Gowfers looking to get back on track

Alan McSkimming
Alan McSkimming

Saturday might have been a damp squib for a Gowfers’ squad keen to get stuck in but they will need that enthusiasm tomorrow.

Heavy rain last week disappointingly put paid to their GA Engineering Cup tie with Forfar West End. Boss Alan McSkimming said: “We’d been on the back of three weeks playing well and we were looking to keep that consistency going so we were a bit disappointed. It had been a reasonable day but a whole week of bad weather had made the pitch waterlogged and unplayable.”

But with luck and a lot less rain this past week Alan is hoping for good things at Laing Park. He said: “The way the draw has fallen we look to be at home for the next three weeks with Newtongrange Star this week, Camelon and then the rescheduled GA Engineering Cup tie with Forfar West End.

“It’s going to be a big three weeks for the club and obviously we’ll be looking to pick up where we left off a few weeks ago.

“The level and consistency of the boys’ performance has been really good and if we can keep that up I don’t see any teams in our league giving us a problem. Newtongrange Star are a high-flying team and a good outfit but they are looking to be taken down and the boys are really desperate for a game.”

Squad-wise their recent ill-fortune appears to be behind them, although Liam Scott is still out long term, Kev Cumming is still out with an ankle knock and a concerned club has sent him for an x-ray, John Roberts is back to training, but may still need some recuperation time.