low point of the season as gowfers lose to broxburn

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Manager Alan McSkimming said Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Broxburn Athletic was Carnoustie Panmure’s lowest point of the season.

His depleted side were nowhere near their best yet still had enough of the ball to claim something from the fixture.

However the boss admitted he’d have been fuming if he’d been the Broxburn boss and they’d lost that game.

The Gowfers are set for a number of games in quick succession and Alan hopes his players return to their usual standard right away.

He said: “I think it was our first real low point of the season to be honest.

“We went through fairly depleted, we only had 13 or 14 fit players so it was never ideal preparation. We didn’t allow that to affect us for the first 20 minutes of the game, we came flying out of the traps and took the lead.

“Then we’ve made two massive mistakes in a few minutes, made the wrong decisions and we go from being one up to 2-1 down in a matter of minutes. To be honest we never really recovered from it.

“Second half we came out and as much we had of the ball, we lacked the vision to see the final ball or the correct pass into good areas.

“The game was there for us but it was just one of those days for us where too many boys for us weren’t on the ball. We just lacked a real cutting edge which is disappointing because it’s something we’ve had most of the season.

“If I was Broxburn I’d have felt hard done by if they hadn’t taken maximum points to be honest.

“The boys know they let themselves down and we can’t dwell on it, we just have to get ourselves prepared and ready for three games in seven days and make sure we get to the heights we have been at.”