Camelon Juniors 5, Carnoustie Panmure 2
Panmure travelled to Carmuirs Park on Saturday to meet Camelon in the Scottish Junior Cup but failed to progress into the next round.
For the tie, manager Alan McSkimming brought Scott Robertson, Kevin Webster, Liam Scott and Kevin Milne into the starting 11 with bench spots taken by Graeme Dailly, Marc Scott, Rori Bews and Josh Perera.
Fullerton took possesion from the kick off and tried a long range shot, but Ferrie held it at the second attempt. Buggins then won a corner off Kelly, on the left, but Webster’s kick was well held by Barnard.
Camelon thought they had taken the lead when they won a corner off Myles. It was taken by Ure and cleared out by Robertson, only to be played back in by Young and headed home by Kelbie, but he was given offside. They had another great chance when Ferrie miskicked in the box and the ball fell to Young, but he lost control and the chance was gone.
In nine minutes they made up for that miss when a long ball over the Carnoustie defence caught Ferrie and the defenders in two minds and the hesitation allowed ALLISON to pounce and to round Ferrie and place the ball into the empty net.
Allison almost made it two minutes later when he was right through, but this time Ferrie was out to save his shot. Ure then tried a snap shot from the edge of the box, but it was straight at Ferrie.
Carnoustie finally got into the Camelon half when Myles played a long ball to Milne, but Barnard was out smartly to clear the danger. Camelon doubled their lead in 19 minutes when the Carnoustie defence was caught square after Wright got up the wing. He fired a low ball across the six yard box for URE to drive home.
At the other end L. Scott had a chance from the edge of the Camelon box, but it was well held by Barnard, then Milne slipped a good pass through to McIlravey, but he shot straight at the ‘keeper.
Camelon very nearly got a third when danger man Allison burst right through and fired in a fierce shot which Ferrie manage to block and Allison’s second attempt, from the loose ball, was cleared off the line by Millar. They kept the pressure up and a corner by Ure was headed just past by Kelbie, then Ure tried a low drive from 20 yards, but it was well held by Ferrie.
The pressure paid off in 39 minutes when the Carnoustie defence was caught square once more, as KELBIE got through on a long ball and rounded the helpless Ferrie to roll the ball into the empty net.
Carnoustie tried to fight back and Milne had a shot from the angle of the box, but it was easy for the ‘keeper. Kelbie should have increased Camelon’s lead when he went round Carnoustie’s static defence and rounded Ferrie, but shot into the side net.
At the other end a shot by McIlravey was blocked for a corner by McGown, but Webster’s kick was cleared by Fullerton.
The viositors finally got on the scoresheet, right on the break, when a Webster corner was headed strongly past the helpless Barnard by MYLES to give Carnoustie a lifeline.
Half-time: Camelon Juniors 3, Carnoustie Panmure 1.
The lifeline vanished within three minutes of the restart when a good run and shot by Young was was blocked in the box and KELBIE pounced to send a fine overhead kick high into the net.
Buggins then sent a long ball through to McIlravey, but he had strayed offside. A corner by Wright caused panic in the Carnoustie box, but Batchelor put his shot over the bar.
In 55 minutes Camelon made a change when Donaldson replaced Allison and a minute later the Gowfers replaced Millar with Dailly. Cook had a try from 25 yards, which was well held by Barnard, but in 63 minutes Carnoustie pulled a goal back after Buggins won a corner off Benton. Webster’s kick was cleared out to the Gowfers man and this time MYLES was there to head his cross strongly past Barnard for the Gowfer’s man’s second.
In 65 minutes Roberts was booked for a foul on Wright and in 68 minutes McGown was replaced by Leiper. Two minutes later Carnoustie made their second change when L. Scott was replaced by Bews.
The Gowfers almost went further behind when a corner by Ure was headed goalward by Benton, but Bews was there to clear off the line. Ferrie was then called on for extra duty when he had to come out twice to make great tackles a centre-half would have been proud of.
The homesters then had a couple of chances to extend their lead when Kelbie laid a chance on for Young, but he shot past and Kelbie got through and tried to lob the ball over Ferrie but the ‘keeper managed to jump high enough to grasp the ball.
They then won a corner off Buggins which was taken by Ure, but Young’s header was straight at Ferrie. Carnoustie’s defence was caught out once again in 82 minutes when Young crossed from the left and found KELBIE on his own in the six-yard box and he headed home for his hat-trick.
In 83 minutes Kelly was replaced by Bell and a minute later Webster was replaced by M. Scott. In 85 minutes Cook was booked for a foul on Batchelor and in the dying minutes both Milne and McIlravey had efforts blocked by the Camelon defence.
Camelon Juniors: Barnard, Kelly (Bell, 83), Fullerton, McGown (Leiper, 68), Benton, Wright, Batchelor, Ure, Allison (Donaldson, 55), Kelbie, Young. Substitutes not used – C. Scott and Logan (gk).
Carnoustie Panmure: Ferrie, Myles, Buggins, Millar (Dailly, 56), Robertson, Roberts, Webster (M. Scott, 84), L. Scott (Bews, 70), McIlravey, Milne, Cook. Substitute not used: Perera.
Referee: Mr Ryan Milne, Aberdeen.
After their disappointing exit from the Scottish Junior Cup at the hands of Camelon, tomorrow (Saturday) the Gowfers will be on the hunt for league points when they head for Beechwood Park to meet Sauchie Juniors in the McBookies.com East Superleague. The match gets under way at 1.45 p.m.