Ian: Last chance for silverware

GOWFERS’ gaffer Ian Gilzean will be hoping this weekend can be a clean break for his side after their recent league misfortunes, writes Johnston Ralston.

Following a disheartening 4-0 tussle with Super League counterparts Sauchie Juniors on Saturday Ian was less than happy with Panmure’s form.

He said: “We never really took to that game. We had the same team, the same 10 outfield players as we did who put in a great performance against Bonnyrigg, but we fell short at Sauchie.

“We put in a really good performance the week before, but on Saturday we only really had three or four players playing anything near what they were capable of.

“There were defensive errors and there were some boys who looked off the pace, but it’s hard to put a finger on it.”

According to the boss his players need to break out of their rut or else risk languishing in the doldrums for the rest of the season.

He said: “I think a lot of it’s mental, they’ve got find that level and be able to perform there week in and week out.

“We can’t have a couple of good games, followed by a couple of mediocre games followed by a couple of terrible games.

“If we continue to play like we did on Saturday then we’re going to lose more than we win, we need at least eight or nine players playing to what they’re capable of.”

Tomorrow (Saturday) the gaffer will be hoping for a sea change in their fortunes when they face New Elgin.

He said: “It’s a break from the Super League and it will be quite good to get that break after losing the last three or four league games.

“It’s our last chance for silverware and that should be incentive enough for us, we need to be better than we have been.”