Resilient show, says Ian

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

ANOTHER man might be happy with a draw, but not Carnoustie Panmure boss Ian Gilzean who believed his side could have been three points richer.

After drawing 2-2 at home to Kelty Hearts on Saturday, Ian said: “I’m a bit disappointed we did not win. We had the best chances in the game.”

However, that is not to say he was disappointed with the quality of play. He explained: “I’m happy with the way we played. We did really well and probably should have won it. Like the draw at St Andrews they were probably more happy with the point than we were.”

Ian added: “We gave two goals away in the space of two minutes, but the lads showed a bit of character and came back. I’m a little bit disappointed we didn’t defend as well as we did recently against Hill of Beath.”

Ian believes his side has come on leaps and bounds in recent weeks. He said: “Earlier on in the season, when we were having a bad time of it, that might have been a game we could have gone on to lose. To lose two goals so quickly and still come back shows resilience.”

Panmure currently sit two points behind a trio of their nearest rivals, St Andrews, Musselburgh and Lochee, a situation Ian describes as “very tight”. He said: “We’re undefeated in three league games. That’s a good little run we are having at the moment. There’s still everything to play for. On the back of our results since the defeat to Camelon, I think we’ve turned the corner. We need to keep doing what we have in the last four games. Results will mean nothing if we don’t go down there and put in another performance like we have done.”