Must try harder, says Ian

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

PANMURE manager Ian Gilzean will be looking for his side to make up for their poor performance against Dundonald Bluebell, writes Johnston Ralston.

The Gowfers crashed out of the Emirates Cup after losing 2-1 to the Fife side. Ian said: “We didn’t do enough at the end of the day.

“We came into the game on the back of a few good performances and good results and too many players didn’t give the performances they were capable of.

“We probably only had two or three players who played anywhere near what they were capable of.

“You’re not going to win games that way.”

The poor showing came out of the blue for Panmure who have been on a streak recently.

Ian said: “I don’t know why it happened, it was just one of those days. It just happens in football. We prepared exactly the same way before the game as the days when we got results.

“You can play badly and still win games, but this time we didn’t manage to grind out the result.

“You don’t become a bad player or a bad team overnight. This does not make us a bad side and we told the boys that in the dressing room. We need to pick ourselves up and move on.”

Their return to league football tomorrow (Saturday) will give the Gowfers a shot at redemption when they face Bo’ness United at home.

The boss said: “The boys will be disappointed after last week and will be looking to put in a good performance and get a result. We played well against Bo’ness last year, so there’s not a lot to be scared of from them.”