Gowfers see positives in Saints defeat

Ian Gilzean manager of Carnoustie Panmure Football Club.

Ian Gilzean manager of Carnoustie Panmure Football Club.

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CARNOUSTIE Panmure manager Ian Gilzean admits he is not happy with Saturday’s performance, but is keen to build on the positives.

He said: “No, we’re not happy. We didn’t play well enough to win the game. We worked very hard individually, but as a team we didn’t work as well together as we have in previous weeks.

“St Andrews probably deserved the win.”

However, he believes there were successes and like any good squad the Gowfers need to build on these.

He went on: “We came out in the second half and played much better, a lot sharper, made some chances. Like I say we were better in the second half, and that was a good thing.

“We need to look at our season so far. We’re four league games in, we’ve won one, drawn two and only lost this last game.

“We’ve really acquitted ourselves well, and we can learn from some of the errors.

“Their goalie played well, but then so did John McCafferty, and he kept us in the game at times. It’s just a shame we couldn’t turn one of those chances into a goal.”

Arbroath Vics could be smelling weakness in the first round of the G.A. Engineering Cup tomorrow (Saturday).

Ian said: “It was a tough game against them earlier in the season, and we nicked a win from them in the end.

“They’ll really be fancying their chances after our last couple of games, but really, at the end of the day it’s about what we do. Hopefully we’ll have enough in the locker for a win.”