Gowfers on a good run says boss

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

GOWFERS’ manager Ian Gilzean has every right to be pleased with his side’s recent form.

The Laing Park men managed to avenge the 3-1 defeat inflicted upon them by Hill of Beath Hawthorne back in August with a 2-1 victory of their own.

Ian said: “I think we are the first team to go to them and win at their place this season. We thoroughly deserved the win and we built on the draw against St Andrews. It’s good to put back to back results together like that.”

There is always a ‘but’ however. He explained: “We didn’t take the chances to kill the game in the first half.”

Regardless, the Gowfers still managed a win despite being a little short staffed as John Toner was unavailable, Steven Narey was ill and Kev Cumming remained on the injury list.

Alan McSkimming, still not fully fit, was on the bench with coach Graeme Christie, Sammy Johnson and new substitute ‘keeper Neal Ferrie. Ian commented: “We were down to the bare bones a little bit, but at times that can help us.”

Cummings, Toner and Narey are expected to return to the strength this weekend. The boss added: “We’re going to be a lot more healthy than we were last Saturday.”

The gaffer is confident about their fixture against Kelty Hearts tomorrow (Saturday) as he looks to claw back more ground on the league table. He explained: “In the aftermath of the Camelon game we’ve had a good run of games with two wins and a draw. We’ve shown we shouldn’t have to be afraid of anyone in the league.

“I think we’ve got a great chance. We’ve started working a lot harder as unit.”