Gowfers trip up Hermes in Cup

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

WHATEVER manager Ian Gilzean put in those half-time oranges worked wonders as the Gowfers stormed to victory on Saturday.

We asked if the gaffer was pleased with the last-minute win against Hermes. He responded: “Yes, I was, especially after coming off the back of last week’s performance. It was good to get a win and to get it the way we did. It was good to see the players knuckle down and work hard.”

All three goals thundered into the back of the Hermes net within the last 15 minutes of the game.

Ian explained: “The pitch was quite bobbly and there was a bit of a swirling wind so I kept telling them to get the ball in behind their back four who didn’t seem to be playing that well.

“After we got that first goal they lost a lot of heart and we took full advantage to kill the game.”

Looking forward to a return to the league, Panmure will face St Andrews United, who last time beat the Gowfers 3-1. Ian said: “They’re on a great run just now. They’re into the quarter finals of the Emirates Scottish Cup and they’ve got a few more points on the board than us. This is going to be a tough game for us. The boys did really well on Saturday, so unless anyone is struggling then the team pretty much picks itself.”

To bolster the squad the gaffer has signed a loan deal with fellow junior side Tayport, exchanging striker Kevin Milne for goalkeeper Neal Ferrie. He explained: “We’ve been looking to get another goalie in for most of the two-and-a-half years that I’ve been here.

“Hopefully that also gives us another bit of competition and we’ve now got two very good goalies.