There’s a bump in every road and the Gowfers’ league campaign hit that with a vengeance on Saturday with a 4-0 loss to Hill O’ Beath.
Carnoustie boss Alan McSkimming was less than impressed.
He said: “To say I was disappointed would be an understatement.
“We started the game really well and played some really good football and I had thought if we continued that way we would take something from it but we gradually fell out of the game.
“Even when they went down to 10 men 25 minutes into the game we didn’t capitalise on that and didn’t do enough to get a result.
“They appeared to be working harder with their 10 men than we did with our 11. We’ll put it down to a bad day at the office.”
So after regrouping at training the Gowfers are raring to face tomorrow’s opponents Bonnyrigg Rose.
The gaffer said: “As far back as I can remember Bonnyrigg have been a top junior side and even with a slow start to the season and going through the process of getting a new manager their confidence will still be high.
“They won 3-2 last week against Fauldhouse and they are a good side and we know we have to be on our game but we look forward to playing the top teams and it’s where we want to be.
“I spoke to a few boys during the week who had worked hard but felt not hard enough and they will be looking to put that behind them.
“And if they can do that then we have nothing to fear, we’ve run them close in the past and only lost by the odd goal.”