Missed chances rued by Panmure boss

Saturday was a missed opportunity according to Panmure gaffer Alan McSkimming.

His side lost 3-2 to current champions Linlithgow Rose at Laing Park despite having weight of numbers on their side.

Alan said: “There were a few contentious decisions during the game. For anybody watching the game there was everything. There were red cards and penalties and more penalties.

“For most of the game it was pretty evenly matched and when they went down a man and although we kept plugging away they adapted really well.”

He continued: “When we went in at half-time it was 2-2 and when we came out we thought we could be the first team to beat them in 18 months.

“It was a missed opportunity from my point of view, I think we did as best we could on the day and it shows how well we’ve come on.”

A return to their cup campaign will be a welcome distraction for the gaffer as they travel to Inverurie to face Colony Park in the third round of the Scottish Junior Cup. He said: “It means a lot to the players that we get a good run in the cup. It’s a game that I’m fairly confident if we apply ourselves this weekend like we did against Linlithgow then I am confident of getting a result.

“We know what they are going to be like and how they will set up and I am confident that our quality will be enough to see us into the last 32.”