CARNOUSTIE Panmure will need to be on the top of their form tomorrow (Saturday) when they face second placed Bonnyrigg Rose in a McBookie.com East Superleague match at Laing Park.
They will certainly want to put last week’s match and result behind them after going down 6-2 to Hill o’ Beath. However, interim manager Alan McSkimming put his hands up for a share of the blame as he and five players had headed away for a stag event that had been arranged for over six months.
He told Guide & Gazette Sport: “It was a strange game by all accounts. We missed two penalties and scored two own goals. Generally, mistakes were very costly for us on the day. It was disappointing, but the young boys who came in did really well for us. We have tried hard to take the positives from the game if you cane do such a thing after a 6-2 defeat.”
The boss had the players in on Monday night and had what he termed a “full and frank discussion”. He went on: “There has been a good reaction from the players and we have now put last Saturday behind us.”
Speaking about tomorrow’s match, he said that everyone was looking forward to it. He went on: “We had a really good game against them last time but were a bit unlucky, but with a full-strength squad we will be able to get at them.”
The Gowfers have a GA Engineering Cup quarter final tie against Jeanfield Swifts at Perth on Wednesday night. Alan said: “It’s a 6.45 p.m. start so we will be looking for a good permormance on Saturday with one eye on Wednesday’s cup match.”