Frozen out! Weather blues for Gowfers

The pitch was frozen
The pitch was frozen

The Gowfers were on an enforced rest last week and if the weather continues to be unkind tomorrow (Saturday) could be a washout too.

Their fixture against Newtongrange Star at Laing Park was frozen out and this week the so-called ‘weather bomb’ could also put paid to their visit from Camelon.

Speaking on Wednesday boss Alan McSkimming said: “I think there’s a high percentage that this week’s game is already in doubt. The forecast has been pretty accurate so far and is looking horrendous.

Other pitches in the area are going to feel the brunt of that and the sad thing for us is that it could be the third week on the trot to go without a game and it’s difficult to keep coming up with a Plan B, C, and D.

“I think the biggest problem we find is that in the Super League we’re playing teams from Edinburgh that require early notification and there are times when the pitch could be given the benefit of the doubt.”

But every cloud has a silver lining and this week Carnoustie signed former Derry City midfielder Luke McGeehan on a two-year deal.

Alan said: “Luke is an incredible footballer and he’s over here at university, and he has played at a very high level in his homeland. We’ve been after him for a while and we’re delighted to get him on board, he will be a fine acquisition for the club. He’s a really nice guy and he’s fitting in really well.”