Third time lucky for fixture?

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

PANMURE manager Ian Gilzean will be packing the thermals this weekend, assuming that it’s third time lucky for their game against Hill of Beath, writes Johnston Ralston.

Speaking on Wednesday Ian said: “The way it’s going I wouldn’t hold my breath about that game going ahead. The temperature is not going to be above freezing and the ground is rock hard.”

This could be a missed opportunity for the Gowfers to continue their good form which saw them progress in the GA Engineering Cup on Saturday.

Ian commented: “We said to the players before the game that Harp had nothing to lose and we had everything to lose.

“We told them to go out there and put in a professional performance and they did.

“It would have been nice to get the second goal a bit quicker but they did what we asked of them and ground out the result.”

On Tuesday night Panmure travelled to Montrose for a friendly against the Third Division side in less than optimal conditions.

Ian said: “We got beaten 4-1. The pitch was covered in frost but we went up there and both teams agreed to give it a go.

“I think we played maybe 35 minutes each way and it was a good workout for the boys. Apart from a couple of sloppy goals it served its purpose as a run about for the players.”

Looking at the positives for Saturday, Ian is confident that his side will give Hill of Beath a good game, weather permitting.

He said: “We can go there full of confidence. I don’t think they’re as strong as last season and we have definitely improved.

“We’ll go there and get a result if it goes ahead.”