Gowfers cruise past Musselburgh as new-look side put in five-star display

Photo - Ian Mutch.
Photo - Ian Mutch.

A blistering start helped Carnoustie Panmure on their way to a magnificent 4-1 win over Musselburgh Athletic on Saturday.

Goals from Scott Gray, Marc Scott, Jamie McCabe and Sam Simpson put the Gowfers on their way to a stunning opening day victory,

The hosts started on fire and their strong start paid off after five minutes when McCabe slipped a ball through for Gray to hammer past the keeper for his first competitive goal for the club.

Musselburgh levelled soon after though when Jackie Myles convered a penalty.

But Panmure were back in front just two minutes later when Scott burst into the box and shot across goal - the effort ran along the line before going in for a goal.

Carnoustie continued to dominate the game with a couple of long range shots from Roberts which the keeper felt with.

They had an outstanding chance to increase their lead on the 36th minute when MacDonald was fouled down in the corner; McCabe played in a dangerous freekick which Buggins rose to header off the bar and over for a goal kick.

The Gowfers didn’t slow down after the break and Simpson soon whipped in a cross to McCabe who fired past the Musselburgh keeper to make it 3-1.

Carnoustie continued to pile on the pressure and when the referee gave a foul for shirt pulling in the 65th minute, they took the freekick short.

After a few short passes the ball was played out to Michael McIlravey who crossed for Simpson to hammer the ball past the keeper.

The Gowfers didn’t ease up and a few minutes later Gray tested the keeper again who saved well.

Musselburgh appeared to come alive in the last five minutes with a shot that came back of the bar.

MacPherson, Cook, Macdonald, Millar, Buggins, Roberts, Simpson(Neath 82), Black, McCabe, Scott(Smith 75), Scott(McIlravey 45)