SO CLOSE to the end of the season and with only a few points needed to ensure survival, Saturday was a bitter disappointment for Carnoustie Panmure manager Ian Gilzean.
The Gowfers’ recent run of good form may have dragged them out of the mire, but a draw against Musselburgh United means they still need to get at least three points this season.
Ian said: “We were disappointed to give a goal away so late. I don’t think we probably did enough to win it, it’s quite tough to say that.
“We went 2-0 up but we didn’t play as well as we have done in recent weeks. I don’t think we were good enough on the day.
“We were so near to getting the win and just felt horrible at the end. We have got a point out of it but we were so close to getting all three. We were lacking a little bit of pace.
“It was a game they definitely couldn’t lose, which probably made them a bit sharper.”
Putting the draw behind him, Ian is looking to make full use of the next three games against Lochee United, Bo’ness United and Bonnyrigg Rose.
He said: “If we can take three points from the next three games we’ll still be in the Super League next season, down to goal difference.
“If we can get four points we are completely free. That’s another way of looking at it.”
Panmure face Lochee on Saturday, but Ian believes their lack of results against them this season has nothing to do with capability. He explained: “We’ve played them twice and been beaten twice. The second time we pummelled them for the first 45 minutes. We know can go there and give a good account of ourselves.”