Plenty of positives, says Alan

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The GOWFERS’ boss is not too disheartened after their defeat on Saturday and believes the day was full of positives, writes Johnston Ralston.

Interim manager Alan McSkimming was pleased with the performance, if not the score, against former champs Bonnyrigg Rose.

He said: “For the neutrals it was a great game to watch, but on this occasion the best team came out with none of the points. It was one of those strange ones. We dominated most of it but we weren’t clinical enough in front of goal.

“We took a lot of positives from the game. It was a 2-1 defeat, but otherwise we dominated the game and we were unfortunate not to come away with a single point let alone all three points.

“Myself and Stuart Ferguson were delighted by the performance but obviously we would have liked the three points!”

On Wednesday night the Gowfers faced Jeanfield Swifts in the GA Engineering Cup quarter-final. Speaking that afternoon Alan said: “They play in the league below us currently, but there’s a lot of ex-Gowfers who play for them and they’ve got a lot of experience behind them.

“We’re expecting a tough game, but if we can build on Saturday’s positives and turn in another performance like that I don’t think they will be able to get near us.”

Tomorrow (Saturday), Panmure face another difficult opponent in the shape of third placed Camelon Juniors.

Alan said: “They’re similar to ourselves and they’ve got a few extra games in hand. They are one of those teams which plays very attractive football and we relish these games because it lets us play some of our best football and we look forward to the challenge.”