Lessons learned, says Gowfers’ boss

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

CARNOUSTIE Panmure players are learning their lessons according to manager, Ian Gilzean.

The Gowfers have had a good run in their last two matches, defeating a Dundee United Under-19s side 4-0 on Saturday and then beating Arbroath Vics 5-4 on Tuesday.

The high scoring midweek game highlighted good points and bad in equal measure.

Ian said: “Against Vics on Tuesday night, defensively we weren’t great, but forward we were looking really good, and that was encouraging. The goals came from one or two human errors and we need to eradicate those and work on that in the coming weeks.

“At times you just need to clear your lines and put the ball anywhere. We got punished last night, and we can’t keep doing that, or we’ll get punished again and we won’t be able to come back. We thought we could have done better.”

However, a 2-1 defeat by Kirriemuir in the D.J. Laing Cup mean their hopes of early silverware have been dashed. The boss commented: “We are disappointed we won’t go one better than last year and win it.

“We’ve learned a lot during pre-season and last week against Kirrie we looked a lot better. We created more chances and we learned from it.”

Tomorrow (Saturday) in their final match of the D.J. Laing Cup programme, Panmure face Coupar Angus, giving the team another chance to hone their skills before their first league game against Linlithgow Rose. Ian said: “This is our last game before the league starts. It’s an opportunity to go out and put in a solid performance, which will hopefully give us a boost.

“Linlithgow is a great game for us to go and play. We’ve got a lot of tough work ahead, and a lot of boys are new to this level.

“A lot of teams won’t expect us to go to them and get a result, so we need to make sure we get everything right on Saturday.”