Missed opportunity against Musselburgh says gaffer Al

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Carnoustie Panmure’s 2-1 home defeat to Musselburgh Athletic was a missed opportunity according to manager Alan McSkimming.

The Gowfers had looked to build on their first Super League win over Camelon Juniors the previous week but were unable to do so against Athletic.

Alan said a draw was by far the fairest result on the day but when mistakes are made, teams will get punished.

He said: “It was a game that nobody deserved to win, it had a draw written all over it. Each side had enough of the ball, chances were few and far between.

“I was mostly disappointed with the nature of it.

“They went down to 10 men due to an off the ball incident, we should have taken advantage of the extra man but we didn’t. We made a poor decision defensively and it’s 10 men each.

“We didn’t maximise the opportunity when we had the extra man then they score from a deflected free kick. We got a goal back but then their striker hits an absolute worldie, he won’t do that too often I imagine. “But we’ve had a few chances in the box and it’s a missed opportunity overall.

“It was a great chance to pick up some points, but we’d have been very happy with a deserved point. We were worth more than the defeat but if you don’t take your chances this is what happens.

“If we’d won it would’ve been three out of the last four. Now we’re coming into two very tough games, Fauldhouse and then Broughty again. I think with where we are, it’s your proverbial six-pointer this Saturday.

“Whoever gets an advantage at this stage, it’s only a good thing.

“The psychology at this stage and this position, every point is a prisoner. This will be our 10th league game, there’s 20 left after that.

“We’re only just getting into something of a rhythm now which isn’t ideal, but we’re getting boys match fit and everything and as much as we want to go and win, we’re more than capable of doing so.

“If we keep doing what we’ve done in recent weeks, we’ll do well.”