For SOMEONE whose team lost 5-3 at the weekend Gowfers’ gaffer Ian Gilzean is a man verging on the delighted, writes Johnston Ralston.
Despite losing to former champions Bonnyrigg Rose Ian is in good spirits. He said: “I feel good about Saturday, we played really well.
“We can’t be unhappy with the way we played, just unhappy with not taking anything away from the game. Bonnyrigg Rose won the league last year so they are the benchmark for everyone to follow and I think we gave a really good account of ourselves.
“The people who came to see us play on Saturday would have been delighted with the level of football on offer. We just came up on the wrong side of the scoreline.”
Although Ian did admit there was work to be done after suffering in set pieces. He said: “We couldn’t have played any better, well, maybe a little better defending on the goals we gave away. We just need to defend a little bit better from set pieces.
“Going forward we looked great, if we’d saved some of their goals we would’ve taken something away.
“We said to the boys after the game that if they can keep that level up for the rest of the season we’ll be winning more games than we lose.”
Tomorrow (Saturday) Panmure face off against Sauchie Juniors and Ian is looking to take some scalps. He said: “They beat us at our place quite early in the season, but coming off the back of Saturday’s game and the two or three we’ve had on the bounce, we should go into this game full of confidence.
“If we can play in the same manner this week and defend a bit better we’ll get a result.”