Pressure still on for Gowfers

Ian Gilzean manager of Carnoustie Panmure Football Club.
Ian Gilzean manager of Carnoustie Panmure Football Club.

PANMURE manager Ian Gilzean was understandably delighted with the result on Saturday and is looking forward to continuing the run.

The Gowfers drew 3-3 at Newtown Park with last season’s champions and current mid-table side Bo’ness United.

Ian said: “Yes, we’re pleased with the point. We carried it against back to back, two time league champions, and to go down there and pick up a point was a great result. We went down to 10 men for a bit, but we held on for the last 10 minutes.”

He admitted there were issues that needed to be addressed. Ian said: “We turned off a little bit for the first two goals and that’s something we need to work on.

“When we went 1-0 down they caught us snoozing, but after that we went after them.”

There were positives too, as the gaffer pointed out. He stated: “To come back from 2-0 showed great character there.

“It was good. We were good going forward and their goalie made another couple of great saves.”

According to Ian, the sleeves would be staying firmly rolled up. He went on: “I don’t think it’s taken any pressure off us.

“But I think we can take great confidence from the last few games we’ve played. At times the boys have been disappointed to come off without the win.”

Tomorrow (Saturday) the Gowfers face FC Stoneywood in the quarter-finals of the GA Engineering Cup. Ian is confident their current good run will translate into further success in the cup campaign.

He concluded: “This gives us a chance to keep the run going. If we can keep it going and get into the semi-finals that’ll be really great.”