Silver lining to defeat, says Ian

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

GOWFERS’ manager Ian Gilzean is separating the positives from the negatives of his side’s defeat at Forfar.

Ian admitted that Panmure didn’t play to their full potential. He said: “Yes, it was a big disappointment. That we didn’t win the game, that was the biggest disappointment.

“We probably didn’t play as well as we could have either. We started the first half OK, we lost two soft goals then we equalised and I thought we were really going to kick on.

“We didn’t do enough in the second half. We weren’t good enough and they created the better chances.”

One positive, however, was the debut of new signing Graeme Dailly from Broughty Athletic.

The boss said: “He came in on Wednesday and didn’t even get a chance to train with the boys. He was looking really sharp and really good, that was one plus point for us on Saturday.

“We signed him on Wednesday. We’ve been chasing him for a couple of weeks now. Our chairman was in talks with their chairman and they finally managed to bring him in.

“He’ll definitely add something to us up front where we’ve maybe been a bit light.”

On Wednesday night the Gowfers again played in the DJ Laing Cup, this time away to Kirriemuir Thistle.

Speaking before the match the gaffer told the Guide & Gazette: “Again, it’ll be another tough game. If we play like we did in the second half against Forfar we won’t get anything out of the game.

“However, if we play like we did against Brechin or even in the first half against Forfar then we’ll be OK.”