obviously I’m really disappointed with the final score, the game was there for the taking for us.

“They equalised right on half-time, and in the second half we just didn’t seem to get started. We made a few changes, battled on and won that penalty.

“We had a really good chance to go 4-3 down at one point, but then they scored another goal. I’m disappointed to end up losing so heavily, but we probably didn’t deserve to win.”

Ian hopes to ease his injury problem this Saturday as Mike McIlravey is still out, as are Steven Cook and Stuart Ferguson, by injecting some new blood into the team with a couple of trialists.

This Saturday the Gowfers face fourth placed Camelon Juniors at the Mariner’s home ground in Falkirk. Ian is not too worried, however, and believes that his side need to build on their talent and learn to take the knocks.

He said: “They’ve had a couple of good results lately against either Linlithgow or Bo’ness. It’s such a tight league, if you can put together two or three wins you can really race right up the league. If we can approach the game in the right mindset and improve on this week, then it will still be a tough game. You are never going to be the boss for the full 90 minutes. We need to work on being better when we are not the boss, that’s the tough part of a game.”