Commanding Carnoustie cruise into GA Engineering Cup semi-final berth

Carnoustie Panmure roared into the semi-finals of the GA Engineering Cup on Saturday after thrashing Maud 4-1 in Aberdeenshire.

The Gowfers join Broughty Athletic, Jeanfield Swifts and either Downfield or Lochee United in the last four of the regional cup competition.

Panmure boss Alan McSkimming was over the moon with his side’s “commanding” display as his squad was used to its fullest.

He said: “It was a commanding performance, a very commanding performance and we got everything we deserved out of the game. On another day we would have scored a few more goals as well. We couldn’t have asked for more in terms of the performance.

“We had a good few guys playing who haven’t been playing that much so we got to use the squad well, which makes it an all-around positive day for us.

“We played some really great stuff on a difficult surface so full credit to the guys. It was such a heavy park so they working very hard for the whole 90 minutes.

“We brought in some youngsters which was really good to get them the exposure too and they gave a good account of themselves.

“We’re into the semi-final now so we’re one step closer to the final and of course towards some silverware. It doesn’t matter who you get in the last four, it’s a one-off game and we’ll fancy our chances as much as the other teams.

“We played Newtongrange earlier in the season and they beat us 1-0. They had a lot of the ball but we had some good chances, we just didn’t take them. There were opportunities in that game not to just get a point but to win it. We need to focus on that and take it into the game.

“I think it’s a good opportunity because they’re not firing on all cylinders, but if they perform they’re as good as any other team in the league and we need to be wary.”