Gowfers come close against Bus

A goalmouth scramble in Saturday's match at Laing Park.
A goalmouth scramble in Saturday's match at Laing Park.

Carnoustie Panmure 1, Bo’ness United 2.

On Saturday Carnoustie Panmure welcomed Bo’ness United to Laing Park for a McBookie.com East Superleague match.

For the game, manager Alan McSkimming brought Rori Bews, Josh Perera and new signing on loan from Forfar Athletic Duncan Reid, into the starting 11.

Bench spots went to Graeme Dailly, trialists Ryan Murison from Panmure Under-19s and Ryan Roche from Monifieth Under-19s, Liam Scott and Chris Macpherson.

Carnoustie kicked off with a strong wind in their favour and straight away they won a free kick when Robertson was fouled by Murphy, 35 yards out. Bews took the kick and got it over the wall, but the ‘keeper touched it over the bar which the referee missed and awarded a goal kick.

Millar then gave away a free kick 30 yards out when he handled the ball, but the kick by Craig Scott was cleared by Myles and minutes later a cross by Sloan produced a shot by Hislop, but it was well wide.

Carnoustie fought back and forced a corner, on the right, off Miller, but Reid’s kick was cleared by Jaconelli and then a bad kick out by Walker fell kindly for Perera, outside the box, but he blasted wide.

Carnoustie continued to apply the pressure and Bews was fouled by Jaconelli on the corner of the box. The kick, taken by Bews, was cleared out to M. Scott and his cross was cleared for a corner on the left which Reid took to the near post and there wereas shouts for a penalty when Perera went down, but the referee waved them aside.

M. Scott then fired in a cross from the right which Milne got a touch to, but was unable to guide it goalwards. Just on halftime there was disaster for the Gowfers when Reid fouled Sloan out on the right and the Bo’ness man put in a great free-kick and, wind assisted, it beat Ferrie, to drop at the far post for for JACONNELLI to smash home from the angle.

Half-time: Carnoustie Panmure 0, Bo’ness United 1.

In 49 minutes Milne went off to be replaced by Dailly and a few minutes later Carnoustie were almost two down when Hislop burst clean through, but Ferrie did well to block his effort with his legs and clear. Cook fouled Snowdon on halfway and Snowdon took the kick himself putting it into the Gowfers’ box, but Robertson was alert and cleared the danger.

Five minutes later Carnoustie equalised when Cook played a ball to Bews outside the box and his powerful drive was blocked by Murphy, with his hands, for a penalty to the Gowfers which DAILLY slotted past Peat.

Bo’ness made a change in 65 minutes with Miller being replaced by ANDERSON and he made his mark two minutes later when he caught the Carnoustie defence square and got into the box to fire past Ferrie from 15 yards.

Dailly was booked for a foul on Sloan, 40 yards out, and he took the kick himself, but Myles was on hand to clear. In 75 minutes Gribben was replaced by Donnelly and two minutes later Hislop almost increased the Bo’ness lead, but he ran offside when Walker fed a ball through to him. Carnoustie kept chasing the equaliser, but the Bo’ness defence was giving nothing away and shut up shop. In 88 minutes Reid was replaced by Murison, but he didnt have much time to make a difference and it was time up.

Carnoustie Panmure – Ferrie, Cook, Myles, Millar, Robertson, Bews, M. Scott, Black, Perera, Milne (Dailly 49), Reid (Murison T). Substitutes not used: Roche (T), L. Scott and Macpherson (GK).

Tomorrow’s match

Tomorrow (Saturday) the Gowfers are again on home soil, extending a welcome this week to Lothians outfit Mussellburgh Athletic in the McBookie.com East Superleague.

The first scheduled meeting of the pair, back in January, had to be postponed due to a frozen pitch and it is hoped that this time the weather will have relented enough to allow the game to go ahead.

The visitors currently sit three places above the Gowfers, and four points better off, but with three games more played and with both sides having lost out last Saturday, this is sure to be another tough match as both sides will be eager to get their season back on track. Tomorrow’s match again gets under way at 2.30 p.m.

McBookie.com East Superleague

P W L D F A Pts

Newtongrange 22 16 5 1 49 25 49

Bo’ness United 19 15 3 1 53 20 46

Bonnyrigg Rose 23 12 3 8 43 18 44

Linlithgow Rose 19 12 4 3 40 24 39

Broxburn Ath. 23 10 8 5 35 41 35

Hill of Beath 18 9 5 4 42 27 31

Camelon 14 9 2 3 25 12 30

Lochee United 20 8 11 1 36 45 25

Musselburgh 21 6 9 6 36 39 24

Kelty Hearts 25 5 11 9 34 48 24

Sauchie Juniors 18 7 9 2 30 28 23

Carnoustie 18 6 10 2 28 39 20

Armadale Thi. 22 6 14 2 27 44 20

Ballingry Rovers 20 4 11 5 21 46 17

St Andrews 18 2 10 6 25 41 12

Tayport 20 1 13 6 20 44 9