Fixture disappointment for Gowfers and Fed

CARNOUSTIE Panmure suffered their 10th weather-related postponement of the season on Saturday after Arniston Rangers’ Newbyres Park failed an 8.45 a.m. pitch inspection due to a covering of several inches of snow.

The Lothians club’s secretary, Alan Walker, had contacted his Gowfers’ counterpart, Russell Park, on Friday evening to say the snow that had fallen in the Gorebridge area during the day had gone, but with the forecast being for more heavy overnight snow he feared the worst and so it turned out.

Tomorrow (Saturday), Carnoustie make the short hop to Whitton Park to face Broughty Athletic in the ACA Sports East Premier League.

The last time the pair met was a league clash at Laing Park back on August 28, which the Gowfers won 4-1, but just three weeks earlier the Fed came out on top at the same venue with a 3-2 win in the DJ Laing League Cup.

In their last meeting at Whitton Park on August 8, 2009, Broughty ran out 3-1 winners, again in the League Cup, and are currently going well this season, having had a great run in the Emirates Scottish Junior Cup and are still in both the GA Cup and the John Walker East of Scotland Cup.

Tomorrow’s match promises to be a hard fought encounter and kicks-off at the slightly later time of 2.30 p.m.

ACA Sports East Premier League

P W L D F A Pts

St Andrews United 13 9 2 2 26 16 29

Broxburn Athletic 14 9 4 1 42 24 28

Glenrothes 11 8 2 1 36 19 25

Carn. Panmure 14 7 3 4 32 24 25

Ballingry Rovers 11 6 4 1 25 28 19

Broughty Athletic 10 4 4 2 23 20 14

Arniston Rangers 12 4 6 2 18 28 14

Penicuik Athletic 12 3 5 4 22 21 13

Whitburn 13 4 9 0 20 29 12

Kinnoull 15 3 10 2 20 40 11

Armadale Thistle 10 2 4 4 17 17 10

Thornton Hibs 9 1 7 1 15 30 4

Broughty Athletic

SATURDAY’S Premier League fixture between Broxburn Athletic and Broughty Athletic was called off at around 9.30 a.m. on Saturday because of the heavy snow falling in the Edinburgh area.

The Fed players took part in a hastily arranged training session at Soccerworld in Dundee and, after training, manager Kenny Cameron headed over the bridge to Fife to take in the sole surviving Premier League match, St Andrews United v Ballingry Rovers, which the home team won 2-1, thereby moving to the top of the league table.

Broughty Athletic 9, Brechin Vics 1

Broughty challenged Brechin Vics to a friendly last Wednesday on the 3G pitch at Riverside Park, Dundee, and trounced them 9-1.

Braces were scored by Brian Craik, Jamie Winter and Marc O’Leary, with John Farquharson, Graham Elder and a trialist getting the other three.

If there was any consolation for the Vics they scored the goal of the night, if not the season - a 35-yard screamer of a free kick.

After the match, Mr Cameron said: “The surface gave the game real zip, the players looked sharp and hungry and they passed the ball well all night.

“It was a very worthwhile exercise but it is unlikely we will have any more friendlies after tonight.”