Linlithgow Rose hold impressive Carnoustie but Alan is taking positives

Carnoustie Panmure manager Alan McSkimming was gutted his side didn’t take anything from their game with Linlithgow Rose last Saturday.

But the Gowfers gaffer says it will only make his players even hungrier to get something this weekend when they host Bo’ness United.

And though Carnoustie took the game to their opponents on Saturday and had nothing to show for it, Alan believes there are plenty of lessons to be learned going forward.

He said: “You score three goals at home and you don’t expect to take no points from the game, so from that perspective I’m disappointed.

“We just made too many mistakes in giving Linlithgow opportunities and that was our downfall on Saturday.

“Of the four goals they scored, three of them were avoidable and that’s the frustrating thing for me because we had to work so hard for our goals.

“It’s disappointing because I think we were definitely worth at least a point.

“I can’t be too negative of the performance, yeah the result’s not what we wanted it to be but I can see signs there that we’re going to score a lot of goals against somebody.

“I can’t take anything away from Linlithgow, they’re a top side and experienced in contrast to our younger squad, but they will learn from these games and in the future make sure we see these games out.

“We’re hoping this can kick us on from here and we’re looking forward to Saturday already.

“It’s always a challenge when you’ve got two big clubs after another but we’ve been desperate for this game since Saturday, we felt we should have got something from the game and it was maybe a missed opportunity.

“So when it comes around to this Saturday with Bo’ness United at home, we need to make sure we don’t make any mistakes and try and get some points on the board.”