Weather kind for once to Gowfers

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

PANMURE appears to have been one of the few lucky teams this week, and actually managed to fit a game in around the gales.

The Gowfers’ ran out against Broughty at Laing Park on Tuesday, with the final score standing at 3-1 for the home side.

Manager Ian Gilzean was glad for the opportunity to get a game in. He said: “We played on Tuesday so that was great.

“The weather was rubbish Monday and today (Wednesday) but it was quite good on Tuesday. It was a lovely day for football and a good run out for the boys.”

A win might boost confidence, but for Ian match fitness was the real winner. He explained: “It’s more important to get them out and get a little run out.

“The focus was on getting them back into game mode. They’ve not played a game since the end of November, so they did look a little bit off the pace, but they came back a bit as the game went on.”

The next game is another friendly at home, this time against Tayport on Tuesday, January 3, at 1 p.m.

The boss added: “Obviously a couple of the boys were missing so hopefully if they’re back they’ll get a game. We need to keep them all at the same level. It’s good to get another game under our belts before we start back in the league.

“A few of them were puffing a bit, you can expect that having not played for so long.”

Looking forward to the league, Mr Gilzean said: “Hopefully that’s the bad weather out of the way and we can start getting some points on the board.”