“Good signs”, says Gowfers’ gaffer

Ian Gilzean manager of Carnoustie Panmure Football Club.

Ian Gilzean manager of Carnoustie Panmure Football Club.

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PANMURE manager Ian Gilzean is pleased with his side’s performance despite losing 3-1 to Lochee United on Saturday.

He said: “We did really well, I think we played really well. The first half we were by far the better side and we created a lot of chances.

“It was disappointing it was a loss, but if we can perform half as well as we did, then we’ll win more games than we lose.”

The Gowfers were unlucky in penalties however, failing to convert when they had a chance, and losing two goals to penalties.

Ian said: “It’s just one of these things. Players have to be confident when they step up. Their goalie made a great save and he saved the follow up too. I don’t think we have a problem in that area.”

New signing Calum Watson also had a good game. Ian said: “He did really well. That was his first real game with the team and his first real test.

“He gave their back four a right tough time. It was good to see the hassle we caused them.”

Things are looking well for the squad and the boss was able to choose from a healthy team sheet. He said: “There was good competition for places and we had five or six boys on the bench.”

Looking ahead, Ian knows what must be done to succeed in the East Region Super League. He explained: “Hopefully we can be a bit more clinical and get goals. If we don’t score when we are on top that can really come back and haunt us in this league.

“It’s just getting the consistency right and playing like I know we can do.”