Carnoustie’s week of agony sees them out of the cup

Photo by Mark Johnson.

Photo by Mark Johnson.

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It was a week to forget for Carnoustie Panmure as they lost 3-0 in two consecutive games.

The fixtures against Fauldhouse United and Lochee United were key clashes for the Gowfers’ season and Alan McSkimming was rightly gutted with how things turned out.

United took the lead on 15 minutes, a long ball through to Birse wasn’t dealt with by the Carnoustie defence and the Lochee men went on to slip the ball past Macpherson and in to the net.

Lochee put clear daylight between them and the visitors on 71 minutes when Chris Tawse headed home from a corner.

Carnoustie desperately tried to get back in to the game but couldn’t break down a well organised Lochee side.

Lochee completed victory and secured their place in the final against Jeanfield when Birse held of Roche before shooting past Macpherson.

It was very much a case of after the Lord Mayors show at Laing Park on Saturday afternoon, as Carnoustie followed up Wednesday night’s impressive 4-0 victory at Tayport with a cold, lacklustre performance against basement club Fauldhouse United.

Neither side started that well with the ball taking a pounding in the battle for midfield dominance.

Fauldhouse took a deserved lead on 37 minutes, Danny Millar who has been excellent at the heart of The Gowfers defence, mistimed a tackle on Mark Wilkins, the visitors forward went down, if a little theatrically and the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot.

United Captain Michael Browne stepped up, sent Macpherson the wrong way and put the visitors in front.

Fauldhouse went further in front on 75 minutes.

An initial shot by substitute Bonnes was parried by Macpherson but only as far as Love who tapped the ball home.

A Fauldhouse break then saw Robertson race clear of the home defence and slide the ball past Macpherson and in to the net for 3-0.