A lot of positives at Bo’ness, says McSkimming

Ross Philp  of Bo'ness United  against Daniel Neath of Carnoustie Panmure at Newton Park on 31/01/15.
Ross Philp of Bo'ness United against Daniel Neath of Carnoustie Panmure at Newton Park on 31/01/15.

A close shave with last minute opponents Bo’ness has, according to Carnoustie manager Alan McSkimming, shown what his side is capable of.

Although the Gowfers’ tasted defeat in the re-arranged game, fourth placed Bo’ness were unable to put one past the visitors until the 65th minute.

Boss Alan said: “On Saturday morning we had a full squad but because of the change of venue a number of guys were unavailable to travel which left us with only 13 available bodies.

“I think that made the whole performance all the sweeter. The performance was incredible and probably the best of all season, which might sound strange to say considering we came away with nothing. But it was not an ideal situation to go down to a top side missing so many players.

“I think over the piece we definitely deserved to take something from the game. The turning point was the sending off of Rory Bews which meant we had to play the last part of the game with only 10 men.

“I can’t be too critical of the decisions made because I think that would take away from how good a performance it was. I think we had more clear cut chances than Bo’ness but both goalkeepers played their parts.”

Tomorrow (Saturday) Alan will be hoping for more of the same against when they welcome Bonnyrigg Rose to Laing Park.

He said: “We have a lot of positives to take away from that performance at Bo’ness. We need to match that level of play and get the consistency back. I’m confident we can replicate that and if we do that we can run the top sides close. We’ve still got 14 games left this season and our form has run better at home.”