Gowfers’ season ends on low note

Action from Saturday's game
Action from Saturday's game

Carnoustie Panmure 0, Camelon Juniors 5

Last Saturday, Carnoustie Panmure played their last game of the season when they welcomed Camelon Juniors to Laing Park for the final match in the McBookie.com East Superleague.

Manager Alan McSkimming didn’t have a lot of first choice players available and so brought in some trialists to fill the spaces.

Carnoustie opened brightly and a good run and cross by M. Scott was met by G. Graham, but his effort was well held by ‘keeper Hogarth. They were caught napping in the sixth minute, however, when a ball in from the right found Wright in space in the box and he fired past Ferrie from close range.

In 13 minutes the Gowfers’ defence was caught square allowing Wright to run in and lob the ball over the out-rushing Ferrie to make it two. Dailly then burst right through and should have pulled one back, but shot straight at the ‘keeper and in 25 minutes Carnoustie went three down when Stevenson went right through and slotted past Ferrie from 12 yards.

Carnoustie won a corner off Camelon’s Graham, but the kick, by McIlravey, was wasted as it was too strong and carried out the far side for a throw in. Batchelor then played a ball through to Stevenson, but he had strayed offside and a corner by Batchelor, from the right, was cleared by trialist Conway. Carnoustie gained a corner off Camelon’s Graham and the kick by McIlravey was headed goalwards by Myles, but Ure was on hand to clear the danger.

Half-time: Carnoustie Panmure 0, Camelon Juniors 3.

Carnoustie resumed with McDowell and Sturrock replacing Dailly and G. Graham. Stevenson got down the right and drove the ball across the six yard box, but Wright was unable to get touch and claim his hat-trick.

Sturrock then had a shot for Carnoustie, but it was well over the top. Camelon’s Batchelor then had a try from the edge of the box, but it went wide and Devlin fouled McIlravey 35 yards out, but Narey’s free-kick was cleared by the Camelon defence. Kelly then delivered a fine cross to Wright, but still the hat-trick eluded him when he shot too high.

In 70 minutes Cooper was replaced by Allison. Perera then played a lay-off to M. Scott, but he shot straight at the ‘keeper from 25 yards.

Five minutes later Perera was replaced by trialist Birmingham. Wright was still trying to get his third, but his shot, from a dodgy looking offside position, was straight at Ferrie.

The Carnoustie defence was caught out in 80 minutes when a long ball by Camelon’s Scott got through to Stevenson and he struck it past Ferrie from close in and the visitors made it five in 85 minutes when Scott made a great down the right and his low ball into the six-yard box found Allison all on his own to tap the ball home.

Carnoustie Panmure – Ferrie, Narey, Buggins, Myles, E. Graham (T), Conway (T), McIlravey, G. Graham (T) (Sturrock 45), Dailly (McDowell 45), Perera (Birmingham 75), M. Scott. Substitutes not used: Cook and Macpherson (GK).

Annual meeting

The annual general meeting of Carnoustie Panmure JFC will be held on Monday (June 23) in the committee room at Laing Park with a 7.30 p.m. start.

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Superleague

Results: Camelon Juniors 2, Lochee United 1; Carnoustie Panmure 0, Camelon Juniors 5.

P W L D F A Pts

Bo’ness United 30 22 4 4 79 32 69

Linlithgow Rose 30 20 4 6 70 33 66

Bonnyrigg Rose 30 17 3 10 60 28 61

Newtongrange 30 19 10 1 65 34 58

Camelon Juniors 30 16 8 6 51 35 54

Hill of Beath 30 14 9 7 61 44 49

Broxburn 30 14 10 6 53 56 48

Musselburgh 30 12 11 7 53 51 43

Sauchie Juniors 30 12 14 4 55 53 40

Lochee United 30 12 17 1 57 72 37

Armadale Thi. 30 8 19 3 37 62 27

Carnoustie 30 8 19 3 43 74 27

Ballingry 30 7 17 6 31 67 27

Kelty Hearts 30 5 14 11 36 54 26

Tayport 30 5 18 7 36 62 22

St Andrews 30 4 17 9 42 68 21