Nose to the grindstone, says Ian

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

GOWFERS’ manager Ian Gilzean is less concerned with flashy play and more with getting the head down and notching up points, writes Johnston Ralston.

The gaffer admits it wasn’t the best performance by his side as they lost 3-1 to Broxburn United.

He said: “We were disappointed that we didn’t follow up the Bo’ness game with another win, but it’s one of those games when we didn’t play great and lost.

“We didn’t play that bad but Broxburn were a little bit more clinical and that was tough.

“We started well enough, Marc Scott scored a great individual goal but Broxburn had a lot going on at the back with the formation they were playing, although they didn’t really create a lot of chances.

“The second goal was quite poor for us to give away and once they got the third one it was tough to come back from that.”

Although they may not have had that finishing touch, Ian was happy with the level of commitment his players showed, and will be looking for that again tomorrow when they travel to Keir’s Park to face Hill o’ Beath Hawthorne.

He said: “We kept battling and we had a great chance when we were 2-1 down. It was a really good one but unfortunately we didn’t take it.

“It’s just takes little tweaks here and there to turn defeats into draws and victories and that’s what we need to do.

“I’ve said it before, at times we need to grind out results when we’re not playing well and we didn’t really manage that on Saturday. The game against Hill o’ Beath will give us another chance to put that right.”